DVO Suspension - Birth Of A Brand

Jul 23, 2012
by Julian Coffey  
 
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bigquotesDVO is short for 'Developed Suspension' and represents the mindset we have as we engineer, design, and deliver fully developed suspension products that are 100%. - Bryson Martin

Serious firepower - John Pelino Tom Rogers Bryson Martin Bryson Martin Jr Josh Baltaxe Team DVO
  Serious firepower - Team DVO.

30 years plus industry veteran Bryson Martin, owner of Bryson Martin Racing along with Tom Rogers, John Pelino, Josh Baltaxe and Bryson Martin Jr will launch DVO Developed Suspension during the Taiwan Bike Week held in Taichung Taiwan November 2012. They will have a booth at the Splendor Hotel in Taichung during Bike Week.

Bryson and his team were long time Marzocchi employees; they left in May 2012 amid struggles with Tenneco upper management and the direction of the company's mountain bike suspension business. Bryson Martin was the founder of Marzocchi USA and was the inspiration for the successful Bomber line as well as many other iconic models over the past 23 years.

Tom Rogers and Bryson Martin slap on some cool grey 9C.
  Tom Rogers and Bryson Martin slap on some cool grey 9C.

bigquotesAfter losing our supplier SR Suntour and not having a back up plan, I felt that the future with Marzocchi would be extremely difficult. Going my own direction with my own suspension program is the way forward. - Bryson Martin

The new DVO Suspension Team consists of Tom Rogers who is a long time industry veteran and former World Cup racer. Tom worked at Manitou for ten years during their glory days and then nearly ten years at Marzocchi focusing on damper designs. John Pelino was at Marzocchi for 16 years handling operations, after market sales and distribution support. Josh Baltaxe has a graduate degree in Engineering and is a passionate bike rider; he brings the brains and science to all our designs. Bryson Martin Jr is a pro DH racer and business student and will help in tuning, marketing and race support.

Getting work done in the new space.
  Getting work done in the new space.

Bryson along with his USA based engineering team brings over 80 years of suspension building experiencing and will launch some very cool and innovative suspension products purely focused on the long travel market.

bigquotesWe started with a clean sheet of paper but didn't look to re-invent the wheel. We addressed some critical areas of current suspension design to enhance performance while making it easier for the consumer to tune or service their own fork if desired. - Bryson Martin

Before he can start designing the future Baltaxe needs to build the boxes.
  Before he can start designing the future, Baltaxe needs to build the boxes.

With regard to the competition, it has been a long time since a new company has entered the high-end suspension business of this magnitude, both Rock Shox and Fox the industry leaders have been doing a great job for years.

bigquotesWe feel that the dominance of Fox and Rock Shox has been because there hasn't been enough good competitors to give them a run for their money. DVO Suspension will be gunning for the top. - John Pelino

Bryson Martin Jr Whistler BC Photo by Colin Meagher
  Bryson Martin Jr sends it. Whistler, BC. Photo by Colin Meagher

In order to become a player in the suspension business you need to have a solid manufacturing base and SR Suntour, the world's largest suspension maker, will install a dedicated production line to assemble the complete line of DVO products (forks and shocks). “SR Suntour is an amazing company with a rich history in the bicycle business, although they are currently known for making low to mid priced suspension, they also produced a lot of great high end products and were once a main player in the early days of mountain bike components” “I’ve worked with SR Suntour for decades, they are passionate about building high end products and have dedicated themselves to making sure DVO Suspension will be a success” says Bryson”. Furthermore, the President of SR Suntour Daisuke Kobayashi rides thousands of kilometers each year, not too many company presidents have the passion like he does for bikes.

bigquotesWe will also launch a very informative web site helping riders better understand the dynamics of suspension in general while providing extensive information on tuning and setting up all of the DVO products. Providing detailed information on our web site and backing up our products with excellent customer service will be key! - Bryson Martin Jr.

DVO Swag - check where s the goods
  DVO Swag - check. Word is, patents are pending so you'll have to wait until November before DVO releases the hounds.

For 2013 DVO Suspension will be working with DH Teams and individual riders while heading to as many races and events as possible. The goal is to support some top World Cup DH Teams in the near future. “We will also work on other market segments within the suspension business and focus purely on the performance aspect.” says Bryson. DVO Suspension is located in Valencia California and is a rider owned and operated company.

Contact: info@dvosuspension.com
29033 Ave. Sherman Suite 203 Valencia, Ca 91355 USA
661-295-9500


These guys definitely have fork fluid running through their veins, can they come up with a game changer in such a hotly contested market?



321 Comments

  • + 82
 new competition, now this is getting exciting
  • + 15
 hopefully its reasonably priced
  • + 20
 This is great news. I've been back on 888s for 2 years now and didn't like the idea of having to choose from RS or Fox if they went under. If DVO makes a fork as reliable and plush as the latest 888s I will be all over it. All companies have to start somewhere, and I like where these guys are coming from.
  • + 16
 Thanks kramster, you won't be disappointed!
  • + 0
 @DVOSuspension

very interesting news!

best of luck in your new venture, and don't forget the burgeoning 29'er market as us riders on the wagon wheelers also appreciate high end suspension product Wink
  • + 2
 I have been riding a 29" since 2001, love the big wheels too!
  • + 2
 Great freakin' news !!!...also quit on Fox a few years back and have been rocking Marzo since 2010...if the DVO is anything like the 888evo, I'll be all over it for my next replacement !!!
  • + 3
 Thanks and you will be impressed!
  • + 2
 If that's going to be like the latest marzo products and priced a bit lower - Fox, beware!
  • + 2
 really look forward to seeing what you come out with, and the experience you guys have....awesome!

can you say, or what your going to be releasing? even just a vague idea?
  • + 9
 We will be releasing a DH fork and rear shock for starters then into the Enduro/AM area and all in the high-end.
  • + 2
 are there going to be freeride single crowns in your lineup?
if i could get a 1.5 head with 180mm id totally buy it!
  • + 1
 will you be trying out inverted forks or are you sticking to the proven standard fork that has worked for years on the 888? also curious if your going to try and standardize stanchion diameters using 38mm stanchions sorry if these questions are too early
  • + 3
 In many ways, inverted dual crown forks are really the best way to go. Keep your eyes peeled on the new DVO products, we just may offer something like that!
  • - 3
 Hey DVO... you guys should hire Craig Pollock to do your marketing! That guy has a solid background in the industry and nobody knows how to pass off chinese made product as north american the way he does! Wink
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  • + 54
 t-shirts and water bottles is a promising start for suspension manufacturer
  • - 12
 Pushed props down accidentely, was too excited by dvo swag
  • - 8
 Just keep this swag bullshit out of it...
  • + 6
 Any new competitor makes the already existing manufactures to become better so good for all of us!!!
  • + 34
 We have to start somewhere!
  • + 20
 We do have more than swag going on, we have invested more than 100k in engineering and design systems, a dyno for testing, a building, a race rig for support, and now installing a production line. It's a lot of work but its also what our passion is! Products will be coming soon!
  • + 2
 I really hope to be able to ride one of your suspensions soon, I just said the swag thing because it is becoming over used by brainless teens, like the stupid YOLO thing...
  • + 2
 @Rolas

