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Tigon Stroke Change

Feb 2024 orig.

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Recommendations and Warnings

Cane Creek recommends only trained suspension technicians perform service on all suspension, using all required tools and following all proper procedures. Anyone without access to the proper equipment or with any concerns on the procedures should defer to an authorized Cane Creek service center for service. Improper service can result in loss of performance or suspension failure.
All Cane Creek shocks have pressurized nitrogen and oil, even coil shocks. Follow the service procedures exactly as written to avoid possible injury or harm to the suspension. Always wear eye protection while performing suspension service.

Please dispose of all waste products and materials through proper channels to avoid contamination of the environment.

Any damage or issues resulting from improper service will not be covered by warranty. If you have a shock still in its original warranty period and do not wish to void your warranty, please contact an authorized Cane Creek service center.

Service Notes

This service covers changing stroke ONLY on a new Tigon shock. As o-rings are considered new as part of this service, they will not be replaced. If this stroke change is being done on an older shock, a full 100 hour service is recommended.

The stroke change procedure is the same for Standard and Trunnion mount shocks. Only where to clamp the valve body varies.

Service Kit


No service kits required. If decreasing stroke, one of the below Stroke Reducers will be required:
ADD0233 – Tigon – 2.5mm Stroke Reducer
ADD0234 – Tigon – 5mm Stroke Reducer

Required Cane Creek Tools


Additional Tools & Supplies


Crowfoot wrench – 34mm
Torque wrench
Pick – metal & plastic

Torque, Loctite, Oil & Nitrogen Specs

Torque & Loctite Chart

Part Torque Spec   Loctite Spec
RAMP Tube  14.5 Nm none

General Prep

Clean shock. Remove hardware if needed to clear preload collar. Remove preload collar circlip. Remove preload collar and spring.

RAMP Tube & Stroke Reduction Removal

Step 1 –  Air Removal 

Remove valve cap and release any air from RAMP tube. Remove spring spacer.

Step 2 – RAMP Tube Opening

Clamp valve body in soft jaw vise. Loosen RAMP tube using 34mm crowsfoot. Use caution as contents of shock can still have pressurized air. Hold outer damper tube and unthread RAMP tube. Take care to not slide RAMP tube past the oil seal head on the damper tube.

Step 3 – Removing Stroke Reduction

Slide top out bumper and washer out of the valve body. Remove stroke reduction if present and pull off shaft.

RAMP Tube Reassembly

Step 1 – Stroke Reduction Install

If RAMP tube was completely removed, lightly grease inner rim of RAMP tube and outer edge of oil seal head. Install RAMP tube on damper tube, using a pick to work RAMP tube past oil seal head. Install stroke reduction if needed. Be sure to seat fin on reduction in valve body properly. 

Step 2 – RAMP Tube Install

Thread RAMP tube onto valve body. Clamp valve body in soft jaw vise. Using 34mm crowsfoot, tighten RAMP tube onto valve body to 14.5 Nm.

Final Prep

Spring Reinstall

Install spring spacers and then spring. Install coil preloader with correct orientation for shock size. Install preloader clip.

Install any hardware.

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