Jade

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This is the Set Up page for the Jade.

To access the Service page click HERE

To access the Tuning page click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

Owners Manual
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Installation
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Hardware Installation

The Jade Coil comes equipped with high performance, low friction Igus bushings and mounting hardware specific to your frame manufacturer’s specifications. The Igus bushings contain a dry lubricant; they do NOT need to be lubricated.

1. Insert pin into upper and lower eyelet. Make sure the pin is spaced evenly in shock eyelet.
JadeHardware1

2. Insert hardware in the order shown. Apply a light layer of grease to the rubber O-Ring before putting on the mounting pin.
JadeHardware2

Spring Installation

Installing your spring correctly is extremely important for performance. If installed incorrectly, the shock can experience unnecessary wear.

1. Insert spring onto shock body. Make sure the spring is seated evenly on the preload collar. (upper eyelet shown)
JadeSpringInstallation1

2. Move the spring away from the lower eyelet by turning the preload collar. Then insert spring clip.
JadeSpringInstallation2

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Preload / SAG
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Preload

By adjusting the preload, we change how much the shock initially resists being compressed.

1. The maximum amount of preload length is 5mm. Going further can cause the spring to be loaded outside of it’s intended design that could result in a failure and void the manufacturer warranty.
JadePreload1

2. Rotating the preload collar clockwise will increase spring preload.
JadePreload2

3. Rotating the preload collar counter-clockwise will decrease spring preload.
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SAG

SAG is the amount your shock compresses under your body weight. Since this is a Downhill specific shock, measure SAG by mounting your bike in the “attack position”.  Proper SAG is 25-30%.  Below is a chart and steps you can use to easily calculate your sag. You will need a friend (or someone nice enough to help you) to help you calculate your sag because it can be difficult to take measurements while you are on the bike in step 2.

1. First measure the uncompressed eye to eye length. If you know the size of your shock you will use this number.  For example if your shock size is 9.5×3.0″ (240x76mm) then your eye to eye is 9.5″/240mm. The number 3.0″/76mm is the stroke. The stroke is the distance the shock compresses.

JadeSpecificationExample

2. Now we measure your uncompressed eye to eye. It might be easier to put your bike next to a wall to help keep your bike stable while your “friend” takes the measurement. While in the attack position measure the eye to eye.  Measuring in ‘mm’ will be easier to calculate. If your measuring tape doesn’t have ‘mm’ then inches will be fine.

CompressedEye2Eye

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3. Now calculate the sag by taking the uncompressed eye to eye distance and subtract it from the compressed eye to eye distance.

Examples

Inches: 9.5″ (uncompressed) – 8.7″ (compressed) = 0.8″ (sag)
Millimeters: 240mm (uncompressed) – 220mm (compressed) = 20mm (sag)

Take the sag value and look at the chart below. If you are between 25%-30% then you have a good starting point. Keep in mind that this is the recommended sag and depending on your riding style and terrain you might want more or less sag. You can adjust your sag by changing the preload or spring rate.

SHOCK EYE TO EYE AND STROKE SAG %
25% 30%
10.5 x 3.5″ (267 x 90mm) .875″ (22mm) 1.05″ (27mm)
9.5 x 3.0″ (240 x 76mm) .784″ (20mm) .901″ (23mm)
8.75 x 2.75″ (222 x 70mm) .688″ (17mm) .827″ (21mm)
8.5 x 2.5″ (216 x 64mm) .625″ (16mm) .748″ (19mm)
7.878 x 2.25″ (200 x 57mm) .562″ (14mm) .673″ (17mm)

Sag Formula

If you would like to calculate your exact sag in percentage use the following formula:

Sag ÷ Stroke  x 100 = Sag %

If you measured your sag to be 20mm and your shock stroke is 76mm then your Sag is 26.31%

For example: 20mm ÷ 76mm x 100 = 26.31

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Air Pressure
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The Jade Coil features a bladder in place of a traditional IFP (Internal Floating Piston) for optimum small bump sensitivity.  The purpose of the bladder is to separate the air from the oil in the reservoir. To achieve the best performance and durability, it is extremely important to set the air pressure to the proper range (170-200psi).

JadeAirPressure

1. Remove air cap (A) to access air valve (B). Thread on a suspension specific pump and apply the recommended air pressure.

Rider Weight Air Pressure
 120-139lbs | 54-63kg  170psi
 140-159lbs | 64-72kg  175psi
 160-179lbs | 73-81kg  180psi
 180-199lbs | 82-90kg  185psi
 200-219lbs | 91-100kg  190psi
 220+lbs | 100+kg  200psi

*If you are out of the range of our recommended air pressure then custom tuning might be for you. Check out our Custom Tuning Page for more details.

2. After you are done setting the air pressure, remove the shock pump and securely attach the air cap.

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Rebound
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Rebound controls the speed at which the shock extends after compression. Rebound damping control is relative to the spring rate used. Higher spring rates require more (slower) rebound damping and a lower air pressure will require less (faster) rebound damping so please adjust accordingly.

