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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:00 am 
Dirt Disciple

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the0r1st wrote:
Looked on Bikepedia and doesn't look like any of the Mantras came that way, but you never know...


Here you go:

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/Bike ... &Type=bike
"Fork Material Aluminum/magnesium, triple-clamp crown"

Also here on Retrobike: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=113556

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:06 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Cool. So the triple clamp on your mantra, how does it feel and now much travel do you have?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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the0r1st wrote:
Cool. So the triple clamp on your mantra, how does it feel and now much travel do you have?


The DUC32's are switchable 4 or 6 inch and the back is standard 5.5 inch... TBH I've not ridden it yet as I've no drivetrain yet! :roll: :roll:

For my daughter It'll be set the front at 4inch front and the back will be around 3. If she let's me ride it I'll let you know how it goes.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:05 pm 
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I forgot about that one, sorry! Still I can't regard the Mantra as an offroad bike for serious gravity abuse. The thing is that today you can find singlecrown forks that are lighter, stiffer and better than that X-Vert.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Maxipedia wrote:
Still I can't regard the Mantra as an offroad bike for serious gravity abuse.


You're 100% right.. Never was a DH bike and no mater what we throw at it will it ever be, just a fantastic fully floating XC'er - I used to do endurance events in the English Lake District and never was as fresh at the end of 6/12/24 hrs as I was after I got that bike. ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I don't think anyone believes a klein mantra would make a good dh bike. I just have three forks that I have that I can use.

Right now I enjoy it being a 69er but plan on changing it out during the summer to one of the other two. Right now thinking about the super T and that doesn't mean I'm going to start bombing down hills. I'm getting to old for that.


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