Manitou Sherman Flick 2004 Front Shocks

4.5/5 (26 Reviews)


Product Description

Our least expensive Sherman, the Flick’s ultra strong steel steerer tube and impeccable TPC damping system make it the choice for some of the world’s most abusive Freeriders.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jamesmoore007 a Weekend Warrior from UK

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.

Bottom Line:   
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....

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Favorite Trail:   Cwm Carn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Winstanley Bikes

Bike Setup:   Pumped up Alu Hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Puyallup, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2006

Strengths:    Nice and plush, great for anything from urban to downhilling, sucks it all up. Travel adjust is great for climbing.

Weaknesses:    Stock spring was too soft (I'm only 145lbs.), but I just put a firm spring in it and it's perfect.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is definately worth the price, I'm glad I didn't pay the $500 that a 2006 model fork would have costed me. It's perfect for an all around fork. Definately recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   victor falls

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none, this is the first good single crown I've had.

Bike Setup:   04 P.2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Florida

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2005

Strengths:    Great Fork, super plush and light. 20mm thru axle.

Weaknesses:    Color (I Have silver) Doesn't fit my 2.7 tire very easily.

Other than that, NONE!


Bottom Line:   
Great fork, love this thing, SUPER PLUSH!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $269.00

Purchased At:   Greenfish Sports

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi MZ Comp

Bike Setup:   KHS DJ100 2005 Sherman Flick, downhill tires, funn 48 front wheel

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam Callanan a Weekend Warrior from Ashland, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2005

Strengths:    This thing is super stiff (20 mill)
and looks hella sick (urban camo)


Weaknesses:    super soft stock... i put in springs for a 200 lbs rider and it works well for dirt jumping w/ a 150 lbs rider.

Bottom Line:   
this fork is super sweet when set up right
you will be pleased

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Favorite Trail:   Skate-A-Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $245.00

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

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J.J. a Downhiller 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Diablo freeride park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came on iron horse SGS pro

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi dirt jumper 3

Bike Setup:   iron horse SGS pro model for downhill. And haro extreme 2.0 with DJ 3s for dirt jumping

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by T Bone 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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   soul cycles-Titan

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005

Strengths:    -smooth travel due to semibath lubrication
-Stiff,light(5.2 lbs) long travel fork
-Usefull travel adjust


Weaknesses:    Don't get regular dropouts which= several snapped axle's
none- just buy the right one


Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome fork as are all the shermans- buy one

SHermans rule

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Favorite Trail:   Waterdown trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $840.00

Purchased At:   Liberty Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   I have since bought a firefly with hexlock which is really nice

Bike Setup:   Azonic steelhead, Sherman firefly, avid bb7's, hope bulb rear hub, mammoth wheels,ect

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2005

Strengths:    - Plush
- Predictable, smooth travel.
- Doesn't dive on you.


Weaknesses:    - Crappy finish on lowers


Bottom Line:   
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!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dylan a Weekend Warrior from Benicia, CA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2005

Strengths:    smooth and a lot of travel

Weaknesses:    its not the best downhill fork, but it's awesome

Bottom Line:   
this fork is a realy nice fork

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Howie a Weekend Warrior from AZ

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2005

Strengths:    Great travel, Plush, Easy to adjust, super strong, looks great, good travel.

Weaknesses:    The spring that came stock in the fork is to weak. I weigh 230lbs so i will have to buy a stronger spring.

Bottom Line:   
The forks are super strong. they look great and are easy to adjust. This is the first time i have not used a air fork and i really do like it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   mar dirt jump 3, mar z1 drop off.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stephen jennings a Weekend Warrior from renfrew

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2005

Strengths:    strong
looks good(i got camo version)
no flex at all(i got qr 20)


Weaknesses:    to much travel for street.. but with a 3-4 inch conversion kit it will work great

Bottom Line:   
fork is good, only had it for a few hours, works good, looks great.. took alot of decideing before i bought this.. should last longer then most i hear... get it if u are a hard rider.

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Favorite Trail:   URBAN/DIRTJUMPING/PARK

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   dj1,2,3. fox vanilla 125r, fox vanilla 130r

Bike Setup:   planet x pitbull pro 777 paint job, 2004 sherman flick camo, front and rear double tracks, funn stem, planet x goliath bars, shimano deore hydro rear break...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by $@m a Weekend Warrior from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2005

Strengths:    awsome adjustabillity, awsome for street but can still abuse it on dirt, lighter than marzocchis

Weaknesses:    tiny bit o' flex during tech tricks, no big deal

Bottom Line:   
get it, it is the best fork i've ever ridden, worth every penny

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Favorite Trail:   downtown

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   greenfish.com

Similar Products Used:   dj3, shiver dc

Bike Setup:   stp frame avid in front, race face crank, dee max, sherman flick, x.o stuff, rest is holzfeller

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Freeride11 a Cross Country Rider from Nor Cal

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2005

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Sticky sanction...harsh travel...doesn't get full travel out of the fork

Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dylan a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2005

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!

Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   dj3-poopoo compared to the flicks


Bike Setup:   04 bigfoot 04 flicks hookworms e.13 supercharger doubletracks dmr chain guide hussefelt cranks 9 speed, rear brake only

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt from Beamsville ON

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2005

Strengths:    Stiff, plush travel, awesome travel adjust, efficient(low travel)

Weaknesses:    -it seems like everyone seems to break the travel adjust when riding agressively on short travel( it broke for me too)
-pretty expensive


Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $840.00

Purchased At:   Liberty Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Black, judy,

Bike Setup:   Sherman flick , mommoth wheels , front hayes disc, raceface cranks and b/b , Azonic steelhead frame, titec hellbent......

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