DVO Suspension

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  • 12-20-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    I won't say anything but do some research about whats going on

    totally aware.
  • 12-20-2012
    ryan_daugherty
    Less brakes bob.
  • 12-20-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    Less brakes bob.

    Parking lots are scary
  • 12-20-2012
    Pau11y
    The thing I wonder about if they go collet, is do collet resist the tube twisting in the crown?
    I had an old Mr Drit FAT fork, and that was the only drawback...and they had 3 bolts on the lower crown gripping the upper tubes!
  • 12-20-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    The thing I wonder about if they go collet, is do collet resist the tube twisting in the crown?
    I had an old Mr Drit FAT fork, and that was the only drawback...and they had 3 bolts on the lower crown gripping the upper tubes!

    too heavy.....DVO was trying different things but it added weight....so they are going with pinch bolt crowns...this is the protype and not the one going to market
  • 12-21-2012
    FreeRidin'
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    too heavy.....DVO was trying different things but it added weight....so they are going with pinch bolt crowns...this is the protype and not the one going to market

    As in the Ti collects are too heavy?...I don't think so. Provides an equal 360 clamp force. More expensive? Yes.
  • 12-21-2012
    csermonet
    Pretty sure I've seen quotes from DVO themselves stating the benefits from a collet system would be, specifically, weight savings and equal clamping forces...but they may end up going the traditional route because of manufacturing costs.
  • 12-21-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FreeRidin' View Post
    As in the Ti collects are too heavy?...I don't think so. Provides an equal 360 clamp force. More expensive? Yes.

    also unclamping issues...price probably too...I really don;t know
  • 12-21-2012
    evasive
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    Pretty sure I've seen quotes from DVO themselves stating the benefits from a collet system would be, specifically, weight savings and equal clamping forces...but they may end up going the traditional route because of manufacturing costs.

    Yup, that's what was in the Pinkbike writeup.
  • 12-21-2012
    Rob-Bob
    Any idea on how many of these forks will be produced the first year.
    I have a feeling they are going to be a hard to get.
  • 12-21-2012
    sodak
    I have been hearing/seeing info about DVO for a little while. I like what I am hearing.. I am not going to jump on the band wagon just yet, but I feel there is a seat with my name on it in the future. Subscribed to get more details as they come out. Thanks for the post SMT..
  • 12-21-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rob-bob View Post
    any idea on how many of these forks will be produced the first year.
    I have a feeling they are going to be a hard to get.

    37?
  • 12-21-2012
    csermonet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sodak06 View Post
    I have been hearing/seeing info about DVO for a little while. I like what I am hearing.. I am not going to jump on the band wagon just yet, but I feel there is a seat with my name on it in the future. Subscribed to get more details as they come out. Thanks for the post SMT..

    SMT is sure making some wild claims based off of a parking lot test. That being said, I've done my research on DVO and have been following the progress and I definitely like what I am seeing. The decision to have a solid, quality, base suspension with no gimmicks like SPV, Boost Valves, etc is very good to see. The motorsports inspired suspension design is a very good thing, and I personally believe is the way our suspension should be approached and executed. Its actually rediculous that the big companies haven't done something like this before. Kudos to Avalanche for being down since day 1. If this is done correctly, SMT's wild accusations will be true. And I will be on board the band wagon as well. My current suspension setup isnt leaving me wanting more, so I shall wait and see how the first batch of production goes and how people are liking them before I make a decision. I am really loving the industrial look of it, would be a nice match for my DHR :D On another note, I think a nice option would be to offer the upper tubes in their signature green, or black, and then possibly offer custom color anodizing on the cnc'd bits like the dropouts, crowns, etc.
  • 12-21-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    Pretty sure I've seen quotes from DVO themselves stating the benefits from a collet system would be, specifically, weight savings and equal clamping forces...but they may end up going the traditional route because of manufacturing costs.

    There's a lot of reasons to not do collets, but there are a lot of benefits to them as well. I've spent a lot of time talking to their engineers, they really want to do collets. Even if we don't see them on the first production year, they will probably make it on a later version of the fork. I for one don't want to have to carry around a specialty tool to take apart my crowns, even if there are benefits.

