DVO Suspension Announces Topaz Gen 3 Air Shock & Custom Tuning Option

Oct 17, 2022 at 9:28
by Bryson Martin  
Topaz Gen 3
The next generation of Topaz has a 27% stronger inner shaft.


The Unobtainable Becomes Available
DVO Suspension is excited to announce an improved Custom Shop experience as part of our new online shop. Typically reserved for elite athletes, the DVO Custom Shop makes the unobtainable available to all riders. When shopping any DVO Suspension product, customers can easily add a custom tune to their order for an additional $150 USD. After answering six questions to provide a clear tuning direction, a fork or shock is fully opened and gone through by our master technicians. This involves high-performance race oil, a custom shim stack with high-performance shims, and a hand bleed. The end result is master crafted suspension, customized to the rider’s unique needs.

The Next Generation of Topaz
With the launch of our new online shop comes the official release of the Topaz Gen 3. The next generation of our do-it-all air shock is designed to meet the grueling demands of the modern rider with a 27% stronger inner shaft. The new housing is designed around a transverse reservoir layout to aid in oil flow and achieve more frame clearance. The updated bladder system provides unmatched small bump sensitivity that’s externally tunable.

Topaz Gen 3 is available in metric and trunnion sizes with T3 compression, dynamic rebound, positive and negative volume adjustment, and adjustable bladder pressure. The shock comes in its own reusable carrying case, and includes a shock pump and quick-clip volume spacers.



Spring Features:

Starting Weight:

Trunnion Sizes:

Metric Sizes:

Standard Sizes:

T3 Compression | Rebound | Bladder Pressure Adjust

Air Volume Tuning for Negative and Positive Spring

450g, based on 210x55

165x40, 165x42.5, 165x45, 185x50, 185x52.5, 185x55, 205x60, 205x62.5, 205x65

190x40, 190x42.5, 190x45, 210x50, 210x52.5, 210x55, 230x60, 230x62.5, 230x65

Please see our Topaz Gen 1 for standard sizes

$550 USD

Topaz Gen 3
Topaz Gen 3

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  • 138 2
 Big fan... (very biased) haha
  • 5 4
 Hmm I wonder why your a fan
  • 1 0
  • 4 6
 @DVOnz Why? Are they any good? I never saw anything made by DVO out in the wild.

Although, I kinda play with the thought of trying a coil shock and DVO is one of contestants (Monarch is the other). I have read that DVO is less prone to failures because of side forces
  • 18 2
 @pakleni: Probably best to ask people that buy DVO that question. Not a person that sells it as his answer will be quite obvious. As someone who has brought alot of DVO and ridden other brands i personally wont buy from anyone else but DVO, The time and effort they put into making sure you are happy with your suspension is unmatched in the bike industry
  • 4 6
 @pakleni: Rémy Métailler runs DVO.
  • 5 22
flag Compositepro (Oct 18, 2022 at 2:44) (Below Threshold)
 @pakleni: sometimes you logon to pinkbike and surprise a company you thought was no more is still making products
  • 7 1
 @pakleni: I've run several DVO shocks and they are just fine. Great if you consider the price, simplicity and the fact that they can be easily serviced at home. I decided that I prefer this to the Fox X2 that would fail once per season and cost 500 EUR to repair.
  • 9 0
 @pakleni: The DVO Jade and Jade X coil shocks have a relatively large diameter main shaft, that's why they are less affected by frames that side-load the crap out of your shock (eg: Specialized Stumpjumper, Stumpjumper Evo, Ibis Ripmo).
  • 20 6
 @Lololmalol: That is not my experience. The damper on my Diamond snapped and they told me it was kind of my fault because I had the low speed compression set too high. They offered me a new damper at crash replacement price. My take: I won't buy DVO again. The performance of the thing was great, but I can't tolerate the customer-blame on that one. If it can't be run at 5-out-of-6 clicks of LSC when jumping, then print that on a label or in the manual somewhere.
  • 14 2
 Hey Windmill what kind of music do you like?

