Manitou Drake 2010 Forks

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

  • Steerer Tube: 1-1/8" Threadless
  • Brake Usage F/R: Front
  • Crown Race: 30.0
  • Steerer Tube Length: 265mm
  • Brake Type: Disc


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vociferous a Cross Country Rider from Stoneham, MA

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2010

Strengths:    Full lockout, ACT air, 34mm stanchions, disc or rim brake compatible. White.

Weaknesses:    Dedicated pump needed to adjust air.

Bottom Line:   
I finally upgraded from my Magnums by means of the great Manitou trade-in program. (The $285.00 price tag included installation at my LBS.) While the Magnum forks were very good, the Drakes have a great deal more power, control and adjustability. I can simply ride with less fear.

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Favorite Trail:   Moose Run, Wellington State Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $285.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Manitou Magnum.

Bike Setup:   2001 Raleigh M80. Stronglight Oxale Activ crank, Synchros 20mm riser bars and stem.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mullen119 a Weekend Warrior from ohio

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2010

Strengths:    Very stiff, very adjustable, easy to custom tune.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
ABS+ damping is as good as it gets for under 500.00. True LSC, Shim stack HSC that can be changed for your weight in about 15 minutes, and shim based rebound. The ACT coil/air spring works really well. Manitou says 4.4 lbs, but my scale came said 4.1(bonus!) For the price, Its an amazing fork.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Tora 318, Marzocchi 44 tst2

Bike Setup:   Mongoose teocali

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by texzen a Weekend Warrior from Austin, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2010

Strengths:    Price, Simplicity

Weaknesses:    Only Available in 9mm skewer. I dont have problem with this but some will want the choice...

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork of the choices available in 29" 120mm travel and simple setup vs the Reba with dual side air (nightmare to adjust). Fox only has 100mm stuff for 29rs. Marzochi has a nice 140 mm trave but weighs 5 + pounds.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $385.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Website

Similar Products Used:   Fax Talus, Rock Shock Reba

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Evolve 29r. SRAM XO, Stealth Hubs...

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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