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.
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|