Along with an expansive new batch of wheels, DT Swiss has also teased some new front and rear suspension. The O.D.L. (open, drive, lock) technology is being used on the new suspension, together with a very ergonomic remote control lever, which controls both fork and shock at the same time.
DT Swiss O.D.L. Fork
The first news is the possibility to change the air volume of the O.D.L. fork. For some riders, the fork’s compression isn’t progressive enough. Others would like it to be more linear. With the added possibility to put spacers in the air spring, you can now adjust. The default setting has two spacers. You can add one or subtract one or two, so in total you will have a four-position system. The Swiss precision can be seen in the small details. There are four dust caps that reveal how many spacers you have inside the fork.
DT Swiss R414 Shock
The R414 O.D.L. shock will also see some fundamental changes. The rebound and compression circuits will be separated from each other. The rebound will have improved high speed characteristics without affecting the first part of the shock’s travel. The shock will also have a separate positive and negative air chamber — hence the larger size. This will result in the first part of the travel being very supple and sensitive, and thus deliver improved functionality on small bumps.
Availability is set for summer 2016. Pricing has yet to be announced. For more info visit www.dtswiss.com.