“I’m a big metal fan.”
  • 2 2
 @Muscovir: my mate snapped a coil shock shaft only 3 weeks ago on a Spech' Levo - totaled his frame at the same time. \not sure if a Spech or shock issue was the cause.
  • 5 0
 @glyner: No it's definitley an issue of those Specialized frames. They feature very long shock yokes, which exacerbate any misalignment of the frame and cause column buckling as a result of their length. The fact that the frame is asymetrical doesn't help either.
  • 3 0
 @Compositepro: I have to concur , I saw this stuff getting cleared out on CRC and havent seen much of them since, Similar to Manitou forks go for less than trade prices is there something going on
  • 2 5
 This isn’t true as I’ve broke 2 jades and went to a super deluxe (smaller shaft) and it hasn’t broken on the sale frame…@Muscovir:
  • 2 0
 @MorettyBtt: he is paid to run DVO. lol

this isn't even a knock on DVO....just saying someone famous uses something isn't really the definitive proof of its quality you seem to think it is.
  • 46 1
 I put a Jade X on a Stumpjumper Evo with a Cascade link. The stock tune didn't work, so I drove down to the shop and the guys at DVO retuned it on the spot same day while I sat and chatted with them. New shimstack and a different piston, and I was out the door an hour later with factory level suspension. Ronnie and crew are the real deal.
  • 2 0
 Good deal if you're near them, harder for someone who's not. Not saying they have bad stuff, but not everyone wants to have to custom tune their brand new shock. Horses for courses.
  • 46 4
 Honestly pro tune w/custom damping at $150 with DVOs already good prices probably the best feeling suspension for the $.
  • 16 52
flag Baller7756 (Oct 17, 2022 at 19:24) (Below Threshold)
 This shock is $550... then add $150 for the tune! Those aren't good prices for second tier suspension.
  • 13 3
 @Baller7756: It's not second-tier if it's custom-tuned. And an aftermarket custom tune can be over $200, it's a good price.
  • 11 29
flag gabriel-mission9 (Oct 18, 2022 at 0:49) (Below Threshold)
 @physics-photographer: $200 to move a few shims about? Christ...Even $150 is steep. You lot are getting ripped off
  • 27 1
 @gabriel-mission9: $200 to open a shock or fork and completely disassemble, tune and modify, reassemble, bleed and clean, all while not voiding warranty? You find me someone who can preform that cheaper on another product mate... ill wait
  • 8 10
 @Lololmalol: Yeah...any suspension service center in the UK . A custom shim tune is usually around £70. Less if done as part of a service
  • 7 10
 @Lololmalol: Didn't have to wait long eh?
  • 10 5
 @gabriel-mission9: Any donkey can shuffle shims around for 70 quid. Thats not comparable to what DVO are offering here
  • 29 1
 @gabriel-mission9: It's not for moving the shims... it's for knowing what shims to move.
  • 7 0
 @gabriel-mission9: Funny, I didn't know shops in the UK would tear down your damper for free.

Where I am, the shim tune itself is $70. But the shop won't disassemble the shock for free.
  • 4 0
 @gabriel-mission9:: think you’re a bit behind on your pricing or deliberately forgetting that your £70 custom tune would be on top of a service which is on average around £110.

Some shops will custom tune without a service but there is still a charge, for example j-tech say

“ *Custom tuning can be done without having a service, if the fork/shock is new or very recently serviced, at a cost of £35 + the custom tuning charge.”
  • 2 4
 @cypher74: The custom tuning charge for jtech is £50. 50+35 is £85, which isn't far off the average £70 I quoted...
  • 2 4
 And if you think jim is just a donkey randomly shuffling shims, then you are sorely misinformed...
  • 3 3
 Although I'd have to ask him whether or not he uses "high performance shims" or just the normal ones lol lol lol lol
  • 12 0
 Also FWIW, a LOT of people who "custom tune" suspension are doing the rough equivalent of guess-and-check.

