08/09/2016 - Cane Creek Employee Bike Check


Rocket

A little earlier in the year we were really happy to get an email from Andrew Slowey, the Marketing/Sponsorship Manager at Cane Creek. He wanted a Rocket for his personal bike. We were more than happy to oblige, and now the new DB Coil IL has been launched Andrew has now published a blog talking about his Rocket and his personal setup.

Andrew writes of his Rocket...

My Cotic Rocket is an awesome bike! It turns like its on rails, it stays composed through the gnarliest of trails, and most importantly it maintains a very predictable ride. Even through straight out of the box, this steel frame, slacked out bike; rides excellent, I have added my own personal touches that cater to how and what I like to ride. Dialing in your setup is a critical step in familiarizing yourself with you bicycle and will translate into a more comfortable and intuitive feel out on the trail.

We met with Cane Creek at Eurobike and talked about the new DB Coil IL. We have a sample on order to test over the winter. They're not available to us until March 2017 so we have some time to figure it out on our bikes. It's an interesting shock. We would be really interested to know if any of you would like to run a Coil shock on your bike. Drop us an email.

Pleasingly for us Andrew is running very close to the Cotic base tune for the DB Inline on his Coil IL. Only major difference is a little more High Speed Compression, but as the Coil IL is less progressive than the air shock, that is to be expected. Andrew has also shared some insights with me about how he sets up his bikes in different conditions:

When things get steeper and faster, my go to adjustment is the HS Rebound. I will turn it a 1/2 turn to a full turn in (clockwise) from my base setting to slow down the shocks shaft's return speed, mitigating the "kicking" or "bucking" feeling when hitting jumps at speed or exiting quick "cutty style" turns.

Read all about it on the Cane Creek Website:

http://www.canecreek.com/culture/blog-news/cane-creek-employee-bike-check-episode-1


Read all about the Rocket Andrew Slowey of Cane Creek rides here…

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