Manitou Stance Static 2005 Front Shocks

2.84/5 (57 Reviews)
MSRP : $299.95


Product Description

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.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bigbossin a Downhiller from edmonton alberta

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2010

Strengths:    ererything, have not had a problem.

Weaknesses:    there are none, you guys must not be verry good on a bike if you are able to blow your seals so easly.

Bottom Line:   
awsome worth the money

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Favorite Trail:   rabit hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   united cycle

Bike Setup:   its great on any bike for any kind of riding

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Devin Stone 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

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is that this fork is awsome for freeride, street, dj

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   some random store

Similar Products Used:   i have riden bikes with dj2s and 3s and the feel like garabage they weigh the bike down so much no good for street

Bike Setup:   norco sasquatch with manitou stance static fork, hayes mech brakes, kenda nevgal tires, wtb rear double wall rim, sun rim front rim, hussfelt bars/stem/crank, howitzer bb, .243 racing seat

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Melanie Pratt a Downhiller from Deep River, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2008

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    way to stiff, ajusters suck

Bottom Line:   
dont buy them, and if you get them stock on your bike, trade them up, or get a new fork.. its really worth it

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came stock

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi jr.t

Bike Setup:   brodie

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dan Bateson a Weekend Warrior from Bedford

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2007

Strengths:    easy to service

Weaknesses:    oil leaked within 6 months, changed oil by myself made them stiffer. The brace snapped (neva even bottemed out) just after 1 year garantee ended.

Bottom Line:   
Good if no drops or jumps are intended but nice to look at.
still better than 66's
get rock shox domain or manitou nixons

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

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.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stan 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

Bottom Line:   
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

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came stock

Similar Products Used:   mazocchi dj2 manitou gold serires.. rox shox argyle

Bike Setup:   evil d.o.c rock shox argyle.. other parts i change often cos they break way fast

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lucas Roberts a Weekend Warrior from Mt.pearl

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Strengths:    only the look of it..the performance suckss

Weaknesses:    -everything

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   mundy pond skatepark

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   canary cycles

Similar Products Used:   dj1, and soon to have a manitou gold label (awsome!)

Bike Setup:   cannondale chase with gold label, cannondale grind guard, new back brake, etc.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by john dow a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Strengths:    it has none

Weaknesses:    everything these for suk so bad tht they bottom out goin down a gutter, it feels as if they are always to heavy and are goin to break DONT BUY THEM U GET RIPPED OFF!!!

Bottom Line:   
they suk ass they are the worst

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Favorite Trail:   wacko smako

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   dnt no

Similar Products Used:   kmart bikes and ther better

Bike Setup:   custom hardy umf disc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Nahan Larouche a Weekend Warrior from St.Eugene, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2007

Strengths:    Brand name

Weaknesses:    I street ride and the forks broke in 1/2. there heavy, botum out on everything, and are not ajustable.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy them

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $280.00

Similar Products Used:   I then bot manitu shermin for 20$ less and they are way way better.

Bike Setup:   USB frame, 24" big ass rim rear, 26" sun light front. Maxxis holy rolers. brakless, singal speed. oooooo ya.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by matt sexy from calgary

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2007

Strengths:    NONE!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    BOTTOMS OUT WHILE PUSHING IT IN!!! YOU RIDE DOWN A CURB AND YOU HIT ROCK BOTTOM! THEY SUCK ASS. BENDS TOO EASLY AND IT JUST PLAIN SUCKS ASS!!!!

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY FROM MANITOU!!!!!! IF YOU WANT A GOOD LONG LASTING FORK.... GO TO MARZOCHI. IF THERE WAS A ZERO RATING FOR THIS FORK IT WOULD HAVE IT. BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE.

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Favorite Trail:   fish creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   K MART AND WALMART BIKES


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Todd a Downhiller from West Linn, OR

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2007

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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Schleyer - Whistler

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Came OEM on Specialized P.1 and on GF Bitter

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Dropoff, pike

Bike Setup:   2003 Mountaincycle Rumble

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bitterrider from rochester

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Strengths:    Sturdy fork

Weaknesses:    Spring too soft, leaky, no adjustments, weight

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   marz dj3--fork sux azz.

Bike Setup:   Gary fisher bitter pretty much stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sina Pourcyrous a Downhiller from Alameda, CA

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2007

Strengths:    Freeriding, 4-5 ft drops

Weaknesses:    leaking

Bottom Line:   
This is the best low-priced freeriding fork, well it's not that low priced, I got a great deal..:)
This fork is pretty damn good, it handles 4X as well, for sure.

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Favorite Trail:   Shady 80's

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   2005 Sea Otter Classic

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Judy, Manitou Six

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Yakuza Chimpira, many, many upgrades

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe a Downhiller 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Wharncliffe

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   New off a mate.

Similar Products Used:   '01 Z1 Bam, '05 RS Psylo Xc, '05 Dirt Jam Comp.

Bike Setup:   15" Steel hardtail, Hone cranks, XT Hubs, 729 rear rim, BMF front rim, Truvativ Boxguide, Tiagra mech, XT shifter, Mono M4 brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ethan Kuypers 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

Bottom Line:   
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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Favorite Trail:   zacks track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   trade me

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   race line max DJ freeride setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ollie Flynni a Weekend Warrior from ENGLAND RULES!

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2006

Strengths:    NICE COLORZ AND CAN WIV STAND EVERY THING I CAN DO EG DIRT JUMP TRAIL AND A BIT OF RACING ALRIGHT TRAVEL AND ALWAYZ STAY AT THEIR BEST EXEPT PAINT GUD 4 PRICE BARGAIN

Weaknesses:    PAINT SCRATCHES, SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BIT MORE TRAVEL,AND NUFFIN ELSE

Bottom Line:   
THESE FORKS R GUD AND RECOMMENED FOR ANY ALRIGHT ALL ROUND BIKER I HAD EM 4 A MUNF BUT R STILL GUD

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Favorite Trail:   royton sandpit

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Ebay englnd from guy

Similar Products Used:   RST T7 LAUNCH (CAME WIV MA GT CHUCKER 2.0 THE DOGZ BOLLOCKZ)

Bike Setup:   CHUCKER 2.0 DMR DIRT SEAT TRIVATUM CRANKS SICK BIKE!

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