Bryson Martin Talks About DVO Suspension

Aug 14, 2013
by Richard Cunningham  
Bryson Martin brought Marzocchi, and most of the world's suspension makers, kicking and screaming into the freeride movement at a time when the bike industry at large scoffed at the suggestion that the closely knit community of technical riders would amount to anything but trouble. Fast-forward to Whistler, where Crankworx is celebrating its tenth anniversary, long-travel AM/trailbikes are the baseline for general mountain bikers, big bikes overflow from the lift lines into the village, and slopestyle has become a global spectator sport. For Bryson Martin, Crankworx 2013 must seem like both a victory and a rebirth. Martin and Marzocchi parted ways in May, 2012 and shortly after, Martin founded the DVO suspension brand. The plan was to take on the best and brightest players in the mountain bike fork and shock business with a no-compromise product line. This September, the first 300 DVO Emerald inverted forks will ship to customers world wide. We asked Martin about the challenges of creating a start-up suspension brand and about the next step for DVO.



Bryson Martin Developed Suspension

Developed Suspension/DVO founder Bryson Martin relaxes for a moment in their pit compound at Crankworx 2013.




DVO's Emerald fork is an inverted type. The integrated carbon
arch and rock shield provides additional torsional stiffness.
When can we expect DVO to begin shipping forks?

September tenth, is the firm date. We will travel to the factory in a few weeks and hand assemble the first 300 Emeralds. They will get special tags, signed by us. The idea is to be there for the first production and also to teach and oversee the workers there to ensure that the assembly process is right. From then on, we will build 300 Emeralds per month.

Who is making your suspension components?

SR Suntour in Taiwan. I have known the owners there for over 25 years and we needed a partner who had the manufacturing expertise and also the quality control to build a pro-level fork. I worked closely with SR Suntour during the Marzocchi days, so there was very little transition required. They have also been with us every step of the development process and we have modified some of our technical details to fit within their manufacturing and assembly process. I've seen many companies work on designs and prototypes in their own facilities then hand off the drawings to Taiwan and expect perfection. That's just not the way to do it. Needless to say, we have spent a ton of time in Taiwan fine tuning our program.

Rough estimates from popular bike brands say that their all-mountain/enduro bikes are outselling their DH models by fifty to one. When can we expect a mid-travel fork and shock from DVO?

We are already in full development of a mid-travel fork and
shock, but to enter the market at the highest end, where DVO needed to be, I knew that we needed to set the tone of the company with our DH fork and shock. The Emerald incorporates some "Blue Ocean" features, compared to what is available now, and we needed it to showcase who we are and what we are capable of engineering and producing. This fall, we will be previewing our pre-production mid-travel fork and I think you will be impressed with where we are going with it.

Fox and RockShox are powerful foes in the DH suspension arena. How can a company like DVO hope to compete with them in such a small marketplace?

I look at those guys as formidable competitors. Both Fox and RockShox are large OEM companies that must develop products based upon large-scale production and for a wider, more generalized customer base. We don't have those pressures. They're more like slow moving giant cruise ships that need to entertain a wide customer base, conversely, we are more like a quick turning speed boat and we only make top level suspension. Therefore, we can take the time to make it right, and if we have the slightest doubt, we can delay production and continue testing until it is. Our prices are expensive, but I believe that there is always a demand for a quality product thats built to last. Our first two productions are pre-sold. When we first opened, we were immediately approached by some larger OEM brands who wanted an alternative to Fox and RockShox.


Cedric Gracia signed on with DVO early on and has played
a pivotal role in the development of the Emerald fork.
- Colin Meagher photo
So, DVO will also be selling to OEM customers?

Our business plan has always included OEM customers but the DH market is very aftermarket driven, where customers are building up bikes to their own specifications. What we will offer to the OEM's is the same no-compromise products that our aftermarket customers will have.

A number of suspension brands, most recently, X-Fusion have tried to pry some business from the Big Two with limited success. What does DVO bring to the table that gives you a better chance?

