DNM DV-22 Rear Shock

2.27/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Air/Oil/Coil Spring shock absorber.
  • Oil damping with floating piston.
  • Easy-turn spring preload adjuster.
  • T6 forged AL6061 spring stopper, top eyelet and body.
  • Hard-chomed shock shaft. Nitrogen-charged.
  • Travel:18/30/35/40 mm.


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    Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Pavlos a Cross Country Rider from Huntsville, AL USA

    Date Reviewed: September 23, 2004

    Strengths:    NONE, unless bloody loud counts. It served it's purpose for about a year and has since made me hate it... if that could only be a strength.

    Weaknesses:    DNM is JUNK!!!
    This shock started to squeel within a year (just as other reviewers have noted). You have to lube the eye's constantly. Otherwise each rev of the pedals produces a horrid sound. Makes riding a pain (other riders stare when this puppy screeches) if you don't carry a can o lube around with you to re lube. I find a total cleaning of the rear bushing (the problem bushing in my case) gives me about 40 miles of screech free riding (about 3 days). A lubing gives me about 10 miles... This thing sucks.


    Bottom Line:   
    This Shock, and this shock alone have caused me to hate my full suspension bike. I have a friend who has a Fuel 90 and his shock has never caused him grief. I have only 4000 miles on this thing, and it began to screech at around 800 miles. Either way I will never buy a DNM shock or bike with a DNM stock shock on it again. It's total junk.

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    Favorite Trail:   Monte Sano Trails

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Came with Bike

    Similar Products Used:   None, first rear suspension bike

    Bike Setup:   Diamondback XTS-1
    XT drailleurs/brakes/cassette
    LX shifters/Crank etc etc etc
    WTB Stealth V saddle
    Only stock is frame, rear/front shock

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Fred Janes a Cross Country Rider from Ontario

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2004

    Strengths:    So far everything has been great, its done what it was made for, absorb bumps!.

    Weaknesses:    Sags to much even with adujustments

    Bottom Line:   
    This is good for beginners/intermediate but I've only had this bike for about 6 months and I'm already wanting to upgrade it to get a stiffer ride in the rear. But still good. Basicly I'd suggest it for riders wanting to get back in to the sport, good shock to start off with, but if your like me you will want to upgrade when you progress to harder and more difficult trails and such.

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    Favorite Trail:   Skunk

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Spoke O Motion

    Bike Setup:   Norco Chaos, Marzocchi MZ Comp Fork, well you know the rear shock, Hayes 6" disc f/r,

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Bernd a Cross Country Rider from Yokohama

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2004

    Strengths:    absorbs vibrations.

    Weaknesses:    Develops sloshing noise quickly (few hundred km). Bike shop replaced it on warranty after 3000km (les than a year). The new one got noisy even faster and more noticeably, without even being exposed to a single ride in rain.

    Bottom Line:   
    Simple and clean design, works OK if it works, but what if it fails out on tour? Damping barely adequate for a recumbent XC use with 1100 lbs/in spring. Would not recommend for an upright.

    Informed opinion: entry-level product, fast deterioration reminds of fake product copies made in China. Suitable to leave a bad experience (twice in my case) and ruin customer's interest for suspension in general and DNM in particular. It's not the technology, cars and motorbikes get tens of thousands of kilometer out of their shocks. Overall negative value. My next bike will have no suspension.

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    Favorite Trail:   city commute, riverside trail

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   with bike (follow-up posting)

    Similar Products Used:   Elastomer suspension on r&m birdy and Tartaruga foldable semi-recumbent

    Bike Setup:   HP Velotechnik Spirit recumbent. Weight 30/70 F/R. Shock is on 1:3 arm giving 60mm travel.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from Woodstock, GA

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2004

    Strengths:    looks pretty cool, solid feel

    Weaknesses:    not very adjustable

    Bottom Line:   
    Like everyone else says, this shock has no valving adjustment and there is some pedal bob, but for God's sake it's just a simple coil spring! What do they expect? I've done plenty of hopping around on it and have had no issues with bad seals or noise. By the way, the preload is adjustable and can be locked in by sliding the circular stop up or down the threads of the shock body. People need to realize that this shock isn't a Swinger or a Float, it is basic but it works.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   online, came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   any other basic coil spring

    Bike Setup:   IBEX Ignition, shimano/bonterager mix, Mavics, disc brakes

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Andy a Cross Country Rider from Sydney Australia

    Date Reviewed: November 6, 2003

    Strengths:    Price?

