BOS Suspension Announces New Enduro & DH Forks With 39mm Stanchions

May 20, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  
BOS Idylle 39

After a multi-year hiatus, BOS Suspension is re-entering the mountain bike world with the launch of two new air-sprung forks, the Idylle 39SC and the dual-crown Idylle 39 FCV.

The Idylle 39SC is designed for enduro or downhill usage, and it's available with 170, 180, or 190mm of travel. As the name suggests, it has 39mm stanchions, which BOS says was done for more rigidity and precision. It also just so happens to be 1mm wider than the stanchion diameter of the RockShox Zeb, Fox 38, and Ohlins RXF38.

The 39SC uses a sealed cartridge design, with a a three position low-speed compression dial that allows for additional adjustments in the open position. The fork is only available for 29" wheels, and has 52mm of offset. The price is 1,640 Euro.

BOS Idylle 39
BOS Idylle 39

BOS Idylle 39
The Idylle 39FCV has 208mm of travel, and uses an open bath hydraulic cartridge with low- and high-speed compression adjustments, plus rebound. Like the single crown version, the 39FCV is also available with either a 15mm or 20mm thru-axle, and is designed for 29" wheels. It's priced at 2,260 Euro.

It's worth noting that BOS has a mixed track record in the mountain bike world due to customer service issues, and the fact that they've left to focus their efforts on motorsports more than once. We'll see if the French suspension manufacturer is in it for the long haul this time around.


More information: bos-suspension.com


214 Comments

  • 516 3
 Well, it's one stiffer, isn't it? It's not 38. You see, most blokes, you know, will be riding at 38. You're on 38 here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on 38 on your bike. Where can you go from there? Where?

39. Exactly. One stiffer
  • 15 19
flag Sethimus (May 20, 2021 at 13:57) (Below Threshold)
 underated
  • 81 6
 Why not just use more material to make 38 stiffer?
  • 3 0
 Perfection
  • 161 0
 @Davec85: But this one goes to 39.
  • 31 0
 @Davec85: [pause] These go to thirty nine...
  • 20 0
 @Davec85: but these ones go to 39
  • 38 0
 "Listen, you can hear the high speed compression"
  • 30 1
 STANCHION WARS
  • 8 0
 @Davec85: Because: 39.
  • 38 0
 Yall forgetting we had the Totem
  • 34 4
 Pick a stanchion size and be a d*ck about it!
  • 26 0
 Wait til next year: Fox 40. Just the sound is irresistible
  • 14 1
 Got nothing on Totems
  • 25 1
 @Lemmyschild: Im already running Fox 40 Freeride forks.. haha
www.pinkbike.com/photo/17583858
  • 12 3
 One mm - to be precise. Which may or may not be stiffer. Depends on how well the oil bath flows in the lower legs. If I don't get blood flow in my lower legs, I don't get stiff.
  • 7 0
 @MrZ32: thats awesome man a totem with 40 stickers lol
  • 10 0
 Someone needs to have the testicular fortitude to come out with 39.5. Do it, I dare you.
  • 5 0
 @Davec85:AKA ‘The Tufnel Dilemma’
  • 4 0
 Well if I had a Totam I’d be one level stiffer at 40 and able to sustain
  • 6 0
 Me personally, I think they should add 30mm. But that's just me
  • 2 0
 @DaFreerider44: Can we all just agreed this wins and be done.
  • 6 1
 @cougar797: You know that’s not how the Pink Bike comment section works........
  • 1 0
 Brilliant.
  • 3 0
 @mhoshal: it messes with peoples heads... its hilarious.

I've seen people being upset that they havent heard of Fox 40 Freerides... how did I miss that????
  • 4 0
 who's going to nut up and make the 41
  • 2 0
 @MrZ32: LOL I would starve as a marketer obviously.
  • 5 1
 @Davec85: A tube with a larger diameter and thin wall can resist bending better than a tube of a smaller diameter with a thicker wall. While both tubes may have the same amount of material and weight, like a beam, the farther away you get from the neutral axis, the more load is carried.

