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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:53 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Afflicted.John wrote:
Seriously considering these but the HongKong angle is worrying me. They have V versions with remote lockout on ebay from similar places too and I'm not so sure...



Fork arrived after about 5 weeks[im guessing it went container ship :? ] There was no custom charges/duty etc
Fork is now fitted and looks and performs great.Im well chuffed with them and although i was initially sceptical,there wasnt a problem, only the fear of one :?
Retail -£370
Online LBS-£340
I paid a total of £225 :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:22 am 
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Result! Congrats 8)

How do they perform if you've had a chance to ride them? I got sidetracked by a 2012 set of Magura Menja's for just over 300 quid which hopefully should be arriving in the next week.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:18 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Well,so far they out perform any fork ive had before,judy,indy,TT
T2,Z2,Z3.
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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