DT Swiss OPM ODL 120 Fork | First Look
December 16th, 2016
DT Swiss OPM ODL – 29in wheel fork with 120mm travel
We’ve just had this sleek looking fork through the door to plug in to a long term test frame. Check it out!
It’s the DT Swiss OPM ODL 120mm travel fork in 29in, and is a little different to other similarly specced forks.
Although well known for wheels, suspension came much later for DT Swiss – when they worked with Adrian Carter from Pace Cycles, to continue the impressive work he’d done on the Pace range of suspension products.
The reverse arch is one of the recognisable features of the DT Swiss OPM range, and it’s achieved with a one-piece magnesium lower.
This design is stiff and light, and offers more than enough mud clearance for UK conditions. Although the open fork arch will certainly fill up with mud, its going to be far easier to clean than those mounted on the front of the fork.
The DT Swiss OPM ODL fork features APT – adaptable progression tune; NCS – a negative coil spring and 3 stage damping called O.D.L. This stands for Open; Drive and Lock – a similar system to Fox and Rockshox.
The finish on the fork is lovely. All the dials have a nice feel with indented positioning – DT Swiss has worked hard on the overall quality.
Rebound is adjusted via a red dial on the right hand leg, and the already popular DT Swiss QR 15mm axle is in place for easy wheel removal.
Here’s a quick run down on the main features:
- OPM – One Piece Magnesium lowers
- APT – Adaptable Progression Tune
- NCS – Negative Coil Spring
- ODL Damping – Open, Drive, Locked
- 1600grams (120mm version, 29in)
- 120mm travel
- 15/100mm axle
- Aluminium crown
- 525mm ride height
- 45mm offset
- Up to 210mm brake mount compatibility.
We’ll be reviewing this fork as soon as the test frame turns up. Keep your eyes peeled for something seriously fast heading our way!
More info can be found right here.