Manitou Axel Super 2006 Front Shocks

2/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 4.9 lbs


Product Description

  • Magnesium Reverse Arch casting
  • Black nitride-coated steel upper legs
  • Aluminum steerer
  • Fluid Flow Damping (FFD)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Wyatt a Cross Country Rider from Okemos, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2007

Strengths:    Lockout, Preload, Looks

Weaknesses:    You will not get the travel that it advertises. It doesnt soak up much at speed. When i got my bike it froze up completely and will not work. Luckily my LBS and Manitou give me a warranty.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good entry level fork mostly made for looks. The lockout is nice but there seems to be only two settings, locked out and not. There is no in between with this fork. The preload adjust does not seem to do much except make the fork make a different sound when compressed. The fork looks great and is ok for riding around town but if you are going to actually ride some trails, YOU NEED A BETTER ONE.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Came With Bike

Similar Products Used:   Crappy Suntours, Demoed some low end rock shocks.

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500 with upgraded seat+bottle cage

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by a o'neill a Weekend Warrior from toronto Ontario CANADA

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2006

Strengths:    lockout....that's IT!

Weaknesses:    hmm... let me think, it doesn't suck up anything at speed, then when it does pick up a bump it blows right through the travels and bottoms out!

Bottom Line:   
this fork is horrible don't buy it! if you're looking at a bike that comes with this fork budget for a fork upgrade quick-time.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   cheap suntour that actually worked a lot better than this.

Bike Setup:   trek 6500 with selle italia XO (horrible), Hayes HFX 9 discs (good!), and knock off ODI lock on grips that saved me 20 bucks and work better!

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