Introducing the New ElevenSix Shock
By Stan Portus – 12 March 2020
Push Industries has reset the bar when it comes to rear suspension with the all new ElevenSix rear shock. Utilising new technologies and expanding the ElevenSix into a family of shocks, Push Industries has once again proved the 116 as the ultimate mountain bike upgrade.
When the Push Industries first released the ElevenSix in 2015 it was transformative. The rear shock redefined high-performance shock absorbers and was a complete departure from what was available at the time. The ElevenSix offered the kind of performance and ride refinement that had previously only been available to pros. Tailored by Push, every ElevenSix was setup to suit your bike model, weight, and riding style, providing incredible traction and support while riding.
Push Industries continues to hold its place at the top of the shock game with the new ElevenSix. Building on the success of its predecessor, Push uses a new version of its Patented Dual Overhead Compression Valve System, and has expanded the ElevenSix into a family of three shocks that offer even greater specificity to different rider’s styles and needs.
The ElevenSix HD features a Melonite QPQ high strength steel shaft designed to bear the brunt of the unique shaft loads exerted on fixed yoke mounted rear shocks.
The high strength shaft is combined with new motorsport grade spherical bearing eyelet mounts. These mounts were developed by Push’s engineers after they realised that off the shelf bearings were not up to the task of dealing with harsh riding conditions and high loads. Push has produced precision-ground and hardened spherical ball bearings that eliminate both rotational friction and shaft binding friction that is caused by flex under load. The result is a shock that offers incredible small bump sensitivity and provides unparalleled durability.
E-MTBs are a mini revolution in the world of mountain biking. The E-MTB specific ElevenSix builds on the HD package to offer E-MTB riders the same high performance as their analogue counterparts. It features the same steel shaft and bearings as the HD but has compression and rebound damping characteristics specifically tailored to E-MTBs. These E-MTB specific adjustments provide unrivalled small bump sensitivity and traction while supporting the extra mass of an E-MTB without bottoming out.
Providing the most advanced coil technology to short travel trail riders, the ElevenSix Micro brings unprecedented traction and big hit control to a bike with less than 125mm travel. This shock provides the same features that are found across the ElevenSix family, but Push has reproduced them in a more compact and lightweight design.
The success of the first ElevenSix was built on Push’s scrupulous attention to detail and selection of the finest materials. This continues in the new ElevenSix with the use of HyperCoil racing springs. Offered in 25lb/in increments each HyperCoil spring is designed to be the lightest and most accurate mountain bike spring possible.
The designs, exclusively made by HyperCo for Push, allow for a perfect end-of-coil position for linear compression. This doesn’t just improve performance but also prevents the spring from binding on the shock body and making any noise. HyperCo springs also don’t fatigue meaning less time waiting for your shock to be serviced and more time out on the trails.
Working in tandem with the HyperCoil spring system, an independent shaft piston provides a large increase in compression damping in the last 15% of the shock stroke. Harsh bottoming gives way to harder riding, going bigger, and a smooth and supportive end of stroke feel.
The new ElevenSix features a new four-port symmetrical progressive damping piston assembly. This provides smoother flow and an increase in damper response allowing you to have better control during your ride. Reconfigured compression and rebound valving stacks provide greater damping on larger impact and g-outs.
Consistent traction and bump eating performance can be hindered when flying down hardcore descents due to regular shocks heating up and gas migration. The ElevenSix features a large volume reservoir and Internal Floating Piston (IFP) to avoid these problems. The IFP has a large area and a unique seal gland allowing for minimal movement in high frequency bumps, mimicking the low friction characteristics of a bladder system.
• Available in Standard Eyelet and Trunnion Mount
• Metric sizes only
• New HD model featuring Melonite QPQ high strength steel shaft
• New Micro model features lightweight compact design
• New Patented Dual Overhead Compression Valve System with increased range
• New 4 Port symmetrical Progressive Damping Piston
• New Independent Hydraulic Bottom Out Piston
• New Motorsport grade spherical bearing eyelet mounts
• New High-Volume Low-Pressure Reservoir System (90psi)
• 25 Clicks of External Low-Speed Compression Adjustment
• 25 Clicks of External High-Speed Compression Adjustment
• 18 Clicks of External Low Speed Rebound Adjustment
• Ultralight Hybrid HyperCoil progressive spring system
• Engineered specifically for each bike’s unique suspension characteristic
• Motorex 3D Response Technology Oil
• Manufactured and Hand Assembled by PUSH in Colorado
The Push Way
Formed in 2003, Push has always taken great pride in providing riders with the best possible performance upgrades. Push’s team of engineers and riders build every component over and over again riding, evaluating, and modifying their creations obsessively until they’re satisfied.
All Push components are made and hand-assembled in-house at the company’s Colorado home by skilled technicians, ensuring ultimate quality control and customisation.