Avalanche Woodie Rear Shock

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Nitrogen charged rubber bladder reservoir design (Improves small bump compliance)
  • Same working components as our remote reservoir DHS shock
  • Custom valved for each rider and terrain
  • Shaft speed sensitive damping for better control on rough terrain

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bullcrew a Downhiller from Boise Id/Temecula Ca

    Date Reviewed: April 27, 2010

    Strengths:    Dampening, control, reliability, tuning,

    Weaknesses:    NONE: People complain weight but this is 80 grams heavier than a Fox dhx 5.0 so weight is not a weakness

    Bottom Line:   
    I used a DHS for 2 years and never serviced it, it has NEVER leaked or givin me an issue. There has never been a blown or destroyed avalanche shock that Im aware of.
    This shock is simple to adjust its a true speed sensative shock and helps you hold line like the bikes on raisl as well as saves your butt when you launch and overshoot or gauge a drop wrong and you slam the deck flat...

    Best shock Ive ridden to datright there with the DHS just with the resevoir hooked on the shock instead of a hose.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything shuttleable or lift assisted

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   Fox dhx 5.0, Elka stage 5, vivid 5.1, roco wc air, stratos helix expert, eljeffe, Avalanche DHS

    Bike Setup:   Jedi, 2010 boxxer wc ava tuned, woodie, i9s etc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Betsie a Downhiller from UK

    Date Reviewed: July 2, 2008

    Strengths:    Damping, rebound, phushness, bottomless

    Weaknesses:    Weight (but that is due to the way the thing works and the quality), eyelet size not standard, not a standard spring size.

    Bottom Line:   
    This shock is awsome, you can throw it off stuff, hit rock gardens and take it over slippery roots it just does everything well.
    It is in a different league to the other shocks I have tried.

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    Favorite Trail:   Something that points down

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Pinkbike

    Similar Products Used:   Dhx 5.0 Air and Coil, Roco WC, Vanilla

    Bike Setup:   Vp Free, Totems, AM stuff to keep the weight down.

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    Avalanche Woodie oil change

    What weight oil needs to be used in the woodie, and how much of it? I couldn't get anything out of Avalanche, they were very reluctant to give me info Thanks in advance!Read More »

    Woodie on chili

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    Major setback here, my Avalanche Woodie shock had a problem with the rebound knob (i knocked it against something) and when I put it in the post via (UK) Royal Mail to ship back to the US for service, the Royal Mail opened the box at the air terminal and deemed it dangerous goods! I let out the ai ... Read More »

    Avalanche Woodie - Help deciding what to spec to Craig

    I spoke to Craig at Avalanche today and told him i wanted a Woodie to put on the Chilcotin...and we had a nice chat about shocks and forks etc... The next step is for me to buy the shock online and email Craig what im looking for. Knomers, any advice on best information to provide to get the right ... Read More »

    A WOODIE for my Chili

    Currently running a CCDB coil on the Chili and love it. More recently I upgraded my Lyrik with the Avy cartridge and it is amazing, leading me to realize the CCDB is lacking just a bit in the high speed department. A quick call, to Craig and about 40 minutes later I had this beauty on order. I ha ... Read More »

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