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  • Are DVO Beryls any good?
  • Premier Icon Stigheed
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    Morning

    I am in the market for a 140mm trail fork. Winstanleys have the DVO Beryl at 25% off (for a November delivery – bah!) I was wondering whether anyone has experience of them and whether they thought that they were any good….

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Premier Icon aero
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    I bought a pair for my gf as a replacement for some cheap Suntour forks she had at the time. I could be wrong, but think they are similar to the Diamond, but with less adjustment, and you have to actually take them apart to adjust the ‘off the Top’, which is fine for her as she just leaves them as they are, but if you were more into tuning them it may be more of an issue – definitely more of a set and forget kinda fork.

    Once it was set up I was impressed by the fork, it was better than the pikes I used to own, and comparable to the fox 34s I had at the time. Difficult to compare like to like though as she runs lower pressure so it feels really plush to me.

    I paid £435 for them over a year ago though as I think they are a few years old now,so not sure how cheap the ones from Winstanleys are? I’d be happy with them as a trail fork anyway, but long wait till November!

    What about the 160mm Lyrik RC Solo Air for £400 from chain reaction, and shorten then to 140mm?

    Premier Icon Stigheed
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    How difficult is it to shorten Lyriks from 160 to 140? Is it a case of fitting a new air shaft? That shouldn’t be too expensive or difficult.

    Premier Icon aero
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    Not sure, maybe someone else can comment, I did Google it and found this thread

    Reduce Lyrik Travel to 140mm?

    But may well be different with the solo air, hopefully someone will be along to advise!

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Shortening a Lyrik is a new air shaft, and it’s a quick and easy job.

    Premier Icon Stigheed
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    Went for the Lyriks from CRC – mouse button clicked! I will now look into a new 140mm air shaft/Debonair upgrade.

    Cheers for the steer Aero!

    Premier Icon Big-Bud
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    Had a pr for 18 mths and they were sensational stiff where you need it soft off the top where you need it and about as simple to service as they get
    The bad needed servicing from new but not an issue especially if you need to adjust travel .I needed to do this as there was a lack of oil in them
    Sadly after 18 mths the csu developed a creak so bad the wife used to put the kettle on when I was coming down the valley home

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