When you name a fork Marvel,The fork better be marvelous. Manitou did not disappoint withThis fork. At 100mm ofTravel,This fork is a fierce fighter inThe XC/ lightTrail category. PutThis on your high end XC frame and be amazed atThe difference it will make. Manitou did not just wantTo make an excellent fork;They wantedTo make a statementToThe rest ofThe industry. Not only are bike frames changing but components including forks are as well. You’ll notice some striking architectural fe
Strengths: Very plush, sturdy and sensitive to small bumps
Weaknesses: Very slight stiction but doesn't affect riding at all
Bought this on sale from CRC and I didn't look back. An underrated fork that lacks quality reviews. It's a very strong fork that is sensitive to small bumps and great in absorbing huge ones. Very light stiction but overall I love it. It is suitable for XC riding but I went ahead to harsher trails and is still durable as ever. East to lockout while riding, so there is really no need for a remote lockout function. This is comparable to a more popular fork like a Rock Shox Recon/Reba and it's damping system is on par with a Fox Float, some say it's even better. Test to believe, you won't regret it.
I cannot find any worthwhile reviews on this fork. I'm looking at the '13 Pro or Expert with 15QR.
I'm most interested in hearing from people who have come from newer SID, REBA, or Fox F100 forks to try the new Marvel.
And also i'd like to hear peoples opinion on if it's worth spending more ... Read More »
I'm Building a Blur XC and considering this fork or an R7. I've run Manitou forks for over a decade now and have not had any complaints so far. Just wondering if anyone has experience with this fork.
My other option in this price range is the RockShox Reba RLT. There's plenty of info on that f ... Read More »