That said, a thinner wall may dent more easily, so it is a balance.
  • 5 0
 @rivercitycycles: are you sure it would not be 39.99mm?
  • 1 0
 Extra stiffness with less weight addition than thicker walls on a smaller diameter
  • 1 0
 @Davec85: because physics
  • 21 0
 I want 42mm stanchions becaus thats the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
  • 3 1
 @JanB: 42 is actually an asterix in some sort of computer coding..... The meaning of life is whatever you want it to be!!!
  • 6 0
 @netracer-enduro: Not a Douglas Adams fan I presume. Smile Hitchhiker's is a fantastic book, well worth the read.
  • 7 0
 *Bullet Bros Zyzzx enters the chat
  • 1 0
 Everyone knows that 39.77mm is optimal. Companies will be working incrementally to 39.77mm over the next 20 years.
  • 3 0
 @JanB: 42mm stanchions + 42mm offset
  • 1 0
 @megatryn: Those were massive at 50mm!
  • 4 0
 but then, shouldn't it be 42 since this is the answer to everything?
  • 2 0
 @JanB: On BOS's website they have an inveted DH fork that I believe has 42mm stanchions. I don't understand French very well (couldn't find a way to put it in English but didn't try to), so I could be wrong, but it seemed to have 42mm stanchions. And inverted dual crown. So the answer to the ultimate question is not just 42, but also inverted and dual crown forks in that case.
  • 2 0
 @person-named-john: too heavy and too expensive, that’s why it’s not so common (in addition to all this - Bos’ reputation on the customer service).
  • 1 0
 @hitarpotar: Makes sense. Personally, I would agree that we don't really need something that thick when 35/38/40mm stanchions seem to work just fine for downhill now, I don't think the extra 2mm would be necessary. I was just going along with the joke.
  • 1 0
 Because this one goes to...39...
  • 1 0
 @joedave: haha, credit
  • 1 0
 @person-named-john: That is correct. 42mm like with MX forks!
  • 1 0
 @MrZ32: looks like it would do great at Whistler, but how does it do at whistling? dB rating?
  • 1 0
 I like 38 more than 39
  • 152 0
 They should first launch customer service.
  • 45 0
 Great stuff terrible customer service. No, wait, NO customer service
  • 9 0
 They should first launch an English website. And be grateful for Google traslate...
  • 17 12
 even if they do, do you really want to deal with french customer service?...my hopes would be for them to outsource that to a competent motivated country
  • 28 4
 @yeti85: A "competent motivated country" with clean hands and examplary morality like Switzerland for exemple?
  • 5 4
 @danstonQ: nope, the baguette is töö expenseve here.
  • 16 4
 @yeti85: I know, nevertheless, the customer service for dictators and thieves is excellent in Switzerland.
  • 2 2
 @danstonQ: How comes you know?
  • 7 3
 @danstonQ: probably, we don't discriminate ;-)
  • 5 3
 @yeti85: I am not french, and I have no complaints with french customer service in general.

Sad to see a statement like that, as in the bicycle sector, I found that a lot of french smaller companies are pushing and busting their asses to release great products with great services at a decent price.
  • 6 2
 @gui21st: sad to see one big company relying on the great history of french racing innovation creating a bad name for everyone else.
On my personal experience, talking honestly now, without provocative European clichés, I'd love to see one of those small companies succeed, regardless if they're French or not. BOS is just an excellent example of the big company relying on their name a screwing it up. The smaller companies also have the best customer service.

Also on a separate personal note, I have never experienced good customer service from a French company, but this relates to industrial products. Bicycle related I can only speak about the non-existing service offered back then by BOS.
  • 9 8
 Well I had worked with BOS for years and yes there had been not so bright times for reasons that came out to the public as terrible customer support. And it is one thing to speak out as a frustrated customer but to bash a company because they had some troubled years is just stupid and silly.
Sometimes the work that had been put into an organisation is not visible at first glace and in the case of BOS the damage was just to big to get it sorted out by them self.

