Dual Chamber Design
A positive air chamber and a negative air chamber. This design allows for more precise control over the shock's compression and rebound characteristics.
Adjustable Air Pressure
Mountain bikers can fine-tune the suspension by adjusting the air pressure in both chambers. By changing the pressure in the positive and negative chambers, riders can modify the shock's spring rate and overall performance to suit their preferences and riding conditions.
Dual chamber rear air shocks offer a wide range of tunability options, including adjustments for sag, compression damping, and rebound damping. This level of adjustability enables riders to customize their suspension to match their riding style, terrain, and riding conditions.
Improved Small Bump Sensitivity
The dual chamber design can provide improved small bump sensitivity. This means that the shock can effectively absorb minor imperfections in the trail, enhancing rider comfort and traction.
These shocks often feature bottom-out control, which can be adjusted to prevent harsh impacts when the suspension reaches its limit. This helps protect the bike and rider from excessive forces during aggressive riding.
Dual chamber air shocks are typically lighter than coil spring shocks, making them a popular choice among cross-country and trail riders who prioritize weight savings without compromising performance.
Air shocks generally require less maintenance than coil spring shocks, making them easier to maintain over time.
Many dual chamber rear air shocks are designed to be rebuildable, allowing riders to replace seals, O-rings, and other components to extend the shock's lifespan and maintain its performance.
These shocks come in various sizes and mounting configurations to fit different mountain bike frames, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of bikes.