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DB Kitsuma Coil

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

  • Standard Mount Kitsuma Coil shocks will ship within 7-10 business days.
  • Trunnion Mount Kitsuma Coil shocks will ship within 7-10 business days.

Coil shocks are sold without Spring or Hardware

Not sure what spring you need? Check out our article Everything You Need To Know About Coil Springs

Wider Range of Adjustment

DB Kitsuma boasts a wider range of damping adjustment on the compression circuit and increased range of rebound control over any other major shock on the market today. The rebound range has also been shifted downward for more rebound damping to accommodate the larger spring rates needed for more modern bikes.

See and Feel Your SettingsĀ 

The entire range of DB Kitsumaā€™s low-speed compression and rebound circuits are controlled within a single rotation, while the high-speed circuits are controlled within two rotations, allowing the rider to easily reference where they are within their adjustment at a glance.Ā  DB Kitsuma simplifies the tuning process by increasing the range of adjustment while reducing the number of external positions in each circuit – making each position more meaningful and discernible on the trail.

Tool-Free AdjustmentĀ 

No need to crane your neck under your bike while fumbling with tiny allen wrenches to make adjustments. DB Kitsuma sports completely tool-free adjusters that are ergonomically designed to be easily accessible and adjustable trail-side – giving riders the power of a pro-tune at their fingertips.


Three Position Climb Switch

DB Kitsuma is equipped with a single lever that switches the shock between three distinct modes, drastically affecting the shockā€™s feel and character. The new three position climb switch retains the ā€œDescendā€ mode and patented ā€œCSā€ mode which provides a stable yet responsive platform engineered to maximize traction and pedal efficiency while climbing over technical terrain and singletrack. DB Kitsuma also adds a new ā€œFirmā€ mode. By utilizing a design that closes off the common bleed port, this third position excels at pedaling over long stretches of pavement or gravel roads on your way to the trail.

Technical Documents

Technical Specifications

Additional information


468g (DB Coil 210mm w/o spring)


Twin Tube independent compression and reboundĀ  damping circuits.Ā  Motorex 4wt Damper Oil.


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

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Reed Mann

Design Engineer
Name: Reed Mann
Position: Design Engineer
Year started: 2022
Best part of being a part of the Cane Creek family: Ā It’s very refreshing to work for a small, tight-knit company where we all share the same passions and to develop new products that make cycling better for everyone.
What youā€™ll find me doing on the weekends: Obviously riding bikes, but also wrenching on bikes or cars, exploring the mountains, and watching F1 races.
How I got here (at Cane Creek): Feeling pretty unfulfilled with a corporateĀ engineering job, I happened to see that Cane Creek was hiring. I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands dirty working on the latest bike tech and was fortunate enough to be offered the position.