BOS has always produced finest suspension stuff and their technology has been the breakthrough for our existing tech we still use.
Sure the success that the company had in the motor driven world was sort of unexpected for BOS and the demand of service to support multiple WRC teams, MotoX Teams just took its toll on the bike side of the business. Our world Cup mechanic needed to work double duties for UCI Events and WRC events - he has spoken alot how hard it is to find suitable service centers and staff to increase service quality.
For sure not all decisions made in the past turned out to be good ones, but Olivier is still very passionate and hungry for winning WC DH races. And I would bet my ass that he has put not only the money in the R&D but also in staffing and building better Service.

It is hard for a brand if the public opinion is not trustworthy, lets be more open to this nice and welcome challenger.
Other brands also had troubled years and come out stronger.
  • 2 0
 @yeti85: Well they do have very sucessful companies with great products and great services, specifically in the suspension sector with companies like Fast, X1 racing, Novyparts, Crconception...

I don't think Bos' terrible customer service was intentional however, though it did tarnish their good name. More an issue of not allocating enough manpower/money to their bike branch as it was not their core business.

As I see it, it's more up to the company's policy rather than the country they're based in. And as far I'm concerned, my only experience with "Swiss" customer service was a mail to BMC that never got answered...
  • 7 0
 @x-rider:
- he has spoken alot how hard it is to find suitable service centers and staff to increase service quality.
There are plenty of good service centers, that is imo just an excuse.
If you don't have the time to have a proper customer support for mtb products because you're too busy with MX and WRC then stop selling those products. Nothing is more frustrating than buying a expensive fork/shock and once you need a service or a part you're f..ked
  • 2 0
 I tried to get an axle 15mm->20mm for my BOS Deville. It was out of stock pretty much everywhere, the distributor in France Probikeshop was telling me "next month". After 3 months of hunting, I sent some email to BOS in Toulouse. No answer. At the end of the day, I found one part in stock somewhere I could order the part via a local bike shop. I even got messages from some other people on Pinkbike Buy&Sell that were looking for the same part! Another bike shop who was selling BOS here in Belgium told me they stopped selling their forks because they were asked to buy a batch of 20 of those per year.
  • 5 7
 @donpinpon29: "terrible customer service" they are French.....what were you expecting? lol
  • 2 0
 @x-rider: Well, the old hydraulic cartridges from back in the day (deville, idylle) are still competetive 10 years later, same can be said about the coil rear suspension. Not the air springs, but these were crap with everyone back then.

I would love to see BOS back, but currently, with a french only website, absurd spare part prices (170 Euros for bushings????) and no German Distributor - I do not see them back in the Game, at least not in Germany.
Would love to try one out, but not under these conditions.

EDIT: To be fair, they have spares available to everyone at the website. Even for old models now. So that is actually better than back when they were still in the market Smile
  • 3 2
 @conoat:
You could expect more subtlety .
Oh escuse me, i could not understand what is "french bashing" !
Please continue, it's so intersting, and it's shown your frustation.
  • 2 0
 @x-rider: my experience with BOS (back in 2012) was so bad that I will never buy any of their products ever again. And I have made sure to spread this message among my riding buddies.

Their products may be "finest", but they don't last. My then brand new deville blew an internal seal mid-race.
Then, if you have a problem, it's the complete inability to cope from their side paired with the good old french nonchalance.

Anyway, I missed a few races and wrote off the Deville. Been on Rock Shox ever since, never looked back.
  • 2 0
 @mo-T: I watched my friends BOS enduro fork separate internally. Literally the lowers and front wheel shot off the stanchions and he suffered one of the worst concussions I’ve ever seen. It was his 2nd ride on a brand new YT bike that came with the fork.

If he had been on any more of a technical section of trail.. or a jump? Dude could have died. Couldn’t pay me to touch BOS.
  • 61 1
 Totem is still king
  • 37 0
 Coil Totems. Best fork ever.
  • 28 0
 @aye-aye: yeah, had one. Loved it. Except turning the knobs. My fingers are still bleeding.
  • 14 0
 Bring back the T O T E M !
  • 7 0
 @IluvRIDING: Rockshox explained that they looked into naming the Zeb "Totem" again, but they let the tradmark expire and couldn't get it back
  • 6 1
 @aye-aye: honest question here.
What made the Totem better than a Marzo 66?

