Colorado-based Push Industries has added new technical features to its ElevenSix premium coil shock option.
Launched in 2015, the Push Industries ElevenSix is lauded for its build quality and richness of features. Although coil shocks have traditionally been a rarity on enduro bikes and even shorter-travel trail bikes, the weight and adjustability of Push’s ElevenSix considerably broadened its appeal beyond downhill-specific bikes.
For 2020, Push Industries has retained all the industrial design detail and adjustments valued by riders seeking sophistication from their coil shock. The revised ElevenSix continues to have dual compression circuits, with selectable high and low-speed adjustment.
For riders who are keen tinkerers and believe in the value of incremental adjustment, the ElevenSix offers a massive 25 clicks of compression adjustment, balanced by 18 clicks of rebound.
An early adopter of the metric shock size trend, Push has added a new Micro version of the ElevenSix suitable for 120mm bikes. It is sized at 165 x 45mm, especially for riders on shorter-travel bikes who wish to benefit from the terrain-taming ability of a premium coil shock.
However, it’s the mounting hardware and valving that see Push Industries adding some new technical features.
The mounting hardware has been improved by an upgrade to motorsport-grade spherical eyelet bearings, which have superior side-load resistance and reduce linkage-generated stiction.
The most significant mechanical upgrade for Push with its 2020 ElevenSix is a hydraulic bottom-out control feature, which triggers when the shock enters its last 15% of stroke. The improved valving now also has symmetrical ports to manage oil flow and structurally the coil shaft is made from high strength steel, with increased Melonite QPQ anti-corrosion properties.
Push Industries is marketing the upgraded ElevenSix at $1,200, which is a premium price – but these shocks are assembled by hand in America.
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