Onyx SC E1
OVERVIEW & SPECS
Why Onyx SC E1?
Based on the solid foundation of our D1 platform, this is the E1 series. Though many E suspension platforms take an approach of increased compression damping and higher air pressure, we knew there was more to it. The approach was to make a comfortable ride that maintained control when pushed hard. E-MTB’s provide the luxury of ripping both up and down the trail. Due to this, comfort was paramount as you pedal over obstacles at high speed. Increasing compression damping wasn’t the simple answer. Our D1 damper maintains a lighter compression tune for a supple ride that keeps you fresh until the battery runs out.
Due to the added weight and mileage from an E-MTB, we increased the bushing overlap within the casting. This provides two benefits; structural stability and longevity. When pushed hard, the increased overlap maintains structural integrity for precise steering in big hit situations. Durability also comes into play with the luxury of riding farther in a shorter amount of time. The new bushing design will allow you to rack up the miles without the loss in performance.
It’s a simple approach, but aren’t those always the best. Small changes equate to big advantages on the trail. This is the E1 series.
- AdjustmentsHigh/Low Speed Compression | Rebound | OTT
- Starting Weight27.5 = 2200g. | 29 = 2250g.
- Offset27.5=42mm | 29=44mm
- Axle to Crown27.5=575mm | 29=592 (at max travels)
- Stanchions36mm Tapered Alloy
- Wheel Size27.5 | 29
- Axle15mm Boost
- Steerer OptionsTapered Alloy
- LowersMagnesium, Disc Only
- DiscDirect Mount 180mm
- Color OptionsBlack
67% More Bushing Overlap
Due to the added weight and mileage from an E-MTB, we increased the bushing overlap within the casting. A 10mm taller bushing provides an increased overlap of 67%.This provides two benefits; structural stability and longevity. When pushed hard, the increased overlap maintains structural integrity for precise steering in big hit situations. Durability also comes into play with the luxury of riding farther in a shorter amount of time. The new bushing design will allow you to rack up the miles without the loss in performance.
D1 is our premium line of suspension forks. Hand built with all the features and performance you’ve grown to expect from DVO. The D1 system is based off the proven diamond damping design featuring a compression bladder and full shim stack controlled dynamic damping. 4 points of external adjustment give you access to over 30 clicks of High Speed Compression, 6 clicks of Low Speed Compression, External OTT “Off the Top” adjustments, and Dynamic Rebound Adjust.
At the heart of the damper is our compression bladder. An industry exclusive feature that surrounds a bladder with a large volume of oil and compresses it throughout the entire stroke. This provides unrivaled small bump sensitivity, durability, and damping consistency for long rides in rough conditions.
• No stiction
• Large oil volume
• Consistent Damping
• Extremely Durable
• Unique Ride Characteristics
OTT (Off the Top)
Our industry exclusive OTT feature really sets DVO product apart from anything else. It allows you to perfectly fine tune how the initial stroke feels without any mid/end stoke compromise. You really do the best of both worlds.
The OTT feature works by using a 5mm allen key to externally add or remove preload on a coil negative spring. Once you’re about 30% of the way through the travel, the OTT spring is completely disengaged and you get into the positive air spring which controls your mid-stroke and bottom out. Set your air pressure for how you want the fork to feel in the mid to end stroke and fine tune your small bump sensitivity with the OTT feature.
Shim Stack Controlled Damping
Controlling the damping circuit with shim stack gives unmatched dynamic control and endless room for custom tuning. Our dampers are for the tinkerer, the rider whose eyes light up at the idea trying different shim configurations, and wants a fork that lets them easily get into the inner workings to tune away to their heart’s content.
Six clicks of low speed compression give quick access to firming up the fork for pedaling, opening up for descending, and mid settings for everything in between. Over thirty clicks of High Speed Compression give precise control for support on big hits. The rebound is controlled with our high flow mid-valve and shim stack to provide more damping as the oil forces increase. The bigger and harder the impact, the more the system will work and be ready for what’s next.