Honest curiosity,
I had a 66, great fork, heavy, but bulletproof, easy to maintain/tune, coil, worked great.
Never rode a Totem, and I haven’t heard an argument for them over the 66

Be good to one another
  • 15 0
 @onawalk: uuuuuhhhhhhhhh 40mm stanchions
  • 4 0
 @hamncheez: I just got a zeb delivered today! Unfortunately I got rid of the totem yrs ago so no back to back comparison. @onawalk I had a 06 66rc2x and still the best feeling fork I’ve had rode.
  • 15 0
 Had a Totem with a 1.5" steerer. We will end up again at 40mm stanchion single crown forks with 1.5" steer tubes, mark my words.
  • 3 0
 @onawalk: I had the totem and preferred it over the 66 because it was lighter and yet it was stiffer. I used the soloair version with a modified piston from Novypart which made the spring cruve more similar to coil. Never like the feel of the 66 but I mostly tried the first gen with coil and air preload.
  • 9 0
 @aye-aye: 66 RC3 EVO Ti was way smoother than the Totem imho
  • 2 0
 @onawalk: The Marz 66RC3 ti was notably better than the coil Totem, in my experience.
  • 1 0
 @Kamiizoo: fair, the old bigger is better.

@artistformlyknowasdan fair play, even my first gen 66RC was a show stopper. They just kept adding letters, and making better forks

@Balgaroth fair play, I dont think the weight was much of an issue, I was strugglef*cking to get a 45lb bike to the top of any climb. How did you not like the feel of a 66 coil, I can’t think of any coil fork that feels worse than an air fork, just for feel mind

@chakaping I’d second that statement, and third it really
They were so tuneable, different weight and volume of oil, boom, you had a different fork.

HEY @DVOSuspension what do you think about bringing back the 66, show these Zeb, and 38 clowns what a freeride fork is meant to be.
  • 1 1
 @onawalk: "bringing back the 66" thats what the Onyx is.
  • 1 1
 @hamncheez: Took a look, with actual interest in purchasing. However the Onyx, even given the added weight, sadly is another air fork, with a negative pre-load spring. Bladder controlled compression circuit, blah, blah, blah.
So not quite the simplicity, tunability, or support that i was thinking of.

It’s got the weight in common with the 66 though….
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: Have you ridden a DVO? Its indistinguishable from a coil. It feels more like my 888 of old than any fork on the market today. It even has the weaknesses of those old Marz forks- so supple to the point that it dives like crazy and uses up way too much travel.

The Onyx itself, comparing equal travel/wheel size, is 20 grams more than the Fox 38. Is that "too heavy"?
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: I have not ridden a DVO fork, and I’m actively interested.
Currently on a Lyrik, with a MRP ramp control cartridge, and Vorsprung Luftkappe. Shout out to @Vorsprung for making some great products. I am waiting for the Lyrik coil Smashpot to come back in stock, to give that a try.

I have no allegiance to a certain brand, I’ll try them all if given the chance. I like the playfulness of the Lyrik, for everyday riding, and I feel faster on the Fox, but if I’m not racing for money, I’d rather have fun.

I’m trying to get away from the lack of mid-stroke support and excessive dive, the Luftkappe helped, but I’m hoping for better. (It’s possible I’m faster than I was, which is having an effect, especially in corners)

If the Onyx is heavier than the 38 and Zeb, its certainly heavier than my Lyrik, and I dont see the performance benefit if it does suffer from what you quoted. That still makes it heavier than a coil converted Lyrik I think, which I’m hoping is a great conversion.

