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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    you got a stick in your rear triangle. might wanna have that looked at...
    Hey don't make fun of my ghetto stand. I just dumped 2 weeks pay on a bicycle fork!

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    it was worth it. that bike is the hottest thing i've ever seen...


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    Here is mine, loving it so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by dytrdr5 View Post
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    sweet...how you liking it...pm me if you want set up tips
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    That's one sweet looking fork!! Really dig the black one on your setup SMT!!
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    Any more reviews?
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    Forks look good guys , i sure did love my Dorado on my Demo 8 .. Was an amazing fork , wonder how this compares to it. I had the bad seal issue , they replaced them right away for me with no questions asked. Customer service was good , no complaints here.

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    What I like in the initial post is the fact they didn't want to build it super light and risk parts failing. I like that a lot! More and more companies are trying to make things 'light' and disposable.

    And even then, most forks are in between 6 and 7lbs. You won't feel that extra half pound or so.

    Are you able to service things like bushings yourself?
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    The way i read it is DOV has been testing it for over 2 years and haven't had any issues. Is this a correct statement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    hey nice review and bike setup.. thanks.
    what is with the air volume for 95kg 85psi like manual or?
    Watch out for the air pumps...they tend to run a little high....that being said I am 205 pounds and run mine 78psi.....with turning IN (yes Turning in) my OTT 8. also high and low speed compression backed all the way off
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    The way i read it is DOV has been testing it for over 2 years and haven't had any issues. Is this a correct statement?
    nothing except for Ronnie accidently folding seal for the vital test...
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    Copy copy... I think some of the others replies were based off the thought it was only tested for 2 weeks with no blown seals. Sounds like a bad as fork, no funds for that kind of an upgrade just yet. Although only ridden about 5 times by me the boxxer race that came on my Jedi seems to be holding up. The previous owner I think had it serviced prior to selling it too. Time will tell the tail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    Rollout done, 100% what i have expectet! Ride high in corners and steep gnar, super plush for chatter stuff, nice fork. Now i get same perfect suspension in front like i have in the rear! #dvosuspension #canfieldbrothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    Rollout done, 100% what i have expectet! Ride high in corners and steep gnar, super plush for chatter stuff, nice fork. Now i get same perfect suspension in front like i have in the rear! #dvosuspension #canfieldbrothers
    welcome to the club.....a lot of people make mistakes setting fork up...pm me if you want any set up questions
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    My dvo emerald setup is
    97kg ride ready
    85psi
    Lsc3
    Hsc5
    Ott 13 turns clockwise
    Rb7

    All clockwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    My dvo emerald setup is
    97kg ride ready
    85psi
    Lsc3
    Hsc5
    Ott 13 turns clockwise
    Rb7

    All clockwise.
    I would try 80 PSI ....gives the fork a softer feel (more small pump sensitivity) ...that is if you are not bottoming out
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    Yes, rigth.. Stay on the race track now and was going down to 85psi much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    Yes, rigth.. Stay on the race track now and was going down to 85psi much better!
    try differnt pumps too...the pumps are not accurate
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    if i messure all time with the dvo pump its ok...

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    Haven't gotten a chance to ride mine but if it is half as good as the service I recieved from Ronnie at DVO then I will be more than pleased. Had an issue with my fork and they are taking full care of it with no hassle. So far I am a huge fan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    sweet..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by meSSican View Post
    Haven't gotten a chance to ride mine but if it is half as good as the service I recieved from Ronnie at DVO then I will be more than pleased. Had an issue with my fork and they are taking full care of it with no hassle. So far I am a huge fan..
    where you build in the dvo..? i seen on pinkbike that you sale the black green jedi frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    where you build in the dvo..? i seen on pinkbike that you sale the black green jedi frame?
    Yes I do have the Jedi for sale on Pinkbike.

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    I bought a 2014 Jedi, but have not gotten a chance to ride the fork or the frame yet.

