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DB Kitsuma Air

FASTER WITH THE TURN OF A DIAL - $779.99



Kitsuma is a strong, gravity-first shock that allows you to go faster thanks to a more personalized tune. With a high-volume air spring and the most damper oil of our entire shock family, it offers amazing downhill performance, while still giving you the easy setup and tunable support of an air shock. 

Kitsuma’s defining feature is its tool-free, 4-way damper controls. Easily adjusted by hand and offering a visual indication of your settings, Kitsuma encourages you to develop your own custom, pro-level tune – all in the name of supporting you getting down the hill faster and with more control than before.  

Kitsuma favors descending but it’s not afraid to climb, with a rock-solid firm setting, it’s a gravity-first shock that wants to be pedaled to the top of the mountain for another run down. 

Highlights: 

  • Tool-free, 4 way adjustment  
  • 3 position Climb Switch: Descend, Climb, Firm  
  • Our largest volume air shock for incredible grip with the greatest tunability 
  • Larger diameter damper shaft, more bushing overlap, and redesigned oil seal head for greater durability 
  • 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.

All shocks are built to order by hand in our facility in North Carolina, USA.  For estimated build times see below:

  • Standard Mount & Trunnion Mount Kitsuma Air shocks will ship within 7-10 business days

Shocks are sold without Hardware.

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

Build your perfect ride

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UNDERSTAND YOUR SUSPENSION

With oversized dials that are easy to adjust by hand, we’ve taken the hesitation away from experimenting with your shock settings. On-trail adjustments are now more intuitive and easier to visualize so you can get back to ripping and spend less time counting ‘clicks.’ 

High-speed Compression – For the big hits 

Low-speed Compression – For pedal platform 

High-speed Rebound – For stability 

Low-speed Rebound – For sensitivity  

Go Faster by Mastering Them All  

UNDERSTAND YOUR SUSPENSION

With oversized dials that are easy to adjust by hand, we’ve taken the hesitation away from experimenting with your shock settings. On-trail adjustments are now more intuitive and easier to visualize so you can get back to ripping and spend less time counting ‘clicks.’ 

High-speed Compression – For the big hits 

Low-speed Compression – For pedal platform 

High-speed Rebound – For stability 

Low-speed Rebound – For sensitivity  

Go Faster by Mastering Them All

kitsuma shock

"The Kitsuma does a great job of muting bigger hits, especially on high speed, chunky terrain, and it offers a wide array of effective adjustments that are easy to access. For constant tinkerers, having all of those potential settings at their fingertips is going to be a big plus."

– Mike Kazimer, Pinkbike
2021 Suspension Product of the Year Nominee

CLIMB SWITCH

3-POSITION

DESCEND. CLIMB. FIRM. – The 3-position Climb Switch makes Kitsuma ready for every situation with the turn of a switch – including an all new “Firm” mode that’s so solid, you may forget you’re on your long travel bike. 

1. Fully open for flat-out, rowdy descending

2. Our patented “CS” mode which provides a stable platform to maximize pedal efficiency and traction when climbing over technical terrain

3. Ultra-firm mode for pedaling over long stretches of pavement or gravel on your way to the trail

Additional information

Weight

585g (Kitsuma Air 210 length)

Damper

Twin-tube independent compression and rebound damping circuits. Motorex 4wt Damper Oil

Adjustments

High speed compression, Low speed compression, High speed rebound, Low speed rebound

Shaft Diameter

9.5mm

Max Air Pressure

300 psi

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Q & A

my son is so desperate to retain his cane creek suspension set ip for his new bike - but rear shock is the problem - currently has a db kitsuma air 210x55 - new bike needs 230 x 57.5 , could this be reworked to fit - most likely a new shock , but thought i would ask mike asked on May 11, 2024

Hello, thanks for reaching out, however, we cannot change eye to eye shock length during a service. Sorry.

Andy Bennett answered on May 13, 2024 store manager
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Will this shock fit on a 2023 Evil Wreckoning LS ? Ionut asked on April 7, 2024

Hello, please email us at support@canecreek.com and we can help you with your shock fitment questions with more detail. Thanks!

Andy Bennett answered on April 8, 2024 store manager
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Will this shock fit on a 2021 Specialized Levo SL carbon Comp ? Greg Rollins asked on March 3, 2024

Hello, yes, our Kitsuma Air and Kitsuma Coil will fit this model Levo.

Andy Bennett answered on March 4, 2024 store manager
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Will this shock fit on an 2022 Ibis Ripmo v2? Mark Raat asked on January 20, 2024

Yes! And it's a great pairing - one that we have ridden ourselves and enjoyed. You'll need a 210x55mm shock with 25x8mm hardware in the leading shock eye and 15x8mm hardware in the rear shock eye.

Will Hart answered on January 22, 2024 store manager
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Will the air shock fit a Crestline e-bike? Alec asked on January 12, 2024

We have not been able to confirm fitment for this frame. Should you decide to buy the shock, a careful test fitment is necessary to ensure safe usage. Mount the shock in the frame, with no air in the air spring, and cycle to shock fully to check for adequate clearnace 360* around the shock at all points throughout compression. If there are any fitment issues - we can facilitate a return.

Will Hart answered on January 15, 2024 store manager
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5/5

Amazing shock, super easy to dial in to my preferences

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