Generally monoshocks are not cheap! There are a few popular older bikes covered in the cheaper Betor range, but mainly if you don't want to spend too much, you'll still need to bite the bullet and fork out the best part of £300 for a Hagon or a YSS shock. Most monoshocks are built with a single damping adjuster as well as preload adjustment. The more expensive models incorporate separate rebound and compression damping adjusters, and in some cases separate high- and low-speed compression damping adjusters. These shocks will allow you (at a price, and with some time and effort to set them up!) to maximise handling and roadholding. We suggest that you only go for these shocks if you're ready to invest considerable time in getting the set-up right for you: badly adjusted shocks can give a worse ride than cheaper shocks with less adjustment possibilities....
Either way, we can supply a wide range and we'll find the best value option for you: Click on a brand below to get details.
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YSS started out in 1983 making good quality budget shocks, - we sold loads of them. Then around 2001 the company moved upmarket. They partnered with leading European shock designers to produce a stunning range of shocks to fit most bikes in the park, from old hack to full race bike. They now make more than 2 million units annually, all ABE/TUV approved and all with a full 2-year warranty. Built with the latest CNC technology, YSS shocks look and feel real quality pieces, and the lower manufacturing costs from building the shocks in Thailand mean that they are seriously good value.
German company Wilbers are one of the largest shock manufacturers in the world despite making only very high quality (and therefore not cheap) shocks. They are also one of the few manufacturers who extend their warranty beyond 2 years - Wilbers shocks are warranted for 5 years, although you need to have them serviced after 2 years to activate the extended period.
The Wilbers monoshock range covers both road and competition bikes. There are several different configurations (see below) but they all share the following features:
Uniquely, apart from the Ecoline range you can specify the spring colour. Standard options are Blueline, which have blue springs, Blackline which have black springs, or Nightline which are all black (and more expensive - please ask for a price).
But for an extra charge you can select almost any colour, and there’s a handy page on Wilber’s website which shows how the many available colour options will look. See it at http://www.wilbers.de/ral.php. Having a special colour cost £53 extra, and can add 2 weeks to the delivery time.
530- and 540-series shocks form the Ecoline ranges. They are road bike shocks with preload adjustment only: 530s have 36mm diameter pistons, while the 540s are wider shocks with 46mm pistons. Ecoline shocks are available with black springs only.
630- and 640-series shocks are part of the Adjustline ranges. They are road bike shocks with 22-click rebound damping adjustment in addition to preload: 630s have 36mm diameter pistons, while the 640s are wider shocks with 46mm pistons. Springs are either blue or black, or all-black 'nightline' shocks are available for £ extra. The pictures show a 'blueline' 630 and a 'nightline' 640. 630s and 640s are the same price, with 630s being the shock of choice where mounting space is limited.
641, 642 and 643-series shocks have more damping adjust options and are aimed at track day and race bike owners. They all have the larger 46mm diameter pistons, with separate high- and low-speed compression damping adjustment (22 clicks of each) in addition to the rebound damping control. 631s have remote reservoirs connected by steel hydraulic hose, giving the option of mounting the reservoir away from the shock when space is tight, and also to locate it where the airflow can best cool it. 642s have the reservoir mounted 'tradtionally' in line with the main shock body, while 643s have the reservoir mounted either at right-angles to the top of the shock, or on a swivel mount to optimise mounting position. Springs are either blue or black, or all-black 'nightline' shocks are available for £ extra. The pictures show a 'nightline' 641 and a 'blackline' 642. There are various bike-specific configurations in the 643 series, and prices vary depending on the application.
Nitron are not only one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of race suspension (for both bikes and cars) - they are also British! Their products are all developed for racing use, and their road bike shocks use all the same technology and parts as the full race spec units, giving them dependable performance and reliability for year-round road or track use.
The use of high grade aluminium and titanium results in lightweight but strong shocks that are also well protected against corrosion.
UK Company K-Tech have been building very successful race bike shocks for more than 25 years. They are supremely
well engineered, top performance shocks. At the 2017 TT over half of top ten finishers in all TT races were riding
K-Tech Suspension. And 60% of podium winners were on K-Tech. Brilliant, and they're made in the UK!! For monoshock bike owners, K-Tech's top of the range DDS Pro shock goes from strength to strength; and they are now
steadily expanding their range of applications to include sportier road bikes as well as racers. Middle weight bikes are served
by the Razor-R / RR range, while there's a Lite version of the DDS Pro if you're not into full-on racing. All K-Tech shocks are custom built, valved and sprung to suit your bike, weight and riding habits.
They come with a 2-year warranty and are fully rebuildable and re-valveable.
For monoshock bike owners, K-Tech's top of the range DDS Pro shock goes from strength to strength; and they are now steadily expanding their range of applications to include sportier road bikes as well as racers. Middle weight bikes are served by the Razor-R / RR range, while there's a Lite version of the DDS Pro if you're not into full-on racing.
All K-Tech shocks are custom built, valved and sprung to suit your bike, weight and riding habits. They come with a 2-year warranty and are fully rebuildable and re-valveable.
Razor R monoshocks are made for a limited range of middleweights, principally from 2013 on:
EX300R Ninja, Z800
FZ-07, FZ-09, MT-07, MT-09,
The K-Tech Razor-R shock absorber offers middle weight road bikes refined handling and enhanced performance over the standard equipment. Increased performance and control result from separate compression and rebound damping adjustment, together with the cooling effect of a discrete hydraulic reservoir. Stepless preload and damper length adjustments cover all the options.
A Razor-R Lite version, an in-line shock without separate compression damping adjustment, is available for some bikes (including MT07, MT09 & YZF-R3) at £415.
The K-Tech Razor-RR shock absorber is an enhanced model designed for track day/race use. Featuring all the same benefits as the Razor-R, the RR model has optimised internal settings to enhance performance for track orientated use.
The K-Tech DDS Lite rear shock has been designed for the customer that demands a high level of performance at a competitive price. Sharing all the same high quality components as the DDS "Pro" version the DDS "Lite" performs to the same high level without the hydraulic spring preload adjustment or the "unique" Bypass Valve adjustment that is found on the "Pro" version. This shock can be upgraded to the "Pro" specification at a later date.
With 32 clicks each of rebound and compression damping adjustment, stepless preload and damper length adjustment, and K-Tech's unique DDS damping technology, these shocks are special.
The K-Tech DDS Pro rear shock has been designed for use at the highest level of racing and developed has continued during successes in major championships around the world. Like all other K-Tech products it has been designed and manufactured in the UK using the latest design software and highest grades of materials. It has full 5-way adjustability including K-Tech's unique 16-click ByPass Valve adjuster which controls both compression and rebound damping adjustment to assist with chassis control at low velocity shock movement to enhance tyre feel and grip. The DDS (Direct Damping System) uses a smaller piston rod which keeps the system more stable over a wider temperature range due to its small displacement. Damping is controlled by a 32mm piston which allows the use of larger shims for improved feel.
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