Manitou Stance Flow 2005 Front Shocks

2.85/5 (91 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.95


Product Description

You might consider the Stance the "little brother" of Manitou's Sherman forks. The Stance Flow delivers 120-150mm of travel (adjustable via Manitou's Rapid Travel Wind Down) system and beefy chromoly stanchions and steerer. Fluid Flow damping, plus adjustable spring preload, travel, and rebound round out the package.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bobet gwapo

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2013

Strengths:    Durable, good fork for dh and free ride tested for six month no problem absorb all hurdles name it root, rocks almost everything

Weaknesses:    No problem all work properly

Bottom Line:   
Great fork exceeds capability for its price

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HILL STORM a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2013

Strengths:    Cheap and Best, am not saying its like fox or some good fork, same time it’s cheap too, after getting these used fork, no leakage so far, a very little some time I can’t say it leaks like most people saying, stanchinon finish is very good and no such scratch over 7yrs riden fork, it under gone DJ too it is manyhand used in many bike DJ to lite DH.....till rocking my one, no scratch ,plush durable, no bottom, long travel good response..just if saves my from getting a hi priced one, its way better than Suntour etc XCT/XCM as per my level i can say that, a real fork in simple format, good one, am using 20mm TA, with Chrome stanchion 120-150 RTWD ,11/8,No problem for mine, most time I practice in local flat land, local trails, 2/3” jumps, Bunny ..Going good…enough for me, steering capacity is good,travel control in a cheap price

Weaknesses:    flexi feeling under heavy front brake only condition, in endo etc, a soft clickring sound in pull up under bunny etc, a soft topout feel but not annoying that way, no preload in such wokingway ,work but not prominent ,meshed with travel controller, springs a bit soft on me though am slim guy, no lock out-Though I don’t need it
Heavy wt,Bellow 3KG..wappp....nowdays forks are below 2kg for 150mm


Bottom Line:   
Cheap and Best, am not saying its like fox or any such intermediate nowdays fork but its way better than Suntour etc XCT/XCM etc etc bla bla Dart1/2/3/RSTs

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Favorite Trail:   LOCAL

Duration Product Used:   1YR+

Purchased At:   RIDE 2026

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   ADIDAS GENIUS GT9001

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by GEMINI DH

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2012

Strengths:    Feel fairly solid, no plays, kinda stiff (if considering it's 32mm stanchions and it's signle crown), GREAT HexLock 20mm pivot.

Weaknesses:    Not good for actual freeride, stiil heavy for All-mountain, poor hydraulics, bottoms a lot while braking but sleeps when compression is needed on roots, knobs are completely useless, can't get a decent set.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy it, not even for a burger.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by AldiBaztard a Downhiller from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2010

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Too soft
lame
and oil fu**ing leaks!


Bottom Line:   
Get another Forks! Don't waste your money and time for this crap!

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Favorite Trail:   Cikole

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Some dude

Similar Products Used:   DJ 3

Bike Setup:   Specialized P2

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bumdiggy a Weekend Warrior from Wonju Korea

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2010

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Everything, Constantly locks up and leaks dry after one weekend

Bottom Line:   
Fork came on the Bike is garbage, Unpridictable impossible to dial in the rebound button/knob is for display purposes only. I expected better from this company. I am not one to write a bad review but this is ridiculous

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere, Everywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Boxxer world cup

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Chase

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by DC a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

Strengths:    Looks good, plush and is great for light trails.

Weaknesses:    Adjustment is garbage and it leaks oil.
I used it for less than a month and it broke on me.


Bottom Line:   
It's not worth the price paid for. Save your money and buy something better.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Bike Setup:   2005 Norco Bigfoot

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by imaskier333 a Downhiller from tahoe

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

Strengths:    travel, plushness, big hits.

Weaknesses:    none except for the small bump preformance.

Bottom Line:   
great for a light rider because im a kid and they dont bottom out and i get the perfect ammount of travel. the only thing is i can fell all of the small bumps. GREAT for big hits and light rider.

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Favorite Trail:   n*, powerline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   66, 888, totems

Bike Setup:   specialized big hit

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by funkalishis a Downhiller from calgary,alberta,canada

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2008

Strengths:    its really strong and holds well its a fun ride

Weaknesses:    a little to weak cant do foot jams

Bottom Line:   
pretty good

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Favorite Trail:   COP

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   cycle path

Bike Setup:   norco rival

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by RBD a Weekend Warrior from Ma, USA

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2008

Strengths:    Good Feel, Good Small Bump Absorbsion, great on small drops/jumps. Decent looks.

