Dorado Air spring systems contain a unique balancing valve that equalizes the positive and negative air chambers during the air fill process. This gives the spring rate a consistent feel without any flat or dead spots in the stroke, along with giving riders of different weights the same initial stroke feel.
TSR Bleed screws allow excess pressure built up in the outer legs of the fork to be equalized with a simple threaded screw.
TPC+ Twin-Piston Cartridge
Dorado Expert features TPC+ in a half cartridge format that has a redesigned architecture that reduces pressure losses during the rebound stroke by separating the check-valve from the compression pistons. It also features a new single high-flow check valve design that increases flow paths for improved small-bump compliance and increased damping consistency. The HBO circuit has been moved inside the damping cartridge to be fully submerged within the damping fluid to further improve end-of-stroke consistency. The redesigned knob and detent design offers fine-tuning of the adjustment range. Both low and high-speed compression are adjusted independently of each other on the bottom of the fork with the rebound adjustment found on top.
Inverted Design, 37mm Stanchions
Inverted forks provide an incredibly smooth and consistent feel due to the constant lubrication of the bushings and seals. Inverted forks also provide a major increase in fore-aft stiffness with much longer bushing overlap compared to traditional fork designs while maintaining torsional compliance which provides more control to the rider over rough trail sections.
37mm proved to be the perfect balance of increased stiffness, weight savings, and an ideal seal surface area for reduced friction. Compared to the previous 36mm version of the Dorado, the new 37mm alloy increased in stiffness at 20% for both fore-aft and torsionally when compared to the former 36mm. Dorado Expert is e-bike certified.