The new Sapphire is bigger and better - simple as that. A new chassis design utilizes 34mm stanchions and a stronger casting design to meet today's demanding riding standards. A slightly modified air spring provides a highly supple begging stroke, improved mid-stroke support and a progressive end for control on the big hits. Combining that with the proven damping features & characteristics of the Diamond, this fork is the new standard.
Quick Range Low-Speed Compression
With a quick knob turn, the low-speed circuit is restricted, providing a nice platform for climbing.
High-Speed Compression clicks of dynamic, high-speed compression adjust at your fingertips. It is designed to be a usable range from start to finish, so go right ahead and max it out!
OTT "Off The Top"
This exclusive & proven DVO design brings comfort to a new level. By externally adjusting the pre-load on the negative spring, you have 100% control over the initial part of the stoke. Set your air pressure to control your mid-stroke support and bottom out. Set your OTT to maximize comfort and traction.
Closed Cartridge Bladder System
Just like the Jade coil shock, the bladder is compressed rather than expanded, offering incredible small bump sensitivity and durability.
Intended Use Trail/XC
Model Name Sapphire D1
Damper D1 Damper
High speed compression
6 position low speed compression
Air Spring Features Air Pressure Adjust, External OTT Off The Top.
Travel 27.5" = 130 - 150mm
29" = 120 - 140mm
Crown 27.5" = 42mm offset
29" = 44mm offset
Axle to Crown 27.5" = 545 at 150mm travel
29" = 552 at 140mm travel
Wheel Size 27.5, 29/27.5 PLUS Up to 3.0 Tire
Hub Spacing Boost 110mm
Axle Type 15mm Bolted Axle
Steerer Options Tapered Alloy
Rotor Mount 160mm Direct
Lowers Magnesium Disc Only
Colour Options Black, Green, Blue