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    2018 DVO Emerald vs. Fox 40

    I have a Devinci Wilson with a Boxxer Team on it, and I'd like to move to a 40mm+ fork over the winter. I've had good luck w/the Boxxer and if they made a 40mm version I'd stick with it, but alas they don't.

    Has anyone ridden both the DVO Emerald and the current gen Fox 40 enough to have a solid opinion on them? I did some Google-ing and found plenty of older threads but nothing for the current gen.

    And because I'm an MTB'er and it matters (lol) I'm leaning towards the DVO because it is black/black and would match my black/silver bike a lot better. I'm not sure Kashima would look quite as cool, and as everyone knows that looking fast = being fast.

    Are there any other 40mm+ options that I should be considering?


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    Emerald has 36mm stanchions.

    Not that it's a fair comparison since it's upside down. Nor is stanchion diameter the only, or best measure of stiffness or even a valid reason for choosing one fork over another.

    But since that was your whole reason for switching...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    Emerald has 36mm stanchions.


    Not that it's a fair comparison since it's upside down. Nor is stanchion diameter the only, or best measure of stiffness or even a valid reason for choosing one fork over another.


    But since that was your whole reason for switching...
    I didn't say it was my whole reason for switching. Don't be needlessly dickish and condescending, I know it's your thing on here but nobody is impressed by it.

    The 40mm stanchions look fantastic, and "because it looks great" is most certainly a valid reason to buy something. Again, not the only reason, but still a valid one.

    I ended up going with the Fox. Enjoy your riding.
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    So how are you enjoy the FOX 40? Was your Boxxer air or coil, and how would you compare the 40 with your old Boxxer?

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