Placebo is strong in the tuner suspension world. Having it done by the OEM is your best shot at a real improvement unless you have access to one of the few rigs who know what they're doing on every shim stack.

And- not placing all the blame on the shops here. Most customers ask for what they can't ride anyway. "185lb expert rider" does not mean the same thing to you as it does to your tuner. Sometimes the amateur rider who smashes into everything with no finesse at all anyway needs and even MORE supportive setup than a skilled rider who carries speed more smoothly.

TLDR: you can't get a "perfect for you tune" unless your tuner knows you, has seen you ride, knows EXACTLY what your setup and riding conditions are like......... and also knows what he or she is doing.
  • 7 0
 @gabriel-mission9: That has to be in addition to already being in the shock or fork damper. If he's willing to do that job start-to-finish from a complete fork or shock for that price he's either:

1. lying - he hasn't changed a thing
2. not making money
3. exploiting somebody else's time who is working for little to nothing
4. a magician
  • 2 0
 @hotpotato: I have no dog in the fight, but obviously the answer is #3... It's always #3
  • 3 1
 It's 5. Shim tuning isnt as much work (or as esoteric) as you have been led to believe. (This is an industry built on smoke and mirrors)

A re-tune is far less work than a full service. A full service costs around £120 in the uk.
  • 2 0
 @gabriel-mission9: I can only describe the process for EXT, but it's not a quick job. You are still taking apart a good chunk of the shock. Lay out the shims. Measure them against the tune code needed and clean / swap out as needed. Clean all the threadlock and re-apply with primer. Reassemble shock and vacuum bleed. Run the shock on the dyno and check the results for any imperfections. Finally clean everything up including the workspace and put the un-used shims in the right place. Replacing all the seals in a full service is a bit fiddly but doesn't take too long.
  • 3 2
 @wake-n-rake: I literally do it for a living.
  • 1 1
 @gabriel-mission9: I've no idea what your point is then. You can't directly compare prices as there are too many variables.
  • 2 1
 @gabriel-mission9: not at those prices you don’t
  • 2 0
 @Lololmalol: IDK... as with anything, value is subjective. In this case we are talking about paying $200 for essentially labor.

So, the first question is, how long will it take? For $200, I think we have to at least be talking about 2 hours of labor minimum, and I don't think that's how long this "customization" will take, but maybe I'm wrong here?

The second question is value. The shock itself is $550 or $600 typically, is the difference in performance worth an additional 1/3 the price? Now you've got a $700-$800 shock, that now has a limited resale market, and value to others. So not only did you sink another $200 into it, but perhaps reduced resale value by another $200...
  • 1 0
 @hotpotato: I agree completely. The new tuner craze is a slippery slope. Filling out a form stating your weight, what bike you ride, and your favorite trails leaves alot on the table...
Not many people truly understand what a true rider specific, custom suspension setup actually is and what it involves.

My first dealing with it was talking with Craig at Avalanche Racing. I ordered their damper, filled out the questions regarding my bike, weight, riding style, etc. He then called me and spent an hour on the phone asking more questions and really digging into what I was struggling with on the OE setup, and what I would like to see. While still not truly 'custom tuned' suspension, his experience and discussion gets it pretty damn close. Any future changes can be made by either firing the damper back or buying the kit to make the changes yourself.

My only complaint is that it's so damn good I have to order one for every fork going forward haha.
  • 1 0
 @EricBirk: Exactly, the "custom shim stack with high performance shims" DVO are offering here is likely actually gonna be one of 4 to 5 generic tunes, chosen based on rider weight (which is a silly way to tune compression damping, but makes some sense on rebound tunes). It'll add about 10 minutes to the total build time of the shock (if that) and about $5 worth if shims.
  • 31 4
 Good to see something good came from being in misaligned trunnion giant frames haha
  • 17 0
 Fox is revising the main damper shaft on the X2 as well. Lots of shocks having issues with trunnion frame mounts that are never perfect, and sometimes atrociously, misaligned.
  • 4 1

