By Josh Patterson
Images courtesy of Cane Creek
Air shocks are steadily gaining acceptance for gravity applications. Many riders are weight weenies too. Swapping a coil-sprung shock for an air shock is an easy way to drop almost a pound from the weight of a bike. Cane Creek’s soon-to-be-released Double Barrel Air looks like it will be giving RockShok’s Vivid Air a run for its money.
The coil-spring version of the Öhlins-desgiend Double Barrel provides independent adjustments of high speed compression, low speed compression, high speed rebound, and low speed rebound. It appears all these features have been carried over to the DB Air.
Cane Creek was not ready to talk about the specifics of the new shock just yet. The company plans to debut the final version of the DB Air next month at Euro Bike.
Look for a Made in North America feature on Cane Creek in our next issue!