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DVO Leaks 3-D Printed Dropouts. Inverted DH Fork in our future?

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When the founder of Marzocchi and the bulk of its engineering team walked away  to form a new suspension company, DVO, they told us to expect great things. This image is the first inkling of what they have in store. Smells like an inverted fork! For everyone who’s been holding out since the early 2000s, we may finally be getting that long lost spiritual successor of the Shiver.

We’ll keep you informed of developments as we get them. Feel free to speculate in the comments for now…

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Micah
Micah
10 years ago

3D printing is THE future, and not just for cycling – and the Shiver was hot.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
10 years ago

Uhm, that just looks like the typical polymer rapid prototype, not a finished product.

Mark W.
Mark W.
10 years ago

I thought the cycling industry would give up on inverted forks after Fox failed to make a good one.
Inverted forks to me seem like pull-shocks, relics of the past that we moved away from for a reason

Dave
Dave
10 years ago

You can actually see these dropouts in metal, mounted on stanchion tubes and also damper assemblies in the September issue of Dirt magazine.

Top end motorcycle forks are USD, why not for bicycles too? This is for a double crown DH fork, not a weight weenie XC model.

MissedThePoint
MissedThePoint
10 years ago

If they can manage to give the fork good torsional rigidity with some long wearing bushings, assuming they think that going with non-round stanchions is the key.

(pun intended)

Avi
Avi
10 years ago

Whenever someone types (pun intended) I throw up a little in my mouth.

Yeahaaa!!!_
Yeahaaa!!!_
10 years ago

I bet they will be the bomb but does the world need another ultra expensive product? $4.00 a gallon gas or a new fork? Anyway, good for them l wish them the best

Dirtyonethirty
Dirtyonethirty
10 years ago

Hey @mark, you happen to forget about the Lefty? Been around kicking ass for years.

Typee
Typee
10 years ago

@MarkW @Dirtyonethirty

and did everyone forget about the Manitou Dorado? It’s still being produced, kicks ass, and comes in a rifle case!

@Yeahaaa!!!_

Don’t Worry… I’m positive you’re not their target customer.

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