Budget-minded aggressive riders, Manitou has heard you! The '05 Stance Static lets you get into the dirt jump and urban scene without breaking the bank. It uses a reliable coil spring design, magnesium lowers, and an optional thru-axle that delivers stiffness and less flex. Durable chromoly stanchions and steerer.
Bike Setup: its great on any bike for any kind of riding
a Weekend Warrior
from oshawa, ontario, canada
Date Reviewed: January 22, 2008
Strengths: the manitou stance static is amazing, its stiff and does not easily bottom out i have hit 5 1/2 foot drops and felt nothing and i have hit 4ft djs and felt nothing and they light too much better than dj 1/2/3
Weaknesses: i havent found one yet
the bottom line is that this fork is awsome for freeride, street, dj
Similar Products Used: shivers, drop off 4, dirt jumper 3, zoom(these where all better)
Bike Setup: cannondale chase 2, v12's single speed, Lizard skin sticker all else stock.
a Weekend Warrior
from oakland, ca, usa
Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007
Strengths: nice cheap. If you buy some new seals pump up the psi way up. its actaully pretty good for dj..looks pretty cool and ultra plush.
Weaknesses: bottoms out alot for street. leaky seals . paint rubs off. this shock was probably designed for smaller kids . my 13 year old brother (108lb) barely bottoms out after 6 ft stairs and stuff.. but blows seals alot
this shock was probably designed for smaller kids . my 13 year old brother (108lb) barely bottoms out after 6 ft stairs with arond 80psi in it
Bike Setup: evil d.o.c rock shox argyle.. other parts i change often cos they break way fast
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007
Strengths: only the look of it..the performance suckss
This fork is horrible! This fork came stock on my 05 cannondale chase and within a month it locked up and i had to get it rebuilt. I ride street and dj and it bottomed out off a lot of stuff. I would not buy this fork unless you are doing very light riding or trail riding.
Strengths: Stiff, great dampening system, great fork for skatepark to even light FR. They can be had for cheap. and they're basically the same thing as the gold label.
Weaknesses: The seals do leak. I've been riding mine for 2 years now, recently sent it into manitou for service, had the seals replaced and now it no longer leaks.
This is a great fork if you can live with leaky seals. A lot of people have had bad experiences with the steerer tube. BUT think about it. its cromo, wouldn't you rather case a jump and bend your steerer tube, or would you rather have a an aluminum steerer one day just snap on you and cause your face yo go straight into the concrete? I dont see how anyone could go from this fork, to a DJ series from marzocchi and feel accomplished. the marzocchi DJ series weigh almost 7 pounds. this is 5.5 the exact same weight as the RS argyle.
its a great DJ fork, I've even seen many pics and videos of aaron chase riding them. I currently have two of them. one of a GF bitter that I'm working on.
your fork might come with light springs. consider that this is the bike company's fault, not manitou. GF and GT both make manitou install light springs for their smaller frames.
Purchased At: Came OEM on Specialized P.1 and on GF Bitter
Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Dropoff, pike
Bike Setup: 2003 Mountaincycle Rumble
Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007
Strengths: Sturdy fork
Weaknesses: Spring too soft, leaky, no adjustments, weight
Mine came oe but I would buy it. I liked it right off the bat. It is a strong fork but too soft. Evetually it really softened up the the point I couldnt jump it anymore. But I added a few spacers to the spring and a hevier weight oil and its better than new. Stiff, strong and able to handle some serious stuff. Definetly mod the fork that is the key I have found. Probaly comprable to the gold labels. To me it blows away the crap marz djs.
Bike Setup: Iron Horse Yakuza Chimpira, many, many upgrades
from Sheffield, UK
Date Reviewed: January 1, 2007
Strengths: Burly for a cheap fork. Easy to strip and service.
Weaknesses: Very heavy. Loads of stiction if you don't oils the seals regularly. Grease lubrication, near enough seazed up after less than 20hrs riding. Needed stripping and regreasing, though this isnt too difficult. Rebound adjuster makes little/no difference. Stock oil was rubbish, felt a bit nicer with some quality 15w in.
These forks feel ok, for about five hours of riding, and they just get progressively worse as the grease runs out, then then they need stripping and re greasing. Its not a big job to do this, with no special tools required. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone but a beginner, and even then your money would be better spent on a budget marzocchi fork. They do look cool all in black, and they are quite cheap, especially second hand. Without regular maintenance these forks will feel very rubbish, very quickly.
a Weekend Warrior
from Wellington New Zealand
Date Reviewed: December 20, 2006
Strengths: its realy strong for a cheap fork, it takes a real pounding
Weaknesses: bottoms way too easy gets really sticky
the forks are quite heavy but found it as a plus cos i got heavy rear wheel set and did balance the bike nicely. they were way too soft and were ment to have 100MM travel but saged to about 80 most of the time. if you clean them up good and put a bit of silicon spray on the sanctions and they run prety well for a couple of weeks. dont buy thes get something beter like shermans(they are realy nice fork)
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