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Coil IL

2 reviews|19 answered questions

SHORT TRAVEL, BIG PERFORMANCE - $579.99



The world’s lightest twin tube coil shock, designed for the rider who values going up as much as going down and able to transform a short travel bike into something much, much more.  

The ground-tracking sensitivity of coil gives a level of control to your bike that you never thought possible – without the weight and bulk of larger shocks or the inefficiency of longer-travel suspension platforms.   

Powered by DB Twin Tube technology, IL shocks give a super wide range of 4-way damping adjustability and use 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 damper shaft for increased strength 
  • 210 grams (without spring) 
  • 17mm reduction in overall width on the valve body to increase fitment possibilities on tight frames
  • Added detents on the preload collar allow more precise preload tuning

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.

*Cane Creek Coil IL shocks are not recommended for bikes that use “clevis” style suspension designs. They are not compatible with Specialized Stumpjumper & Turbo Levo models. For additional information, read this support article.

For information regarding compatibility with the Transition Spur, read this support article.

Please contact our support team for questions or concerns.

Coil shocks are sold without Spring or Hardware.

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

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Additional information

Weight

+/- 280g* (Coil – 210) *without spring, 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

2 reviews for Coil IL

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Taylor

First and foremost, customer service is absolutely superb. I had a small issue, and they took care of it ASAP, actually went above and beyond. The new coil for my spur, is exactly what I was searching for, cherry on top of the cake for my favorite bike.

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Alex

If you are in Canada, beware the shipping. They use DHL and I was charged 50% of my total order value as “duty fees” on arrival. Other than that, the shock works good. Factory tune is really good as well. Even though it’s not a downhill recommended shock, I did take it for a park day just to see. The oil definitely gets the shock warm to the touch, but not hot enough to hinder performance and dampening. My only complaint is that dirt and dust somehow gets into the coil seat and makes a really loud squeak, haven’t figured out a solution aside from taking the coil off and cleaning it after long rides. The progressive coil feels very supportive on big hits.

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  1. First and foremost, customer service is absolutely superb. I had a small issue, and they took care of it ASAP, actually went above and beyond. The new coil for my spur, is exactly what I was searching for, cherry on top of the cake for my favorite bike.

    Image #1 from Taylor
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  2. If you are in Canada, beware the shipping. They use DHL and I was charged 50% of my total order value as “duty fees” on arrival. Other than that, the shock works good. Factory tune is really good as well. Even though it’s not a downhill recommended shock, I did take it for a park day just to see. The oil definitely gets the shock warm to the touch, but not hot enough to hinder performance and dampening. My only complaint is that dirt and dust somehow gets into the coil seat and makes a really loud squeak, haven’t figured out a solution aside from taking the coil off and cleaning it after long rides. The progressive coil feels very supportive on big hits.

    Image #1 from Alex
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Q & A

Would this fit on the 2017 Rocky Mountain Pipeline? The carbon frame has a pretty tight linkage... not sure if there would be any room for the coil Zmetz7 asked on January 13, 2024

Due to the age of this frame, we have not been able to confirm fitment. It is unlikely that the Coil IL would fit.

Will Hart answered on January 15, 2024 store manager
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Would this shock fit a spark 970. It says it comes stock with a trunnion 165x45 Cj asked on January 2, 2024

The current Sparcs use a proprietary shock design and therefore can't be set up with aftermarket rear shocks. Thank you for thinking of us though! If you ever want to upgrade the fork to something a bit burlier and more substantial, Helm would be a great thing to consider!

Will Hart answered on January 4, 2024 store manager
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I have an Ibis Ripmo V2S, will a Coil IL fit it? If it fits, what hardware do you need to mount it? Anders asked on December 31, 2023

For the Ripmo, the better shock choice would be a Tigon! That bike uses a Clevis mount design which can put a lot of additional lateral load on the shock. Air shocks handle this configuration well, but it can prematurely wear coil shocks. The shaft on the Coil IL is simply too skinny for us to be able to guarantee a long, healthy life for that shock on this particular frame. The Tigon is a new coil shock, that's lighter and smaller than a Kitsuma, that is specifically designed for bikes like the Ripmo that were designed (both mounting style and leverage curve) around air shocks. Ripmo V2 uses a 210 x 55 shock with 15x8 and 25x8 hardware.

Will Hart answered on January 4, 2024 store manager
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I have a 2021 specialized epic evo and I’m currently running a Fox34 130mm and rockshox sid ult 190*42.5mm and it's working fine! but I wanting to switch to a coil IL, what would you recommend? Is it possible to run 190*45mm rear shox? maxwang asked on December 29, 2023

Though it sounds like a super rad concept, our official stance is that we do not recommend running a Coil IL on this particular bike, or over-stroking it beyond what is recommended by Specialized. This frame uses a flexstay design, and asking the seatstays to flex any furhter than designed (longer stroke shock) could cause a total failure of the frame. Furthermore, the leverage curve of this bike is best suited to air shocks that can be adjusted to offer a lot more progression. Even a progressive coil on an Epic Evo would likely bottom out frequently, assuming you're running a 'correct' amount of sag. If you're looking for improved downhill performance and more grip, the Air IL would be a huge upgrade to your Sid shock. Our IL shocks pack enduro-like performance and adjustability into a small package and Air IL will surprise you with the additional grip and damping power it offers.

Will Hart answered on January 3, 2024 store manager
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I have a 2022 Trek Fuel EX 9.7 M/L and I’m currently running a Fox Float X (Kashima) but wanting to switch to a Cane rear shock, what would you recommend? Tad asked on December 6, 2023

We would suggest either the Air IL or Coil IL with a progressive spring for that bike! You'll need a 210x52.5mm shock. This would be a massive upgrade for you, that opens the door for a much more specific, & personal shock tune! Air IL if you value going up and down - Coil IL with progressive spring if you're trying to turn this thing into a mini-enduro sled!

Ben Rea answered on December 11, 2023 store manager
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First and foremost, customer service is absolutely superb. I had a small issue, and they took care of it ASAP, actually went above and beyond. The new coil for my spur, is exactly what I was searching for, cherry on top of the cake for my favorite bike.

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Fantastic shock, makes a huge difference on the bike!

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If you are in Canada, beware the shipping. They use DHL and I was charged 50% of my total order value as “duty fees” on arrival. Other than that, the shock works good. Factory tune is really good as well. Even though it’s not a downhill recommended shock, I did take it for a park day just to see. The oil definitely gets the shock warm to the touch, but not hot enough to hinder performance and dampening. My only complaint is that dirt and dust somehow gets into the coil seat and makes a really loud squeak, haven’t figured out a solution aside from taking the coil off and cleaning it after long rides. The progressive coil feels very supportive on big hits.

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