Ohlins Shock Absorbers - Types and Features

What Type?

How to use this area... Your selected rear shock absorber will have a code such as T36PR1C1LB.. Lets use this code as an example... You can use these letters to work out what features your rear shock absorber's Type and Adjustment has... It's easy.

Note: Many people would like a certain Type (feature) on their new shock.. this is not always possible. Ohlins does in some cases provide a range of shocks with different features, but you simply cannot request a feature.

S, T
Single or Twin tube design

36,39,44,46 or 50 mm
Piston diameter

Shock Absorber Type:

Piston Tube
30,36,39,44,46,50mm

(E)

Emulsion type Shock absorber

(D)

Monotube high pressure gas type shock absorber with internal reservoir in main body

(P)

Monotube high pressure gas type shock absorber with external "Piggy Back" reservoir

(H)

Monotube high pressure gas type shock absorber with hose mounted external reservoir

(Q1)

Progressive damping shock asbsober with two pistons

(W)

Shock absorber delivered without spring

(C1)

Adjustable compression damping. Adjuster wheel or slot on the reservoir

(C2)

Adjustable high and low speed compression damping. Hexagon or slot on the reservoir

(C4)

Electronic Controlled (EC) compression damping adjuster

(R1)

Adjustable rebound damping. Adjuster wheel or slot above the end eye

(R1)

Adjustable rebound damping. Adjuster wheel or slot on the reservoir

(R4)

Electronic Controlled (EC) rebound damping adjuster

(S)

Hose mounted hydraulic spring preload adjuster

(S1)

Electronically Controlled (EC) hydraulic spring preload adjuster

(B)

Integrated hydraulic spring preload adjuster. Adjuster wheel or hexagon on the adjuster

(L)

Adjustable length

Mechanical spring preload adjuster

So.. as mentioned above your example shock which has a code of T36PR1C1LB... will have the following features:

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(T) for Twin Tube Design

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(36) 36mm diameter Piston

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(P) Monotube high pressure gas type of shock absober with external "piggy back" reservoir 

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(R1) Adjustable rebound damping. Adjustable wheel or slot on the reservoir

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(C1) Adjustable compression damping. Adjuster wheel or slot on the reservoir

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(L) Adjustable length

The T36PR1C1LB has...

(BIntegrated hydraulic spring preload adjuster. Adjuster wheel or hexagon on the adjuster

So how does our sample Ohlins Shock Absorber look... and what features does it have based on the code of  T36PR1C1LB..

R1 + C1

B

L

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