if you look back into bicycle manufacturing history, specifically in BMX you would see how much money brands like Hutch USA made from selling 'swag' (t-shirts, caps, stickers) before making a single frame or crankset

legend has it that they made so much money selling their swag at BMX races, it actually paid for their setup costs Wink
  • + 0
 never stop swag!
  • + 9
 Yea we love swag too, who doesn't? So, to all the PB guys out there who wants a DVO T-Shirt send your info to info@dvosuspension.com and we will send ya a free one!
  • + 2
 We only have 50 t-shirts left, so while supplies last!
  • + 2
 Email Sent! Swag!
  • + 1
 same! swaggin fer dayyzzz... lol
  • + 3
 Just ordered a hundred more shirts! The support is awesome, thanks to all!
  • + 1
 Stickers & decals for me pls!
  • + 1
 Australia too far out of the way for swag?? Big Grin
  • + 2
 Congrats Bryson and crew! Great news, good luck and look forward to hopefully seeing you back in Whistler soon.
  • + 1
 i guess i can't get a tee, being too far away?
  • + 1
 We have hundreds of people asking and we will try to accommodate everyone, the support is awesome, thanks to everyone here! DVO
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 So inside word makes it sound like Marzocchi lost the contract with SR due to the parent company Tenneco, having "other plans" for the brand. As a result the brains of Marzocchi's gravity line left, captured the manufacturing contract with SR and are now going to produce a whole new line without the meddling of a parent company with alternative motives. Sounds pretty legit to be honest. One of a starup companies biggest hurdles is manufacturing, and it sounds like they got that locked in. Working with familiar faces is always good. I have owned 7 Marzocchi forks, all likely designed by these guys, and every one have never let me down. Just change the oil regularly, and the occasional seal replacement, and the forks perform immaculately.

So we can expect the same manufacturing quality of the current 888's (fantastic!) with uninterrupted creativity and design from some VERY experienced players. This actually sounds good to me. Is a very similar story to how BOSS started back in the day, and although BOSS may not be main stream in MTB's currently. They have thrived in every sport they have focused on.

Best of luck DVO! I will certainly give you a try if i can afford it.... Maybe we'll actually see the next evolutionary step of the Shiver from these guys.
  • + 7
 The people behind DVO are their big asset. Good luck to you guys and I'd be happy and stoked to see what comes of it.
  • + 4
 Thanks for kind words and support! The DVO line will be high performance based and quality and manufacturing precision is paramount.
  • - 6
 Can we go 9" of travel? Head tubes might have to be shorter, but that would be siiick!
  • + 7
 9" would be a lot because of the axle to crown length would a bit high, it's really about the quality of the suspension!
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 Dear DVO: please build my dream fork. Dual Ti springs, RC3 style open bath damper on one side, ETA(ish) mechanical travel limit on the other, in an updated chassis, and with a 20mm axle that consistently works. 150-170mm please, and in the low 5lb range. I know you've thought about it....I bet a couple of your staff have even whipped something like that up for themselves Smile
  • + 6
 I like the way you think!
  • + 5
 Also please don't put wimpy stanchions on your dual crown forks. 38 - 40mm diameter with a hard wearing smooth finish like Marzocchi's nickel-plating please Smile
Steering precision and small-bump sensitivity are the most important characteristics for ride quality in a DH fork in my opinion. If you are in the ball-park for weight, then that is secondary in my opinion.
  • + 2
 No wimpy stanchions for sure!
  • + 1
 I hope this is a discussion about a burly single crown!
  • + 2
 That's definitely on the engineering list!
  • + 1
 yes!!! please!!! and in options of 1.5, 1 1/8, and 1.5 to 1 1/8 tapered headtubes!
  • + 1
 i agree with all of u please build the dream fork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile
  • + 1
 don't forget the 1.5 to 1.25 "standard"!
  • + 2
 We will have all the steer options available!
  • + 2
 Dream fork will be coming soon.
  • + 1
 yeah!!! I built that ETA rc3 55 for myself, because when you guys were at Marz, you believed that end users should be able to tinker and tune with their stuff, and you helped me do it! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE it in a better engineered chassis. THANK YOU for realizing you were onto a good thing before, and having the balls to set off on your own and make it happen.
  • + 2
 Thanks a ton for supporting us at Marzocchi and look forward to working with ya again under the new program. Cheers, DVO!
  • + 2
 Let me know when that dream fork is ready. I'll be ready to retire my Z150!
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  • + 12
 love some competition, i hope fox gets forced to cut their outrageous prices down!
  • + 3
 The important thing we plan to accomplish is giving the customer greater value, for a price of todays high-end suspension fork you should be getting a lot more!
  • + 1
 awesome i wish you all the best, looking forward to see your products!
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  • + 7
 Marzocchi USA always did right by me, even though I'm in the UK it's usually been faster, cheaper and easier to send stuff off to Cali than wait for Marz's UK distributor to get things done. It's a shame about the Marzocchi situation but this is an exciting development, good luck to you all!
  • + 1
 Thanks and we carried the same passion and care for our customers over to DVO but now we are fully independent and ready to hit the market.
  • + 1
 I love my 2012 888Ti, and am really anxious for those fancy stanchions marzocchi is gonna be making, but without knowing if there are issues with the ti Nitrate stanchions, I honestly believe it's a rather silly move to show them at shows and with race teams for years now, and you still can't get them, or even a release date for that matter.
Same goes for rockshox with their blackgold stanchions, Even we (non pro riders) like those kind of things.
The exclusivity for the newest parts, takes to long, and is to hard to get.
If there's one company anyone could take some inspiration from it's Hope tech! I know tons of people who ride those brakes and hubs,... They always work, Every part is replaceable, you can order it separately, has a superb finish, you'll have the same parts as the highest end racers, and still lots of choice to customize. (custom color or laser etching for the sponsored riders is the way to go imo).
Some look and feel I like in the hope brakes, I can relate to the factory feel of a bos fork. But those are hard to find, parts even harder to find, expensive,..
  • + 1
 The kashima coated stanchions for the fox 40 are awesome, and who's going to change a fork in mid season? But if you're going to service your fork, and you can easily upgrade. and spread the cost over the season, it makes sense...
And one last remark, Titanium is the material of choice for a high end spring, They're still to rare, (especially rockshox, fox springs). Cane creek can have them for their shocks, and have nice website as well, but it's still to expensive. It's a spring, and again if you compare it to hope parts, where you pay for good machining, best choice of materials, and a well thought over design. A spring is just a coil (even though it's in an expensive material and needs work too). If Diverse can do It, others should be able too.

just wanted to spit this out, cause in my opinion there's still to much of a strange approach on suspension marketing.
These days, to correctly set up your suspension, you have to know how it works and what it does, so tuning it at home isn't that far off, Marzocchi did a good job with the replaceable shimstack (even though I have no clue, how and to what I'll better change it to). Props to Cane Creek who arguably have the most complicated shock, and does the best job of explaining it on their web site. So in my eyes: Explain everything till everybody knows how to set it up, even if you don't own one. Provide parts easily, that everybody who needs some for his fork, wishes he had bought yours, Leave some kind of room to customize "the look", don't overrate R&D: every piece of paper as the need to have some, and if you get a napkin, you don't want to pay the cost to come up with the idea.

