DVO has been bouncing off the success of their plush high performing Diamond & Emerald forks and finally have some working prototypes of their anticipated Sapphire trail fork. They’re also offering Boost to keep up with the joneses and it looks like the Topaz rear air shock will be shipping soon…
I’ve been putting a DVO Diamond through the paces and based on what I’ve experienced and what other’s have said, I can imagine the new Sapphire trail fork will be no slouch. Sporting 32mm stanchions, the new Sapphire can be setup to have 100 to 140 mm of travel and should weigh around 1900 grams. The fork will be available in 27.5 & 29er sizes but will only be available with Boost axle spacing. Available mid-Summer the price has yet to be determined, but we suspect it will fall a bit below the Diamond’s price.
Also coming in mid-Summer, the Diamond fork will also be available in Boost since that is the way things seem to be going. The Diamond will still be available in both Boost and standard for those without Boosted hubs.
We saw the Topaz at last year’s Taipe show & mounted to some bikes at Interbike, and now they look like they will be shipping soon since they had some nice packaging and a DVO labeled shock pump all ready to go.