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DBair IL

DBair IL is a twin-tube inline shock with superior performance and reliability. The first shock to feature Cane Creek’s LinEair Spring, the DBair IL is the best of both worlds, an air shock that feels more supple, linear and seamlessly supportive throughout its travel.

All shocks are built to order by hand in our facility in North Carolina, USA.  All DBair IL shocks are currently backordered. For shock build times Click HERE 

Shocks are sold without Hardware

 

 

$499.99

Cane Creek DBair IL

DB AIR IL

Twin-Tube Design

Setting the DBair IL apart from other inline shocks, oil circulates continuously through externally adjustable shock valves. Twin-tube shocks have two main chambers, a compression chamber, and a rebound chamber, separated by the adjustable valves. The main damping piston forces damping oil between the compression and rebound chambers via the externally adjustable damping valves. Compared to other shocks in its class, Cane Creek inline shocks use significantly more oil in the damper; 40-50% more oil. On the trail, this routing of oil translates into less fade, more control, and greater consistency

DBAir IL transparent detail with Low speed rebound, low speed compresion, and climb switch in view

Climb Switch

Climb Switch (CS) Technology – CS shocks have four low-speed damping circuits and two high-speed damping circuits. When engaged, the low-speed damping is changed via a set of internal “climbing circuits.” We tune these circuits specifically for the demands of off-road climbing to achieve improved pedal efficiency with less chassis motion. Unlike other climbing platforms, our CS feature adjusts both low-speed compression and rebound. 

DBAir IL on woman's Juliana Bike with woman on mountain bike in background

LinEair Spring

The DBair IL is the first shock to feature our LinEair Spring. Requiring a lower force to activate, the LinEair Spring provides the consistent feel of a coil shock from the initial stroke, full support during mid stroke and the added bonus of a progressive air spring curve when deep in the travel.

Cane Creek DBair IL

Four-Way Independent Adjustment

The DBair IL offers an unparalleled range of adjustability through external adjusters that independently control each phase of damping without crossover effects. Other inline shocks typically provide the user with a single rebound adjustment or rebound combined with limited pre-set low-speed compression. The easy tunability of Double Barrels means a rider can make a quick trail-side change, increasing pop, plushness, or other features for personalized fine-tuning.

Double Barrel Twin Tube Technology

Exclusive Twin Tube Technology circulates oil continuously through the damping valving to achieve highly controllable, independent damping for both compression and rebound strokes. This unique design moves oil through externally adjustable valving instead of the main piston, allowing for superior tunability and eliminating the need for internal valving changes to achieve proper shock setup.

Features

Double Barrel Twin Tube Technology

Exclusive Twin Tube Technology circulates oil continuously through the damping valving to achieve highly controllable, independent damping for both compression and rebound strokes. This unique design moves oil through externally adjustable valving instead of the main piston, allowing for superior tunability and eliminating the need for internal valving changes to achieve proper shock setup.

Climb Switch Technology

CS is the most innovative climbing feature available. This proprietary climbing feature (patent-pending) for Double Barrel shocks alters the entire low frequency dynamic response of the shock to specifically address the demands of ascending on a bicycle. For more information, graphs, and videos visit our Double Barrel Climbing Efficiency page.

LinEair Spring

The DBair IL is the first shock to feature our LinEair Spring. Requiring a lower force to activate, the LinEair Spring provides the consistent feel of a coil shock from the initial stroke, full support during mid stroke and the added bonus of a progressive air spring curve when deep in the travel.

Technical Documents

 

Additional information

Weight

~397 grams (weight varies by size)

Damping

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

Adjustments

4-way independent adjustment:

High speed compression
Low speed compression
High speed rebound
Low speed rebound
Climb Switch

MAX psi: 300

Shaft Material

Aluminum 7075

Shaft Diameter

8mm

Air Spring

LinEair Air Spring

Finish

Anodized and laser-etched

Mounting Interface

High performance low friction IGUS bushing 1/2" Universal Axle

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