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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2012 Manitou Minute Expert 100mm fork issues? Damper noises on rebounding

I just had a bike completely rebuilt by my LBS, park of that was the installation of the firm spring part # 141-23998-k007 (still have the packaging which was bought through CRC. Being 260 in gear I thought it was natural to go with the firm spring. Also only running ~18psi in the air portion. Ever ... Read More »

Anyone using one of these: Manitou Minute Pro / Manitou Radium Expert? (2012-13)

Hi guys, I couldn't find much reviews or comments on newer Manitou stuff. I'm currently interested in those for my new (budget) build: Fork: Manitou Minute Pro 140mm Shock: Manitou Radium Expert 190/50 I read some good things about those on the (very) few posts I found here and the price is damn ... Read More »

Minute Expert spring color codes?

Anyone know what color spring goes with the different ride kits? I recently installed a 2012 130mm Minute Expert on my bike, and I'm only getting ~25mm sag, with 0psi preload (I'm ~150lb). I've only done 2 rides so far, but the fork feels pretty harsh, so I'd like to try a softer spring if possib ... Read More »

Manitou minute expert?

:rolleyes:I'm not to sure what happened, but I just got done with my build and got it back from tuning the other day. Before this I took it to be tuned i did take it out two times and the fork felt great. Had that plush feel that everyone talked about. Loved it now today when i was about to take my ... Read More »

Ride kit for 2012 Manitou minute Expert same as the 09 Drake?

141-23998-K007 is the part number on the 2012 forks manual. [URL][/URL] When google it to find it for sale online its always listed 09 Drake Ride Kit. Does that sound right? Or is something miss labeled?Read More »

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