Performance and reliability redefinied
Introducing the DBAIR [IL], an all-new 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.
When developing the DBAIR [IL], Cane Creeks engineering team brought forth great advancements in their design and manufacturing processes, all devised to make our shocks more robust compared to the previous generation. The fully loaded functions of the DBAIR [IL] far outstrips other inline shocks and now offers even greater performance and reliability to unleash the full potential of trail and enduro bikes.
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.
CS is a selectable climbing mode on Double Barrel shocks that allows the rider to retain the advantages of a fully suspended
bike while climbing, without unwanted suspension motion. CS is not your conventional pedal-platform as it adjusts both LSC and LSR. By selectively tuning both compression and extension phases when climbing, the shock maintains better traction and control while enhancing pedaling efficiency through the shock's entire travel. Detailed: The CS feature modifies the Double Barrel damper to include two selectable damping circuits. By changing the position of a shock-mounted lever, the rider chooses which damping circuit is active. Damping circuit 1 has the same adjust ability and performance as traditional Double Barrel shocks and is externally tuned via LSC, LSR, HSC, HSR. Damping circuit 2 is tuned specifically for climbing to address low frequency dynamics for increased climbing efficiency while maintaining traction and control.
To best illustrate the advantage of CS, Cane Creek created the animation below using real data from dyno plots of a shock with CS off and then with CS on.
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 tune-ability and eliminating the need for internal valving changes to achieve proper shock setup. The video explains this concept in more detail.
This teflon bushings are self-lubricating and custom manufactured to reduce maintenance and cause lower friction.
Four-way independent adjustability
Low Speed Compression is used to manage traction and chassis stabilization. LSC adjustment eliminates pedal induced "bob", influences small bump sensitivity, reduces brake dive and determines how the bike will react to weight changes. The DBAIR decouples LSC from HSC so the shock can address the aforementioned issues while still feeling plush and bottomless.
High Speed Compression is critical to absorbing energy from high impact forces, such as square edge hits and harsh landings. It also aids in bottom-out resistance. The DBAIR manages HSC through an adjustable poppet valve and full oil circuit flow path. The wide adjustment range allows for custom, rider-specific tuning.
Low Speed Rebound works in concert with LSC to stabilize the chassis and manage traction. It is analogous to the single rebound adjuster on most other rear shocks. Rider-tuned LSR adjustment (combined with LSC) ensures maximum traction during technical climbs, high-speed chatter, off-camber corners and braking in stutter bumps.
High Speed Rebound is an adjustment unique to the Double Barrel and the DBAIR, HSR control enables a bike to recover quickly from deep in suspension travel while allowing for controlled take-offs from jump faces. Independent control of HSR and LSR, eliminates bucking (a high shaft speed problem) while preventing the shock from packing up (a low shaft speed problem) by inducing quick recovery.
Note: Bushings are not in delivery and must be ordered separately. 2 bushings are required!
Included in delivery: shock
Weight supplement: manufacturer information (weight varies by size)