SAPPHIRE DVO FORK £899 Will DVO’s new trail fork turn out to be a gem?
Following on from their Diamond enduro fork is DVO’s shorter-travel trail version. Travel is adjustable between 100 and 140mm, via internal spacers, and controlled by a closed-cartridge bladder system. Externally, you have high and low-speed compression damping adjustment, as well as an ‘Off the top’ dial, which lets you control the sensitivity of the fork in the first part of its travel. The Sapphire only has 32mm stanchions, but DVO claim it’s the strongest and stiffest of its kind. Our 29er Boost fork weighs a reasonable 1,990g, which is only very slightly heavier than a RockShox Pike.