The AD-5 carries out the patented Cane Creek shock design with only one variation from the AD-12. Compression and rebound damping are not externally adjustable: they're preset at the factory but can be easily modified via a couple of internal settings. The AD-5 is the lightest shock in the world. Weighing as little as 160 grams.
shaft and cylinder
cold-forged and machined 6000-series aluminum with hard-coat anodization, nitrile o-rings and wiper seals
188g (135mm) weight varies by model
hard-anodized gray and black