Only wanting to go with long travel suspension, makes me believe at the moment, that R&D is there to suit the needs of the market, not the need to get rich.
  • + 2
 Thanks for the info, its appreciated for sure. We have designed the new DVO products with consumer serviceability in mind and we will have very informative information available to educate our customers in all areas of suspension. Our web site will be launching soon and it will give ya taste of our direction for the future and keep the info flowing, its great to hear. DVO
  • + 1
 I saw some ti-nitride stanchions at whistler last weekend on a pro's bike and the finish was worn right off.
  • + 1
 The Ti-Ni was a race coating and after a few years can definitely wear down, especially in muddy and wet conditions.
  • + 1
 so are you guys replacing marzocchi or becoming manitou and marzocchi's competition? either way push everyone to lower their prices please Big Grin
  • + 2
 Im not sure what going to happen with those other guys, DVO will be launching soon and we will be pushing hard to the top.
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  • + 7
 @DVOSuspension:

Much appreciated for all the answers in the comments section. It's cool to see you addressing all the PB chatter, fast and free. I spent more time reading your responses than I did with the article. Best of luck.
  • + 4
 The PB crowd is cool, all passionate people wanting great products and supported and its just like the way we want to be treated. Thanks again!
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  • + 6
 Don't forget the Manitou stuff has been really good for the past few years. They have the Dorado which everyone who rides it loves. The Circus is well received. The Minute is a great trail fork. They are missing the long travel single crown, but I hear it is coming. Anything post 2007/8 has been reliable, and performs well. I still have a couple of Nixons that continue to work really well. They are about a pound heavier than current 150mm forks, but they are more rigid. I suspect Manitou will continue to claw back as a competitor to Fox and RS. Fox oversimplified its dampers on the new range, and RS has been having reliability issues with the travel adjust models.
  • + 2
 Manitou's1` "do at home" piston tuning kit is pretty slick. But I find their forks are all really flexy, even the dorado. They use really small stanction tubes which is old school.
  • + 2
 Totally agree with ya on your thoughts, high quality piston and shims is the way to go.
  • + 2
 guys everyone loves the way marzocchi forks can be neglected for ages and still run smooth, make cart kits (ideally sealed) and it would go down an absolute treat!!!, their xc carts (tst) need some sorting out, build some good quality sealed ones and you could be on an absolute winner!! the 888 is already one of the lightest dh forks out there well the expenssive one anyway and without so much oil in the lower could be an absolute roar, what im saying is there are alot of good chassis out there (not just zocchi ones but maguras and dt swiss as well) that would be mental with good cartridges.. serious hole in the market i rekon...
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  • + 5
 Seems like a bold move to launch a company with talk of groundbreaking innovation without so much as a drawing or even a legit description of a product, but I'm all for more options so best of luck. Honest question: can a company really hope to take on the big boys while focusing only on long travel suspension?
  • + 0
 if they're doing good in this segment: why not? i mean marzocchi was not really a "big boy" in the world cup, neither is BOS or x-fusion. maybe they're plan is to start from "top to bottom" (in regard of travel) and maybe launch AM-forks or shocks after a few years instead of starting with the XC-stuff.
  • + 1
 And that's all fine. I'm sure they can exist doing long travel only. I have no problem with that. But they're the ones that said they are "gunning for the top" looking to challenge Fox and Rockshox. Maybe they meant just to compete the them regarding the quality of their long travel forks. But it sounds like they want to compete with them as a company, and that's not going to happen if they only make long travel stuff. But again I wish them best of luck. It takes tons of guts to do this and I'm all for more options.
  • + 14
 Thanks for the support! It's an exciting venture and we all feel there is room at the top for long travel (150-203mm) since the only real global manufacturers are FOX and RS. We are focusing on long travel because thats what we know best and its much harder to make a long travel system work awesome, it takes serious suspension knowledge and most importantly focus. Thanks again, DVO Suspension.
  • + 6
 I find it funny that the former Marzocchi employees leave Marzocchi out of the conversation for top honours in the long travel fork market. Despite the fact that they are not found on many stock bikes these days, I actually think Marzocchi has been producing the best long travel forks for the last few years. The most worrisome thought in all of this in my opinion is that Marzocchi could take a step back by losing key personnel and apparently their supplier.
  • + 9
 It was a real bummer leaving a company that we all started with, we put our heart and soul into it but it was no longer a rider owned company and they had every right to change the direction of the company. That said, we carried our experience and passion into DVO and we only have to answer to our customers and thats exactly what we want.
  • + 1
 @fyfe...I'm also wondering what will happen with Marzo if key employees have a different vision of how things should be done...if DVO is all about producing a better product based on their knowledge and greater manufacturing precision, well I can't wait to try one !!!...I wish the boys at DVO the best but it's kind of sad for Marzo...
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  • + 4
 Good luck to DVO... Whoever goes through and deletes certain comments is doing an injustice to this site. All views and opinions should be considered even the pessimistic, bad ones! Let the negative propping take care of that and let the people speak! I don't even swear! Ridiculous, if anything Pinkbike will only lose credibility if you're "fixing" publicly viewable feedback.
  • + 1
 Nothing has been deleted from this article...
  • + 3
 Mines gone!
  • + 1
 Maybe nothing has been deleted that you are aware of...My original post is gone as well. Not the first article where this has happened. A conspiracy for sure haha.
  • + 3
 I would understand if it was an abusive post, but just general criticism of a flawed business plan (in my view) does not warrant deletion
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  • + 4
 I think this is awesome mfor mtn biking all around.These guys come with the knowlegde and experience so lets all give them a chance to show there stuff . I have always preferred marzocchi over the other 2 guys so this is very exciting.........bring it on!!
  • + 5
 Thanks for the support, we feel there is room for better suspension experience, thats why we left Marzocchi to work on this project. We won't let ya down!
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 Unless they are equally as good or better than the curent top line forks for a fair bit cheaper then I can't really see this taking off.
People are to attached to certian brands ( blind faith ) these days to join an unknown company , regardless of the awesome team behind it. ( in my opinon )
  • + 14
 Got to start somewhere man.
  • + 0
 Agree totally and wish them all the best , but alot of todays riders are to brand obsessed to leave thier chosen brands I think.
  • + 2
 maybe I'm wrong but before this year I'd never heard of one industries doing mtb clothing - however since the athertons have started wearing it seen quite a few people out with it, seems to have taken off quickly and its not cheap stuff! but i take your point nonetheless.
  • + 4
 I see your point , but they also have the power brand that is the athertons to make them ' cool/current/desirable ' .
Maybe once DVO have made some stuff and can afford to pay a top rider to use them it will kick off for them.