X-Fusion makes some great performing products and entered the market at the low end and then moved up to the high-performance arena later on. That can be done, but swimming upstream is difficult and very expensive. I knew that for us to be successful, we had to begin at the highest level. We will not be able to make the same numbers as an affordable OEM suspension brand, but we don't need to sell huge numbers to survive if we concentrate on quality and excellent customer service.

DVO signed Cedric Gracia as your ambassador.

Cedric is a perfect match for who we are. I told him that we
couldn't match the offers he probably would get from a company like Fox, but he didn't seem to care about the money. Cedric has been a friend since the beginning and we always wanted to bring the band back together, so we agreed on a long-term program. The rest should be history!

Has Cedric been pushing DVO for Enduro-specific suspension?

We talked about exactly what he felt the perfect Enduro fork would be when we started the project. I thought it was too lightweight - like most of what we are seeing out there. I think of an elite level Enduro bike as a mini DH bike, so I "modified" some of his earlier ideas and we started with a burlier design. Later, Cedric and I talked and he agreed that a stronger fork (and shock) with DH level performance is more critical than just a light weight product. I think you will be happy with what we are working on.

DVO is not rolling in cash at the moment. What is it like, only being able to develop one product at a time?

During the Marzocchi days, I was working on five or six forks at once. In that situation, you cannot focus enough attention to make each one perfect. There are always compromises or 'running changes' that must be done in order to meet sales deadlines. The result is often half-finished products. With DVO, we can focus the attention of seven people on one project until it is ready for production. We like that way of doing things much better.


157 Comments

  • 146 6
 Glad to see DVO has the right mindset Smile
  • 37 4
 Ain't gonna lie I accidentally neg propped you trying to give you props... Damned small screen on the iPhone coupled with my fat fingers...
  • 26 0
 Fixed it for you haha
  • 9 2
 "Our prices are expensive, but I believe that there is always a demand for a quality product thats built to last."
OK, so what is expected MSRP?
Do I need a loan to buy it? Smile
  • 16 1
 At least you CAN buy it..... cough Rock Shox Vivid cough Looking forward to performance testing on this and the Jade.
  • 3 0
 @bikebert, pretty much yeah, even though their products are high end on their fb I read the price will be around 2099 euros
  • 5 1
 I hope they'll offer more colour options later on as that fluor green won't match most frames - think RS Argyle, I've yet to see a DJ bike that looks right with these mint green lowers..
  • 7 0
 I'd give my right nut just to see a green stachion
  • 4 0
 Yeah I agree with the color schemes. It shouldn't be too crazy hard for them to do that. I think it would be a bad market move to only offer that insane green color, which is drop dead sexy, but would look terrible on the wrong bikes. Definitely grabs attention and I think that's what they're going for now. I hope they aren't like 3,500 a fork...that's really a ton of money but if there's people that can afford it and support it, good for them and the company. I just really hope I get a chance to ride one of these, or seem them in person.
  • 2 0
 Confirmed, 2099 euros, they did it in their fb
  • 2 0
 Joseph-Kony - they make an all black version as well with black white graphics and Im sure they will produce coloured graphics like most other companies.
  • 11 3
 fox 40 kashima rc2 -> 1600$

