Manitou Six Sport 2003 Front Shocks

2.84/5 (25 Reviews)
Weight : 4 lbs


Product Description

Features:
Internally convertible travel from 80mm to 100mm Coil/MCU, adjustable preload, Microlube grease ports, Magnesium RA (Reverse Arch) casting, Steel steerer tube


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Iulian a Weekend Warrior from Iasi, Romania

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2006

Strengths:    Light, looks good, cheap fork. Adjustable preload. Sesitive to small bumps.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Perfect for cross country. Not to good for freeride (it's not made for this).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Giant Store, Chisinau, Moldavia

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Giant Iguana 2004, Shimano Alivio (front), Deore (rear), V-brake (Shimano, Truvativ, SRAM (cassette)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2005

Strengths:    adjustable preload, for some reason mine is 115mm travel(the max is supposed to be 100m), rubber stanchion covers

Weaknesses:    preload adjuster is kinda broken for no reason i took it off like a 1 and a half foot drop, so theres no preload its just raelly plush

Bottom Line:   
Good for xc some freeriding while it lasts, kinda cheap parts lots gay plastic and no right spring

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Favorite Trail:   cbc

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   high gear bicycles

Bike Setup:   2003 iguana disc, hayes disc brakes, mavic f219 freeride rims, kenda kenitics tires, platform pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by colin a Weekend Warrior from toronto

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004

Strengths:    plush, sensitive to small bumps....good travel for an entry level rider, can do most drops and stair sets.

Weaknesses:    cant get the full 100 mm out of it, rubber casing looks bad, has bottomed out once or twice on like 2-3 foot drops

Bottom Line:   
good fork for xc, trail riding and some urban. dont expect it to do downhill or like 8 foot drops because thats not what its for

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   cycle solutions

Similar Products Used:   judy tt, suntour piece of crap

Bike Setup:   axiom pedals, michellin wildgrippers hot s

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chadd McCarley a Weekend Warrior from Douglasville,GA USA

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2004

Weaknesses:    The arch cracked during the first week I had them.I am not a very aggresive rider and I weigh 180 lbs.Manitou and the bike shop were slow replacing them.Then they replaced them with the Skareb,which I am just too heavy for.

Bottom Line:   
I am not happy at all with the shock or with Manitou.Will not buy another Manitou.

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Favorite Trail:   Yellow River

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Silver Comet Depot


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mitch a Downhiller from Kelowna

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2004

Strengths:    easy to service, light, looks good, cheap

Weaknesses:    only 80-100mm of travel, bottoms out really easy, arch cracked but was replaced by manitou,it has "microlube" so u need boots or the stantions and inner fork gets ruined

Bottom Line:   
pretty good fork for price, tho it doesnt hav as good of performance as i need, it would be a good fork for a xc rider. you do definatly get wut you pay for

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Favorite Trail:   The Holy Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   judy c (similar but better quality fork)

Bike Setup:   haro extreme x1 with shiver sc's (used to ahv manitou sixes as they were the stockers)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by nick a Weekend Warrior from NH

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2004

Strengths:    its cheep

Weaknesses:    it broke on a 3 foot drop (i was not happy)

Bottom Line:   
dont buy a manitou six unless you just ride on only the road, it went ok on trails untill i did that little 3 foot drop. you should save yourself the trouble, and save up for a better fork if you want to do anything fun. but if you arent going to do drops or jumps it will be just fine

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Favorite Trail:   fort rock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   my friend got a black so he sold me his old six after he sent it back to manitou to be rebuilt

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock with not much but a manitou six and some aluminum petals and a few other small improvements i put on with the little amount of money i have to put into my bike, well no manitou six now darn it, the bikes sitting on the floor next to me all broken and stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by b dog a Cross Country Rider from la

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2004

Strengths:    plush fork, nice ride....easy to maintain...

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
this is about the best value you can get for a cheap shock and still get a quality ride. i have a marz marathon on my other bike and the super six is just as buttery if not more so. when my friends ride on my bike the praise the plushness of the shock. you can haul ass downhill on this shock. the fork is not made for freeride jumping, so if you broke it huckin it, well as they say in russia tough sh**zke!

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Favorite Trail:   syc canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $118.00

Purchased At:   superho

Similar Products Used:   judy c (which kind of sucks)

Bike Setup:   trek 450 mountain cross---old steel hard tail frame....yah baby, steel is still real

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from Ohio

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2004

Strengths:    Nice ride stock but I got the firm spring upgrade in mine and it is a heck of alot better!

