Sapphire 34 D1
OVERVIEW & SPECS
The new Sapphire D1 is bigger and better- simple as that. Our goal was to create a confidence inspiring trail fork that could provide control and stability in rough conditions. The new fork received a complete chassis overhaul that utilizes 34mm stanchions to keep up with today’s demanding riding standards. A slightly modified air spring provides an extremely supple beginning stroke, improved mid-stroke support, and a progressive end for control on the big hits. Combine that with the proven damping features and characteristics of the Diamond, this is the new standard.
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. Shim stack controlled rebound that is 100% dynamic. meaning, the rebound is controlled based on the speed at which oil flows through the system. The fork will react to what you throw at it and be ready for what’s next. 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.
Combining the stiff chassis characteristics with our exclusive features and damping design give our forks a unique ride feel unlike anything else on the market.
- Travel27.5=130-150mm | 29=120-140mm
- Stanchions34mm Tapered Alloy
- Crown27.5= 42mm offset | 29= 44mm offset
- Wheel Size27.5 | 29
- Weight1900 grams
- Steerer OptionsTapered Alloy
- LowersMagnesium, Disc Only
- Color OptionsBlack, Green, Blue
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
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.
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.