KITSUMA DB - DOUBLE BARREL HAS EVOLVED
Continuing the 15-year legacy of Double Barrel twin tube technology shocks from Cane Creek, Kitsuma is an incredibly adjustable rear shock designed to be incredibly easy to use. It caters to all varieties of rider styles, body types, and bicycle frame designs without the need for any internal changes. Kitsuma has expanded on the already wide range of adjustment from its predecessor while also reducing the number of external positions. These two advancements combine to create a discernible difference between each adjustment.
Tool Free Adjustment
No need to crane your neck under your bike while fumbling with tiny allen wrenches to make adjustments. DB Kitsuma sports completely tool-free adjusters that are ergonomically designed to be easily accessible and adjustable trail-side – giving riders the power of a pro-tune at their fingertips.
Single Rotation Low Speed Adjustments
Gone are the days of counting clicks backward and forward to know where you are and make adjustments. The entire range of DB Kitsuma’s low-speed compression and rebound circuits are controlled within a single rotation, while the high-speed circuits are controlled within two rotations, allowing the rider to easily reference where they are within their adjustment at a glance. The rider has full control and a true sense for how their bike will handle in a variety of real-world scenarios thanks to DB Kitsuma’s large multi-indexed adjusters.
Additionally, labels on the adjusters have been simplified to “soft” and “firm” for compression and “slow” and “fast” for rebound to better illustrate how the adjustment effects ride feel, and to give riders confidence to make trail-side adjustments.
Finally, DB Kitsuma simplifies the tuning process by increasing the range of adjustment while reducing the number of external positions in each circuit – making each position more meaningful and discernible on the trail. All these improvements add up to a high-performance tuning experience that is incredibly intuitive and accessible.
3-Position Climb Switch
DB Kitsuma is equipped with a single lever that switches the shock between three distinct modes, drastically affecting the shock’s feel and character. The new three position climb switch retains Double Barrel’s “Descend” mode it’s patented “CS” mode which provides a stable, yet responsive platform engineered to maximize traction and pedal efficiency while climbing over technical terrain and singletrack. DB Kitsuma also adds a new “Firm” mode. By utilizing a design that closes off the common bleed port, this third position excels at pedalling over long stretches of pavement or gravel roads on your way to the trail.
- Weight: 585g (Air 210) | 471g (Coil 210 without spring)
- Damper :Double Barrel Technology refined into tool-free adjustment on all four circuits (LSC, HSC, LSR, HSR)
- Adjustment Range: Low Speed - 11 positions, fully indexed, single rotation. High Speed - 13 positions, fully indexed, two rotations
- Climb Switch: 3 position CS lever
- Shaft Diameter: 9.5mm (Coil and Air) for increased lateral stiffness
- Manufacturing: Hand built in Fletcher, NC
- 185 (Strokes 47.5,50, 52.5,55)
- 205 (Strokes 57.5,60, 62.5, 65)
- 225 (Strokes 67.5, 70, 72.5 75)
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