Fox 40 Float RC2 Fit 26" Fork 2014 -> 1700$

Marzocchi 888 RC3 Evo V.2 Ti Fork -> 1650$

Rock Shox BoXXer World Cup Solo Air Forks -> 2200$

Marzocchi 380 C2R2 Titanium 2014 -> 2300$

DVO Emerald 2014 -> 2350$

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my choice would be the 380 marzocchi!!!!!
  • 3 2
 Didnt even know about that new DC marzocchi.. Why not call it 888.. Anyway that fork is so fucking hot
  • 14 0
 Its not called the Emerald because its green. Its because you'll need an emerald mine to pay for it.
  • 3 0
 2099Eur = £1795 = OUCH MAN!
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That's £200 more than the 40 and £600 more than a Boxxer WC,but if the quality matches the hype this ought to appeal to racers regardless. Home tuning sounds like a lot of fun.
  • 7 0
 The brand DVO should most likely be compared to is BOS as they are both aimed exclusively at the top end of the market. The BOS Idylle Rare fork is 2090 euros, virtually the same price as the DVO fork.
  • 8 1
 Regarding color options, we have an all black version with some slight green accents. Check out some pics on our FB page.
  • 2 0
 Fr33riding you forgot the BOS idylle $1700.
  • 4 0
 So you are telling me that, from the top of the line DC forks, Fox, the one and only expensive Fox, is the cheapest ?
  • 1 0
 marzocchi 888 rc3 evo v2 is 50 $ cheaper t.i
  • 3 0
 New Marzocchi 380,will be my next investment, but I don't know if I buy the New Marzocchi MOTO shock.
  • 1 0
 Please make a travel adjust 180mm single crown air fork. My only option is a Fox Talus and I hate gold and black but love Green.
  • 20 2
 [Later, Cedric and I talked and he agreed that a stronger fork (and shock) with DH level performance is more critical than just a light weight product. I think you will be happy with what we are working on.]

Loving the sound of this, DH performance over weight weenies, now make it in 26" I'll be in.
  • 11 9
 Me not. If you are making a high end product let it be high end in everything. I don't like the idea of paying huge amount of money for something that is not ideal (heavy in this case). I'm not a weight weenie, but I like my stuff to be light and it's just because the weight... matters. And when we mean Enduro the weight is important. Let see the RS Lyrik fork for example. It's light, but still very strong and good working, so it have a lot of fans out there. And its weight is one of the reasons for sure.
This interview was so trivial and didn't say anything important except that the the incoming Enduro DVO fork will probably be a bit heavy. No doubt it gonna be a good product though.
  • 2 0
 Maybe his idea of heavier is 200-300 grams, we don't know. If its only a couple of 100 grams heavier it could be worth it?
  • 27 1
 Yeah, i'd say it's "heavier" in the sense of under 300g. Just take a shit before you ride and enjoy the DH performance.
  • 7 0
 metalhead, they arent gonna have made it heavier for the hell of it. theyve come to the conclusion that an increase in weight leads to a better overall package (stiffer, longer lasting, etc.).

i wish more companies did this rather than just trying to push the weight down at the cost of performance.
  • 3 0
 gotta keep up with the demands of the market, can't make a heavy fork if all the hype is about light weight forks. Just give it time...people learn their lessons but they ultimately drive and support what's in demand. I'd prefer a more reliable fork at that cost. Kind of sucks having to service a fork every season, sometimes more often.
  • 10 1
 ...especially if it's a FOX with high-maintenance issues and you ride in the rain much.

Would you rather rebuild your expensive, unreliable FOX fork at least 4 times a year, have time off the bike, pay for all the new seals and oil, and deal with the frustration of it all....or would you just rather service it every winter and have it weigh a little more? It's a no-brainer for real-world riders.
  • 4 0
 it's a matter of weight penalty.

in a 2kg fork, a weight penalty of 200-300gr (10-15percent) would be good in exhange of amazing performance and prolonged service intervals.