Looking at x-fusion is a good example , they make apparently good quality kit at good prices , yet they are still not considered a top brand by most.
  • + 10
 I picked up an X-Fusion Vengeance and it had the same specs as a Fox 36 Float 160. They offer high and low speed compression damping and rebound adjust- all you really need in a fork, and each option has such a wide range of how it affects the ride that there's a "right" setting for every rider. Feels just as plush and stiff, is far more easily user-serviced, and considerably less expensive. No gimmicks or anything I didn't really need.. Winner in my book.
  • + 1
 Sounds really good to me , would be cool if they made a DH fork ( or do they ? ) , in the market for a new fork but no way i'm spending the kinda money most are asking these days..
  • + 1
 tombikess- I agree with what you're saying but people are more likely to take a "chance" on clothes they don't know than on a newer suspension brand they're not sure of.
But just like others have said, I really hope they put out a great product at a great price if for no other reason than to add some competition to the other companies. It can only be a good thing for the riders. Better products and pricing for all because right now most of it is hugely overpriced.
  • + 4
 I would have to assume that they know damn well that their product needs to be better to take on the big boys. I think this is a bold move, but I trust the fact that these guys have been in this business for years and wouldnt jump off a bridge without a parachute. I look forward to seeing what they come up with, and would buy their product if it looks like it fits the bill.
  • + 11
 DVO Suspension is a new company but all of us aren't new to the suspension business, between all of us here at DVO we have over 80 years of suspension experience. We all know what it takes to make a great product and one extremely important aspect of the business is to support our customers from every angle possible. We will have a real informative web site with helpful set-up tips, videos, spare parts, event and race support, plus someone who actually cares to answer the phone and talk to you when you need the help. Thanks again DVO Suspension.
  • + 1
 i dont believe in blind faith in products. i look at the simplicity of a product. simplicity means reliability. at the moment im running rs dc domain rc. they are not the best performers but dont scream that they are. but they work. ive had no issues with them and they are strong enough for the bigger hits. if someone is going to offer a better performing fork, that is just as strong and reliable through simplicity and not mad over complication with a decent price range and the promise of exellent customer service...ill give them a go!
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 Good. Hopefully having another suspension company in the mix will decrease the cost of the overly-priced current forks on the market. Cheaper fox in40s anyone?
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  • + 3
 I jumped on the Armada ski wagon when it first took off and have been with them ever since. If you guys build a kick A product there is no reason I wouldn't try it. I love Fox to death...but...innovative small companies can take risks that the big boys can't. Can't wait to see the website drop!
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 the big boys still take the risks.. but onlly with their pro athelets.. think fox's inverted dh fork.... thats the biggest difference between fox and marzocchi as far as im concerned... fox seems to be alot more careful as to what they put their name to marzocchi seem to go nuts with it and produce anything... then decide weather it was a good idea!! hahaha... still competition cant do the current price trend any harm and could do it alot of good..... lets see what they can come up with!!!
  • + 1
 Smart and intuitive thinking on your part!
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 not sure if it has been mentioned already but its awesome how you guys at DVO are replying to everyones comments individually and listening to what they say ! really admirable for a company looking to be big that you are listening to the everyday riders and not just sponsored guys Smile wish you the best of luck cant wait to see a product lineup !
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 Thanks for the kind words minisam!
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 What's te goal ?
To beat Fox & RS business-wise or quality-wise ?

Quality-wise they'd better look after some real techy products like BOS suspension ! ;-)
  • + 1
 I agree with you. it will be a challenge to beat fox and RS in the business side and I dont think they will be able to out do BOS on the quality tbh.
  • + 6
 both is easily doable if they aren't greedy bastards. mtb industry has had these insane suspension prices for far too long.
  • + 3
 BOS makes some great products and he was a passion for the quality of his products. We have the same passion and we have been personally been in the mountain and motocross suspension biz for more than 23 years. Quality, performance, and great customer support are all areas we will go after!
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  • + 3
 With that crew they seem pretty highly qualified to make a great product. It'll be nice to see some new competition in the suspension industry. Hopefully we'll see some top notch products at a decent price.
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 I can't wait to see the goods! The brains behind the excellent Marzocchi products of late turned loose without the constraints of a parent company. Sound full of win!
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 I love new start-ups, it's always exciting to see guys that have a passion and an idea make something of it. Unfortunately, as soon as they make money somebody with a vague patent somewhere is going to sue. DVO you said you were working on some patents, ('necessary' evil that start-ups feel they need), do you already have a plan in place incase one of the big boys or a patent troll comes a knocking?
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 Thanks for support and we do have some cool ideas that I "hope" are patentable, we should know soon. Other than that, we have some new ideas for pistons and shims of which cannot be patented, just common knowledge. We don't plan on infringing anyone's current ideas or technologies, just focused on high quality parts, intelligent damper designs and great customer support.
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 Interesting business model for SR Suntour. Just as they are working towards introducing their DH/freeride fork, they set aside production facilities to produce products for someone who will potentially be a competitor. Okay, they might be slightly different markets, as I understood SR Suntours dh fork being geared towards value, but still.
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 suntour have developed their dh fork as we speak they have around 50 testers worldwide hammering them as hard as they can and searching for any little niggles that may be left before they put it into production, this will be very different to that though.. the suntour will be trying to deliver performance like a boxxer or a 40 at half the price.. these guys will be trying to make the ultimate ride experience... no doubt with the pricetag to match....
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 i presume its going to be a wide distribution rather than US only to start with or something? just from what i've heard here i'd be well up for giving a pair of the forks a try providing they aren't crazy expensive and they're readily available in the UK?
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 We will have global distribution and the UK is a very important market for us. We have been getting bombarded from every distributor in the world to carry our products, we just need to choose the one who fits our business model the best. Thanks again.
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 awesome i'll be looking forward to seeing them on the market!
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 Just buy avalanche suspension and you won't b let down some of my avalanche forks are 10 years old and still hit 15-20 foot drops every weekend there is not one other fork out there past or present that can do that!!!!!!!!!!with only oil changes
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 Still riding my Shivers......if a lighter inverted fork with 200 mils of travel came out it would give riders an option for a different style of long travel fork. Hi and low speed compression adjustments are good to have. Low speed comp. Dial needs to be on top of fork leg. Air springs are sweet because you can fine tune the spring rate. DVO is going to make some sweet forks! Make shure Wheeldrop gets his stickers! His van has hundreds of stickers plastered on it!
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 You're gonna love the new DVO DH and stickers are in the works for Wheeldrop!
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 The fact that your taking the time to listen and respond to your customers speaks load and clear that you care about your customers. This is a company that gets my respect!
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 Thanks a ton, the big difference here is that we all are stoked on bikes and its great to hear from everyone about what they want, its great information and feedback that every company should be interested in receiving. Thanks again, DVO.
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 That's great news. I'm always looking for the next best thing.. I've gone thru several forks, models, brands. Out of all, marzocchi has always been reliable to me.. I can't wait to see what your going to put out there. Very excited.
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 This is great news. Been a Marzocchi user for many years and watched Tom try everything to support customers as best as possible. Read all the threads, post's and information posted. A real effort unlike much of the rest of the company. Congrats on your new project, and I will be in the que for products you release as for once can be confident we will get the support needed.
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 Thanks Kanza, TR is working hard on some cool new dampers and he will be at the events as well and we won't let ya down!
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 Make me cheaper version of something like the 888 RC3 Evo Ti and I am sold :p
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 You guys need to hook up with Drake of ISO Tuned suspension in Temecula, CA. He knows how to make suspension actually work and is the Marzocchi shim stack master. Also he does a ton of data acquisition, is this tech you will be using??
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 We worked with him when we were at Marzocchi, great guy and really knowledgable and would alike to have him on board for sure.
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 I would bet anything he knows more about susp than anyone!
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 DVO...the problem is that 5 years ago fox sold me a pair of float 36s for £500. Now they are £900. The've increased by £90-£100 every year. They arent really that much bettter than they were 5 years ago....they arent twice as good. Its a rip off. Build them as good for £500 again and you will get successful really quickly. The only thing that has changed year in year out is the weight it has went down. But fox cant tell me that the materials used have created this increase in price to make them. The materials are around 15% more expenseive thats a whopping 85% of the 50% increase in price for nothing we benefit from. I think they just use this money to pay the pros to ride their forks...so more people will buy them, which for us results in the price going up again.

