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.
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
Great fork exceeds capability for its price
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
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
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.
Don't buy it, not even for a burger.
Date Reviewed: May 20, 2010
Strengths: Light weight
Weaknesses: Too soft
and oil fu**ing leaks!
Get another Forks! Don't waste your money and time for this crap!
a Weekend Warrior
from Wonju Korea
Date Reviewed: March 5, 2010
Weaknesses: Everything, Constantly locks up and leaks dry after one weekend
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
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.
-5 bolt through axle (Bolted axle, 4 securing bolts) is overkill for a light freeride fork.
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.
Bike Setup: Jamis Komodo 3.0 2006, stock except shimano Clipless
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.
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).
Bike Setup: Raleigh xt 3500 and a motobecane 500ht
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.
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!!!
Bike Setup: Single speed, Specialized P.2 on 26 inch wheels with an ethirteen bash gaurd.
Date Reviewed: August 7, 2007
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)
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
I have a Stance Flow 170mm. I have replaced the spring to an XX heavy. I also replaced the lowers, and the damper rod. All I can find for oil level is a mesurement in inches. Anyone have a CC measurement? The fork came stock on my Trek Session 7. So its 170mm Stance Flow. I only seam to get 150mm o ... Read More »
Hey guys. I just got an 05 jamis Komodo from jensonusa. I know the manitou stance flow is not the best fork in the world but I would like to make it work until I can get something better. Is there a way to change the spring of this fork? Or maybe preload? The sag isn't right and I can't find ... Read More »
Hi All, I recently started riding an '05 Jamis Komodo with a Manitou Stance Flow on it. I got it lightly-used and the previous owner didn't ride it much, it mostly sat in a garage.
I noticed that the rebound knob didn't seem to do much. I'm coming from a Marzocchi All-Mountain 3 w/TST2 and I'd li ... Read More »
Do you guys know if its possible to reduce the travel on a Stance Flow and still keep the travel adjust? So instead of being 120-150mm it would be about 80-110? Or should I just look for a Stance Static and set it at 80mm.Read More »
I have the opportunity to get a good deal on a 2005 Manitou stance flow. Ive heard some mixed reviews, but i wanted to know what you guys think. Here are the specs.
Anybody have any experience with the fork? What did you t ... Read More »