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EXCLUSIVE & In Depth: First Ride on the DVO Emerald Fork & Jade Shock

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The arrival of the new DVO Suspension products has been more anticipated than any other suspension in recent history. We were given the exclusive opportunity to try it out for first time in Whistler, BC. What follows is an in-depth recount of our two-day ride experience, with initial impressions from Dave Trumpore, Bryson Martin Jr. and Cedric Gracia. Grab a cup of joe, sit back, and get your learn on. Following countless hours of Pro rider and in-house testing, DVO has finalized their designs and will be taking things to production in the coming weeks, starting with the Emerald fork. Get pumped! It's finally here.

DVO Emerald Fork Highlights

- 203mm travel
- Inverted design
- Carbon Torsion Arch (CTA) to improve torsional stiffness
- Air spring with adjustable 'Off The Top' negative coil spring
- 41 to 42mm tapered 7000 series aluminum upper legs
- 36mm 7000 series stanchions with molybdenum disulphide coating
- 20mm forged magnesium dropouts
- Twin-tube open bath damper
- External high and low-speed compression and rebound adjustments
- Easy to remove bottom loader compression assembly
- Available in green or black
- MSRP $2,200

DVO Jade Coil Shock Highlights

- External high and low-speed compression and rebound adjustments
- 14mm alloy shaft
- Forged CNC housing
- Reservoir with bladder vs traditional IFP
- Loader compression assembly can easily be removed to access shims
- Sizes will include 10.5x3.5, 9.5x3, 8.75x2.75, 8.5x2.5 and 7.875x2.25-inches
- MSRP TBD, but in-between the FOX DHX RC4 and Cane Creek Double Barrel

DVO plans to offer a package deal if both products are purchased together. Distribution in North America will be dealer direct from DVO USA.

Photos by Lear Miller - www.dvosuspension.com
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