Spotted at Sedona MTB Festival, DVO Suspension had just a few bikes on the rack with upcoming and prototype designs. The new rear shocks cowl the vary from long-travel enduro right down to short-travel XC and light-weight path bikes (aka “downcountry” or “fun country”).
Shown above is the upcoming DVO Topaz II, which will get extra bushings and a bigger diameter shaft to make it stronger and scale back stiction beneath load.
The Topaz II goes from a 10mm to 12.7mm inside shaft, stiffens the bike for bikes with clevis mounts (just like the Ibis it’s image on) and Trunnion mounts that put extra lateral stress on a shock.
The shaft itself is now plated, quite than anodized, so it’s each slicker and extra sturdy.
There are extra bushings, now, too, and extra bushing overlap internally. Combined with the brand new bushing on the seal (turquoise, above) and a lengthened can size, the shock is each stiffer and higher supported.
The aim was to only make a extra sturdy shock, and it will get the standard refinements to the interior circuitry to offer you extra tuning. A sideways mounted damper reduce riot for higher figment choices on extra bikes.
This twin high- and low-speed compression management knob is much like what’s discovered on their Jade coil shock and may very well be coming to an air shock quickly, too. This one took a little bit of convincing to allow us to share a pic of it (though it was sitting in public view all weekend), they usually advised us it’s solely an idea for now and never a remaining working design as proven.
For shorter journey bikes like this new Fezzari Signal Peak (100mm to 120mm rear journey), they’ll be launching a brand new Opal HV inline air shock with no exterior reservoir.
Look for a 3-position exterior low-speed compression rebound change with a rebound knob on high of it. No phrase on availability or pricing on any of those but, however our guess is the Topaz II and Opal HV ought to be out this 12 months.
The Topaz II is listed on their web site now for $500, however presently proven as out of inventory.