Push Industries ElevenSix MicroXD Liquid Black for 2019-2020 Transition Patrol
Take one look at the Push ElevenSix, and it's clear this shock is built for business. Just about every piece of the shock is beautifully CNC-machined, adding to it's Robo-Cop appearance. But appearances aren't everything. Dive into the inner-workings of the ElevenSix, and we'll find that is is one of the most brilliantly designed and manufactured rear shocks out there. The folks at Push are a passionate bunch of mountain bikers that ride just as hard as any of us. Toss in a few suspension engineering wizards, access to aerospace-grade materials, and you've got a dangerously wicked combination.
Push has spent the better part of a decade taking forks and rear shocks from companies such as Rock Shox and Fox, and developing new internals for them to improve their performance. Eventually the writing was on the wall - with so much experience improving what's out there, why not develop an entire shock from the ground-up? That's exactly what has happened with the ElevenSix. In the eyes of the folks at Push, this is quite simply the best shock money can buy. Speaking of money, there's no denying that $1200 is a pretty penny for a rear shock. At twice the price of most other high-end rear shocks, the ElevenSix is clearly in a league of it's own price-wise. It's double the price, but is it double the shock? We'd argue yes, in fact it is.
As one would expect, this shock doesn't truly come to life until you point things downhill. In our experience, we found ourselves springing out of corners on familiar trails with noticeably more speed than before. The bike seemed to accelerate over rough/rocky/rooty terrain, eliminating chatter like nothing we've ridden. Yes, the shock does tack on about a pound over a traditional air shock, but you quickly forget about that when you realize just how responsive, quick, and lively your bike feels with this shock on board. The difference is very real, and if it's remotely within the budget, it is a worthy upgrade.
|External Adjustments:||Low Speed Compression, High Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound, Two Position Switch, Spring Collar Preload|
|Mount:||Eyelet top and bottom|
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