Avid introduces their new Avert aluminium spring cups for the new 12mm Team Associated big-bore shocks. Avid made a smaller 3mm slot and tighter fit over the shock eyelet to keep the spring cups secure and prevent shock shafts from pulling out of the plastic shock end. These spring cups add extra security to your ride without sacrificing weight or putting a huge dent in your racing budget. Also from Avid is their lineup of machined 12mm shock piston sets. The goal of these pistons was to reduce the oil blow-by on the outside of the piston and to tune the damping with the piston valving. They represent Avid’s latest development concept which helps tune high speed and low speed damping separately. Their test drivers found that these pistons help provide the traction and bump handling of running lighter shock oil or larger piston holes, while still maintaining the control of running heavier oil or smaller hole piston when taking on jumps.