Well,so far they out perform any fork ive had before,judy,indy,TT
Still a bit of stiction but theyre not bedded in and only ridden an hour or 2,but given how they feel now i think it will loosen up nicely.
Havent fully explored the preload / rebound as i prefer to leave them off for the bedding in period,with the exception on having the rebound set @1 to prevent topping out damage to the cartridge.
It really soaks up small to medium bumps though as yet havent really walloped it off anything larger,i'll wait till its settled and increase its job
It has a lockout feature on the preload adjuster thats really easy to put into use and theres a remote available should you have any room on your bars.Lockout has a blow off valve should you hit anything big etc etc.
Rebound is underneath the left leg but is the knob type so easy to adjust.
For just over £200 new its a good fork ,try finding coated stanchions on any other new fork at that price.
Plus it weighs only 1350 grams,i replaced the pace rc-31 with it and didnt feel like i was adding a lump of weight in its place
Cant comment on any other manitou fork ,but they seem to be a very good deal for your cash.Not sure as yet what servicing will be required or how long in between .
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