Manitou Minute MRD Absolute 2009 Forks

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $749.00

Product Description

  • Travel: 100mm or 130mm
  • Adjustments: Air, Rebound, Compression
  • Casting: One piece Reverse Arch (RA) Magnesium
  • Crown: Hollow Forged Aluminum
  • Axle: Std or Hex

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mojopin a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis, MN

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2009

Strengths:    Great suspension stroke, good looks, post mount, range of usable adjustment

Weaknesses:    none to date

Bottom Line:   
Really nice, light, adjustable performance oriented fork. After riding this and a lesser example, I have to say that Manitou is on the right track with their Minute line. They offer a very stiff set of 32 mm stanchions while still being lightweight. The MRD dampening system works very will with easily adjustable platform valving ranging from a veritable lockout to very plush with a single nob (as opposed to fox with their nested valve adjusts). Overall easy to set up (especially compared to a true air shock). Seals are holding up well and overall product seems very durable. Post mounts are a nice plus but by no means unique. While it may not be the plushest fork in the world, it doesn't let you down or blow through the travel. As for the question of is it worth the msrp...? not so certain as there is some pretty stiff competition.

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Favorite Trail:   Hillside

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Manitou

Similar Products Used:   Manitou SX-R, OEM Manitou Minute (GF hifi dlx), Manitou Black Elite, Fox F100RLC, Rock Shox Reba Team, Rock Shox Pike, Marzzochi Marathon S & SL, Magura Asgaard

Bike Setup:   KHS Softail Team, Manitou Absolute MRD, Shimano XTR, Juicy 7's, Mavic Crossmax

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chochojoe a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, Plush, Lightweight, Adjustable

Weaknesses:    None so far. Need a remote for this fork.

Bottom Line:   
Just got this fork, one of the first 2009.5 Minute MRDs. VERY, VERY NICE. I hope that Manitou gets back on the map with these forks. I've been riding Manitou for 10 years now and I'm very happy with their products, ease of maintenance, customer service. I'm a xc rider weighing in around 195-205 lbs @ 6'-3". I love the adjustability of this fork. It's plush on the trails, but yet stiff when you need it (that's what she said). Commuting into work nice with the absolute platform. Just wish it had a remote for the AP lever.

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Favorite Trail:   Iron Gate

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Skareb Super 100

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Obed 99', Manitou Minute MRD 100mm 2009, Chris King Hubs/Headset/Bottom Bracket, Avid BB7 (front) & Avid Black Ops Rim brakes for the rear, XT cranks/cassette/pedals, Sram X9 shifters/derailleur/chain, Thompson stem and post, Mavic rims

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