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    Mine arrived today... at the wrong house! I was checking the package tracking online and just about shat myself when I saw that it had been delivered 30 minutes prior. Ran to the front door - no box. Checked the side gate - no box. Went one street over - thar she be, leaning up against the front door of somebody else's house. Checked the shipping label to make sure somebody else didn't order the exact same fork as me, but 'twas mine.

    Should be able to install this afternoon. Any pitfalls I should be looking to avoid whilst installing this magic boinger?
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    lucky guy! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Mine arrived today... at the wrong house! I was checking the package tracking online and just about shat myself when I saw that it had been delivered 30 minutes prior. Ran to the front door - no box. Checked the side gate - no box. Went one street over - thar she be, leaning up against the front door of somebody else's house. Checked the shipping label to make sure somebody else didn't order the exact same fork as me, but 'twas mine.

    Should be able to install this afternoon. Any pitfalls I should be looking to avoid whilst installing this magic boinger?
    May wanna remove your trousers to install.....I blew the front outta mine when I saw that baby mounted up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Mine arrived today... at the wrong house! I was checking the package tracking online and just about shat myself when I saw that it had been delivered 30 minutes prior. Ran to the front door - no box. Checked the side gate - no box. Went one street over - thar she be, leaning up against the front door of somebody else's house. Checked the shipping label to make sure somebody else didn't order the exact same fork as me, but 'twas mine.

    Should be able to install this afternoon. Any pitfalls I should be looking to avoid whilst installing this magic boinger?
    crazy......
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post

    Should be able to install this afternoon. Any pitfalls I should be looking to avoid whilst installing this magic boinger?
    Tapered steer tube=RETARDED that's about it.

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    CK i7 headset...

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    Installation was a breeze. My Aurum has a tapered HT, but came with a spacer-thingy to work with the straight steerer on the stock boxxer. Dumped the spacer, dug out an old Cane Creek crown race, works fine with the FSA headset. 20mm spacers above and below the crown so I have room to raise/drop the bar if I want, but currently at stock height. Obligatory phone pic:


    Can't wait to get it out on the trails, which are presently soupy mud after three days of rain. Next week...
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    Right, so first day on a '14 Jedi w/ an Emerald. I cannot even begin to describe how well this fork performed! I'm 197 kitted up and I've got 23% sag at 70 psi. I used an everything wide open base tune (manual called for no HSC or LSC as a starting point, and the rebound felt like there was really good control wide open also) paired to the Jedi's CCDB base tune. UNreal! The only time I managed to come to near bottoming was a front wheel landing off an ~8ft drop! If the fork had flex/twist, or the additional heft of the extra pound, I didn't notice it. It felt very balanced on the Jedi.

    Prob a saying that's been beaten to death, but the fork tracks like it's on rails! And SUPPLE! Once it bedded in...after the 2nd run...it feels better than a Pike! Never had a Shiver...my exp w/ USD forks has been a Hanebrick LT8 and a Mr Dirt Fat fork...but I wouldn't listen to the naysayers about the drawbacks of USD forks w/ this one.

    Get one! You'll have kittens how well it performs!

    Disclaimer: I'm not in any way tied to DVO. Oh, BTW, their customer service is spectacular! Thanks John Pelino for all your help!

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    sweet ride Paully !!!!....it is crazy what an amazing fork the Emerald is...
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    Rate my Emerald tune:
    weight - 180 + gear
    skill - total hack
    i only ride - park [plus a little bit of gnar]
    am flustered by - drops, braking bumps
    air - 75 psi
    OTT - 6 turns
    rebound - 4 clicks
    HSC - 17 clicks
    LSC - 12 clicks
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Rate my Emerald tune:
    weight - 180 + gear
    skill - total hack
    i only ride - park [plus a little bit of gnar]
    am flustered by - drops, braking bumps
    air - 75 psi
    OTT - 6 turns
    rebound - 4 clicks
    HSC - 17 clicks
    LSC - 12 clicks
    pinkrobe,
    Are you counting your clicks from open (maxed out CCW) or closed (maxed out CW)...?

