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  • jedi
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    I’m loving my new cane creek dB coil. It’s been over 10yrs since I rode a coil and it feels amazing. Also I have the yari up cartridge in my fork. Loving the adjustability. My bike feels like ridinga Cloud

    Premier Icon johnw1984
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    Looks really good with the coil too! Still have to wait till the weekend to try mine 🙂

    Premier Icon sam_underhill
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    New progressive springs from cane creek are going to open up the coil options now.

    Mbnut
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    No air in ‘ere…. all coil now and loving it.

    Premier Icon johnw1984
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    Yeah I saw the new progressive spring too. The white would look stunning on mine hehe 🙂

    qtip
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    New progressive springs from cane creek are going to open up the coil options now.

    What’s the advantage of a progressive coil spring over an air shock?

    Premier Icon nickc
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    What’s the advantage of a progressive coil spring over an air shock?

    Sounds like it could be the best of both worlds? The sensitivity and fit and forget-ness of a coil, and the “ramp-up” of an air to give that bottomless feel.

    kiksy
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    What’s the advantage of a progressive coil spring over an air shock?

    If your bikes linkage design is linear, a progressive spring will ramp up as it goes through travel so it doesn’t bottom out all the time

    You need to drop a Smashpot conversion in the forks to go with the rear shock

    Premier Icon Kamakazie
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    New progressive springs from cane creek are going to open up the coil options now.

    MRP have been offering them for a while, but they are a bit pricey so the CC ones are likely to sell better.

    Premier Icon RicB
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    Agree with you Jedi- best upgrade to my mtb since dropper posts came out. I knew it would make the bike better on the downs but I was really surprised how much better on the flat/berms and climbs it is.

    qtip
    Member

    If your bikes linkage design is linear, a progressive spring will ramp up as it goes through travel so it doesn’t bottom out all the time

    I get that. I just don’t see why that is better than an air shock which is naturally progressive (and can be tuned to be more/less progressive to some degree).

    Van Halen
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    the supplenes of a coil is waaay better than an air can. therefore tracking, grip etc are all better.

    qtip

    I get that. I just don’t see why that is better than an air shock which is naturally progressive (and can be tuned to be more/less progressive to some degree).

    It just allows a coil shock to be used on a bike that’s designed for a progressive shock, if you used a normal coil on the same bike you’d bottom out too much.

    Coils are less tunable, and heavier, but if they’re set up right for your weight, and work with your bike, then they perform better in almost every way

    greeny30
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    I was running a db coil in 2013/2015 with ti spring, no other shock as come close since, giving it some serious thought myself.

    andyrm
    Member

    Coil front and rear on my Stumpy Evo and honestly couldn’t go back now. Rode a friend’s Stumpy Evo back to back with mine a couple of weeks ago, he’s still on the standard Fox air both ends and it’s nowhere near as stable or composed feeling. Thing I notice most is the speed of response to small stutter bumps, roots etc.

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