    And I think all the "wild claims" that SMT will be true. I really think this fork is going to live up to the hype. It will be a game changer like the 40 was when it came out.
  • 12-21-2012
    Gemini2k05
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rob-Bob View Post
    Any idea on how many of these forks will be produced the first year.
    I have a feeling they are going to be a hard to get.

    You'll see them on OEM bikes probably 1/2 year before you can buy them aftermarket. I bet they'll make around 10k forks the first year or so. Inverted forks are easier to manufacture, and they have the resources of Suntour behind them. I'm sure they'll be able to make enough, maybe not right away since they'll be struggling to gauge demand.
  • 12-21-2012
    Yody
    We'll see if the fork is any good, or if its a posers dream. Sure is a lot of hype built up on the forks. Could be excellent marketing, but I can't deny, the thing looks the part. I guess time will tell if it performs at race winning speeds. Until then, I think people gawking over it because of how good it looks and the engineering being marketed, need to remember to wait and see how it performs before wetting their pants riding around in sneakers with their arms and knees locked out, with no arch/brace installed in a parking lot.

    Plush is good, but not necessarily fast.....
  • 12-22-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    You'll see them on OEM bikes probably 1/2 year before you can buy them aftermarket. I bet they'll make around 10k forks the first year or so. Inverted forks are easier to manufacture, and they have the resources of Suntour behind them. I'm sure they'll be able to make enough, maybe not right away since they'll be struggling to gauge demand.

    oh no struggle at all....they already have a pre-order of 3000 forks sold already...

    think about this.....start up companies want to make money ASAP...they have 3000 forks sold already....but they are not looking for the easy way and grab money now....they want to make sure everything is perfect before they release it...got to give them props...because every day that fork doesn't go to market is everyday losing money...hats off to them for doing it right and giving the populus what we want. A durable product, that just works.
  • 12-22-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Yody View Post
    We'll see if the fork is any good, or if its a posers dream. Sure is a lot of hype built up on the forks. Could be excellent marketing, but I can't deny, the thing looks the part. I guess time will tell if it performs at race winning speeds. Until then, I think people gawking over it because of how good it looks and the engineering being marketed, need to remember to wait and see how it performs before wetting their pants riding around in sneakers with their arms and knees locked out, with no arch/brace installed in a parking lot.

    Plush is good, but not necessarily fast.....

    very true....believe me...I been begging Ronnie to get little B out on the local stuff...I can just say this...I have complete faith in the competency in the people behind the product....just go out and ride Tom Rodgers bike if you can...I rode one of his air shock bikes and it felt better then my DB coil...but you are totally correct until the product comes out...but I am sure it will be the fork everyone wants
  • 12-22-2012
    Ithnu
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    is this the end of the marzocchi love affair?

    DVO Suspension - potential new player?

    Ronnie Dilan, the head tech from Marzocchi USA, is on ridemonkey and answers some questions to quell the rumor factory.
  • 12-24-2012
    B-Mac
    I read the article about this fork on Pinkbike (I think?? Maybe Decline?? Whatever) a while ago. One of the things that looks pretty promising is that they've designed the fork to encourage tweaking by everyday non-mechanics such as myself. There's a foot valve that you can remove and adjust the shim stack without draining the fluid.

    I'm interested in the fork, esp. if the price is similar to an 888.

    Personally not thrilled with the green. Will black ever be a possibility I wonder??
  • 12-24-2012
    evasive
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    Originally Posted by B-Mac View Post
    Personally not thrilled with the green. Will black ever be a possibility I wonder??

    Pretty sure I read somewhere that black is the other option, but I couldn't tell you where I read that.
  • 12-24-2012
    StuLax18
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    Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Pretty sure I read somewhere that black is the other option, but I couldn't tell you where I read that.

    Last sentence of the first post in this thread.
  • 12-24-2012
    evasive
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Last sentence of the first post in this thread.

    Awesome. I knew I saw it somewhere. :thumbsup:
  • 12-24-2012
    StuLax18
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    Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Awesome. I knew I saw it somewhere. :thumbsup:

    I knew I had seen it, but I actually thought someone had said it a few posts into the thread since the usual "I hope they offer another color" post popped up.
  • 12-25-2012
    SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    I knew I had seen it, but I actually thought someone had said it a few posts into the thread since the usual "I hope they offer another color" post popped up.

    FYI....almost all of them will be black.....