400 gr would be a bit disputable though...
  • 4 0
 Yeah hopefully their mid-travel fork will have more than a thimbleful of oil in it, and not need oil changes every five minutes like Fox and RS.
  • 4 1
 Zokes for life!
  • 9 0
 For our Enduro products, the weight won't be that much higher than our competitors and in fact may be quite close. But, when our primary focus is performance and durability first with hitting a specific weight target still a high priority.
  • 1 0
 I feel like the weight will be from something like 34mm/35mm stanchions instead of 32mm stanchions, which is worth it so your fork doesn't flex like a wet noodle when you ride hard.
  • 1 0
 If weight is not an issue search for a 66 (there are still some out there) !.
  • 1 0
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  • 1 0
 20 mm axle, 650b 160 mm fork. BOOYAH!
  • 18 0
 he looks like chekov and sulu in one person!
  • 16 0
 Now that's funny! I'll take it as a complement!
  • 2 0
 Here is is to both of you^! Cheers mates! LOL...
  • 7 0
 Can't wait to see what you bring to the table for your enduro fork!!! Just getting back into the game and currently running a 36 rc2. As soon as you guys are going for pre-orders on that line count me in!!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Scott!
  • 5 0
 Thank you DVO for the answers! It actually sound like a human is answering. Unlike other mtb companies that uses siri for customer service.
The thing i kinda miss in mtb market is proper service manuals. I dont mean a pdf but a proper one, the kind you get when you buy a motocross bike. Please make one for the emerald!
So people dont whine when the seals are leaking and have no idea what a seal mate is (yes you can google it)
  • 4 0
 We will have some very informative information available regarding all aspects of both the emerald and jade products. Our goal is to help our customers become very in-tune with our suspension because proper set-up is the key to getting the most out of any technical product. Cheers, DVO
  • 6 2
 Everyone slates sr suntour forks but I run there durolux and they are just so plush and strong and easy to service so glad that dvo has chosen them to make there forks just shows how much Quality they must have in there Production side
  • 1 0
 It's only their XCM/XCR models which are absolute shit. Their other models are decent entry level forks.
  • 1 0
 I got a xc bike for me, and it came with a Suntour, it is really crap, but I guess it is a XCM one...
  • 4 0
 Big DVO fan (I am wearing one of their t-shirts under my dress shirt at work right now! haha).
However I am curious how a company like this stays solvent for seemingly so long with no product sales and just a prototype?

It seems like the people apart of this project would require some pretty decent salaries (Not everyone might be taking one (owners) but surely the lower people would be expecting something) plus rent and all the other expenses.

Are they flying high off huge amounts of venture capital? Already have deals with other bicycle manufacturers to use their products on complete bikes? Selling other patents/designs they have to other manufacturers?
This DVO shirt I have came with a couple of huge stickers and both are of awesome quality (and they were FREE!). All this leaves me wondering how they are financing all these activities.
  • 1 0
 I have thought the exact same thing for about a year now. Serious money would be required to not only develop and test a product, but to market it as they have, sponsor a world class rider, and fly 'regularly' to Taiwan for manufacturing changes. And im sure the development stage has been on going for a few years now. Its a mystery!
  • 4 0
 We have been at it for a little over a year now and it does take some serious initial capital to get the ball rolling but that's what a 401K is for!
  • 1 0
 I want a DVO T-shirt!
  • 5 1
 2350 for a fork? Thought they would be some what competitive with price but i guess not . Well im super happy with my Dorado fork that cost less then half of this fork.
  • 3 0
 samesies
  • 1 0
 If this outperforms the Dorado (I have owned 4 of them from 2003 to the 2011) I will be impressed.
  • 6 1
 The MSRP is $2200 US. We tried to be as close to the $2000 mark as possible but the cost of the extra bits and pieces to make this fork as good as possible bump it up a little. For example, we spent thousands of hours designing and engineering the Emerald to work with a specific oil quality, since we can't find a high quality motocross oil in Taiwan we need to ship it there from the States. Most companies spend all this R&D time using high quality oil but go for the cheap stuff for production.
  • 2 0
 I understand what your saying but i would be a lil upset if i spent 2200 and it performed just as good as my Dorado . Every company spends money on R&D of course , you spend money to make money. Small start up companies products are expensive but hopefully in the future " bulk " quantity might help out with the price and compete with other big established companies products.

