DVO Diamond fork review

Well-priced heavy duty trail/enduro fork

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £799.00 RRP | AUD $1,250.00 | USD $999.00

Our review

With easy to use, effective adjustment and impressive performance, fork fettlers should check out the Diamond
Buy if, You want a hard-hitting trail/enduro fork and are willing to look past the obvious big names
Pros: Easy, effective adjustment, impressive control over ugly terrain
Cons: A bit heavier than the competition
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Breaking into the trail fork market, especially at this sort of price, is a tough ask. But DVO has come out swinging with its first single-crown fork.

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The Diamond’s 35mm stanchions help produce a stiff, accurate steering chassis. It’s more than happy being properly pummelled into the rough stuff at speed.

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Alongside the easy-to-adjust air spring there’s DVO’s OTT (Off The Top) adjuster. This adjusts the negative spring, altering how the initial part of the stroke feels.

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High- and low-speed compression adjustment on the diamond is impressively comprehensive:

High- and low-speed compression adjustment on the Diamond is impressively comprehensive

We found the range of adjustment (a full 14 turns) very noticeable, and dialled in our 160mm travel test fork so it was sensitive enough off of the top to claw traction from dry and loose summer trails, without compromising its hard-hitting ability or support on steeper trails.

A closed-cartridge bladder takes care of damping duties, offering easy-to-use, adjustable high- and low-speed compression adjustment. Hammer into a series of repetitive hits, and the control is seriously impressive.

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Also available in green:

The Diamond is also available in green

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Although it’s not quite as slick as the Fox 36 in the really choppy stuff, the Diamond can hold its own when things get ugly. At 2.16kg (uncut steerer), it’s heavier than its direct competition though.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Diamond fork
Brand DVO

Colour Black
Available Colours Black Green
Adjustable Travel Yes
Steerer Material Alloy
Crown Material Forged