Orange Bikes will start using Cane Creek Double Barrel Shocks on select mountain bike models. The models to expect using the Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock are the Alpine 160, 224 Evolution, and Blood Bikes, and will feature Öhlins’ Twin Tube technology. Due to design, you are allowed full control of rebound and compression, which is achieved by oil circulating throughout the valving, while other shocks use the main piston.
Cane Creek Double Barrel shocks use four way adjustments for you to tune for high and low speed compression and high and low speed rebound, which can simply be done by hand. No need for aftermarket tunes due to the external adjustment, you can easily customize and setup for type of riding or weather conditions. Orange Bikes packages three different spring rates per model, while picking one depends on your weight. Upgrading to a steel spring varies in price, which you can see the list below.
224-Evolution (to replace Fox DHX RC4) – £250
Alpine 160 (to replace Fox RP23) – £400
Blood (to replace Fox RP23) – £400