Time to tinker with the bike so I’m trying a new shock out. My Intense 6.6 has been a really killer bike so far and it has played a part in helping me to push myself. I have been getting more comfortable getting the bike in the air lately. I am at the point with my Fox RP23 air shock on my bike that when I put enough air to keep from bottoming out harshly on larger jumps, I loose small bump compliance. Time to try out a coil shock. Enter the Cane Creek Double Barrel.
This is going to add some weight to the bike, but at this point, I got more than a couple of pounds of beer reserves around my belly to be more concerned about. Why not a Fox DHX Air? Well I rode a 6.6 with a DHX-Air for a few months and the difference between the RP23 and the DHX Air on the 6.6 just did not seem to be all that much all things being considered. I got a steel spring on the CCDB for now. I just could not see dropping the cash on a Ti-Spring until I know for sure what spring rate coil is going to work for me. One bummer is that I’m heading out of town for a couple of weeks and will not be able to test it out until I return. But man, does it look prudy!