Manitou Dorado 200 2005 Front Shocks

3.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1799.00


Product Description

Dorado is the fork you see on the bikes of the world's fastest riders, and for good reason. They were designed from the ground up to be the best forks available anywhere for downhill racing applications. Dorado uses wild carbon fiber and aluminum construction to save weight and a proven coil spring design.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Goring a Downhiller from Brisbane/Qld/Australia

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2007

Strengths:    Strong build,great working internals and long lasting

Weaknesses:    Rebound or compression doesn't work very well, doesn't have much adjustment range.

Bottom Line:   
Great forks but if you crash the fork legs twist, and you have to unclamp the crowns and stem so they straighten up again and the retighten, just means you can't crash then! Slow rebound and the only way to get them fast is to reduce the amount of oil running inside 'em. Apart from that they are a sick fork.

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Favorite Trail:   Kenilworth

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Shiver.

Bike Setup:   Santacruz V10 2006, 888's, Air shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve r a Downhiller from perth

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2006

Strengths:    Great fork, I have never had any problems with this fork and i also have used alot of forks and nothing feels like this. 8" of the very best.

Weaknesses:    Nothing that i have noticed.... Maybe the price but that doesn't come into it when the fork works so well.

Bottom Line:   
If you can get a hold of one of these forks (keep it). I have used alot of forks and have blown boxxers to peices. marzocchi's are strong but they doen't come anywhere near to these. Manitou are the leaders when it comes to suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   fort william

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Similar Products Used:   2006 boxxer and the original dorado.

Bike Setup:   azonic recoil, dorados, saint cranks & e thirteen, easton bars-stem-post, deemax rims on hope big un's, Hope 6 pots.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robert a Downhiller from montreal,Québec

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2005

Bottom Line:   
good

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Favorite Trail:   DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sepp Truetsch a Downhiller from Bern Switzerland

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2005

Strengths:    Design.. Fork looks very very nice
weight is also awesome
USD Design..


Weaknesses:    All the rest..

Bottom Line:   
This fork is pure crap! I rode this sticky sh!t during 2-3 Hours... hell, hours! Not months and the carbon cracked! Oil runs out, just under the upper crown! Awsome.. fo bad quality for this price level! I send it back to our import guy in switzerland and got my "money" back in form of a credit! Pfff.. never ever a dorado again!
Every mrd-x works i heard about has some problems.. most of them blew up or are terribely sticky! Without spendinh hours of tuning this piece of sh*t will never run well! I don't wonder that answer stoped the production of the 200mm mrd-x-works

thanks to answer for the last season04 which fell completely off!

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Favorite Trail:   Boulder City

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   X-vert Carbon, Boxxer's, 180 Dorado, 888, Foes XTD

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Team DH.. Fo. soon a Turner DHR.. Hell yeah

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by phil clermont a Weekend Warrior from Ontarion ,toronto can

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2004

Strengths:    super plush,no pedal bob,very responsive and rumoured to be lighter

Weaknesses:    the cost$$$

Bottom Line:   
This fork is a perfect match to downhillers, the SPV works perfectly and the stability during downhilling is great.

It brings me a lot of confidence while I am on the trail.

The good looking of this fork is also a plus.

I love this fork

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Favorite Trail:   1842 st anne

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   a shop

Similar Products Used:   doraod dh. slider plus

Bike Setup:   giant team dh

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Francois lefevre a Downhiller from varennes québec Can

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2004

Strengths:    -Smooth -stiff for an inverted -spv evolve
-8"travel -integrated stem
-great looking -light


Weaknesses:    cost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a little bit of flex


Bottom Line:   
The 2005 spv dorado is a very great fork for ride i love this fork so much. She works very good i love it

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Favorite Trail:   boumrang Bromont

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   a friend

Similar Products Used:   shiver dc,dorado dh

Bike Setup:   giant team dh

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nathan from Sherwood Park

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I had the 2004 dorado mrd-xworks, and it never worked propertly. The SPV system is not designed for the long travel, and pressure on the inverted seals. The problem is the blatters. Manitou has stopped production on the fork and will not be producing the Dorado 200.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nick mengarelli a Downhiller from usa

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2004

Strengths:    looks kool it works awsome doesnt stick blow or anytning

Weaknesses:    none that i see... i dont think ill see any either.

Bottom Line:   
its a sick @ss fork and its worth every penny

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Favorite Trail:   karpiel northstar

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   answerproducts

Similar Products Used:   03 doado mrd but nothin else can compare

Bike Setup:   intense m1 03 gazzalode 3.0 dorado 05 5th element etc

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