The problem with this strategy is that i know alot of guys who are giving up mountainbiking these days due to the ridiculous cost of the equipment. Tempt them back into the sport with the best technology at the best prices....and do it for the sports sake....
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 I definitely hear what you are saying and the cost of equipment is really high so we are working hard to make sure we can deliver a high quality product with a competitive price. When the DVO product hits, you will definitely see our attention to quality and craftsmanship. We aren't owned by a big investment company who demands profits over performance, we aren't here to get rich, we just want to make great suspension, pay some bills, and ride our bikes.
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 this is good stuff... "we just want to make great suspension, pay some bills, and ride our bikes"

this is all we need:

1) has at min equal performance to fox (lets face it, fox performs well enough).
2) same weight.
3) cheaper.

thats all the sport needs. these incremental upgrades of fox's makes virtually no difference to performance of most riders. just ask local bike shops. when you cross question them theyre the first to tell of the great mountainbike technology swindle.
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 I hope everyone will be stoked with our new products, they will be a step up in overall performance, durability, and build quality. We are all riders here and its definitely products that we would want to spend our hard earned money on. Thanks for feedback!
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 Dear DVO, please make the best fork ever, and make it cheaper than everything else too! Haha, I think you're getting a lot of mixed signals from the pinkbike community. Really though, I think if you want to be taken seriously in the market long term as well as really take pride in your product and your company, your first goal should be to establish yourself by making the best product, and then find a way to make it competitive or even cheaper if possible. People forget that you can have multiple offerings at different price points, but we always benchmark the competitors against eachother with their respective high end models. Reading between the lines, it sounds like that's your intended approach.
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 We are working hard and we plan it to be the "best fork ever"! But "cheap" and best is a difficult ratio to balance, I think we will offer the "best" products with the greatest value, especially when you compare it to a Fox 40 with Kashima. Our build quality and overall fit and finish will speak for itself. Thanks for the info!
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 You have to set your goal higher than a fox 40. The Dorado,888, and Boxxer all have better performance than the 40. The 40 needs a complete overhaul. It was just propaganda that they released a press release that they could not get the inverted design to work. It was a way to delay the inevitable switch to inverted designs and try to milk the dated design for a few more years. My DH has a CC double barrel and Dorado. These will be hard to top, but they can be incrementally improved on.
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 Hey Willie1, we'll have to agree to disagree about the Boxxer performing better than the 40. I've used multiple versions and model years of both and I much prefer the 40, which I currently own. See above regarding my comment about wimpy stanchions.
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 "...we aren't here to get rich, we just want to make great suspension, pay some bills, and ride our bikes."

yeah, with all kinds of "lifestyle" bling, like huge monster trucks, "business use" motos, etc.

quit lying Bryson. you Cali dorks are all about glitz, glamour and bling. I wager $20 you will make the most ridiculous rapper look like a dirt-eater.
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 The 40 is rigid for sure, but the damping technology is falling behind the other manufacturers. The FIT damper is not bad, but hasn't quite caught up to the others yet. The hybrid air system used on the Trek models looks better, and I think Trek specifies their own damping specs. Manitou had the hybrid air way back in '05 with the Nixon in a slightly different configuration. I found the 40s were the worst on the chop, braking bumps etc..
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 HEY CFO- By the looks and history of your comments on this site you are a hater. Not one positive comment. Not surprising you chime in here as well. Like my momma always said. "If you dont have anything nice to say - dont say it at all" ...oh and by the way...you need to change that purple dinasour avitar...wait- you should keep it after all- fits you.
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 i think this is a great idea but if for example i have rockshox boxxers 2012 on my bike and i just got them so i am in no rush to change i think lots of people might not need a new fork, so you could to trade ins so i could swap my boxxers for a sertain ammount off your new triple clamp forks
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 Good idea for sure!
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 Decent suspensions are luxury in my country, hope you’ll consider to have a legitimate distributor here. Big boys are already here but with very little to zero support, and their price tag is way too high than most of us here can afford. And one thing for sure, you will be so amazed on huge number of trails and riders here in Indonesia.
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 We will keep that in mind for Indonesia, we will work hard making sure your location is supported, the trails incredible!
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 Very glad to hear that Smile
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 I have bled "Dirty Ms" since 2004...and while it is sad to see the Marzocchi brand, as I know it, go away, I am very excited to ride this new suspension and be supported by the same folks who have always supported me and my riding. Good luck to you all and DVO Suspension. I will support this company any way I can!!!
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 Thanks for your years of supporting us at Marzocchi! We all wanted it to go another direction and hung in there for a couple years hoping it would get better but the corporate big wigs are the ones in charge so we all lost passion and needed to start fresh. DVO will deliver everything we wanted to but couldn't make happen and its great to have all the support! Cheers, DVO!
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 I wish you all the best, and going by the team you have in place I am sure DVO will be a success. Please can you make sure that your suspension can stand up to UK conditions and if you appoint a distributor make sure they are a good one and can support you the right way in the early days/years of DVO as these first few years are the crucial ones for any new business and products they produce. Once again all the best and I look forward to seeing some products very soon.
I am open to any product testing you require for the UK.
www.north-bristol-mountain-bike-club.co.uk
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 Thanks Clembo and we share your thoughts and wisdom! We are all familiar with the Whistler/BC type conditions and when a product is built and designed correctly it will stand up to the harshest conditions. Most importantly, our products are designed with consumer serviceability in mind and we will offer excellent technical support and information on our web site. Cheers, DVO.
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 Make a 150mm fork with a 20mm TA instead of friggin 15mm and I'll be scrambling to throw my money at you guys fast enough.


