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Air IL

SHORT TRAVEL, BIG PERFORMANCE - $629.99



A powerful shock that’s light and supportive enough for crushing climbs, with the damping performance of much heavier, piggyback shocks for ripping fast descents. Designed for the rider who values going up as much as going down and proves that your bike’s capability cannot be measured in wheel travel. 

Air IL offers better damping and smoother suspension performance than other shocks in its class. 

Powered by DB Twin Tube technology, IL gives a super wide range of 4-way damping adjustability and uses 30% more oil volume in the damper compared to other inline shocks. Stock-level suspension makes all kinds of concessions to suit the larger market, and when the amount of rear travel is already minimal, IL is perhaps the most noticeable upgrade you can make to your bike’s performance. 

Highlights 

  • Four-way independent adjustment 
  • Climb Switch & integrated tool 
  • Thicker inner damper tube for increased strength 
  • 17mm reduction in overall width on the valve body to increase fitment possibilities on tight frames 
  • 6mm reduction in the outer diameter of the air spring to further increase the likelihood of fitment 
  • Increased max psi pressure up to 350psi (Up from 300psi) 

Hand-assembled and individually dyno-tested in our Western North Carolina facility, IL shocks continue to provide a level of quality, performance, and rider benefit that is unmatched.

Need help tuning your shock? Visit our Rear Shock Tuning Guide

Get 20% off when you buy our MTB Package.

Orders containing suspension are made to order and ship in 5-10 days.

Shocks are sold without Hardware.

All shock returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee.

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Additional information

Weight

+/- 385g* (Varies by size)

Damping

Twin-tube independent compression and rebound in two high-speed and two low-speed damping circuits

Adjustments

High-speed compression & rebound. Low speed compression & rebound. Climb Switch.

Dimensions

50.5mm valve body, 51mm air spring

Manufacturing

Hand assembled in Fletcher, NC

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Q & A

Will this fit 2023 Transition Spur? Wesley asked on January 13, 2024

Yes. And it would be a fantastic pairing! IL shocks take bikes like the Spur to the next level when it comes to suspension performance. The damping consistency and control will blow you away on long descents. You'll need a 190 x 45mm shock with (1x)30x8mm, and (1x)25x8mm hardware.

Will Hart answered on January 15, 2024 store manager
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Will the Air IL Standard Mount (Next Gen) - 210 x 50 fit a 2023 Propain Hugene frame? Ante asked on December 14, 2023

Unfortunately, we have not been able to confirm fitment on this particular frame. Please reach out to our rider support team at support@canecreek.com to see if we have a good dealer in your area that may be willing to help with a test fitment.

Will Hart answered on December 18, 2023 store manager
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Can I swap my FOX bushings/hardware over to my new CC shock? Tom Wheaton asked on December 12, 2023

Yes you can! The dimensions of the shock eyelets are the same. Your CC shock should have come with new bushings pressed in. The hardware you can reuse if it is in good shape and not displaying too much wear or corrosion.

Ben Rea answered on December 14, 2023 store manager
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What hardware needed for a blur 4 tr Adam asked on December 1, 2023

Looks like that bike uses 20mmx8mm hardware, front and rear. Our part number is .HWAO

Ben Rea answered on December 11, 2023 store manager
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Will this fit the channel of a Santa Cruz Tallboy 4 & 5? Bgriffith asked on November 23, 2023
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Alex R.
Alex R.us
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5/5

The air Il in far better than the top brand I used to turn to, it increased the joy factor of riding in the woods. That’s what it come done to quality performance.

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Nikita M.
Nikita M.
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5/5

Had a few rides, but very satisfied! Air IL seems as good as Öhlins TTX Air (Air IL is a touch better IMO). But the ability to tune it precisely to work in the perfect balance with the Formula Selva is amazing benefit! I hope it will handle the clavis mount. The best thing is — it is so small, but the performance is among the best.

The only complaint is that when you set it up, the CS lever gets in the way and you easily forget to open the CS lever after you made some changes. It’s a minor thing, but a bit annoying. Maybe in future it would be nice to change the shape of the lever a bit.

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6 months ago
Matt O.
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5/5

Best Mtb upgrade I’ve ever done, well done Cane Creek!

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