CCDB air CS or Fox DHX 5
I haven´t used a CCDB, although it looks like a world class shock.
The only thing I can offer is that the DHX5 is a solid shock and easily modifiable. I needed a less volume air canister and managed to sort it out with a bit of cardboard and some insulation tape.
The cane creek needs to be properly set up for your bike, but the problem is that few of us know how to do that. Check out Ed Oxley´s vids, he did one on sorting out a CCDB.Posted 4 years agograhamt1980Member
No contest for me.Posted 4 years ago
Have got the DHX5 on one bike and a ccdb air cs on another.
Ok they are different bikes but the feel of the shocks are totally different.
You can’t feel the ccdb air working its that good. The DHX 5 is fine but totally outclassed by the cane creekdoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I took a DHX5 off my GSpot (´cos it was totally bust, not just because I fancied an upgrade!), and put on a CCDB air CS. I guess I´m in a fairly good position to see the differences. They´re pretty big to be honest. The CC is way smoother and more controlled. I haven´t bothered with much tuning, it was set up for me and then it pretty much worked as was and TF Tuned did a great job there. Of course I´ve adjusted it, just to see what happened, but for me the sweet spot was right about where TF tuned put it for me. In just about every situation the CC is way nicer than the DHX. The exception is climbing, it definitely bobs a bit more even with the CS.Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Do you need a special tool to tune them, if so does it come with the shock?
It’s just a 3mm (I think) Allen key – it comes with a ball-ended one which is easier to use than a standard one and a nice little field tuning guide / notebook and branded pen etc.
I’ve been surprised how little the Spitfire bobs when pedalling with the shock open but I think that’s a function of the KS-link suspension which is a kind of virtual pivot point design like Intense / Santa Cruz VPP, DW-link, split pivot, etc. The fork goes up and down just like on my 140mm hardtail but the back end is pretty static when you’re pushing the pedals hard.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
Cane Creek for me too.
I have one on my Rune and have been really impressed with it. For an air shock it’s really, really smooth. The only downside is that there is the scope to turn it into a real turd if you fiddle too much (I found out the hard way). The base tunes are pretty good although I’ve deviated from it a bit based on sone of the tunes that others have uploaded to the Lounge. It bobs a bit when climbing but feels great everywhere else so I’ll love with that.Posted 4 years ago
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