SAP­PHIRE DVO FORK £899 Will DVO’s new trail fork turn out to be a gem?

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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.

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