My Offering V2 had a pretty bad alignment issue. I didn’t keep it long enough to find out but I was sure it was going to fry the x2 I had.
  • 2 0
 Can't remember what frame that is, but that clevis + trunnion frame design looks even more rough than giant's
  • 12 0
 Its for sure a hard life for trunnion shocks but we have built around 80 in NZ now and none have had issues so we are stoked on that.
  • 33 0
 @jray152: bruh, the X2 is fried out of factory lol
  • 1 0
 @gramboh: yep, Fox just did a warranty repair on mine and said if it blows up again soon let us know and we will get you the updated fix for free but the fix isn't quite ready just yet.
  • 2 0
 @gramboh: 2 x cracked fox damper bodies up at the trunnion eyelet is the reason i ordered one of these last month. Its done more hours that either X2 build so far and still running mint so im hopeful it lives a long and happy life
  • 3 3
 Didn't have any problems with blowing out rear shocks, but 2 Reign Advanced frames in a year failing and being told I'd used up my "crash replacement" on non-crash related issues. Also, just about everyone else I know has had a bottom bracket area failure on their Reign Advanced frames, but Giant doesn't consider them warranty/defects. hahaha
  • 2 0
 I have the new(ish) Scor 4060 and it has trunnion mounts with a Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate. After a full season and a few Enduro races, so far, so good. Not sure if it's a good shock or really good alignment on Scor's part, but....I will take it.
  • 1 0
 @wyorider: I had one fail right on the bottom side of the downtube about 5 I ches up from the BB. Found a very soft spot in the carbon. Giant warranties it thankfully
  • 1 0
 @mechatronicjf: Specialized enduro
  • 1 0
 @Nwilkes: I'd make sure they "warrantied" it. They may have done a "crash replacement" in which case when you crack your next frame, no support.

That's what I've been seeing-a lot!!
  • 1 0
 @wyorider: you're right it was actually replaced under what they called "carbon confidence" program if I recall. I sold the new frame a week after it arrived lol
  • 23 1
 "High performance shims" Lol
The mountainbike industry needs to start letting engineers read the pr copy before it goes to print.
  • 3 1
  • 17 4
 So a SR Suntour Tri-Air? Awesome Shock by the way.
  • 2 2
 Yep, but i'm wondering what's the difference between the Tri-Air 2 and this one.
Was the Topaz "gen 2" the Tri-Air 2, and a Tri-Air 3 is to be expected in some months ?
  • 17 0
 @Voxran: pretty sure the SR Suntour versions use IFPs while DVO use bladders instead? I could be wrong though
  • 1 0
 @samdaman1: I believe you're right. That was the difference in earlier versions. I had a Tri-Air and loved it.
  • 3 0
 They use the same housing and probably the same spring, but I'm not sure if the damper internals are the same. Apart from the IFP/Bladder difference.
  • 14 2
 The old version is great, so I expect this is fantastic.
  • 12 0
 Please just give it a dial to adjust compression damping already.
  • 4 5
 All Topaz series have the T3 compression switch
  • 7 0
 @brookebsummers: i want clickers!
  • 6 0
 @brookebsummers: Not the same thing.
  • 3 10
flag Lololmalol (Oct 17, 2022 at 16:59) (Below Threshold)
 @mammal: it actually is. Base valve tuning is very effective if you know what your doing
  • 10 6
 I have a Topaz, and from my experience adjusting the bladder pressure is similar to adjusting compression. The T3 switch gives three distinct compression settings and the bladder pressure affects all three of those. With how tuneable it is with just air pressure and spacers, I don't think a compression dial in addition to the T3 switch is necessary. If you're on one of the extremes where additional adjustment is needed then a custom tune, which is easy with this shock, will get you sorted.
  • 2 2
 @brookebsummers: Not what I'm asking for. I want to be able to quickly and easily fine-tune compression damping - without having to disassemble the shock to change the valving. On air shocks it's especially easy to adjust the spring rate and the compression damping should be adjustable accordingly.