FWIW my Marz 55 (2011) is the best fork I've ever ridden. Expecting great things from this company
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 Thanks elTwitcho! The 55 RC3 Ti is sweet fork. 150 mm fork with a 20mm axle and some other performance related features is exactly whats needed. A fork with 32mm stanchions and a 15mm axle can't deliver the steering precision we all need. I hear ya, keep the info flowing, its appreciated for sure.
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 nice fresh products to the old market, we riders and also consumers need a new approach and new products that can end monopollis like fox and rock shox, if you guys bring a new flow and top class suspension with a reasonable price i will be stoke to have one, congrats to the new company and good luck.
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 Are you guys going to be selling Internationally via your website or do you have International distribution already sorted? Do you have a New Zealand distributor lined up? Pretty keen to get my hands on a fork similar to the Marz 55 RC3 Ti to replace my current Fox. Best of luck with the new venture! Looking forward to seeing the new toys!.
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 Stoked! I LOVE my 2012 888 RC3 Evo and would love a rear shock to match! I don't want a Vivid, I don't want to drop a bomb on a CCDB and I'm not stoked on fox. If you can make a rear shock better than the Roco WC coil with independent 4 way tuning I'm so in!
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 I'm curious about air sprung forks, since I loved the piss out of my 1st gen 66 SL (still Italy, red graphics, no ATA) you guys that had one know what I'm talkin about!

I'd like to see an inverted air sprung fork, because I think it could be super light, and due to the nature of inverted forks, could still get killer small bump sensitivity.

I'd also love to see a sick 180mm, air sprung, single slammer like an improved Talas, or 66 SL, and do like the CCDB Air (which I love) and include air chamber spacers to tune progressiveness. One other thing, please please please! take the damn knobs off the bottom of the fork where they're always gettin' broke off!

Many thanks for the past stuff, and best of luck!
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 Like the way you think and definitely and especially NO ATA!
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 It's a great sign that these guys are out here being active in the online community instead of being put off by all the Internet engineers and experts. That's how you build a reputation for being accessible and responsive. The expertise is there, as long as the quality control comes through as promised this sounds like a winner. Competition is good for everyone and it's a also a good sign that people believe the market can support another suspension company.
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 Thanks and we plan to keep up the personal contact and company transperancy too. We promise to stand behind our stuff and be 100% honest without the marketing mumble jumble! Cheers, DVO.
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 This is pretty interesting, any single crown forks in the future or is it solely dh orientated? Its would be super cool to see the features of a manitou circus mixed with the appearance and longevity of a rockshox rct or a fox 36 !
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 We will be producing everything from 150-203mm travel soon and only in the high end.
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 Hmm, I'd say you're missing out on a HUGE market by only producing large travel forks. I mean for dj/street/park riders there are only 2 real options; the rockshox argyle and the manitou circus. The first has many issues and the latter (although amazing performance wise) is heinously ugly which puts of a lot of potential buyers. Having said that, the circus is the best feeling dj fork I've rode; The only reason people buy rct's is for the aesthetics-the circus out-preforms it in every other way. I reckon that if you guys were to combine the two you'd be onto a winner. I know you guys must be focused and passionate about racing and what not but you have to understand that the dirt jump fork market and is huge and has virtually no competition.
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 When you say "high end" is that just performance, or high end prices too?
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 We will make it as affordable as we can, the economy isn't getting better and bike parts cost a ton anyway so we will do our best. Our first design priority or company philosophy is to design a fork that we have always wanted to but couldn't. We all feel that the price or value for what is currently offered isn't as good as it could be, there is no reason why Kashima coating should cost so much more than a standard anodizing process, its just about making money with less value at that point. We will do our best to keep the prices competitive but value and quality high.
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 PRICE is what you PAY---- VALUE is what you GET.
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 This is wonderful news to me. Always been a fan of marzo, and i currently run a set of manitou sherman sliders (actually i have two, one for dh an one for fr) really. really. hope that the dvo products will be as user service and tunable friendly. can't wait to see what you guys bring to the table.
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 Refreshing to see DVO actually get involved in the comments and conversation about the article! Hard to say the politically and publicly correct thing repeatedly. Good job guys! The chatter and speculations of the web community will definitely spread the name.
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 The main thing here is we care about what we are doing, we all ride and we are stoked to see all the support, it means a lot to us!
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 hope to see some good forks wich will last longer as like the ones back in the days as i had a manitou black from 2001 and this year got fucked but it is still rideable or a marzochi z1 from 97 and only a seal needs to be replaced.... forks that ar easy to maintain at home and simple iet durable
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 Thats exactly what we are working on!
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 Personally, I like the idea of the new 34mm Floats, but not for $1k for a trail fork. I'm really hoping for that stiff 150mm trail fork with solid features and reasonable weight at a good price. A reliable travel adjust for those stupid steep climbs would be nice too. This is where I'd be willing to jump in at if DVO could bring something sweet to market. DH suspension is awesome, but I think there are a lot more trail riders than dedicated downhillers out there. Even though I do ride DH, I'm on my trail bike FAR more often. Even among amateur downhillers, I know many don't have dedicated downhill bikes with dual crown forks. A lot ride their "AM" bikes at the bike parks.
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 Definitely like what you are saying and we are working on some cool AM/Enduro products too! Thanks again for the feedback, its always welcomed!
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 Competition is always a good thing, and I'm stoked to hear that you guys are able to pursue your passion without having to answer to a big conglomerate company owner. You're working on AM/Enduro stuff too hey? Sounds exciting. Need a product tester to run your stuff on The North Shore? Big Grin
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 Heck yea, send in your info!
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 Bummed that there isn't any 'product' to be show
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 Stoked to see a new playa in the long travel game. If claims are met this will be a great product line. Good luck DVO!!
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 Thanks for the support!
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 "With regard to the competition, it has been a long time since a new company has entered the high-end suspension business of this magnitude, both Rock Shox and Fox the industry leaders have been doing a great job for years. "

- xFusion? Formula? really, come on guys. do keep up with the industry happenings.
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 "great job for years"... i don't even know where to begin.
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 XFusion and Formula aren't making DH products and thats what we will bring to the market first. Its where our passion and expertise is and it's also the hardest to achieve. "great job for years"...We were being politically nice.
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 OK fair comment however your press release should have said that there was a focus purely on DH, I did actually read the PR. the XFusion Vector seems to work fine for DH. how long before they make a TC fork?

and why be politically correct? seize the thing by the jugular. too much faffing around and PC talk. people should quit the BS poppytwaddle and get right to it.

good luck with this, I love seeing startups get on with things. I really hope you destroy everything in your path, giving us reliability and great performance in the process. just having more choice, assuming the quality range is reasonable, is a start

ps - shouldn't a website come before gack in the order of priorities?
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 gnarbar, thanks for the feedback, its appreciated! We will focus on the long travel side of things and our first product to launch will be a DH fork and shock with other products to follow. As our experience taught us, its much harder to make a high performance long travel suspension product so we will nail that down first then work on other stuff in the 150mm range. I don't want to bag on my past employer or my competition, I will let my hard work do the talking but there is a need for a better suspension product that's supported by passionate riders who love what they do. We aren't owned by an investment company and don't have to answer to any corporate suits who don't care about riding a bike and getting dirty everyday. All we have ever done for the past 25 years is work on suspension for both Motocross and Mountain Bikes, its all we know. Our website is coming, after leaving Marzocchi we have been getting so many questions on what we are doing we wanted to leak some info out. Our web site will be launching in less than a month, it takes some time to do it right! Thanks again. DVO
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 I'm quite comfortable bagging on your past employer.
Had trouble with those 2008-2009 series forks and still don't trust Marz at this point.
Been running Rockshox and Fox on each of my bikes for the last 2 years.
But they too have areas where they fall short.

