The following is the top 10 best mountain bike shocks that include five best air shocks and five best coil shocks. They are very popular in the market and get more refined every year to suits different riding style. It is impossible to design a shock with standard tune that works for all these bikes. Many bike shock manufacturers acknowledge this and make mountain bike shock with different tunes so, that riders get more usable tune for their bikes.
Fox DHX Air 5.0 is a more compact and linear shock suitable for long downhill and Freeride bikes. Fox DHX is more progressive shock and never blows through the travel with excessive pressure. It is made lighter and easily setup for a frame used specially for downhill stuff. The only thing that is matters is that you need to get it tuned to make it more progressive and work well with Mondraker Summum or Scott Ransom [...]
The New Manitou Swinger Coil X4 is an efficient shock with plenty of adjustment. This nicely built coil rear shock would really make your long travel suspension bike an efficient peddler at the same time it takes big hits, jumps on long strides. It is ideal for All mountain, Freeride and downhill bikes but not suitable for cross country bikes. This mountain bike shock incorporates intrinsic damping which is super plush [...]
Rockshox Monarch RT3 suspension shock is made with hard anodised aluminium body and sag percentage measurements are imprinted on shock damper body and fork upper tube for easy and accurate suspension setup. Monarch RT3 is also available in high volume can and you can tune the shock using leverage ratio provided. This Rockshox bike shock is equipped with dual flow technology and comes with rebound adjustment…
Fox racing is one of the leading producers of suspension shocks for mountain bike market. There are few all time popular shocks produced by Fox that are still liked by many bike riders such as Float and DHX series. It is about the popularity of Fox RP23 rear shock from float series, which you would have already heard the name. The main highlight of Fox shock is its boost valve that they incorporate[...]
This coil shock is made with titanium spring, which is slightly heavier than DHX air. It comes with independent adjustment for both compression and rebound for low and high action on the ground. The tuning of the Cane Creek Double Barrel shock seems to be little complex for beginners but when you follow instruction you can easily achieve the required performance. This mountain bike rear shock is very smooth[...]