One of the biggest upgrades alongside wheels is the suspension. Arguably the rear shock takes a bit more of a beating than the forks. One thing to consider if applicable is whether you want to go with an air or coil rear shock. Our friend Kee Mo Jeong shares his thoughts on his new Ohlins TTX 22 M coil shock. Check it out!
As I have had pain in my lower back, I've started looking into better rear suspension. What I have known of suspension in general, was that Ohlins is the number one in on-road sports. As I have changed my 2013 stumpy to 2018 Specialized Enduro Elite, I learned Ohlins started expanding their market in the mountain bike sector. As Ohlins 170mm fork was nicer than I expected. I made up my mind to get an Ohlins coil shock instead of RockShox Monarch Plus RC3.
I've been using the Ohlins TTX 22 M rear shock on my Specialized 2018 Enduro for two months. Even though I am not a professional rider, I just want to share my personal feelings and thoughts of newly adopting my Ohlins TTX 22 M rear shock for the people who are interested in this product.
I normally enjoy riding my bike on local trails. What I have wondered and wanted to experience was the better initial movement and linear suspension stroke. Rockshox Monarch RC3 was good enough to absorb normal bumps but not great especially in the early stage of the shocks movement with 30% sag. The Ohlins was much better to me even in its early stages of travel as well as with huge impacts to knee height drops with less back pain. It is easier for me to adjust 16 clicks of low-speed compression, seven clicks of rebound adjustment, and the three-positions of high-speed compression. I am 76kg using the Ohlins 457 coil.
So far I would recommend the Ohlins coil shock to anyone.
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