I’m not interested in weight savings, for the sake of weight savings, but there needs to be an obvious benefit. Have I misunderstood what the benefit is?
  • 53 2
 Good, I tried a for 40, found it far too stiff, then the 38mm TTX, but it was far to flimsy. Been chasing the Goldilocks fork ever since.
  • 48 1
 Bit of a miss only offering 52mm offset
  • 15 14
 And only 29" wtf
  • 11 4
 @sixpointzero: You can always fit whatever wheels you got on a 29" fork, so theres that...
  • 15 0
 Do any 29er enduro bikes still come with 52 offset? Seems really odd to only offer it in that.
  • 34 0
 time for someone to make a 39.5mm enduro fork
  • 68 0
 Surely 38.99 would be optimal?
  • 22 0
 @dude-brah: I read your username as DUB-brah after seeing the _8.99
  • 7 1
 @dude-brah: sure, if you want a flexy piece of crap. as someone with a degree in armchair engineering, I can tell you that 39.5 is the sweet spot.
  • 26 0
 I just ordered a Zeb! Nooooo!!! Now it's a limp noodle fork just like what happened to my 36 when the 38 came out. Boooo!
  • 6 0
 The horror!!!
  • 4 1
 @Fullsend2-13: crap. Just got a super nice Lyric now I'm just gonna have to trash it.
  • 17 0
 Who can service this stuff in the US? Had some BOS stuff previously that came on my Rocky Mountain Maiden and basically nobody could work on it or knew anything about the product.
  • 4 0
 Not only in the US. I bought a Rocky as well 2nd hand last year and first thing was selling the BOS Fork on it. They're nice until you need something for it...
  • 1 0
 I had a dual crown FCV and I had to send it to QBP cause they were doing their service stateside but that was like 2017-18.
  • 4 0
 Does anybody anywhere service this stuff. Bos are the worst ti deal with. We had an official service centre near us and they couldn't even get a response from bos. Such a shame cause the void 2 shock I had was awesome
  • 2 0
 @filryan: I had my Bos suspension services in the UK, luckily the older ones could use Fox seals and were open bath so quite simple
  • 1 0
 @DC1988: how long ago? Jungle were an official service centre and they told me bos had stopped answering there emails
  • 1 0
 This exactly! I have one shock and two forks with nobody to service them without sending them back to Europe.
  • 4 0
 @filryan: I can believe that, I managed to snap the adjusters off a Kirk shock in a crash. The guys at Jungle told it might have to go 'back to France,' they said this with the kind of tone a vet would use to say your dog's not going to make it. Luckily it didn't. Since Jungle stopped servicing Bos I've used J-Tech.
  • 1 0
 @DirtyHal: www.avalanchedownhillracing.com Craig might be able to or know who would
  • 2 0
 @DHhack: nope. I didn't even get a response when I emailed about them. I've heard through friends that have worked with him that he won't deal with them anymore.
  • 2 0
 @filryan: I believe Suspensionwerx in N. Van services them. I bought a Bos Deville from them and have had it serviced there.
  • 1 0
 @lifeofloon: I just talked to them about doing a rebuild and tune on a Stoy, along with new hardware. No problem, I paid, and am on week 2 of 10-12 week wait time. Also, I still have my shock. Don't have to send it in until he's ready to work on it.
  • 1 0
 @paulwatt: I think you’d find that has not been the case for a few seasons now. BOS f’ed-off all their North American service centres - including QBP - around ~ 2018.
  • 1 0
 @filryan:
It was probably a few years ago, Plush Suspension
  • 1 0
 @delta5: I'm jealous I got no luck on my Kirk and Deville inquiries.
  • 1 0
 @filryan: I had my Idylle FCVs serviced by J-Tech here in the UK at the end of last summer. I required a full service and then found out I needed a new stanchion due to one of them being bent (from a crash). They had no issue getting spares.
The biggest issue with BOS is when they signed up with YT. They just couldn't upscale their business quick enough and unfortunately the quality suffered.
  • 1 0
 @stevocxt: I tried j tech at the time and they said same thing. Bos are usless. Its not an issue now as I'm running an ext storia. She what happens when it's service time for that tho.
  • 1 0
 @filryan: Mojo suspension will get you taken care of no problem with EXT stuff.
  • 3 0
 I have extensive experience with the insides of bos products, mainly the idylle fcv, stoy, obsys and deville 35. I wont have a workshop until November at this point due to moving but i can service these and have the ability to make spare parts for them.
  • 1 2
 @filryan: We do. BOS Service NZ. We have no problems getting product or spare parts from BOS in France, and run with an overnight turnaround for servicing. We've also supplied parts and done some servicing for customers in Australia, Canada and Indonesia so its not really a problem to get support.
We stand behind the product 100%, and for our customers who run BOS, they find its really difficult to go back to one of the mainstream brands because the performance of the BOS forks and shocks is so good.
  • 2 0
 @mixmastamikal: cheers buddy
  • 1 0
 @Mildie: how long have you serviced them. Prob 3 years since I had the issue. Its deffiently enough to make me never buy bos again tho
  • 1 0
 @lifeofloon: Doesn't look like he does the Kirk, only Stoy and Void. But those seem to mostly use standard parts/seals. Kirk may not, which would be a good reason for him to not touch it.

