There’s a few big contenders in the big travel suspension market but none have mustered as much excitement in recent years as DVO. This relatively new company, which hasn’t even released it’s first product, was founded by a team of Marzocchi veterans. Their marquee product is an impressive new inverted DH Fork which features an array of neat innovations to make them extremely easy for the end user to service and modify.

In conjunction with their highly anticipated fork is a brand new coil shock which their engineering department believes solves all the previous complaints they’ve had with other designs.

Head past the break for the full press release and a video walk through…

What sets the Jade Coil apart is the design of the hydraulic oil circuits. Its easy to have simple circuits with pistons & shims. The hard part is making it dynamic through the entire range of compression & rebound forces. The Jade Coil’s design mirrors the front fork delivering the perfect balance.

The inner workings of the Jade are developed around being extremely tunable to fit any rider’s personal preferences. The loader assembly (compression circuits) can easily be removed from the reservoir body to access the shims. From there, you can adjust the shim stack to fit any rider’s style or course layout. Another cool feature of the shock is our use of a bladder instead of an IFP commonly found in most shocks.

An IFP or “Internal Floating Piston” is a piston with an O-ring used to separate the air from the oil in the reservoir body. When the shock is initially compressed, the IFP can cause a moment of stiction creating a notchy/sticky feel right off the top.With a bladder system that is completely eliminated and small bump sensitivity is enhanced. On the initial compression, the oil surrounds the bladder and compresses it similar to squeezing a balloon. You therefore have a smooth and seamless transition from compression to rebound.

DVO High Flow Emerald Piston:

The aluminum piston featured in our Emerald DH fork uses high flow compression ports to eliminate harshness while allowing the tapered shim stack to deliver the dynamic damping.  The bigger diameter ports also keep oil turbulence to a minimum allowing the shock to perform at a cooler temperature even in the harshest conditions. Balance between the front and rear end is key, that’s why both the Emerald and Jade rear shock are based off the same hydraulic design which is easy to tune and offers some amazing performance.

A cool shock = a happy shock!


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  1. Oh my gosh! DVO didn’t consider how to bleed their bladder reservoir! Man, I bet this whole time they’ve pulling their hair out trying to figure out how to bleed the only prototype they’ve ever made! Yeah…….
    Or maybe there will be directions that come with the shock that instruct the user how to bleed the reservoir. I’ll bet there also might be people at the company the customer will be able to call.

    I know: things that are different are scary, but just because a reader doesn’t know or can’t figure how something is done doesn’t mean that the manufacturer doesn’t.

  2. Don’t criticize a 3-D print. These guys have their ducks in a row. They also want the consumer to be knowledgeable about the product. Many industry guys don’t know and don’t care and that is sad. Props to DVO.

  3. Don’t have any complaints with my BOS Stoy … outperforms most shocks out there, easy to tune (oh yes I don’t have the tools to do it at home, but seriously, less than 0.1% of the riders will actually know how to tune their shock, the rest will just send it to some Mojo/TFTuned-like companies, that will still charge the same for a job much easier to do ?), so no, it isn’t that new and that big.

    Same with the fork I’m sorry.

    It sounds like all of their budget went into marketing… :/

  4. The bladder is taken from moto plus avalanche shocks have used them since the day one. How does one know all their budget went into marketing? The hype machine is certainly on but I think there is plenty of experience behind them with their marz backgrounds.

  5. Yep they blew their whole marketing budget on a simple website and video interview in their office, spinning a 3D model around. Explaining quite a bit about the product and refraining from the stereotypical buzz words bight I add. It’s like the opposite of big lot car sales where someone’s yelling useless adjectives at me.

  6. Lots of hype for nothing, just like the forks. Consumers are so easily fooled. Avalanche has been making these products for 20 years, this is nothing new compared to them, same with the forks. No new advanced technology.
    The problem with bladders in shocks is they have never shown to actually help small bump compliance, it has been tested and shown false due to high leverage ratios. On the other hand, bladders allow the air/nitrogen to pass through over time and mix with the air causing cavitation and inconsistent damping.
    There is nothing more “dynamic” about this suspension than other designs, it is a simple shim stack on a piston like lots of other companies use. IMO, Cane Creek still builds a better shock because it also uses standard shim/piston damping but has separated compression and rebound damping (unlike this) with greater level of tune range without having to pull adjuster out and now with the Climb Switch being the best climb mode available, this shock is way behind. And there’s the Ohlins.

What do you think?