Manitou Minute Expert 2012 Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $350.00

Product Description

  • Travel: 80mm, 100mm, 130mm
  • Spring: ACT Air
  • Steerer: 1.1/8” steel
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Axle: 9mm

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Hart a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2013

Strengths:    Cost

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
I am a 200lb + rider and I have gone through some forks. I didn't want to drop over $500 on a front fork so I decided to give the expert a shot. I went with the 100mm travel...let me tell you this has been the best fork out of the box I have ever used. Easy set up...make sure you set the sag, add or let some air pressure out if the shock to get 2cm of sag. This fork improved my trail times immediately.

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Favorite Trail:   Repack

Duration Product Used:   4 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Dart Recon, Dart 3, Fox Float

Bike Setup:   Custom Kona Cowan

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dubk

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    Super plush, very tune-able, 32mm stanchions, $hundreds$ less than Fox, ABS feature so easy to use and great for climbing, good for heavy riders

Weaknesses:    Doesn't come with a star nut but that cost me $2.50 installed

Bottom Line:   
Went from a 100mm Manitou Answer to the 130mm Expert. Installed myself and used at 220lbs on medium spring, am now at 205lbs on same spring setting, still really plush. Love the coil spring, ordered the firm to see if there is a difference ($8 why not?). Made me a better rider with more sure-footedness on single track,loves ruts and bumps, can barely feel them anymore. Supposedly less maintenance than Fox. Slightly heavier than Fox but I need to drop weight before the bike does. ABS works well, helps on the climb. Great deal at $280 shipped.

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Manitou Minute Expert?

Where can I buy one. I need a 100mm one for my 26" HT, 1 1/8 Steerer. I've Googled like crazy but nobody seems to have one. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks all. LennyRead More »

Manitou Minute Expert fork - Tight Troubleshooting help

I have a 2013 Manitou Minute Fork. 100 mm "Expert" version with ACT air and Absoloute+. My fork has gotten very tight. Even with zero air I get pretty much no sag or travel from it. The lock out works and will lock it out and going full loose allows some travel, 10-20 mm of stiff hard movement ... Read More »

Manitou Minute Expert - Change 130mm to 120mm

I've am finding that using a 130mm (in range of the original spec) is makeing the bike feel a bit too slack at times. I have read somewhere that some forks can have the travel reduced by removing shims(?). Is this possible with my fork and if so, how difficult is it to do and to undo in case I don ... Read More »

Manitou Minute Expert Fork PSI Limit ?

I was wandering if the 50 psi limit applies to the fork when using the Firm spring. The chart on the fork has 50 psi for a 220 lb rider with the stock spring. I purchased the firm spring and have found that at 50 psi I can adjust the Absolute+ to get the firmness and sag I need. I weigh 245 lbs a ... Read More »

Spring system in the 2013 Manitou Minute Expert

My hardtail needs a new fork, the type of riding I do is long muddy xc rides and quite often dirt jumping/freeride stuff...I gather that the manitou minute expert would be a good choice for me but could anyone tell me how the spring system it air? coil? or both? Will I be able to easily a ... Read More »

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