Ill sit back and wait for some reviews on your products tho !
  • 1 0
 Very true. Even many motocross OEM's will go cheap on fork oil. Most MTB companies either put too little volume or too little quality of fork oil.
  • 2 2
 The Dorado is a great fork but we have incorporated some very cool features that will set us apart from everyone. The CTA we choose to go with increases the torsional stiffness by 25% while still offering some compliance for improved grip and comfort. We have an externally adjustable negative spring called "OTT" which stands for Off The Top that allows you to adjust the initial compression "feel" regardless of what air pressure you are running. In a nut shell, it allows you to fine tune your air spring with a turn of a knob. We also have forged magnesium drop outs that reduce the unsprung weight allowing the wheel to react/move quicker, nearly 400cc's of high quality oil, and a bottom loader that easily removes without any oil loss. No other suspension product out there offers the tuning and service ease as the Emerald does. Cheers, DVO
  • 1 0
 I think the oil-loss free tuning alone is worth a few hundred dollars! I think eventually people will respect the amazing attention to detail this fork is getting. Once they are released and people see all the small things in addition to the big improvements no one will be talking about the price again.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for kind words! There's a ton of performance features on the Emerald plus the quality of all the parts add up to a product that will stand alone. The Carbon CTA is NOT a gimmick and increases torsional stiffness by 25% which is just enough to improve traction while still allowing for compliance. The OTT feature is a real standout, it's the first fork to offer the ability to externally fine tune the air spring and its surprising how often we adjust this feature, especially as the trail changes and fatigue sets in, it's nice to make the fork a little more supple as the braking bumps and holes get larger. Plus the ease of self-maintenance and tuning options really sets us apart from the rest. Cheers, DVO!
  • 1 1
 So can i demo one of your forks then on my bike before i drop 2200 because you told me so ?
  • 2 0
 Proudly wear my DVO shirt all the time, great company, great ethics.................now, just waiting for an AM/Enduro fork.............right on guys!! Must be very exciting to get to where you are so quickly and how you wanted!!
  • 3 0
 Thanks buddy! Appreciate the support!
  • 5 0
 That Emerald fork is sooo sexyyyyy !!!!
  • 2 1
 Thanks buddy!
  • 5 2
 unlike everybody im not sold just yet, not till there are some reviews, its all talk atm, for all we know theres jafa cakes and rainbows inside them .....
  • 1 0
 well then I'll buy them for the jaffa cake content alone, light-spongey-orangey-jelly-choccy-coated yummy
now g'wan up there to Slade and rebuild the lip on that road gap for us wouldya :-)
  • 1 0
 Say please ..
  • 1 0
 We will have some reviews coming out soon!
  • 1 0
 Good to hear
  • 1 0
 @sladevallydh pretty please :-)
I'm gonna clean-up some of the overgrowth (branches/grass/small trees) on the faster trails, make them a bit faster/better sight lines etc.. it's an amazing little venue up there now, feel a bit guilty riding it without helping out
  • 4 3
 Sorry man but this article sounds like a pinkbike-assisted "damage control"

at first when DVO were established they gave the impression they will make the perfect combination - top level, affordable products.
I guess that somewhere along the way they discovered that manufacturing their products will cost more than they estimated. add to that the surprising amount of new suspension options coming up next year next year... I guess things got quite nervous at DVO and for a good reason.
  • 2 0
 I don't think they ever said "affordable" or "cheap" prices. Just the best performance. Don't worry though, that fork will blow people away. Unreal lack of internal friction.
  • 2 0
 I'm sorry, but I missed the part where DVO claimed the products would be affordable... They have stated from the start that the products were going to be top level products with as little compromise as possible. That comes at a price. They chose the path of making the best forks over making the most forks. I think a lesson was learned while they were at Marzocchi.. Don't water down your brand with cheap products just to satisfy the OEM market. I think this time, they will let the other guys fight for that lower price/ higher volume part of the market...
  • 3 0
 There's no damage control going on here, when we first started out we planned on hitting the $2,000 dollar mark. After the project got going we all decided that parts such as forged magnesium drop outs, carbon torsion arch, high quality oil, and some extra love regarding surface finishing(s) were critical to making the Emerald that much better. Our goal was to make the best products we could and the price would have to be a little higher. We feel there will be riders out there that can appreciate the quality and performance features we are offering, we hope you can be one of them! Cheers, DVO
  • 1 1
 Exactly. If you want a $1600 fork, buy a Dorado. If you want the best, buy the DVO. What's the problem? What would be the point if they made more of the same?
  • 1 0
 Exactly! Cheers, DVO
  • 1 0
 Dvo what travel are you planing to make for your forks? Will there be a 650b inverted fork? What will the price range be if you had to guess? I want to know what nut I have to sell. Can you give me anyinfo to get me hooked on waiting for the new fork?
  • 1 0
 Tyler, we can't spill the beans quite yet but we will have a conventional style Enduro fork soon and possible an inverted single crown as well. Stay tuned!
  • 1 0
 come on! will it at least be around the same price as other forks?
  • 1 0
 Since we are very far along with the Enduro project, I can saw that the price will definitely be competitive!
  • 1 0
 okay im happy with that!
  • 1 0
 Hey DVO,
I don't know if you caught any of the interview footage of the first round of the EWS? Basically, a number of pros admitted that 15mm Enduro forks with 34mm stanchions just don't cut it. I HOPE that you produce your own version of the 55 RC3 Ti which is legendary but a little porky.
If you can knock maybe 300 or more grams off the weight, keep it Ti coil sprung, full external control over both H / L compression, rebound and make it user "shimmable" / serviceable - you will have THE fork that privateers who know their stuff will want and sponsored pros wish they could run.
It is quite remarkable what the big guys have been able to call performance products of late - especially the one with the bushy tail.