Weaknesses:    -OIL LEAKS out of rebound adjust. It was like this when it came.
-Shock Progressively gets softer over time.
-Adjustable suspension is sticky, non exacting.
-Only plush for about 90mm, then stiff as hell.
-Climbs bad
-5 bolt through axle (Bolted axle, 4 securing bolts) is overkill for a light freeride fork.
-No lockout
-


Bottom Line:   
I bought the Komodo because of it's durability, and good components. The shock leaked out pf the box, and it was a big letdown for me. Also the shock got progressively softer as time goes along. As with Most Manitou Forks, this line is good, except for that one (or more) Thing that is wrong with all that brand. This shock leaks. If you don't mind rebuilding a shock out of the box, then again regularely, than get this fork. Unfortunately, most everybody wants to ride a bike, not spend all their time fixing it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came With Bike

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi AM SL

Bike Setup:   Jamis Komodo 3.0 2006, stock except shimano Clipless

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by luke a Racer from uk

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2008

Strengths:    exellent for dh and 4x. if you went over a root section for examplw you wouldn't feel a thing compared to hard forks.

Weaknesses:    oil leacks for the bottom bit(not much of a problem tho). A tad to soft.

Bottom Line:   
they are a good set of forks. they are nice and soft and is gr8 for the type of riding i do. But they are a tad ro soft for drops, but i surpose thats a good thing(othrwise u wont have any arms left arfter doing it on ridgids or hard forks).

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ebay(second hand)

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi drop offs, marzocchi 66.

Bike Setup:   fireye spitfire frame with other good parts.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Zac Booth a Weekend Warrior from Sydney

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2007

Strengths:    They are really strong you could drop them off a 8 story building and they wouldnt brake.

Weaknesses:    -Rebound is for show doesn't actually do anything.
-Way to stiff for any type of riding.
-Oil f***in leaks everywhere.
-Stickers peel off easy.


Bottom Line:   
If you want your wrists to snap off your arms when you do a drop BUY THEM!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Bahai Temple

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   They came with the bike.

Similar Products Used:   Might be trading with marzocchi Z1 freeride 1's.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Chase 1. With some mods.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2007

Strengths:    It has great resistance to bottoming out. And provides a nice smooth transition when doing subtle drops.

Weaknesses:    Seals tend to leak after a few rides, and they seem to stiffen way too much when doing harsh riding.

Bottom Line:   
If you are going to do serious riding, do not bother buying these forks. Fox Vans or even Vanillas are a way better buy for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with the bike.

Bike Setup:   2005 Norco Taktic. Singletracks and new Hussefelt crank.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Hill a Cross Country Rider from Simi Valley CA

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2007

Strengths:    Jumped it off a loading dock and didn't feel a thing. Has great rebound. Adjustable travel.

Weaknesses:    None thus far.

Bottom Line:   
This fork seems great for doing mid size urban and some mid freeriding. Overall it is a great product for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $158.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Raleigh xt 3500 and a motobecane 500ht

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Huang a Weekend Warrior from Albuquerque, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Strengths:    Good, It was durable for a low end cheep fork.

Weaknesses:    It will leak after a few rides, It bottoms out pretty easily but the knob at the bottom can be used to adjust. The only thing I had go seriously wrong on it was that I bent the steer tube.

Bottom Line:   
It is a very very very durable fork and I highly recommend it if your either a beast or you break parts very easily. This fork is awesome and it works great. The steer tube won't get bent but it's made out of re-enforced steel, THAT REALLY ADDS UP! So if your a rider who wants a light bike... don't get this fork!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2

Bike Setup:   Single speed, Specialized P.2 on 26 inch wheels with an ethirteen bash gaurd.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jack a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2007

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    Absolutely useless adjustments. Rebound knob doesnt even seem to be connected to anything.
Very clunky and noisy.
Mediocre rebound and dampening.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY to easy to bottom out. (and im a light rider at 155 pounds)


Bottom Line:   
i only used it because it came with the bike and i didnt have time to swap on my super T

useless. its more of a cross country for more than anything

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Favorite Trail:   A-Line - whistler

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Super T

Bike Setup:   stock 06 brodie thumber

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