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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