a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: November 12, 2011
Strengths: Amazing feel. Lively fork that feels bottomless. It's constantly active. Easy to setup compression and rebound settings. Really plush and soaks up big hits.
Weaknesses: Noooooooooo. There are none.
Bought a 2004 set of Sherman forks from Winstanley bikes for £134.99 in 2011. They are a 'few' years old but they are amazing forks. Upgraded from a knackered old set of Tora's! These forks feel way bigger than 130mm travel - they are soooo smooth and light feeling - I've had them on for 4 days, and I'm already jumping higher and longer on trail obstacles as there is no fear of a rough landing. They absorb it all.. I'm now scanning around on my commute to work looking for stuff to launch off. Makes me laugh when I think how good they are for the price. Reverse arch seems to make the front easier to pop-up, maybe it's because the forks are long....
Purchased At: Ebay w/ new internals and all papers
Similar Products Used: 04 marzocchi dirt jumper 1 03 marzocchi dirt jumper 2 03 rock shox psylo sl 05 rock shox pike sl
Bike Setup: 05' kona cowan dual 24's, holyrollers, holzfeller stem and cranks, chris king headset, thanks all the main stuff
from Mahwah, NJ, USA
Date Reviewed: September 19, 2005
Strengths: plush and smooth, never jarring and looks pretty sweet. Handles the trails and the jumps very nicely.
Weaknesses: bottoms out sometimes if the travel is not adjusted just right. Doesnt take big drops as well as trails
These forks are sweet for trails and jumps. They offer a smooth, plush ride for agressive downhill riders. I weigh 140 and the forks are PERFECT for me. They do not handle big drops too well, but with some tweaking, that can be changed. Awesome fork for the money, I reccomend it for anyone into downhill or cross country.
Bike Setup: iron horse SGS pro model for downhill. And haro extreme 2.0 with DJ 3s for dirt jumping
a Weekend Warrior
from NYC, NY, USA
Date Reviewed: September 15, 2005
Strengths: Stiff, plush, nice aesthetics, features work great
Weaknesses: a bit heavy, spring rate ramps up significantly in 90mm travel mode
A very solid single-crown fork. I have the urban cammo version. It's unique, and is good at disguising minor scratches/blemishes on the finish. It's a bit heavy, but more material equals more durability. The travel adustment takes some getting used to. After adjusting the dial from 90->130, you need to slightly compress the fork. With practice, semi-skillfull riders should be able to do this on-the-fly.
Freeride11, the guy who posted below, is a troll who is trying to flame. Guy probably rides a Wal-Mart bike because he knows nothing about bikes.
Hey bonehead, the Sherman Flick is a oil and coil fork. What would you be doing trying to put air in it? Duh! If you're going to B.S., at least do a better job, huh? Start by actually learning about the product.
And the other guy who gave it a 1 rating because he broke it on a one foot drop...try losing your beer gut because you either bought a bad fork (probably on the used market), or you need to lose weight, or you're a liar because Shermans would not snap that easily.
These are obviously anti-Manitou/pro-Marzochhi dips trying to lower ratings unfairly. So I will counter by giving 5 stars all around. Shermans rule!
Bike Setup: stp frame avid in front, race face crank, dee max, sherman flick, x.o stuff, rest is holzfeller
a Cross Country Rider
from Nor Cal
Date Reviewed: April 28, 2005
Weaknesses: Sticky sanction...harsh travel...doesn't get full travel out of the fork
When I first rode this for it felt like it someone had jizzed a fat load on the stanctions...they were super sticky and gummy. I took the thing apart and checked oil levels...they were super low...I figured that since it was leaking after 2 rides maybe this was the problem...nope...this thing still sucks ass. Can't get all the travel out of it no matter how much air I put in it...overall...I wouln't reccomend this thing to the biggest gapper out their...actually yes I would cause I have one for sale now...This thing ROCKS! Go one one today...you'll love it! hahahaha
Strengths: looks, strength, weight, dampening, travel, super plush, super stiff on the drops, great adjustablity
Weaknesses: nothing, exept the retards are riding the lower travel setting agressivly, DONT DO IT, YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO!
exellent fork, perfect for me, i can go out and ride the urban scene, go to the park, so some 5-10 foot drops(with trannys) and it soaks up picnic tables like curbs! since i bike everywere(im 13) the low travel setting is very good for climbs, easy to adjust and then just pop it back to 5 and ride! i recomend this fork to any freerider
Weaknesses: -it seems like everyone seems to break the travel adjust when riding agressively on short travel( it broke for me too) -pretty expensive
Great fork i love it b/c it is very versatile- you can flip it down to low travel and ride trials/street or leave it on long and hit the drops without feeling a thing. I would reccomend getting the thru axel version- i got the QR version and still regret it because I wiegh 185 and have a X-firm spring
Manitou no longer has the 130 mm spring in stock. Anyone here have one that they would like to part with, or any spring that will work? I don't mind loosing the travel adjust, I just want a fork that won't sag or brake dive so much. Even a firm spring would be better than the medium titanium spri ... Read More »
I've got a Manitou Sherman Flick (130/110, TPC), on an '04 SGS Expert. The fork feels pretty excellent, even with the spring being too light for me. I have the opportunity to trade the fork for an '04 Boxxer Race that is in pretty good condition, just needs some refreshing. I've read some things abo ... Read More »
I have a 2005 or so Sherman Flick with a stripped post hole (disc mount hole). I called Manitou and they want $180.00 for replacement lowers (INSANE!). Anyone have better ideas?
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So I bought a used Flick for my new Chameleon. It's an 03 with TPC+ damper, 130mm travel, 20mm thru axle and what I beleive is a Ti spring.
I plan on servicing right away and was removing the lowers today and at the bottom of both shafts where it attaches to tne lowers are these huge foam rings ... Read More »