1. Turning the knob counter-clockwise will decrease the amount of rebound damping. (making it faster)
Rebound1

2. Turning the knob clockwise will increase the amount of rebound damping.  (making it slower)
Rebound2

*If you are out of the range of our stock rebound adjustment then custom tuning might be for you. Check out our Custom Tuning Page for more details.

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Compression
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Low Speed Compression

Low speed compression (LSC) controls the influence of the rider’s weight and the bike’s attitude under slower suspension movement regardless of riders speed. Low Speed controls suspension performance in braking bumps, pedaling, & slow technical trails.

1. Turning the knob clockwise will increase the amount of low speed compression. (making it firmer)
JadeLowSpeedCompression1

2. Turning the knob counter-clockwise will decrease the amount of low speed compression. (making it softer)
JadeLowSpeedCompression2

High Speed Compression

Low speed compression (HSC) controls the damping force under faster suspension movements regardless of the riders speed. This effects drops, big hits, take offs, landings, and square edge hits.

1. Turning the knob clockwise will increase the amount of high speed compression. (making it firmer.)
JadeHighSpeedCompression1

2. Turning the knob counter -clockwise will decrease the amount of high speed compression. (making it softer.)
JadeHighSpeedCompression2

 

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Base Tune
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Properly setting up your shock is one of the most important things you can do to get the most out of your suspension. Keep in mind that we cannot account for every single frame and leverage ratio on the market but the base tunes below is a good starting point.

For the rebound starting point, turn the knob all the way clock-wise until it stops.

For the high & low speed compression starting point, turn both knobs all the way counter clock-wise until it stops.

Air Pressure Range: 170-200psi
Rebound Range: 37 clicks total
High Speed Compression (HSC) Range: 24 clicks total
Low Speed Compression (LSC) Range: 22 clicks total

200×57/7.875×2.25 & 215×63/8.5×2.5

Rider WeightPSIReboundHSCLSCSpring Rate
120-140lbs/55-64kg170-175 PSI34-32 CCW3 CW1 CW400lbs
140-160lbs/64-73kg175-180 PSI33-31 CCW4 CW2 CW450lbs
160-180lbs/73-82kg180-185 PSI32-29 CCW4-6 CW3-5 CW500lbs
180-200lbs/82-91kg185-190 PSI31-28 CCW6-9 CW5-8 CW550lbs
200-220lbs/91-100kb190-200 PSI29-26 CCW6-9 CW5-8 CW600lbs

221×68/8.75×2.75 & 241×76/9.5×3

Rider WeightPSIReboundHSCLSCSpring Rate
120-140lbs/55-64kg170-175 PSI34-32 CCW2 CW1 CW350lbs
140-160lbs/64-73kg175-180 PSI33-31 CCW3  CW2 CW400lbs
160-180lbs/73-82kg180-185 PSI32-29 CCW3-5 CW2-5 CW450lbs
180-200lbs/82-91kg185-190 PSI31-28 CCW5-8 CW5-8 CW500lbs
200-220lbs/91-100kg190-200 PSI29-26 CCW5-8 CW5-8 CW550lbs

267X89/10.5X3.5

Rider WeightPSIReboundHSCLSCSpring Rate
120-140lbs/55-64kg170-175 PSI34-32 CCW4 CW1 CWNA
140-160lbs/64-73kg175-180 PSI33-31 CCW5 CW2 CWNA
160-180lbs/73-82kg180-185 PSI32-29 CCW5-7 CW2-5 CW275lbs
180-200lbs/82-91kg190-195 PSI31-28 CCW6-9 CW5-8 CW300lbs
200-220lbs/91-100kg195-200 PSI29-26 CCW6-9 CW5-8 CW350lbs

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Owner’s Manual
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Diamond Tuning
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This is the Tuning page for the Diamond.

To access the DIAMOND BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the DIAMOND NON BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUALS click HERE

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Topaz
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This is the Tuning page for the Topaz T3Air.

To access the Service page click HERE

To access the Set Up page click HERE 

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

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Emerald
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This is the Set Up page for the Emerald.

To access the Tuning page click HERE

To access the Service Guides click HERE

To access the Owner’s Manuals click HERE

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Diamond
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This is the Set Up page for the Diamond.

To access the DIAMOND BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the DIAMOND NON BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUALS click HERE

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Garnet Seat Post
Topaz
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This is the Set Up page for the Topaz T3Air.

To access the TUNING page click HERE

To access the Service page click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

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Topaz
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This is the Service page for the Topaz T3Air.

To access the TUNING page click HERE

To access the Set Up page click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

We recommend all DVO Suspension service should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic. Terrain, location and riding ability can greatly affect the interval in which maintenance should be performed. Always inspect your products, and lean towards caution if maintenance is in question. When in doubt, consult a qualified bicycle mechanic, or contact DVO Suspension directly.[/box]

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Beryl Travel Adjust and OTT Setting Change
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Click the link to view the Beryl Travel Adjust and OTT Setting Change PDF Click Here

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Air Pressure
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Setting the air pressure in the DVO Diamond is setting the spring rate for your fork. This is what is going to make the fork firmer or softer. Below is a base setting chart for air pressure to get you started. Set your pressure to the recommended PSI then check your SAG point. If you are sagging too much, add some air pressure, if you’re sagging too little, remove air pressure.