I'd like at least a dial for low-speed compression damping, with at least five clicks.
  • 2 1
 @Lololmalol: Except that it requires you to remove and disassemble the shock each time you want to make a change...
  • 3 0
 @psyguy: Sorry, but technically speaking, it's not similar at all. An adjustable bladder works more like an additional ramp-up mechanism than low-speed compression damping.

The damping via adjustable valve actually means slowing down the compression stroke by restricting oil flow and (ideally) not changing the amount of force necessary to compress the shock in the process.

The bladder system on the other hand is effectively just increasing the amount of force it takes to compress the shock by adding another air chamber. Also the effect of a higher bladder pressure will be more pronounced the faster and the deeper you go into the travel. At the top of the stroke while slow compression is occuring it will barely have any perceivable effect. That is where you would need an adjustable valve for low speed compression damping instead (- slowing down the oil flow).

IMO the adjustable bladder is a useful addition especially to coil shocks, but it certainly can't replace the functionality of an adjustable valve.
  • 2 0
 @psyguy: All those are just an unnecessarily backwards solution to a problem that could easily be solved with a low speed compression dial.
  • 2 0
 @Lololmalol: You're trying to tell me the 2 climb positions (mid and almost locked out) on a stock topaz accomplishes the same thing as a LSC adjustment with a range of many clicks. Em, yeah.
  • 1 0
 @brookebsummers: which doesn’t actually seem to do much.
  • 3 0
 @cypher74: My 3 position switch works quite well. It firms things up slightly with mid-position, and is fairly close to locked out on the 3rd position. It's not a functional replacement for a conventional LSC adjustment though.
  • 1 0
 @Muscovir: I understand the different mechanisms of action, that's why I said similar, not the same. For me and the frame this shock is on, the level of adjustment is more than adequate. Your needs obviously differ, but if I'm representative of the majority of DVO's customers then they must not feel there's strong enough demand to make that change and subsequently increase the cost of the shock.
I would imagine DVO's response to your request would be to go for the Jade instead, which has low speed adjustment. If you don't want a coil shock then go for the Fox X2.
If you think that five clicks of adjustment would be enough, then that's only a few more then what's already in the T3 lever. It may be possible to mod an existing shock to add those halfway clicks. I'd suggest inquiring with DVO about that as they seem quite keen to get their customers product performing the way the want.
  • 1 0
 @psyguy: "It may be possible to mod an existing shock to add those halfway clicks. I'd suggest inquiring with DVO about that as they seem quite keen to get their customers product performing the way the want."

Not possible, I've already inquired about that.
  • 1 2
 @mammal: if you know how to tune the valve itself yes
  • 2 0
 @Lololmalol: Uh huh, yes I understand that custom tuning would be preferable.
Based on your answer though, you seem to be familiar with shim stacks, but somehow completely clueless about what a LSC adjuster is.
  • 9 0
 I bought a jade x while waiting for a warranty on my x2. Great shock. Maybe best customer service I’ve ever had with a bike product.
  • 3 0
 Agreed! I purchased a used Jade X and had questions. The guy I spoke to was super helpful, gave me some spot on advice on which spring to buy based on my weight and riding style … and he was just clearly stoked to be talking about suspension. Great product, great service.
  • 7 0
 Pros: Distinguishes itself from the old Rockshox Monarch for which Suntour also produced.
Cons: Not enough of a Rockshox copy to get HBO.
  • 4 1
 Here is NZ the service and reputation of DVO has gone through the roof in recent years. A lot of top riders using their gear and a lot of people opting for custom builds of shocks and forks. A lot of green and blue bling out on the trails.
  • 6 0
 So low-performance oil and shims for the stock shock then
  • 2 0
 Gotta say, I just bought another OG Topaz and took advantage of this custom tune program, and I love it. I could have sent my original out, but I didn't want to deal with the downtime. Been running DVO Suspension since 2016, and they've always been great to deal with, always with quick turnarounds or answers to questions. Wish there were more companies like them!
  • 2 0
 I have a DVO Diamond on my v3 5010 and a '21 FOX 36 Factory on my Heckler Mx. The DVO feels every bit as good as the FOX and the DVO was under $500 (on sale, but still a good amount less than the FOX even at regular price). Plus, I can call DVO and get a live person on the phone to chat with, meanwhile I've waited weeks for replies from FOX. I would've put a Topaz on my 5010 when I got rid of the DPX2, but they were all out of stock so I went with the Ohlins TTX Air 2 instead. DVO makes good products and has excellent customer service, at reasonable prices IMHO.
  • 3 0
 Why do certain bikes have shocks upside down and others(pic 2) seems to me backwards. Does the orientation not matter? Also DVO is great stuff.
  • 26 0
 Shocks don’t care which direction they get put on the bike. All comes down to frame design, what fits and making sure you can still reach the adjustments (although some frames really don’t seem to care about the last one).