Sounds like your team is committed to the quality of the product and less interested vampire girl adds.
Great start.
If you can make me a high quaintly product with no dumbed down adjustments, stanchion size that makes scene for durability and weight at a price point comparable or better than the big boys right now I'd give it a go.
No brand name/ hype marketing machine loyalty here.
Just loyalty to quality products that perform and get me out riding instead of dealing with warranty issues.

Good luck and looking forward to seeing you first products.
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 +1

and please no skimpy bints in your show booths, just product that works
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 Dam! I just signed a big dollar contract to have 100 Hawaiian Tropics Girls at Interbike wearing DVO bikinis at my booth. Seriously, its 100% about the development and performance of the product plus killer customer support. Thanks again for feedback! DVO.
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 cant wait to see what you guys come out with! im glad theres someone willing to take on RS and Fox with hopefully fresh new ideas....or even building off of the already amazing 888. my interest had been piqued and will be in the market for something new soon! consumer serviceability is huge IMO.
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 The 888 is a good product but the new DVO will be a huge step up from that design and from a company that will stand behind the product. Thanks for the feedback!
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 from my experience, your previous company had amazing CS. if you guys can bring even a little bit of that to DVO, then you are already ahead of the game.
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 Thanks, we did what we could at the "old" company but our hands were tied to really support our customers they way we wanted to. That's in the past now and we have some great plans for the future, our passion is back and great products are on the horizon! Cheers, DVO.
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 @ DVO come out with somthing crazy like 50mm stanctions. People will hope all over the bigger iS better band wagon..... Or market user serviceability as a defining feature...... Every company claims to have the best suspension for the money. Then they give free forks to pro riders "proving" superior performance.....
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 Our plan is to have the product speak for itself, I would like to have the big dollar budget for sponsorship but we sunk all our money into engineering and R&D. Having consumers stoked about DVO is way more important than paying big bucks to a rider! Thanks again for the support, DVO.
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 @DVO make somthing crazy like 50mm stanctions and everyone will jump on the bigger is better band wagon. Giving free forks to pro riders and using thier race results as proof of a superior product is overdone. Looks like the plan is an inverted downhill fork to set yourself apart then go from there. Sounds good. I think what's missing is super beefy 140-160 forks.
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 Wow 50 mm is going large! Ours will be beefy but not too big, large diameter tubes create unwanted stiction as well as some other technical issues. Our product's performance will be spoken through the words of our customers, I plan to have some pro riders for feedback and product testing but the most important person I want to hear from is the person who worked hard to buy a DVO product, they will have my full support and attention.
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 Patience, Patience everyone....Patience....there is a reason the patent process takes some time. Valueable intellectual property.Game changing intellectual property.
DVO will be SERVICED at this location so you all can bet the customer service will be top notch. They will be in touch with consumers more than any 'STARBUCKS BRANDED" fork company.
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 DVO, why has inverted forks not worked in mtb? Road racing, motocross all claim inverted was stiffer and less unsprung weight. Why did it never work for DH?
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 Inverted forks are definitely the way to go, its just that right side up or conventional forks are easier to make and then there is the issue with torsional flex at the wheel. But...it can be done and going inverted can give you lighter unsprung weight, better small bump performance, less stiction, better durability, and stiffer/stronger horizontal stiffness.
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 are you saying what I think you're saying ???...getting really excited here, lol
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 Awesome!! Nice to have you guys answering questions in real time.
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 Its good see all the support!
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 Do a nice and thight 200mm DC spring/oil fork with long serviceintervalls and RS spring dimensions and I will give DVO a try in 2013. Also topnotch single global servicestation is a must.

Hope they outdo the 66 RCV. Really hated that POS.
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 ill be waiting for them to come up with something as sexy as the manitou dorados at a fraction of the price but with top notch engineering in them. then they can have my money!
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 For what people are paying for suspension forks these days, you really should be getting more quality and performance than what's currently out there. There is also the issue with everyone capturing their share of the margin as a product gets passed along the distribution chain and the end result is a high retail price. We will do our best to offer really high quality, excellent support, at the best possible price!
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 well if you guys come up with a 203mm travel usd dh fork with exellent internals, reliability and low maintenance costs and full house adjustability while costing far less than the market is asking now.........heres my credit card details!!!! oh....and they need to look pimpin!
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 Pimpin for sure!
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 @ DVO Remember when I told you I liked fudge. Then you told me to fudge off. Then I told you to go fudge yourself. Then we built a fork out of fudge together. Then we ate it.
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 Bummer they are not going to be made in the States.... THAT would be cool!
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 It would have been awesome to make these products in the States, all of our engineering and product development are here in California and we looked at options to manufacture here but it just couldn't happen. Our political leaders say they're doing an amazing job to get the economy rolling again but thats just not the truth. It costs more to start a new business in 2012 then it ever has, there are no incentives to keep manufacturing operations here and that is a bummer. But on a good note, we should have more than 10 employees by the end of the year and we will keep growing....Thats ten less people in the unemployment line!
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 it is really good to see a new manufacturer come to the party, however I struggle to see how they would be price competative with RS or FOX as their buying must be huge in comparisson.
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 We have yet to finalize pricing on our new DH fork but securing SR Suntour as our manufacturer and installing our own production line will help keep our manufacturing costs in line. RS and Fox are big players but SR Suntour is 9 times larger in just suspension, plus Fox and RS do not have 100% control over their entire production process, at DVO we will.
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 DVO, why has inverted forks not taken over the DH market. If they offer less unsprung weight are stiffer why would they not work on DH bikes like they do on motocross bikes etc.
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 Sorry guys, bit of a double post. Never thought the first one got posted.
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 Any idea if and when your products will be available in Switzerland. I wan't to switch fork and shock on my ride this winter.
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 How do you compare/place yourself amongst the smaller players (I guess you won't compete just yet with Fox/Rock Shox in terms of volume, but correct me if I'm wrong Wink ) like BOS, Cane Creek, Elka...?
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 We will definitely be gunning for the top but high end companies like BOS, Elka and especially Cane Creek are in line with what we are up to. Our past experience is on a global scale and we plan to expand and support DVO globally, but we don't want to grow too fast where we have great products but fail at supporting our customers. It's all baby steps but we have the experience and knowledge from a global perspective but it's not about how fast we can grow or how much money we can make, the product and value in the customers hands comes first.
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 Wait and see then!
I'm quite interested to see what you come up with on the forks side, as it's usually easier to make shocks than forks. But you have a great manufacturing tool at your reach to offer both. I wish you had something to show us already. So don't waste too much energy talking, shut down Pinkbike, and go do some real work Big Grin
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 Its gonna be a long night as usual, keep in touch with us and look forward to hearing more from you. Cheers, DVO.
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 Will a DVO fork be compatible with a VDO cyclocomputer? And will your manuals come on DVD? Are you down with O.P.P.?
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 No but it will have water bottle mounts and a fork pump and we are so down with O.P.P.!
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 Can I buy the team a round of beers at Crankworx?
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 Done !!! I'll be the one in the DVO shirt with an Aussie accent. Big Grin
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 We just got hit up for a couple hundred t-shirts, might be harder to find ya! Cheers, DVO.
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 Plus there are a about 1000 Aussies at Whistler on any given day. Smile
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 The top 2 have had it too good for too long, give us top quality but not at top dollar !!
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 however it goes.. good adventure, guys!
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 Product will be coming soon, we just started the engineering process a few moths ago and we have been working day and night! We plan to showcase our first fork in November and production thereafter.
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 hope its the 203mm usd dh fork im hoping for! send one over to the uk for testing yeah? lol
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 ive already emailed you guys for some swag! fingers crosed!

