The new DVO Jade X launches later this summer, likely July, as an enduro version of the DH-oriented Jade coil shock. Functionally, the main difference is that rather than a full range dial, it switches the low speed compression adjustment to a three position lever with lockout, middle and descend modes. Inside, damping profiles were updated, especially the rebound. They slowed down the low speed rebound to help it better support the rider on mellow movements, but the high speed was sped up to help it recover from big, successive hits more quickly so it won’t pack up.
It’s reservoir gets mounted transversely, like the Topaz, which they say helps manage heat better. Target is $550 for the body, coils range from $40 for a standard steel to $100 for the lightweight steel coil, which will save almost a full pound. Shock body is around 300g, exact specs to come at launch.
For the forks, they have a single crown Onyx 29er coming in July also, which will join the 27.5″ version that came out in November 2018. They held back on the larger wheel size version because they had to rework the crown to handle 180mm of travel with 29” wheels. It gets their OTT coil spring negative with an air spring main chamber. Damping specs are the same as the 27.5, hit that link for those details.
Price is $1,050, weight is 2,290g (claimed). Comes set at 180mm travel, can drop down to 160mm with included travel spacers. Axle-to-crown at 180mm travel is 592mm, and the 29er version has a 44mm offset.