I once ran a shock upside down so I would stop painfully snagging my fat leg on the climb lever. Buddy I ride with was quite upset about my inverted shock so from that point on I put all my shocks on upside down just to piss him off.

Now we have trunnion and the industry has ruined my petty joke.
  • 2 0
 I've heard that it matters for seals to stay lubricated. On Scott bikes where the shaft is pointing upwards, many of their shocks have had dried up seals. When the shock is horizontal I would guess that it is acceptable.
  • 7 0
 @gariel22: Dry seals aren't a thing. Not in your fork and certainly not in your shock. The velocity at which the damper shaft is moving during compression means that the oil is being splashed and sprayed everywhere within the chassis. No matter which way the fork or shock are oriented.

The only way the seals could run dry is the fork or shock not having enough oil in them to begin with, leaking or not being serviced enough.
  • 2 0
 @Muscovir: you need to remember that your average user thinks the dust wiper IS the seal. LOL
  • 2 1
 So metric sizing was introduced with the argument that the additional length would make shocks more durable. Then trunnion mount was added to be able to package the extra length of shocks that were too long to fit in frames. Now shocks are being redesigned to handle the additional stresses of the trunnion mount. I figure if I wait a couple years more we might be back where we were with standard sizes eventually.
  • 1 2
 Rockshox was the main company behind the move to metric, and my theory was that they couldn’t hold a candle to what other high performance brands were doing with their products. There was nothing wrong with the old sizing, and the main benefit I remember from the metric launch was that the metric shocks would have standardized and proportional ifp sizes for a given length as if Rockshox weren’t doing it already with imperial sizes.
  • 2 1
 @TheSlayer99: One of the big reasons for the standarized metric shocks was being able to be "modular". Kind of the right word. You can have 3 different shocks all with the same eye 2 eye. 205x60, 62.5, 65.
  • 1 3
 @kirny6: that’s one of the things I hate the most about metric shocks tbh. There are a handful of brands with cool looking bikes that I can’t bring myself to consider for my next bike because they use the stroke reduced shocks. With linkage suspension designs it’s pretty easy to change leverage ratio and travel while keeping all other kinematics the same. To get the desired numbers out of the suspension by changing the stroke of the shock just rubs me as lazy engineering. Shock stroke as it is isn’t always consistent for a given size, and adding travel reduction spacers into a shock that add more inconsistency through tolerances and compression of the spacers is ridiculous.
  • 2 0
 @TheSlayer99: yea man I'm not advocating for it, just explaining a reason that companies have given to the people. So downvote away. "thats just like your opinion man"
  • 1 0
 Running an older Topaz on my Ripmo and just picked up this new one for my Ripley. Gonna get my first ride on it today! Very happy with DVO shocks for my mixed bag of riding. I really like tuning with the bands and the bladder vs compression dials. I've had more luck getting to set and forget with the Topaz than with the compression dials. As far as the company goes they have been very responsive and helpful to my e-mail questions. You can tell these guys like to ride!
  • 1 0
 My experience with them has been great. I got a used fork from a mate and they were still keen to answer all my questions via email. Try that with Fox or RS. The owner (Bryson) and a few of the staff even pop in on the FB group at times and reply to folks.