PLEASE DON'T NEGLECT US 26 INCH DIE HARDS!
  • 1 0
 We didn't catch that coverage but we talked to a lot of the top guys and they said all the same thing, the current crop of so-called performance forks can't last a run out there. Our Enduro products will work with both 26" and 27.5" and offer the same type of tunable performance as the Emerald offers along with a robust chassis at a competitive weight. Stay tuned and thanks for your input!
  • 2 1
 Totally agree that for Enduro, we need stronger forks ans shocks than what Fox amd Rock Shox are selling us. We're even convinced that an Enduro shock should be COIL. And we'll prove
  • 1 0
 Agreed! Thanks buddy!
  • 1 0
 I like your thinking here. So many great 6" frame designs on the market, that help push the envelope of 'small bike' terrain, but the weak link is the 6" fork IMHO.

I'd gladly drag an extra 2-300g uphill if it meant better DH performance.
  • 1 0
 Get a 66. (your knees will fail before it does!)
  • 1 0
 The 66 is a great fork, it was one of our projects many years ago....
  • 3 0
 they must have lot of friends in pinkbike... lot of attention, since always.........
  • 3 0
 In my opinion, I'd much rather pay 1800 for a dorado. Hands down the best money I've ever spent on my bike
  • 1 0
 Funny thing is you dont even have to pay 1800 for a Dorado ! LOL its less then that .
  • 1 0
 Is it a pressurised system to help prevent cavitation?
I remember Öhlins has talk alot about their pressurized pistons inside the fork leg.
It would definitely be harder to work on yourself i realise that
  • 2 0
 We are using a twin tube open bath damper without a pressure chamber. This system does an excellent job at preventing cavitation and aeration, plus its easier to service as well.
  • 1 0
 Sc 180mm travel 36mm stanctions that don't need a rebuild every 10 minutes like my Fox and actually work unlike my marz!! And with spares available unlike bos..... and I'm all ears!
  • 5 3
 Im still waiting on the t shirt I was supposed to receive like a year ago from DVO. Still have that email saved :/
  • 1 0
 If you are in So Cal stop by and we will get you set up with a shirt. Sorry, we didn't forget about you just ran out of shirts!
  • 1 0
 At the Valencia HQ?