you can also use the same address for some forks too.....we have some demanding tracks here thatll test them nicely! if you want to of course? lol
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 Definitely get ya some swag first then we can talk about a fork!
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 is it sad that i get all exited about stuff coming in the post?
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 Too funny, that's awesome.
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 I was going to buy a suntour fork but then I was like no I'll wait for the Marzo I mean DVO for a higher price point...
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 Great job DVO!!!! I'm happy to see your motivated for the rider and not "THE MAN", I can't wait to see what you have in store!!
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 Working for "The Man" wasn't the way to go. Good stuff will be coming soon!
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 All you that are bad mouthing this company are jealous that you are not smart enough or have the skills to start a company.
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 Any chance to be a product tester? Been riding for over a decade. Right down the road from either mountains or the fabled Fantasy Island. Great testing areas~
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 i would rock the shit out of one of those shirts or hats. to DVO, take the rc2x and bring it to 2013. you would be doing the world a favor.
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 Awesome! Best of luck DVO. I'm all for competition! (especially if it lowers prices). And you have at least one iMac... you're good to go!
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 Would love to see the product but im sure they will look and run sweet. that logo design on its own is nice even though its bold
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 Always mount 888 per quality, I hope you come to Argentina early, Congratulations and much strength in this business with its new DVO, the waiting will be in South America!
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 Sweet!...Love my 888 RC3 Ti, plushest fork I have ever had....I'll be in the market for a replacement come 2013/2014 keeping my eyes on DVO for sure
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 The 888 is a great fork for sure and it could have been better, just the way things work out sometimes.
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 Just read this on the DVO facebook page.
"Its time to tip things upside down and hit the market hard."
Hmmm....very interesting.
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 I would love to see DVO sponsoring some Brazilian riders.... there's such a lack of support here
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 We will for sure, keep in contact with us.
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 So is there a possibility that the inverted fork will make a comeback? A more race oriented one, that is!!!
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 Very exciting news, looking forward to see your new product launch into market.
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 Thanks, we won't disappoint ya!
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 Any chance we can see an all-air travel-adjustable fork from 140-180mm, NOT a two-step?
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 Cwatt, 40mm travel adjust? Might be cool and it is possible to develop. Definitely appreciate the requests/info/feedback! DVO
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 Interesting... Can't wait to see what you guys have to show for all the riders out there!
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 It will be hitting soon!
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 I am excited for a new player and product,plus id take some of those dvo decals for the van .
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 You got it, look for us at Crankworx and we will hook ya up!
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 i want one too! will look right at home on my green voltage fr!
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 lime green stickers look so bad ass they pop i got a anno shore with a lime green theme i like viynal they do not get sun faded and wind blown off the surface. expensive to manufacture. my van is the billboard on wheels got hundreds of stickers free advertisment for bike companys. the people that want to charge me for stickers do not get the publicity ,the people that give me decals i promote and tell my friends.I am digging the DVO emblem who will be the first to put them on the carbon undead,or specialized carbon demo?
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 We will get a handful to ya and thanks!
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 I wish BOS would make it a little easier to purchase their products.... they could be some serious competitors too!
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 Its tough to support the global market but you need to if you are gonna be a player in the suspension biz. BOS does make some great stuff and competition is good for the business.
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 personally i've switched my loyalties from fox to x-fusion but i can't wait to see what DVO comes up with.
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 U guys should setup a booth at crankworxs with free swag, id promote your company! Looks sweet and good luck!
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 We will be at Crank Worx but not with a booth, next year for sure.
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 Please make them chunky as fuck hahaa
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 Not too chunky!
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 Made in the USA!!! That would be cool!! Just like mud400 said.
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 Yeah boys!!! Can't wait to check out the new DVO!!!
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 Looks interesting. I might need to give 'em a try some time.
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 soooooo.....wheres the prototypes? teaser shots? instead we get bottles and t-shirts.
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 It's coming! Takes time to engineer and develop great products, I wish it were as easy and t-shirts and water bottles plus we all needed some new clothes to wear!
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 I understand the development that goes into it, but pinkbike has basically written up a feature on someone painting and office and adding some computers in for good measure. would have been nice to see some samples or ideas for whats planned. Good luck with the venture.
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 Thanks Captain, we just have some legal stuff to take care of before we let the cat out of the bag.
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 Do you plan to distribute worldwide or just start with the states?
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 We will be global, we have been contacted by every major area and plan to work with all the major countries including the UK.
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 Come to south america guys!! downhill is growing here!!
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 South America is awesome and we plan on being in the scene as much as we can!
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 Moving back home to Australia mid next year when my contract finishes here in Vancouver. I hope you keep the prices on par with other countries. Australia gets shafted when it comes to pricing, especially when it's manufactured not far from our shores.
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 It's the same issue (high import tariffs) that occurs in South America and the result is the consumer gets the shaft. The local governments want to protect the local economies but hardly anyone produces suspension outside of Asia. We will do our best to keep our products affordable in Australia, the global economies aren't getting better!
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 Yes, I am liking this.
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 Since some of you guys worked for marzocchi, just wondering who the hell came up with the idea for the super monster
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 Hell yeah!!! Can't wait for this!
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 I hope there will be no electronics in your products.
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 No wires or electronics!
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 Please make something I can afford! High hopes here.
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 O sweet! right across town from me, might have to drop in and say hi
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 Come on by anytime!
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 Super excited for a new suspension company coming out!
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 Thanks, we are too.
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 Good luck guys! Competition is never bad.
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 Thanks for the Shirt guys!!
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 Put me down for a 150mm ..... :-) ......
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 Any plans for an inverted shiver replacement? talked to bryson last year at c worx and he had some plans for a 2013 model.
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 Marzocchi didn't believe in that project but now that we are out on our own and starting with a clean sheet of paper, it could happen soon with DVO.
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 PS SUNDAY COMPATIBLE SHOCK!!!
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 Hey, Marzo quality on Suntour prices can't go wrong in my book!
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 And I die for this shit too.
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 You cant sell fresh air!
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