The new Cane Creek DB Coil[IL] and Valt Spring


Cane creek just announced a pretty big update to their shock lineup; the DB Coil IL.  It’s 2/3rds of a pound lighter than their piggyback shock.  Some of this is due to their lighter spring and the lack of a reservoir, but with coil springs being more and more popular on mid travel bikes these days, it’s cool to see another option.  Another caveat is that this new shock may have less fitment issues since it doesn’t have a reservoir getting in the way.  All the details are below…

DB Coil IL


For years riders have had to sacrifice carrying the weight of a coil shock in order to get the performance and consistency they desired. The DBcoil [IL] is the first ever twin-tube inline shock that packs in all of the function of a piggyback coil shock in a lighter (*333 g difference) and sleeker package. Equipped with a VALT®* lightweight spring, Climb Switch technology, 4-way adjustability and unparalleled Double Barrel performance, the DBcoil [IL] dominates aggressive descents with superior small bump compliance, heat dissipation and linear spring action. * (216×63) DBCOIL [IL] with VALT® as compared to a DBCoil CS with a standard spring.

DBcoil[IL] horiz 3

FINISH : Anodized and laser-etched

MOUNTING INTERFACE : High performance low friction bushing 1/2” universal axle

MANUFACTURING : Handbuilt in North Carolina, USA

WEIGHT  : 285 grams (216 x 63 damper only)

DAMPING : Twin-tube independent compression & rebound in two high-speed and four low-speed damping circuits

SPRING : Valt® Lightweight Spring *Must be purchased separately. *192g less than steel spring (2.5×400)


• High-speed compression
• Low-speed compression
• High-speed rebound
• Low-speed rebound
• Climb Switch On/Off Anodized and laser-etched

Standard Sizes

190 x 50mm (7.48”x 1.96”) 200 x 50mm (7.87”x 1.96”) 200 x 57mm (7.87”x 2.24”) 216 x 63mm (8.5” x 2.48”)

Metric Sizes

190x40mm (7.48” x 1.56”) 190x45mm (7.48” x 1.77”) 210x50mm (8.2” x 1.96”) 210x55mm (8.2” x 2.16”)

Valt Spring

The performance of your shock is directly related to the quality of your spring. VALT® is a lightweight coil spring that offers a significant weight reduction over standard steel springs. Designed to be as light as possible without sacrificing action or durability, the high quality steel in VALT® allows for less material to be used in the coils. Riders can enjoy the performance benefit and consistency without the weight penalty.. The large inner diameter of the VALT® means it will fit Cane Creek shocks and most other shock options on the market.

VALT vertical white bg


• Weight savings : 50g-211g (varies by stroke/rate)

• Other shock brands may require conversion clip

• High-performance Steel

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