And thank you for the reply
  • 2 0
 Sound business strategy, hope it succeeds.
The more competition the better for us Big Grin
  • 1 0
 hope to see what they are bringing to the table on All Mountain/Enduro forks and shocks... That's where most of us common users are!!!
  • 3 0
 he worded that so rediculously well
  • 2 3
 $2200..... there is no way there is THAT much innovation to justify that price. Sorry, that is just ridiculous and closes out so many potential customers. For that price I would expect lifetime warrant with rebuilds and at least N. American made.....
  • 4 0
 I spent a few months getting quotes from American suppliers and the fork would of been $4,000 with the current list of parts we have in it. Unfortunately, the local economic environment in the USA offers zero incentive to establish and build business and its a bummer.
  • 2 1
 Cedric is a great choice as a test rider. Please don't ever get involved with BL, I won't even look at your products if you do.
  • 1 0
 Who is BL?
  • 1 0
 Thanks a-r-c, CG is awesome and he gives us amazing feedback for current and future products and don't worry about BL, he's pretty comfortable with his current suspension sponsor. Cheers, DVO!
  • 2 0
 I'm ready to buy one of these.
  • 1 3
 I wait for the third production run. But yeah, right mindset, goodlooking fork. Would like to have one in silver style, just not green, not 13 anymore.
  • 3 0
 We have an all black version that's available next month.
  • 1 0
 Black is fine, count me in. Pics?
  • 1 0
 Check out our FB page, there are some recent pics on there and thanks for the support!
  • 3 1
 2300 bucks for a first year fork.. your joking right?
  • 2 1
 $2200 actually, no joke.
  • 3 3
 Hmmm... Do you guys need money? I've got some and would like to put in your pocket helping a brand new brand to grow up.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the support!
  • 1 0
 Whats is the price tag on the emerald ?
  • 1 0
 i thought 3k ?
  • 2 0
 Let's hope not.
  • 1 0
 $2350, according to their facebook post.
  • 2 0
 yeah for you .. but when it arrivés in europe all the middle dealers add so much to it.. and taxes aswell.. that for us its wayy over the top..
example. fox rp23 seal kit.. 8 pounds or dollar.. in holland 35 f*cking euro's .. i am not kidding Really Mad
  • 1 3
 The MSRP is $2200 US, and 2100 Euros including VAT.
  • 1 0
 well thank you Smile
  • 1 0
 I hope its not expensive as fk
  • 1 2
 Love my WC. Have tried the other's and as far as performance, weight and price you cannot beat them. Good luck to DVO though.
  • 1 0
 Thanks buddy, appreciate the support!
  • 1 0
 I will be keen to read the reviews on the performance, maintenance and price. I here that your price will be high but hopefully keeps with the maintenance and performance. Unfortanately F0# and M@rz0 has let me down in atleast 2 of the 3 area's.
  • 1 0
 Based on our own performance testing we are really impressed with both the Jade and Emeralds performance. We know we can't just bring out a so-so product that barely competes with the rest of the suspension makers. On the maintenance/durability side of things, with nearly 400cc's of oil in the fork I think we will be on top, no other company has this much high quality oil in their products. Its the heart of the system and essential to performance and durability. Cheers, DVO
  • 1 0
 OOOoOOOOooo. "Blue Ocean"... Someone has been reading their text books.
  • 2 0
 Yes, great book and you can never stop learning!
  • 1 0
 is the Emerald is going to be 650B compatible ?
  • 1 0
 Yes, the Emerald will be 650b compatible and we will offer specific clamps that will keep the offset/trail numbers in line with the 26". Cheers, DVO
  • 1 0
 September can't come fast enough
  • 1 0
 Thanks buddy, we are pretty excited too!
  • 5 7
 My only worry is that top end builds with fox will cost you 10k plus. Now Santa cruze will charge you even more!!! 15k v10c anyone?
When's it gonna stop....
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 You don't need a carbon V10 with Enve wheels and top spec, no one does. If you have the money, more power to you,go for it. Base spec on most new bikes is good enough for nearly everyone. It amazes me how many people think they need this stuff (I'm guilty of it myself) in the hope that it will somehow make me Steve Peat on a bike. However if EVO make an enduro fork I'd be very interested to see and test it.
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 You're right "bobjustice", definitely don't need the carbon frame and wheels to go fast or enjoy the sport. In motocross, we always put the money into the suspension first, then the motor and all the other little goodies. There is a lot of cool stuff in the market, its an amazing time to be a mountain bike rider because of the current technology, but it also expensive too. Back in the day, hand built bikes (hard tails) made from titanium still cost $6-7,000 bucks fully built. Now you can get a carbon frame full suspension bike for the same or lower price thats most likely weighs less and rides better.
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 Agreed. The fork looks deadly lads. As I said I'll be looking forward to seeing a single crown and air shock from you.
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 Coming soon!
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 4X fork some day?
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 At the moment, we are only developing products in the longer travel arena 140-203mm and we will have our hands full focusing on all the different forks and shocks but it can always be an option later on. Cheers, DVO
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