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

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…

Comments

Micah - 09/28/12 - 4:12pm

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

Psi Squared - 09/28/12 - 4:27pm

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

Mark W. - 09/28/12 - 4:55pm

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 - 09/28/12 - 5:58pm

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 - 09/28/12 - 5:59pm

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 - 09/28/12 - 6:04pm

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

Yeahaaa!!!_ - 09/28/12 - 9:02pm

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 - 09/30/12 - 10:40pm

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

Typee - 10/02/12 - 1:06pm

@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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