Weird about the DeVille though, the site claims to do a tune and mods for it. Have you tried calling, or just email? Craig knows his stuff, but usually is a long conversation. Wendy has been wonderful and responsive.
  • 1 0
 @delta5: I haven't actually called. I've just emailed, maybe I'll try and give a call Monday and hope for the best. My Kirk has been holding up well but both my Deville's are in dire need of some help.
  • 1 2
 @filryan: We've been running the dedicated NZ BOS service centre since late 2014. Still have customers rocking the 34mm Devilles and Kirks released that year - regular servicing keeps them running sweet (as with any suspension brand).
We had some issues with creaking crown steerers on the initial YT run, but BOS replaced every one of those CSU's under warranty (and with most of these also well outside of their warranty period) on a very short turnaround.
I get that people are hung up on poor service experiences in other places around the world, but we haven't got any of that down here in NZ - the key is having experienced service support and parts available.
  • 1 0
 @filryan: Plush Suspension can still service BOS!
  • 19 0
 Bullet Brothers ZZYZX enters chat
  • 8 0
 How many times has BOS "re-entered" the MTB market in the last 5 years? This is at least #2 if not #3, they have no credibility, are expensive and weird choices like 52mm offset on the 29er SC. Why would anyone buy these exactly?
  • 7 0
 i've had(still have tbh) a deville rare with a long straight scratch going below the seals. I've suspected the bushings were the reason, as they were crazy loose and the was rattling after 6month of riding. Our conversation roughly went like this:
-looks like a possible warranty situation, pls send in the fork
We inspected the fork, it is not a manufacturing defect, here's your invoce of 370eur(the fork has been bought directly from Toulouse in a blowout sale for ~540eur).
-did you take it apart?
-no, you must pay in advance for the service, till your payment is complete, we do not open up your fork.
-so you don't know if it's the bushings caused the stanchion wear or not.
-most likely a small piece of stone got stuck at the seals and that damadged the stanchion(i lolled at this part). No warranty for that.
-but you just assuming, and still havent opened up the fork.
-no, that would require an oil change and that would cost money.
-okay, take the fork apart, check the internals and then i might be willing to pay for your service.

Long silence, a product manager joined the party, then i've recieved an email from a technician that the bushings were indeed f'ed, and they will replace the csu under warranty. But i must pay 220eur.

The story started at the last months of 2019. Since then i'm a happy owner of a Lyrik rc2, and these lovely guys at Toulouse can suck on that deville.
  • 3 0
 That's funny. Same thing happened to mine. Got it back, it worked amazing for a couple of months then started leaking oil all over the place again.
  • 9 3
 Sorry but only available in 29? What the hell is the industry doing making 27.5 obsolete? It was bad enough when they got rid of 26 for no reason other than marketing rubbish.. The fact is the industry is deciding and dictating what we are going to buy and taking the actual choice away from us. In the process charging us even more money for it than ever!!
  • 1 5
flag T4THH (May 21, 2021 at 0:22) (Below Threshold)
 You can (and should) run 27.5 wheels in a 29er fork
  • 3 0
 @T4THH: Maybe but it's hardly ideal. It's not just BOS but a huge part of the industry is slowing but surely getting rid of 27.5.
  • 2 1
 @MattP76: Completely agree. 27.5 is still huge in the UK atleast
  • 1 0
 @T4THH: I hope it well and truly stays. GMBN Tech Show did a feature on whether 27.5 was slowly disappearing which was worrying.
  • 6 2
 @MattP76: GMBN is like gossip mags but for MTB. just not very good
  • 1 0
 Agree with you on all points. Yes 29” is nice for my trail bike, but it just feels too big and unwieldy for my long travel bikes.
  • 3 1
 @Afterschoolsports: I would love to buy a 26er again. They were so much fun, they were strong and I preferred the predictable grip they provided. Miss them.
  • 7 0
 Do they have a website now? Does anyone over there speak English? Did the BOS thing back in 2016...the stuff was amazing when it worked...then it broke and I was SOL...
  • 4 0
 Exactly. The Deville on the GF’s Capra was possibly the best fork I’ve ever ridden, until it started to need reinflating every day you wanted to ride it. The same with the BOS air shock on the rear, it felt as nice as my CCDB, until it started getting temperamental and needing setting up again every time you wanted to use it.
  • 9 0
 39mm Stanchions woah Take that boys!
  • 9 0
 Surprised the dual crown fork doesn't have 41mm stanchions
  • 11 1
 they still have a 46mm upside down fork
  • 1 0
 @Sethimus: yeh the Obsys and Syors products look sick
  • 9 0
 BOS but customer service is POS
  • 3 0
 BOS, still need help getting my Idyle rare back in tip top form. Was the best feeling fork ever, for a month. Cant find parts, service, any manuals, directions for servicing..... cmon.... please?! Bought with warranty from an authorized shop that no longer does them? What can I do?

