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Whether for a hard tail or dualie, shocks are an important consideration for your mountain bike. Dual suspension mountain bikes in particular have enjoyed huge advancements over the years, most notably due to shock performance upgrades and new technologies. As trail and XC riders, you're familiar with the struggle of your rear damper bobbing up and down as you make a long climb, and that excess motion is highly inefficient. Current frame designs and rear shocks mean that dual suspension bikes are totally do-able now, so the rear shock cannot be overlooked as just another bike component. Popular shock manufacturers offer air and coil-over versions of their shocks in order to fit virtually any frame. You'll have shock options such as: a lock-out mechanism; high and low speed compression settings which you can adjust, sometimes on the fly; high and low speed rebound, great for setting control levels for your rides; and efficiency settings for how you pedal. There is also the issue of spring rates, which applies to either air or coil. Basically, you'll find a plentitude of rear shocks for every mountain bike and every riding style. So how do you choose a mountain bike shock? There are two primary types of rear shocks: coil-over and air shocks.

An air shock is built with an internal chamber in which compressed air provides the shock resistance you desire. A coil shock works by compression of a steel or titanium spring - hence the name spring-loaded shock - which is found outside the shock body. Both these types of suspension have been in use since before mountain bikes came into vogue, and both are trustworthy shock options. You may recall that BMX bikes were built in the 1970's with shocks, in which case both the front and rear shock (if there was one) was a spring variety. Between air and spring based shocks, the biggest notable difference is the weight. Generally speaking, coil-over shocks (even if built with a titanium spring) will be heavier than air-sprung shocks. Look at XC race bikes - note that you'll hardly ever see one with a coil shock, due to the weight disadvantage. When measuring a shock's characteristics, eye-to-eye is defined as the distance between the two eyelets at either end of the shock, which in turn are the bolt points to the frame. The stroke of a rear damper is a measurement of the length of the shock's ability to compress. The stroke number should be specified as to be independent of whatever frame it would be used on, and is equivalent in rough terms to travel measurement of a fork. Before buying a shock, be sure to do some online research and to read bicyclist product reviews. Through reading, you will uncover specifics about a particular shock model, gather user impressions, and hone in on which shock is right for your application.

Still have questions? Online mountain bike forums are a great resource to get advice from knowledgeable cyclists who have installed and ridden all sorts of shocks.

