Manitou Circus Expert 2012 Forks

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $328.99


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Product Description

  • Stanchions: 32mm straight wall 7050 Aluminum
  • Steerer: Aluminum
  • Crown: Forged Aluminum
  • Wheel Size: 26"


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lew242

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2013

Strengths:    The best fork that the big manufacturers and haters just don't want.

Weaknesses:    None apparent.

Bottom Line:   
This fork is killer. It never fails and is moderately light weight/ What more could you want?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greeny a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2012

Strengths:    the strengths of these forks are that they are alot cheaper then fox or rockshocks and they are still a very good fork haven't let me down once feel stiff and reliable and are really light and strong!

Weaknesses:    i have yet to find a weakness of these forks!

Bottom Line:   
these are great for if you are looking to save abit of money and still have a great fork these are it i would definitely buy them again

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Favorite Trail:   monties,

Duration Product Used:   4months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   chainreactions

Similar Products Used:   marzocchi dirt jam pro's i though these were an okay fork until i bent and cracked the crown on them

Bike Setup:   my bike set up was before i snapped my frame a GT Ruckuss SX frame single speed with Manitiou circus forks race face respond bars and stem DMR pro back wheel stock GT front wheel Cane Creek headset Oddessy wolf seat FSA maximus cranks Ethirteen chainring Blank bmx pedals odi flangless grips brakes were Hope tech M4's with floating saw disc 160mm and Continetal race king 2.2 tyres weight was 12 kilos

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, reliable,

Weaknesses:    If you got a small car and you commute with bike inside of it, you will find an axle removal very annoying (5 screws).
130mm version can't be lowered into 100/80 with moving spacers.


Bottom Line:   
This fork is really easy to service in your garage what is a strong argument. To be honest, it is best budget fork i've ever ridden. Works perfect and abs+ is amazing. Weight is also fantastic. I think that Manitou is underestimated these times.

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Favorite Trail:   Tychy Skatepark

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi Dj's, Rock Shox Argyle, RST, Durolux

Bike Setup:   Majesty park+circus, odsy thunderbolts/Jim Cielencki pedals, Equalizer 31 + sapim laser black+Kenda sbe, Dartmoor Revolt Pro hubs, NS Proof bars+dartmoor funky+ODI longneck xl's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steveoa3d a Weekend Warrior from Milwaukee WI USA

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff, able to run big jumps locked out. Light for a DJ fork, great price/value for how well it works !

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I got this fork after blowing out my Moco Damper on my RS Pike. I had the Pike as stiff as the coil spring would allow and still had to use the damper to make it stiff enough to jump well. The Circus has no problem running very stiff for Dirt Jumping, I have it set so I can use it like a normal fork on bumps and rocks and then when its jump time a couple clicks and it is stiff enough not to absorb all the lift on a jump but still moves on hard landings. It is designed for this purpose. The fork is so strong, the bike tracks great with no unwanted flex out of the front, my Pike was a noodle compared to the Circus !

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Favorite Trail:   RaysMTB

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Direct

Similar Products Used:   RS-1, RS Mag21SL, RS Tora, RS Pike

Bike Setup:   Black Market 357, Deity everything else

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Manitou Circus Expert

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manitou circus expert

i just ordered the manitou circus expert (still in the mail) and im curious what other people who have rode one think about it? it looks really good for the price..i got mine new for $265 shipped.. so for people who have rode one, whats your opinion on it?Read More »

Manitou Circus Expert

For some reason the manitou circus expert has caught my eye.. Im shopping for a fork that is rigid. im leaning towards manitou forks does anyone have any recomendations im a heavy rider almost 200 lbs trying to make a xc race bike . Well hopefully someone knows something about the circus expert .Read More »

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