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

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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OTT Tuning
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The first thing you want to do is set the correct air pressure for your weight. If you haven’t done that yet, refer to the tab above. (air pressure)

Once you’ve read that, you now have a better idea of how the air side works on the Diamond. So what’s the next step? Let’s teach you how to tune your OTT!

What is OTT?

OTT is short for “off the top” and it does exactly that; tune how the fork feels off the top. It does so by adjusting the preload on the negative spring just like you would do so on a coil shock. OTT is one of the coolest features on a fork EVER! This gives you the ability to tune the small bump sensitivity of your fork without having it affect the rest of the stroke (mid-stroke & end stroke). How cool is that!

Tuning

Properly utilizing the OTT feature is extremely important. The main thing to keep in mid with this feature is it fully depends on the air pressure to work. In simpler terms, the more pressure you have, the more OTT you need (more sensitive). The less air pressure you have, the less OTT you need (less sensitive).

Adding OTT (more sensitive) 

When making changes to your OTT, we recommend 2 full (360 degree) rotations at a time. Go clockwise to make it more sensitive.

Removing OTT (less sensitive) 

As we said above, we recommend 2 full (360 degree) rotations at a time. Go counter-clockwise to make it less sensitive.

Q: When do I need more OTT? 

You need more OTT if your fork is too firm on the small bumps and beating your hands up. Make your adjustment and try it out. If the problem is still persisting, you need to run a lower air pressure.

Q: When do I need less OTT? 

If you feel like your fork is riding too low in the travel, or sagging too much, backing off the OTT may help. Make your adjustment then try it out. If the problem is still persisting, you need to go up in air pressure.

The video below will quickly breakdown what we talked about above. If you have further questions about setting up you OTT, give us a call! (661)-295-9500

 

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Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting your fork can sometimes be a bit tricky because you need to understand when to make what adjustments.  One symptom may have two different solutions. Knowing which solution to use can sometimes be a guessing game. To take the guess work out of the equation use our Base Tune settings in the tab below. Once you have set up your fork with the recommended Base Tune then you can continue with our troubleshooting guide. Please keep in mind that our Base Tune settings is only a starting point and adjustments can be made according to terrain and personal preference.

Symptoms

Causes & Solutions

Harsh Feeling
Not Using Full Travel
Poor Traction
Causes: Too much compression damping or too high of a spring rate.
Solution: Reduce the amount of compression damping on the adjuster, or go with a softer spring rate.
Bottoming Out
Soft Feeling
Causes: Spring rate is too low or not enough compression damping.
Solutions: increase spring rate or compression damping on the clickers.
Too Much Sag
Too Soft Initially
Cause: Too little preload
Solutions: Increase spring preload
Harsh On Small Impacts, Still Using Full Travel Cause: Too much preload or compression damping.
Solution: Lower spring rate; decrease compression damping; reduce preload
Suspension Progressively Feeling Harsher Over a Series of Bumps Cause: Too much rebound damping
Solution: Decrease amount of rebound with the clickers
Ride Is Harsh,
Rear End Kicks Up With Medium to Large Sized Hits
Cause: Too much compression damping
Solution: Reduce compression damping or decrease spring rate.
Wheel Chatters Over Small Bumps Or On Downhills Cause: Too much preload or Compression Damping
Solution: Decrease Compression Damping and Reduce the amount of preload
Front End Springs Back
Poor Traction in Turns
Cause: Not Enough Rebound Damping
Solution: Increase Rebound Damping
Headshake
(Bars moving from side to side and rear end kicking up)
Cause: Too little Compression Damping Or too soft of a spring rate.
Solution: Increase compression damping or spring rate. If rear end is kicking up- lower SAG; reduce spring rate; decrease compression damping

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Base Tune
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Below is a base settings chart to help you set up your initial sag and adjustments.

  • OTT starts from 0 preload
  • Rebound settings starts from closed (slowest)
  • Compression settings start from wide open (least resistance)

 

Rider Weight Air Pressure OTT Rebound HSC LSC
120-139lbs. | 54-63 kg. 90-100 PSI 0-2 10-14 0-1 1-2
140-159 lbs. | 64-72 kg. 100-110 PSI 2-4 10-14 1-2 1-2
160-179 lbs. | 73-81 kg.  110-125 PSI 3-7 8-12 2-3 1-2
180-199 lbs. | 82-90 kg. 125-130 PSI 6-8 8-12 2-4 1-2
200-219 lbs. | 91-100 kg.  130-135 PSI 7-9 6-10 3-5 1-2
220-239 lbs. | 100-108 kg. 135-140 PSI 8-10 6-10 4-6 1-2
240+ lbs. | 109+ kg.  140-170 PSI 11-14 6-10 5-7 1-2
Remember that these are only starting points and adjustments will vary based on rider ability, trail conditions and personal preference.

After you are done setting up your suspension fork according to the recommended base settings, check your sag to make sure you are within the recommended sag settings. (see sag chart on the following page)

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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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Owner’s Manuals
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Forks

2017-2019 Models:  Fork-Owners Manual

Emerald:  English  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Spanish

Shocks

Topaz:  English  French  German Italian  Japanese  Spanish

Jade: English  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Spanish

Seat Post

Garnet Manual 

 

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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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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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Forks

2017-2019 Models:  Fork-Owners Manual

Emerald:  English  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Spanish

Shocks

Topaz:  English  French  German Italian  Japanese  Spanish

Jade: English  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Spanish

Seat Post

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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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