Ratt said:They are pretty neat shocks, totally user serviceable and were the first high volume linear air shocks making it a very plush shock. The Cloud nines lack the adjustable volume of their other shocks which might be a problem if you are installing it on a falling rate bike.
I personally would never use one again. It's air dampened so there is no rebound control, its like a pogo stick and if you adjust the compression down you sacrifice even more rebound control.
Fox, Manitou, and Progressive all have more modern, oil dampened, spv air shocks.
It does, but what he's getting at is that the range is not huge. It's not oil damped, but air damped, controlled with a gate that restricts the speed of flow. And as you increase compression damping, it somehow lessens the rebounds effectiveness. That said though, it's a great shock, it feels wonderfully pillowy, unlike most shocks, you never feel the stiction in the motion of the shock, it's just this fluffy, indescribeable ride quality, Cloud 9 is a great name for it, they really have a different feel. I had one on a Cannondale Raven, it felt lovely! The only issue I had was the compression gate switch, it functioned vertically , and was at the back of the shock, you could push it down, but then needed a tool to reach into the bottom of the rear swingarm mounting point to push it back up, as no finger would fit in there, so I would check that out. Good luck.glennd357 said:I thought the Cloud 9 did have rebound adjustment???
Yes typical. You just adjusted the rebound knob too far in, back it out a couple of clicks and whoosh the shock springs back to life.Billy Zoom said:....I did have an issue twice with it sticking in the compressed position also. Don't know if that's typical. ..