DT Swiss SSD 225 Rear Shock

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

low progression of spring rate 10% more travel with same built-in length maintenance free negative spring easy operation and optizmized ergonomics low air pressure due to uncompromising design ball joints increase the life span world-wide servicing guarantees support 100 % swiss made OEM only


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ed Lowenstein a Weekend Warrior from Germany

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2004

Strengths:    One of the lightest on the market,Quality finishings,rebound control is the most ergonomic on the market.Swiss made.It has joints.Low pressure work

Weaknesses:    Expensive,but it worth any coin you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
Works terrific on hard trails.It is soft,stiff and I believe it adjust itself according to the road. ADVICE: If you get this beauty,but one lizzard skin protector for this one.It will long last more!.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   QBP

Similar Products Used:   Fox float,rock shox

Bike Setup:   Gt idrive with marzocchi,full xt,C.king,some easton parts,disc brakes avid,shimano 575 rims converted to tubless

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gordon from San Jose CA USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2004

Strengths:    Smooth action, no stiction that was found on older mt bikes (My last Suspension bike was over ten years ago, I've been waiting for technology to catch up.)

Weaknesses:    Short valve stem limits number of pumps that will work.

Bottom Line:   
If I can't find a pump for this shock, the rating will be Zero. I’m visiting the web site hoping to find a recommended pump. The pump the shop sold me will not seat onto the valve, letting out the air and ending a ride. The pump is designed for a shock with a longer Shrader valve.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   I have nothing to relate this product to as I'm coming from a dirt motorcycle to a full suspension MT. Bike

Bike Setup:   GT XC2.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jess tuason a Downhiller from switzerland

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

Strengths:    easy to adjust,unique bushings,exact rebound adjustment.

Weaknesses:    none at the moment

Bottom Line:   
I have tried a lot of rear shocks but these one is the best regarding of qualities,super plushness and do very little bob during hard stiff climbing here in the beautiful valley of Frauenfeld,Switzerland.Get your DT shocks freeriders and aggresive cc racers you will love these shocks so i am giving 5 chilis.Go for it youll not be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   freeride,singletrail,downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   fox float r, rockshox pro deluxe,cloudnine

Bike Setup:   Specialized enduro 2003,Z1 Drop Off,Mavic 321d,DT hubs,xt-xtr,Hope m4,Hot S 2.2,Christking HS.

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