Weaknesses:    Way too soft from factory unless you weigh about 100lbs. It only has a spring in the left tube. So that is why the arch breaks.

Bottom Line:   
It's a nice fork but not made for anything hardcore. Spring upgrade helps alot but the firmer spring rate increase the chance for the arch or right tube to break. I have also seen the whole spring shoot up out of it's mounting point cause of it being threaded on with a metal nut on plastic threads. Check your fork out after every ride! I'm gonna get a Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Logan

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Bike Scource

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox

Bike Setup:   03' Giant Iguana, Shimano 646 pedals, Panaracer Pyro tires, firm spring upgrade.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by btadlock a Weekend Warrior from Colorado US

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2004

Strengths:    at 250lbs, the fork did well, I do XC only, no big jumps or drops.

Weaknesses:    Arch cracked wth just over 400 miles on the bike, Performance replaced under warr, no problems. would have like to the option to credit towards another shock.

Bottom Line:   
I think that the shock is not enough for my weight, Performance should have advised when purchasing. Concern about the arch crack and problems that might arise.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shock Jett

Bike Setup:   Giant Iguana disk 2003.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CK a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2004

Strengths:    Nice appearance. Price. Durability. Easy to adjust. Strength.

Weaknesses:    A slight tendancy to bottom out on big drops. But....they aren't designed for huge drop offs.

Bottom Line:   
Great shock. Previous reviewers that complain about oil leaks must be putting too much in! Nice, smooth travel...and affordable. Remember, this fork is designed for XC work. Use it for what it's designed for and you wont be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Judy ROX


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Neill a Downhiller from Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2003

Weaknesses:    Bottoms out when you sit on it (im only a 125 pnd rider)
Goes stiff some days, toooo soft on other days..leaks grease, cheap plastic parts, impossible to change travel,preload knob cheap


Bottom Line:   
NO GOOD for freeride, OK for a nice ride down to the gas station, OK for XC but not if your serious, not enough travel/dependability--You get what you pay for i guess

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Favorite Trail:   C.O.P- - - Downhill Course, All Freerides

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came With 2003 Giant Yukon

Similar Products Used:   Just got this for xc

Bike Setup:   2003 Giant Yukon, New Marzocchi Z.1 Freerides and Disc Brakes--Very Nice

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim Thompson a Racer from Leeds

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2003

Strengths:    They look good

Weaknesses:    Joint between forks leg and brake arch

Bottom Line:   
My brake arch snapped on the third ride as described above. I can only think there must be a design flaw on these forks causing the join to break with relatively light use. I'm stuck with the descision of taking them back and complaining or buying a decent set of forks.

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Favorite Trail:   high peak

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bill Marzocchi a Racer from can't tell

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2003

Strengths:    as strong as my dick... it totaly is cough cough bad cough cough

Weaknesses:    it sucks... it sucks my butt... marzocchi is so much better than this poop

Bottom Line:   
marzocchi 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Favorite Trail:   canada

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Monitue

Similar Products Used:   rusty pipes

Bike Setup:   i only tryed that poop out and it was horrible

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wormman a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Strengths:    Nice Smooth travel
Preload adjustment actually does something
Strength!


Weaknesses:    had to use a spacer for my cycle computer

Bottom Line:   
Notice this is for the six SPORT, not the plain six. As it says on Manitou's site this fork is OEM only, meaning you cant buy it as an upgrade. So the difference between the six and six sport? the plain six (ohh ohhh the thing broke!)
it tube materal! its made out of Mg not AL! So heres some hard hits me the big rider have given it.

Drops, all the time 2-4 feet FULL PRELOAD hello?
Straight into curbs no problem (as if they weren't there actually!)
Me supermaning over the handle bars after hitting a post.............
Well the shock still isn't broken, now i bet you were thinking I was a big 5'9 170 pound rider........no I am 6'3 220! So dont give me bullsh!t about this thing is soft and weak!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   RST cappa CL, Rockshox Judy TT

Bike Setup:   Haro Escape 8.1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from Lake Hughes

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2003

Strengths:    lite,good adjustment,takes shock great

Weaknesses:    easy to strip plastic on adding the tension

Bottom Line:   
perfect foor crosscountry and XC hardtail racing

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Favorite Trail:   sawmill/bearcreek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


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--HELP-- Oil leak from 2002 Manitou Six Sport.

Please see attached pictures first. There is an oil leak on seals and sliders. It is a used fork I bought from someone. It no longer has a warranty. Should I send it to a Manitou service department or a local bike shop? Are there any bike shops in Denver that can fix this? Thanks...Read More »

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