Been hanging on the wall for 3 years now.....
  • 5 0
 Why 52mm offset? Dont slack enduro bikes typically come with 42/44mm? My old 29er with a 67.5 HTA had 51.
  • 3 1
 No thank you...I had a YT with BOS suspension in 2015 and had nothing but problems with both the fork and the shock...sent the shock to be serviced (twice) and the low speed compression never worked. Calling BOS for support was a waste of time...at this point if someone gave me a BOS fork and shock I would just put them up on Craigslist for $1...
  • 4 0
 how is it possible that its 2490 grams for both the enduro and the dh? or is that a typo?
  • 9 0
 Good catch - it doesn't look like the weights are accurate. I'll work on getting the actual numbers.
  • 9 3
 it's french spec
  • 5 1
 Huck a jump (like a bos)
Whip it flat (like a bos)
Stick the landing (like a bos)
.....
  • 1 0
 Leak oil (like a bos)
  • 3 0
 When is Mike Levy going to take the same approach to fork stanchions as he did with the Grin Donut? Just make his own at 55mm with 250mm of travel.
  • 4 0
 Dual crown Offered with 15mm axle. Thank you!!!!! About time! Only MRP offered this.
  • 1 0
 I rode their triple crown option many years back on a loaner bike. I was like night and day different with other forks. I almost bought one but was put off by the customer service issues. Shame really as they did bring something different to the table.
  • 2 0
 Sorry Bos, I will never use your products again, whilst they felt amazing when they worked, they fell apart on me and the warranty was the worst I have ever experienced in the bike industry (even worse than Canyon).
  • 3 0
 52mm offset, 190mm travel, 29" and pogressive (slaaack) head angles: the wheel far in front of you
  • 1 0
 Tried a Deville in the US, and when it came time for service I felt like a real dumb-ass. At least the steerer tube didn't fail on it like many did 4-5 years ago. Went back to Rock Shox Lyrik and never looked back.
  • 1 0
 Still riding my 6 year old Deville, best fork I have ever had and I'll never buy BOS again. Terrible customer support and no service center in the US or Canada currently afaik.
  • 3 0
 hope its not a Bag Of Sh** because you wont be getting customer service from BOS.
  • 2 2
 They never left the MTB market since 2010 or whenever the og Devilles came out. Just because it's not on Pinkbike doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There was a Deville launch last year, Obsys in 2018 or something, varios generations of Void and Idylles, Syors and so on. Website been live the whole time with shop and everything. I have had og Deville 26, Idylles, Vipr2, Deville 27.5 and Dizzy. They all worked fine, easy to service and finish on internal parts second to none with great attention to detail. Aftermarket support kind of crap, but it ain't rocket science to just order the correct size skf seals and off the shelf o-rings and fluid. Never had a warranty issue though...
  • 3 0
 A company can't expect all their consumers to be as handy as you. Proper aftersales support is almost more important than a high quality product. Rockshox is living proof.
  • 1 0
 Their products have always been decent. It's the aftersales support that had always been lacking. I hope they took this time to sort out their business and not just try to one up Fox and RS with an odd number.
  • 1 0
