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DVO Suspension - potential new player?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by 'size, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. slyfink Active Member

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    what's next week? Taichung?
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  2. Huck Banzai Active Member

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    I don't have any technical analyses for this one; someone made something that might be pretty dingdangdong cool. I bring nothing to complement the technical side, and no possible compliments until I see the final product.

    But I'm not pro, so I wont be able to use it to its full extent, or actually notice the difference between it and a Junior T, and also I need to go to recess now.

    I want everything to be carbon and tapered including my...


    But seriously - I cant wait to check this thingy out.
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  3. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    I went back and looked at some Ohlins/Marzocchi moto forks and you're right, the lower crown is huge, and the steerer is not a rod but a metal pipe about an inch thick or so. Still not tapered, but also not carbon.

    I just hope it comes in rasta.
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  4. troy Member

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    No crown/steer tube bolts ? Dafuq?


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  5. 'size Active Member

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    Jan Brandse : How will you fix the top crown since there are no pinch bolts on it?


    DVO Suspension : Jan, we are testing a couple different methods, we also have clamps with pinch bolts too.
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  6. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    No stanchion bolts either. Maybe a slide-in steerer that torques everything together (like a lefty)? Sounds like a new "standard" for head tube sizes...
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  7. Ronnie Dilan New Member

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    We do not have a target price range just yet, but we are working on getting all of this figured out over the next couple of weeks.
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  8. Ronnie Dilan New Member

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    Most definitely not carbon uppers on the Emerald.
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  9. Deano New Member

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    No pictures- no beleive ;)

    Go on ronnie.. sneak us a couple of spyshots.. we wont tell .. promise !!
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  10. Ronnie Dilan New Member

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    I wish I could get a couple pics out to you guys. I think that the boys are going to do a pretty good job of getting some good pictures out as the fork is being assembled..
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  11. Lelandjt Active Member

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    I just want a pic of the spring preloading the shim stack. I want to know the coil thickness and angle of the coils so I can calculate whether this is a worthwhile product. Love the superglue-on crowns even lighter than ti bolts.
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  12. Hacktastic Active Member

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    You use a heat gun to adjust the fork height in the crowns.
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  13. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    wow we're north of 300 posts and i haven't had to speculate about shimzz
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  14. Jm_ Active Member

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    I was wondering how long it was going to be until someone busted out the Halson Inversion. I was going to post it if no one else did :)
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  15. dilzy New Member

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    I was thinking they might incorporate a split tapered shim on a shelf on the fork legs, like my pro ms paint drawing shown, obviously the top clamp would come down on a step on the leg or something, who knows. Probably wouldn't be any lighter, might be stiffer.

    fork clamp.jpg
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  16. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    I would think a good through axle, like Foes' 30mm or manitou's hex axle, would sufficiently link both sliders together better than a carbon, foot and a half long bridge...but I suppose we'll see. I'm pretty sure that's exactly how the bridge on the halson worked, linking both sliders together to prevent torsional flex in the land before through axles.

    Dilzy, I was thinking much like this:


    It works very well on a lefty fork, but you need a pretty specific headtube stack height to make it work right. I suppose it could be fine tuned for a series of shimz.
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  17. boogenman New Member

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    It was already leaked that this fork will be shim-less. Shimz are sooooo last season.
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  18. boogenman New Member

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    DVO has invented elastomers with adjustable rebound.
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  19. xy9ine Active Member

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    the halson used a brace bolted through slots in the uppers. kinda jinky, yes. i almost bought one of these back in the day. ended up with a mountain cycles suspenders - an inverted fork w/ no such stiffening contrivances (and thus flexed quite a bit laterally).

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  20. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    yeah that's what I thought. too bad you didn't have one in
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  21. Tomasz New Member

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    That's a horseshoe.
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  22. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    It's an un-patented aluminum torsion horseshoe.
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  23. broSteve New Member

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    Here it is allegedly
    a.jpg
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  24. Sandwich just shake your rump

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    now it just looks like an avy with an arch
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  26. ianjenn Active Member

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    Jesus what with the SHOP job at least make the legs straight.
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    e-flex
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    Let the e-engineering begin. :)

    I am not sure whether the above solution with that bridge (if it exists) would have any advantage compared to existing designs (ie. Dorado). I am wondering though why companies are not using stanctions with hexagonal (or any polygonal) shape a la Cannondale (might be patented, i need to check uspto).
    The stanction should not be necessarily polygonal through the whole length, but only at the upper section, so that there is no need for special seals. This combined with a hexagonal and tapered axle might be a good solution if the dimensions are right.
    I might be very wrong with with this concept, but here is some food for the brains. :)
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  29. HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Circles are round, lathes do round, they don't do hex, hex=$
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  30. troy Member

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    Unfortunately, You're wrong.
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  31. contactjt New Member

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    This would not work as the 203mm of stanchion outside the chassis needs to be "swallowed" by the chassis at full travel. The bushing guiding the stanchion is just behind the seal, so comes into play 10 to 20mm into the travel.
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  32. Mo(n)arch Active Member

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    Why making an inverted fork with tapered steer tube and an arch?
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  33. dilzy New Member

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    Machining center =! lathe. Lathes go round and have stationary bits that do work. You can't call a horizontal machining center with a rotary table a lathe.

    Semantics..

    I do like the hex axle though and I'd like to see a torsional stiffness comparison.
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  34. atrokz New Member

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    He might mean that they hold a hex, which they do. It's how we make custom bolts, generally.

    But you're right that the machines can't be compared for actualy making the hex.

    Lathe =/= Mill =/= "Live tooling" or Swiss lathes.
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  35. troy Member

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    Ok let's call a 2axis cnc lathe a machining center than yes, You're right. Even though using some tricks You can actualy make a hex on typical non cnc lathe ;)
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    Yep, I just had a bunch of pivot axles made on a lathe that have an internal hex shape.
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    Oh yes, you are right. I have not thought it through completely. :)

    I remember the old Monster fork, which has one bushing fixed to the end of the stanction, so this one is moving all times as the fork gets cycled through it's travel. This means that the distance between the two bushings increases as you use more of it's travel. Also you need to have the legs very smooth in the inside to serve as proper surface for the moving bushing. I am not sure whether this increases the rigidity of the assembly, or how it affects the weight but is an interesting solution, I have not yet seen since the Monster.
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  38. Lelandjt Active Member

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    That's how all moto forks work. The Monster was based off Marz's trials moto fork. It's definitely the best way to go, especially for an inverted fork. However, like you say it requires a bearing surface quality finish on the inside of the slider so it's an added cost and the legs can't be slid apart without dislodging the seals so cleaning/re-greasing is complicated by one step. That's fine wih me as I now only change oil through the top caps or foot nut holes and almost never pull the legs off.
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    Super slow broaching with the cross slide?? How did you do this exactly? I'm not a machinist, but it's always useful to know how this is done.
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  40. HardtailHack used an iron once

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    Hahaha I should post more after drinking beerz, meh, thread wasn't really on topic anyways.

    Keen to see how these end up but I have worked out after having many weird bits it gets annoying when people constantly ask "What...is that?"........."Does it work alright?" so I'll never own them.
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