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Manitou Radium Rl Rear Air Shock 2010
Manitou Radium Rl Rear Air Shock 2010
$179.95
At: Cambria Bike  
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Monarch RL Rear Shock
Monarch RL Rear Shock
$235.00
At: Cambria Bike  
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Manitou Radium Expert Air Shock
Manitou Radium Expert Air Shock
$180.00
At: Cambria Bike  
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Monarch R Rear Shock
Monarch R Rear Shock
$196.00
At: Cambria Bike  
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Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Rear Shock
Cane Creek Double Barrel Air Rear Shock
$585.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Kage RC Rear Shock
Kage RC Rear Shock
$248.00
At: Cambria Bike  
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Manitou Swinger Spv 3-Way Rear Air Shock
Manitou Swinger Spv 3-Way Rear Air Shock
$129.95
At: Cambria Bike  
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Manitou Swinger 3-Way Spv Coil Rear Shock
Manitou Swinger 3-Way Spv Coil Rear Shock
$149.95
At: Cambria Bike  
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Manitou Swinger Spv 4-Way Rear Air Shock
Manitou Swinger Spv 4-Way Rear Air Shock
$249.95
At: Cambria Bike  
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Manitou Isx-1 Rear Air Shock 2010
Manitou Isx-1 Rear Air Shock 2010
$179.99
At: Cambria Bike  
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Cane Creek Double Barrel Rear Shock
Cane Creek Double Barrel Rear Shock
$558.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Manitou Metel Rp Rear Coil Shock 2010
Manitou Metel Rp Rear Coil Shock 2010
$179.95
At: Cambria Bike  
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Fox DHX RC4 Coil Rear Shock 2014
Fox DHX RC4 Coil Rear Shock 2014
$593.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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2014 Marzocchi Roco TST R Rear Shock
2014 Marzocchi Roco TST R Rear Shock
$314.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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➢ by Marzocchi
Fox Float CTD ADJ Boost Valve Rear Shock 2014
Fox Float CTD ADJ Boost Valve Rear Shock 2014
$449.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Fox Float CTD Boost Valve w/ Trail Adjust Rear Shock 2015
Fox Float CTD Boost Valve w/ Trail Adjust Rear Shock 2015
$448.98
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Fox Van RC Coil Rear Shock 2015
Fox Van RC Coil Rear Shock 2015
$320.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Fox Van RC Coil Rear Shock 2015
Fox Van RC Coil Rear Shock 2015
$318.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Answer Manitou Rear Shock Repair Labor
Answer Manitou Rear Shock Repair Labor
$179.95
At: Cambria Bike  
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Fox Float CTD Rear Shock 2015
Fox Float CTD Rear Shock 2015
$318.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Cane Creek Cloud 9 Rear Shock
Cane Creek Cloud 9 Rear Shock
$149.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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➢ by Cane-Creek
DT Swiss Hub Rear 180 RD 32x130x5mmQR SHI White
DT Swiss Hub Rear 180 RD 32x130x5mmQR SHI White
$645.95
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Sun Bicycles Trike Frame 24in 2011 Raspberry
Sun Bicycles Trike Frame 24in 2011 Raspberry
$101.75
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Shimano Crankset FC-M785 170x38-26 HT2 Black 10
Shimano Crankset FC-M785 170x38-26 HT2 Black 10
$262.25
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➢ by Shimano
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Fox DHX RC4 Coil Rear Shock 2015 - BlueSkyCycling.com
Fox DHX RC4 Coil Rear Shock 2015 - BlueSkyCycling.com
$593.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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2014 Marzocchi Moto C2R Rear Shock
2014 Marzocchi Moto C2R Rear Shock
$469.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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2014 Marzocchi Moto C2R w/ Progression Booster Rear Shock
2014 Marzocchi Moto C2R w/ Progression Booster Rear Shock
$549.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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➢ by Marzocchi
Rockshox Vivid Air R2C B1 Rear Shock
Rockshox Vivid Air R2C B1 Rear Shock
$674.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Fox DHX RC4 Rear Shock 2015
Fox DHX RC4 Rear Shock 2015
$600.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Fox DHX RC4 Coil Rear Shock 2015
Fox DHX RC4 Coil Rear Shock 2015
$593.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Fox Float X CTD Remote Rear Shock 2015
Fox Float X CTD Remote Rear Shock 2015
$593.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Rockshox Vivid R2C B1 Rear Shock
Rockshox Vivid R2C B1 Rear Shock
$430.00
At: Jenson USA  
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➢ by Rock Shox
Fox Float X CTD w/ Trail Adjust Rear Shock 2015
Fox Float X CTD w/ Trail Adjust Rear Shock 2015
$573.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote Rear Shock 2014
Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote Rear Shock 2014
$469.98
At: Blue Sky Cycling  
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Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote Rear Shock 2015
Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote Rear Shock 2015
$468.98
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AMP Research B4 Rear Shock
AMP Research B4 Rear Shock
$1.99
At: eBay  
RockShox Shock Pump
RockShox Shock Pump
$2.02
At: eBay  
Bontrager Shock Pump-MTB
Bontrager Shock Pump-MTB
$5.00
At: eBay  
Air Shock Adaptor New
Air Shock Adaptor New
$7.99
At: eBay  
Rockshox Fork/Shock Pump
Rockshox Fork/Shock Pump
$8.50
At: eBay  
Topeak pocket shock pump
Topeak pocket shock pump
$9.99
At: eBay  
Bontrager Shock Pump
Bontrager Shock Pump
$10.50
At: eBay  
Mountain Bike Rear Shock
Mountain Bike Rear Shock
$15.00
At: eBay  
RockShox HV air shock
RockShox HV air shock
$15.00
At: eBay  
Rockshox Fork/Shock Pump
Rockshox Fork/Shock Pump
$15.00
At: eBay  
Fox RP-2 shock with ProPedal
Fox RP-2 shock with ProPedal
$20.00
At: eBay  
Fox Alps 4 Bicycle Rear Shock
Fox Alps 4 Bicycle Rear Shock
$24.50
At: eBay  
Strata Shock
Strata Shock
$24.98
At: eBay  
Fox Rear Shock
Fox Rear Shock
$25.00
At: eBay  
Cane Creek AD 5 Rear Shock
Cane Creek AD 5 Rear Shock
$26.00
At: eBay  
NEW - Kona Shock, 200x52
NEW - Kona Shock, 200x52
$45.00
At: eBay  
5th Element Coil Shock 8.5"
5th Element Coil Shock 8.5"
$45.00
At: eBay  
Kona Tanuki 2011 Rear Shock-new
Kona Tanuki 2011 Rear Shock-new
$50.00
At: eBay  
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