 I bought every high end fork we could get into our bike shop. The BOS was far far superior. It was an awesome couple months when they actually had some support through a solid US distributor.
  • 3 0
 Life begins at 40, not 39.
  • 2 0
 Had the idyle rare which blew up twice. Loved it when it worked. Damn good fork
  • 4 0
 Bold pricing Cotton.
  • 1 0
 Is this an archived post from 2015? I didn’t know Bos was still even a company. Trying to get service parts took so long it makes pandemic level waits seem short.
  • 1 0
 BOS has a pretty big stick in the Moto, Rally and (oddly enough) diving market. They're doing fine. I do wish their MTB support was better because everybody loves it until it needs service.
  • 3 0
 Finally, my zebb was soft af the other day on the xc track.
  • 2 0
 BOS make some of the best MTB suspension I've ever ridden. Spare parts, mods and servicing was a different story.
  • 1 0
 Pandemic, bike industry booms, company makes use of sales opportunity. Makes sense. ow for the execution
  • 2 0
 Waiting for the 69 upside down fork...
  • 2 0
 Cannondale, we’re waiting doe a 42mm lefty here
  • 1 0
 the comments section has singlehandedly caused BOS to go bankrupt, yet again. Exit stage left.
  • 1 0
 Top spec DH/enduro single crown with a 3 position compression adjuster instead of high and low speed compression. Why?
  • 1 0
 Another fail? With a rebuild kit flying around €100...guess what is gonna happen
  • 2 0
 39? pah! everyone knows the answer is 42
  • 1 1
 To life, and everything.
  • 1 0
 Coming in more expensive than the EXT ERA this thing better be insanely good to justify that price.
  • 1 0
 "Why don't you just make 38 stiffer and make that the top number?"
"These go to 39."
  • 2 0
 That's BOS
  • 1 0
 Ha! What's next? 40mm stanchions?! Hahahahahaha.......wait, wut?
  • 1 0
 The battle has started, but the war has just begun
  • 1 0
 39mm stanchions really lol not quite 40 but just a hair over 38 !!!!
  • 2 0
 Not in a million years
  • 2 0
 Hell, go 69
  • 1 0
 Just go to 50 mm and be done with it!
  • 1 0
 42.0
  • 1 0
 Might miss the point. Just get rid of the incremental changes and go for broke. Like the grim donut @z-man:
  • 1 0
 Engineer: How wide do y...
Product manager: 39.
  • 1 0
 I'm waiting for the 41 to come out...
  • 1 0
 i was thinking BOS went bust .... havent seen them around for ages
  • 1 0
 39 places in the entire world where you can get it serviced or buy parts
  • 1 0
 Thank God Gilette don't make MTB forks.
  • 1 0
 thats hilarious. one more millimeter. i dont know why thats so funny to me
  • 1 0
 Choose a girth and be a dick about it
  • 1 0
 That's cool... Still no service in the US?
  • 1 0
 Only with 52mm offest? Fail.
  • 1 0
 Excellent
  • 1 0
 Big Old Stanchions
  • 3 0
 Bastards Omit Service
  • 1 0
 Lot of DOH
  • 1 0
 OBSYS 42 Thx
  • 1 0
 So much offset. Odd.
  • 1 0
 39 is new 40 Smile
  • 1 0
 i hate
  • 2 2
 Who?
  • 1 2
 learn to service BOS fork like an old Mazzchozhi .. posers!
  • 1 0
 I mean, sure, but having documentation would be at least helpful. If rockshox can do it...
  • 1 2
 @ksyz: not too hard since it is a closed bath. Change seals and bushings to SKF, experiment with oil amount and viscosity..the standard stuff. Craig at Avalanche works on the cartridge mod.

www.avalanchedownhillracing.com/Bos/Bos%20Deville.htm

id prefer 38 and 40 mm stanchions so you can use other cartridges as well and make your own adapters.

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