Avalanche DHS Rear Shock

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Nitrogen charged remote rubber bladder reservoir design (Improves small bump compliance and allows for remote placement of reservoir)
  • Custom valved for each rider and terrain
  • Shaft speed sensitive damping for better control on rough terrain
  • Replacement shocks for many OEM downhill frames with 2.25" strokes (2.00" with shaft spacer).


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ffoghorn a Downhiller from Peterborough Ontario

    Date Reviewed: September 8, 2009

    Strengths:    does the job very well

    Weaknesses:    oil seepage

    Bottom Line:   
    this shock came on my used F1, I was a bit worried about it because there was more oil outside of it than i'm used to seeing. So far It's a non issue as the shock damps... well pretty much flawlessly. It eats up rock gardens at slow or high speed, the bike stays hooked up, and does everything it's supposed to do. I can ride the world cup course at bromont with this thing. full marks avalanche.

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    Favorite Trail:   the red trail at calabogie (R.I.P)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   used

    Similar Products Used:   fox dhx 5, fifth element, maitou swinger four way

    Bike Setup:   canfield f1
    boxxer team
    sram baby

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TA a Downhiller from So Cal

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2007

    Strengths:    Extremely reliable, tuneable, burly.with ti spring barely heavier than a fox, looks, PERFORMANCE!!!!

    Weaknesses:    NONE!!! The weight of a fox dhx 5.0 and a dhs is only 2-3ozs. Avys are weighed with oil and bushings.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the only shock that I will run, it has complete adjustments and is relaible. I have never blown or damaged my shock in 3 years of stupid riding and drops to flat. It can also be used as a race shock, I use it all the time. They can be rebuild and tuned as well as shimmed for rider style/weight and terrain as well as a DH set up or a FR valving.

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    Favorite Trail:   Tunnel Rockstar + More

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   fox stratos manitou

    Bike Setup:   Canfield F1 - Avalanche DHS Ti spring - I-9's - 888WC - middleburns etc....

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