Proper Set Up

The Diamond uses an external negative spring adjust (OTT) to tune the beginning of the travel  (sensitivity of the fork). Once you get into the mid-stroke of the fork, the air spring (air pressure) is active. This controls your mid-stroke support and your bottom out. In simpler terms, set your air pressure for your mid-stroke and bottom out then set your OTT to fine tune how it feels off the top.

How do I know how much OTT is right for my air pressure? 

Lighter riders (lower air pressure) will use less OTT. (less sensitive) Heavier riders will need more OTT (more sensitive). The reason for this is because the OTT is there to counter-act the forces of a higher air pressure so you don’t loose small bump sensitivity. When you are using a lower air pressure, you don’t need as much to counter-act the air pressure. If you run too much OTT with a light air pressure, the fork will suck itself down and you will loose travel.

View one of the lower tabs to learn more about your OTT

To access the air valve you must remove the air spring cap.  Attach your shock pump securely and inflate the air spring to the recommended air pressure. After you have added the proper amount of air pressure remember to securely replace the air spring cap so that no dirt or moisture can get inside.

Access air valve by removing air cap

Access air valve by removing air cap

Attach shock pump to air valve and inflate to recommended pressure or proper sag is achieved

Attach shock pump to air valve and inflate to recommended pressure or proper sag is achieved

Air Pressure Range: 90-170psi

Rider Weight Air Pressure
120-139lbs | 54-63kg 90-100psi
140-159lbs | 64-72kg 100-110psi
160-179lbs | 73-81kg 110-125psi
180-199lbs | 82-90kg 125-130psi
200-219lbs | 91-100kg 130-135psi
220-239lbs | 100-108kg 135-140psi
240+lbs | 109kg+ 140-170psi

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Owner’s Manual

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Diamond Tuning

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This is the Tuning page for the Diamond.

To access the DIAMOND BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the DIAMOND NON BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUALS click HERE

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Topaz

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This is the Tuning page for the Topaz T3Air.

To access the Service page click HERE

To access the Set Up page click HERE 

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

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Emerald

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This is the Set Up page for the Emerald.

To access the Tuning page click HERE

To access the Service Guides click HERE

To access the Owner’s Manuals click HERE

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Diamond

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This is the Set Up page for the Diamond.

To access the DIAMOND BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the DIAMOND NON BOOST TRAVEL CHANGE GUIDE  click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUALS click HERE

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Garnet Seat Post
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This is the Set Up page for the Topaz T3Air.

To access the TUNING page click HERE

To access the Service page click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

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Topaz

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This is the Service page for the Topaz T3Air.

To access the TUNING page click HERE

To access the Set Up page click HERE

To access the OWNER’S MANUAL click HERE

We recommend all DVO Suspension service should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic. Terrain, location and riding ability can greatly affect the interval in which maintenance should be performed. Always inspect your products, and lean towards caution if maintenance is in question. When in doubt, consult a qualified bicycle mechanic, or contact DVO Suspension directly.[/box]

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Beryl Travel Adjust and OTT Setting Change

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Air Pressure

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Setting the air pressure in the DVO Diamond is setting the spring rate for your fork. This is what is going to make the fork firmer or softer. Below is a base setting chart for air pressure to get you started. Set your pressure to the recommended PSI then check your SAG point. If you are sagging too much, add some air pressure, if you’re sagging too little, remove air pressure.

Proper Set Up

The Diamond uses an external negative spring adjust (OTT) to tune the beginning of the travel  (sensitivity of the fork). Once you get into the mid-stroke of the fork, the air spring (air pressure) is active. This controls your mid-stroke support and your bottom out. In simpler terms, set your air pressure for your mid-stroke and bottom out then set your OTT to fine tune how it feels off the top.

How do I know how much OTT is right for my air pressure? 

Lighter riders (lower air pressure) will use less OTT. (less sensitive) Heavier riders will need more OTT (more sensitive). The reason for this is because the OTT is there to counter-act the forces of a higher air pressure so you don’t loose small bump sensitivity. When you are using a lower air pressure, you don’t need as much to counter-act the air pressure. If you run too much OTT with a light air pressure, the fork will suck itself down and you will loose travel.

View one of the lower tabs to learn more about your OTT

To access the air valve you must remove the air spring cap.  Attach your shock pump securely and inflate the air spring to the recommended air pressure. After you have added the proper amount of air pressure remember to securely replace the air spring cap so that no dirt or moisture can get inside.

Access air valve by removing air cap

Access air valve by removing air cap

Attach shock pump to air valve and inflate to recommended pressure or proper sag is achieved

Attach shock pump to air valve and inflate to recommended pressure or proper sag is achieved

Air Pressure Range: 90-170psi

Rider Weight Air Pressure
120-139lbs | 54-63kg 90-100psi
140-159lbs | 64-72kg 100-110psi
160-179lbs | 73-81kg 110-125psi
180-199lbs | 82-90kg 125-130psi
200-219lbs | 91-100kg 130-135psi
220-239lbs | 100-108kg 135-140psi
240+lbs | 109kg+ 140-170psi

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