DVO Diamond fork - first look

Adjustable air-sprung trail fork

The DVO Diamond fork is set for release in 2014. It pumps out 160mm (6.3in) of air-sprung travel that can be internally adjusted down to 140mm (5.5in). Prices are yet to be confirmed.

There’s certainly a few similarities with the Emerald – DVO’s inverted downhill fork – including the adjustable negative air spring, the OTT (Off The Top) which lets riders adjust how sensitive the fork is during the initial part of its stroke, and the compression assembly, which can be removed and fettled without loss of oil.

The Quick Range adjuster allows the rider to toggle through the entire low-speed compression range with a 180-degree turn of the dial when hitting a climb or pedally section.

There’s also high-speed compression and low-speed rebound adjusters to help get the Diamond fully dialled in. Similar to the RockShox Pike, the Diamond’s stanchion tubes measure in at 35mm and they also use a 15mm through-axle. In terms of compatibility, the Diamond will be available in 26in and 650B options.  

Keep an eye on www.silverfish-uk.com and www.dvosuspension.com for information on pricing and availability.

DVO Diamond Fork

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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