Spy Shot: Ohlins Coil TTX Shock Might Soon Be Available To Everyone
Last year prototypes surfaced of Specialized bikes featuring a coil shock with Ohlin’s trademark yellow coil. Those rumors became substantiated when the Big S announced an exclusive partnership with the legendary shock manufacturer.
The two companies had worked in conjunction to produce a special shock that was designed to work exclusively with the Demo and Enduro Evo models. Unlike the Cane Creek Double Barrel, which was also developed by Ohlins, this TTX shock features less adjustments because it was designed for just two models. In addition to that, the engineers where also able to take advantage of all the advancements made in the half dozen years since the original Double Barrel was introduced.
Specialized calls the TTX “the best shock ever created in the mountain bike world” and now it seems that Ohlins might be ready to unleash the beast on the market. This product list was posted on the facebook page of their Italian Distributor Andreani Group late last year, and shows the shock will be available for several of the most popular bikes on the market.
If you’re currently riding any of the following bikes, you might want to hold off on upgrading your rear shock until the dust settles:
- Giant Glroy
- Trek Session
- Santa Cruz V10
- Lapierre DH
- Kona Supreme
- GT Fury
- Yeti Donde (?)
- Norco Aurum
- Transition TR450
- Commencal Supreme DH
- Devinci Wilson
- Scott Gambler
Special thanks to Ethan for the tip!