    Weaknesses:    Squeaky bushes, air entering damper and making it sound like its full of water

    Bottom Line:   
    I would rate this as purely an entry level rear shock.
    After one ride the rear bushes started squeaking like crazy (if you experience this give the bushes a short spray of Tri-Flow lube to fix it).
    After a couple of months of riding, the damper has gotten air in it and sounds awful (basically sounds like theres a load of water sloshing around in there).
    If you plan on doing some drops spend your money on something else.....this rear shock is purely for taking a bit of the roughness out of your XC ride, it certainly doesnt inspire any great confidence when riding down a rutted hill, and no matter how far i wound the preload in, there still seemed to be some degree of pedal bob whilst climbing even though i remain seated whilst doing so.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Manitou Swinger SPV 3 way air

    Bike Setup:   Felt Nasty Sanchez 2003

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Bernd a Cross Country Rider from Yokohama

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2003

    Strengths:    It springs and it dampens. Somewhat. Got silent after 200 km on the road. Integrated rubber bumper catches the worst when bottoming out. Spring preload adjustable, but ...

    Weaknesses:    Damping too weak for 1100 lbs/in spring as used by bike mfg. ; bike has after-bounce. Preload adjustment stuck ater truning more than once.

    Bottom Line:   
    Better than a hard tail. It absorbs regular road irregularities and helps to fly fast over lowered curbstones. After once adjusting preload up to where I need it and down all the way, I cannot get it back up in the previous position. I have strong hands, turn the spring together with the knurled nut as mfg. advises, tried silicone oil... it does get stuck and I do not want to use any lever. Now I'm bottoming out more often than necessary. Impression: entry-level, was probably spec'd because frame geometry handles only 125mm length. Looking for an air spring replacement already.

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    Favorite Trail:   City/park commuting

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Elastomer suspension on r&m birdy

    Bike Setup:   HP Velotechnik Spirit recumbent. Weight 30/70 F/R. Shock is on 1:3 arm giving 60mmm travel.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Josh Jordan a Downhiller from Tokyo

    Date Reviewed: August 17, 2003

    Strengths:    S**t Shock. Only a bit of travel

    Weaknesses:    No external adjustments, Just a lump of metal, lasts about no time at all..

    Bottom Line:   
    Well this came with my bike and truly and honelstly. It's s**t. The spring is a bit to stiff. And there are some big curbs in tokyo and this lasted a week there. I can't change it becuase I have to wait to I get some money. Then I'm buying a Romic or 5th element shock. I took the shock apart to see how it was doing and it was totally knackered the damping system had broke so there was no rebound or anything like that. I was running only on the spring so I was P****d. DON'T BUY THIS SHOCK. EVEN IF YOU ARE POOR AND CAN'T AFFORD A BETTER ONE. JUST WAIT AND SAVE MORE MONEY!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Nagano Mountains (it's in Japan)

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   CBR super moto-Custom build.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Brandon Saliba a Downhiller from Milton ,Ontario,Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 2, 2003

    Strengths:    You get a a bit of travel at least. Good quality.

    Weaknesses:    Not much travel.I took a 3 foot drop with the spring hard and they bottemed out. My cousins canadian tire bike get the same travel!!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    I am 13 years old and I say that this is a junky shock.It does not get good travel and squeeks like crazy if not oiled.

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    Favorite Trail:   My own trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Came with the bike

    Bike Setup:   Saracen Raw Pro,This rear shock,Mozo rm120ad,Tioga factory DH 2.1,24speed and mechanical disc brakes.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eric Grove a Weekend Warrior from Wilmington, DE, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

    Strengths:    Adjustable preload, good travel, Different rate springs available,

    Weaknesses:    No rebound adjustment, cranking up the spring rate with the adjuster knob is hard as you increase the preload. No lock out feature, no way to lock in your preload setting.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great shock, excellent entry level product. increasing the preload is a beeyoch after you reach 1/2 way. Nitro charged coil over is sweet. Could use a shock wrench for the preload adjustment.

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    Favorite Trail:   Middle Run Nature Area, Newark DE

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came with Bike

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   2001 KHS FXT Sport, all stock

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by crazywog onwheels a Downhiller from brisbane

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2002

    Strengths:    long travel and good and good when going downhills with lots of rocks

    Weaknesses:    at the start it sound very gassy but now mine sounds like it's full of water so i getting it fixed

    Bottom Line:   
    good shock when it works

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    Favorite Trail:   choc budda

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   none


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ace a Weekend Warrior from Hebron, Ct

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2002

    Strengths:    good bump absorption


    Weaknesses:    LOUD CREEKING- needs some sort of oiling, like mineral oil or even WD40 will work
    tough to adjust preload, unless you are incredible hulk, or taking it off the bike, adjusting it, and then putting it back onthe bike, only to find you have gone too far, and is incredibly stiff, like a hard tail. Geuss what? u have to do it all over again until you get it right!


    Bottom Line:   
    bushings around the eyes must be oiled, or u will sound like bull frog with every bump you hit, resulting in embarrasment and fellow riders insulting you.

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    Favorite Trail:   Outer loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   RS sid air deluxe, fox vannilla


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