Cane Creek, a brand known for its suspension components and titanium cranks, has revealed its new DB Twin Tube shock tech. The all-new Tigon shock is neither a coil shock nor an air unit, but rather a combination of the two concepts. It promises the unlimited adjustability of the air shock and the supple small-bump sensitivity of the fabled coil. Read on for all the details.
The new Tigon gets what Cane Creek has dubbed RAMP Tube Technology. This means a completely new layout, using a much fatter shaft (12.7mm in diameter) that looks more like an air shock. Due to this, the shock should be able to withstand the side load and twisting forces of a mountain bike frame.
With that new body, RAMP Tech uses a secondary air spring as well as a coil spring which controls shock progression. A proper spring for rider weight is still required but this air spring can add up to 35% progression compared to a traditional shock. Whereas the inclusion of a coil offers increased grip and better ground tracking.
Elsewhere, Cane Creek's new rear damper gets many of the features we've seen before, including high- and low-speed compression adjustment, the aforementioned RAMP tube, low-speed rebound adjustment and a two-position climb switch.
2023 cane creek tigon detail settings.jpg, by Liam Mercer
As with all Cane Creek items, the Tigon is built by hand in Western North Carolina and is available in standard and trunnion-mount options with plenty of eye-to-eye sizes. This new shock will set you back £800.
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