My fork is a 2018 model, serviced twice anually and runs great. I hear they're having some QC/tolerance issues lately though which is sad.
  • 1 0
 Ah I love trunnion mounts.

Bike company: if only we could fit the same stroke shock in with a smaller i2i, it sure would save us some design and engineering time. We could apply some 'engineering buzzwords' to sell it to the public.

Shock manufacturer: that's dumb, don't sideload my shock.

Bike company: but.... water bottle mounts...
  • 3 0
 Was the Topez Gen 3 not already out? I think my Ripmo AF came stock with one? Or do some of the Gen 2s look the same?
  • 4 0
 It's been out for a few months on certain bikes, including the RAF, but hasn't been officially announced yet.
  • 1 0
 and available in a few big stores around
  • 1 0
 I got mine from DVO direct last February after reading about the increased shaft diameter. It was a solid upgrade over the stock Factory DPX2 that came on my Stumpjumper Evo.
  • 1 0
 @crazyrob: you were part of r&d, they just did not tell you
  • 2 0
 @Lagr1980: That's all product launches in all industries, lol.
  • 4 0
 Isnt DVO the OG Marz crew?
  • 1 1
 Can’t wait till my buddy says “hang on, need to adjust my bladder pressure”, and I’ll say “how’s that 27% stronger inner shaft working since the change out?” Meanwhile someone on a hard tail will zoom by headed for a KOM.
  • 1 0
 Always dreamed of having a carrying case for my shock!! Getting tired of just using the cloth shopping bag to keep it in after every ride.
  • 1 0
 Can I get it for $500 if you keep the silly box? Unless you expect people to be selling it off... because that's the only use I've ever had for the box a shock came in.
  • 2 0
 210x60? that would be interesting... is it true?
  • 2 0
 Most certainly a typo.
  • 1 0
 I had the Topaz 3 on my 2020 Hightower and loved it, rear end felt very planted, awesome suspension front and rear.
  • 1 1
 Now, someone just need to give me a comparison of this new shock and a Float X on a 22 Hightower. Haha I do like the additional adjustments on the new X. I like the idea of a custom tune, and though Fox will as well, they don't go to the length DVO is going.
  • 7 5
 Built for riders, by suntour
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flag inflatedwheel (Oct 18, 2022 at 9:45) (Below Threshold)
 Fr. There’s no point in tuning a garbage shock.
  • 2 0
 High perfornmance shims -seriously??
  • 2 1
 Custom tune price seems a little steep, jtech custom tune is £50 extra on a service.
  • 2 1
 The price is alot lower when you are doing something extra while the shocks already open. So not really applicable to what DVO are offering here
  • 1 1
 The way the pound/dollar are dancing right now £50 could equal $150 some time soon!
  • 1 0
 @vmgscot: $56 usd
  • 1 0
 I really liked the Topaz I had on my original Hightower.
  • 1 1
 Are people blowing up these bladders I did from a different brand that made me think a ifp is more durable
  • 3 0
 No, the bladder is fine.

Only two-three things which I´ve blown regularly on the Topaz2 was a seal head (they fixed that about two years ago with a running change) and the seal behind the rebound knob (I hope they fixed that with Gen3...).

And I also had a scratched damper body two times (which would be very expensive if you´d have to pay for it yourself!) , hopefully that stronger inner shaft on the Gen3 helps keeping the shock internally alligned.

Customer service by the German distributor was always great.

As long as the shock wasn´t in for warranty repair it was working great on the Reign 27,5 and the Speci Enduro, on par with the Fox X2 I´m using now. And it had the way better climb switch.
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 Most MX shocks use bladders, better feel.
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 Yes they are lol. The jade x leaked it you looked at it @JohSch:
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 they don't support their Emerald anymore Frown
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 Tuned medium spec suspension is better than top of the crop not tuned one
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 DVO Everyone else
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