Ohlins DH38 Downhill Race Forks

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Ohlins DH38 Downhill MTB Race Fork

A number of exciting upgrades have been made to the race-winning DH38 platform; together they form the new iteration our downhill fork: the DH38 m.1. Capable of absorbing even the smallest of bumps as well as coping with the big drop-offs, making for a smoother, faster, more controlled run; whether they are fitted to your pedal-powered or e-MTB gravity rig.

New features and refinements for the M.1 fork

  • New lubrications and functional grease decrease the breakaway force and make the fork feel smoother.
  • New low friction seal head design that also enables increased oil levels for better lubrication.
  • The negative chamber can now be tuned to be bigger; delivering further improved comfort; or to add spacers for increased feedback and control.
  • The DH38 m.1 utilises the pressurized piston design from the highly-rated RXF36 m.2 ensuring even more consistent damper performance.
  • A new needle design increases the adjustability of low-speed compression and rebound damping.
  • Improved durability and serviceability, both in terms of construction and having more parts and kits shared with the RXF36 m.2.
  • A new ramp-up tube design increases durability and minimizes service downtime.
  • Redesigned high-speed and low-speed compression damping adjusters for better click feeling.
  • A cassette tool interface has been implemented on both damper and air spring for easier take-down servicing and lower risk of scratching during maintenance.
  • A further refined one-way valve controlling the twin tube oil flow, another successful design element adopted from the RXF36 m.2.


Ohlins DH38 Features

  • TTX-technology
  • 180 or 200 mm travel. Shorter travel possible with rebuild.
  • Independent air spring system
  • Independent damper system
  • 200mm post disc brake mounts
  • Boost DH hub spacing
  • SKF wiper seals
  • 38 mm upper tube diameter
  • Crown Offset 46/50/54/58 - Sold Separately, Choose your weapon
  • Compatible maximum tire sizes 29 x 2.8 and 27.5 x 3.0
  • Fender prepared
  • Race proven setting bank
  • Floating axel for reduced friction

Ohlins DH38 Specification

Travel
160mm - 200mm
Travel Adjustment
Internally adjustable
Axle Spacing
Boost 110mm
Axle Type
Dual clamp floating
Damper Type
Twin Tube
Spring Type
3 chamber air spring
Compression Adjustment
High & Low Speed
Rebound Adjustment
Low Speed
Air Volume Adjustment
Infinite via 3 chamber airspring
Stanchion Diameter
38mm
Offset
46mm / 50mm / 54mm / 58mm
Steerer Type
Straight 1" 1/8
Steerer Material
Aluminium
Min. Rotor Size
200mm
Max. Rotor Size
230mm

Choose Your Offset

One of the outcomes of a fork being developed with the Race pedigree of Ohlins is that they recognise riders desire for specific offset. Choose you the crowns with the offset you desire.

If you're interest, our resident downhill world cup racer/hooligan penned an article on it here have a read: Fork Offset?

Ohlins Custom Tuning

Usable range. That's the Ohlins approach to clickers and dials. One setting doesn't necessarily suit every trail and environment. Steep, wet and gnarly is very different to dry, smooth and flowy. Each requires a different approach in order to get the maximum benefit from your suspension. The idea of 'useable range' is that every combination of user accessible adjustment, even the extreme limits of the dials, should result in a completely rideable experience giving you all the options you need to make on trail adjustments in response to changing conditions. To achieve this we can tune each fork and shock to suit you, your bike and your riding style and make sure you're getting the correct useable range and maximising the performance of your suspension.

Custom tuning is free of charge for all Ohlins suspension purchased through BRINK. Further adjustments can be made later for a small additional fee or as part of a standard service.


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BRINK is a official Authorised Ohlins Service Centre. Our dedicated Plush Suspension workshop houses a wide array of specialist tools and machines along with a large inventory of spare parts. All service, warranty and custom tuning work is completed on site by our very own suspension experts who have many years of racing and industry experience backed up by product specific training by Ohlins at their headquarters in Sweden.

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