    So, for Trestle which is mostly jumpy high speed flow trails:
    197 kitted up
    70psi = ~24% sag
    almost no OTT
    rebound - wide open, CCW maxed out
    HSC - 2 or 3 clicks in from wide open
    LSC - wide open (will add two clicks in for old skool DH chunder plowing)

    BUT, I'm on a Jedi and kinda ride a bit rear wheel biased on the jump trails.

    I'd like to change up the oil viscosity a bit to see if I can shift my settings to the middle of the dial detentes some...the fork feels juuuuuuust a touch overdamped for my hack-tacular skillz
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Rate my Emerald tune:
    weight - 180 + gear
    skill - total hack
    i only ride - park [plus a little bit of gnar]
    am flustered by - drops, braking bumps
    air - 75 psi
    OTT - 6 turns
    rebound - 4 clicks
    HSC - 17 clicks
    LSC - 12 clicks
    I like soft
    73 psi
    HS and Low speed compression...all the way open
    OTT 9 turns
    rebound 4 clicks

    really eats up the brake bumps and chop
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    Holy crap, looks like wide open is the new black!

    All my settings are from wide open. Looks like I should back off on the compression... I'm heading to Silver Star soon [mostly flow + jumps with lots of bumps]. I'll be there with my wife, so I should have a little time to mess with the settings at the end of each run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Holy crap, looks like wide open is the new black!

    All my settings are from wide open. Looks like I should back off on the compression... I'm heading to Silver Star soon [mostly flow + jumps with lots of bumps]. I'll be there with my wife, so I should have a little time to mess with the settings at the end of each run.

    Thanks!
    Have to correct my previous post. I had it at:

    HSC: 4
    LSC: 0
    LSR: 1
    OTT: 45/90 clicks
    75 PSI @ ~21% sag

    I was a touch divey when I was running old skool chunder DH. I'm gonna try to bump up my compressions a bit, and back off the OTT a hair.

    HSC: 5
    LSC: 5
    LSR: 1
    OTT: 35/90 clicks

    Still quite open...
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    I change back to dorado, the dvo is to heavy for quick move or manuals and to much compression, even the HS -LS knobs are FULL OPEN...

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    Stock tunes are TERRIBLE on the DVO. Way too harsh. It's an easy fix though. Additionally the reduced offset on the DVO makes it significantly better for "quick moves" and turning, not harder. Sounds like you need to hit the gym if the fork is too heavy for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    I change back to dorado, the dvo is to heavy for quick move or manuals and to much compression, even the HS -LS knobs are FULL OPEN...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    I change back to dorado, the dvo is to heavy for quick move or manuals a...
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    . Sounds like you need to hit the gym if the fork is too heavy for you.
    I challenge anybody to feel the difference of a 3/4 of a pound when riding....seriosly it is all mental....you weigh on a scale and see difference but you can't tell on the trail at all....

    mental
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    Yes, but hate gyms"..... No, its a good fork but there are also more playful forks out.. I test the dvo now with 80psi hsc1 lsc1 ott 10 turns... I am 210lb hope it works.. The rigid of the dvo is unbeatable !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664 View Post
    Yes, but hate gyms"..... No, its a good fork but there are also more playful forks out.. I test the dvo now with 80psi hsc1 lsc1 ott 10 turns... I am 210lb hope it works.. The rigid of the dvo is unbeatable !
    start with a little lower air pressure (70 to 75)...believe me that is the rick to get this fork to come alive...I weigh 210 also and wear full armour and huge back pack...probably in the 225 range and I run 73psi...believe me it is awesome

    hate the gym ??? ...me too...but I wish I would have started doing it earlier in my life....it really helps with bike riding and keeps you strong thoughout the day. You don't have to even lift that much...I workout and bench 125...that is it ...just trying to stay fit....I work on back, legs, chest, arms and grip...(grip is mostly looking at porn at night and etc)
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