Manitou Minute Pro 2012 Forks

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $535.00

Product Description

  • Travel: 100mm, 120mm, 140mm
  • Spring: MARS Air
  • Steerer: 1.1/8” aluminium
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Axle: 20mm

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by garyfisher

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2013

Strengths:    ??,?????,???????????abs+??????????Mars air?????

Weaknesses:    ????2000+g

Bottom Line:   
??,?????,???????????abs+??????????Mars air?????

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirkdaddy

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2012

Strengths:    Plush, adjustable travel, stiff legs, very solid, lower cost than Fox & others, shim stack, on-fly ABS+ adjustment easy to work

Weaknesses:    White paint not super cool looking

Bottom Line:   
After researching a fork for my FS build I bought one of these in a 20mm 140mm setup. Everyone had said how well they work and they were telling the truth. This company got it right. It has a ton of travel and is very smooth out of the box. Small trail bumps, drops, logs, sharp edge rocks and roots, it doesn't matter, eats them all. Build quality is excellent. Weight is very good. The 20mm axle is super stiff, my first bike with this setup. I am wondering if I got it too long however, I doubt I needed 140 would have been fine with 130 but whatever.

For the life of me I can't understand why they are not more popular.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dahockeyplyr a Weekend Warrior from milwaukee,WI, USA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2012

Strengths:    very smooth. Feels just like Fox forks at twice the price.

Weaknesses:    Wish they had longer travel. Would love a 150mm or 160mm. The decals could use a little updating. As far as the product is, nothing I found.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork for the money. I'm going to be putting one on the wifes bike too after using mine. Riding the trail, feels a lot more secure with this fork huging the ground.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   manitou nixon, rock shock judy, fox shock floats

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lennyd a Cross Country Rider from Malta

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2011

Strengths:    Very stiff. Very plush. Very tuneable. Easy to service.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Had this fitted about a month ago and so far love it. I previously had an R7 MRD but found it a bit too flexy. Manitou has improved significantly over the past few years and you definitely can't go wrong with this fork. A lot of options out there but summed up this is the best fork in it's category. Much stiffer than equivalent 100mm forks, half the price, very little weight penalty, easy to service and parts readily available. Abs + damper is top notch. Looks very good in white

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Favorite Trail:   Anything technical

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Bike

Similar Products Used:   R7 MRD Abs+

Bike Setup:   XC set up. 100mm. Tomac Type X, Full XTR, DT 240s

Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Minute Pro 140mm basic questions

I am 180 lbs and got a 140 Minute Pro 2012, I have never had such a nice fork. I am super impressed and also wanted to thank those who praised this fork as when I researched forks I had not even known about it. Out of the box it worked great, literally bolted on and rode with what air was in it. How ... Read More »

Did I just score a deal!? (Manitou Minute Pro 140mm tapered TA20mm)

Got a Manitou Minute Pro 140mm Tapered 20mm thru axle for $232 from an eBay auction yesterday - brand new in factory box... I read pretty nice comments and reviews about new Manitou products (2011+) and how they were underrated etc...... The price just seemed right considering its brand new/never ... 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 »

Manitou Minute Pro 26 120mm 20mm-axle weight

I need a new XC fork but unfortunately I can not find my favorite Reba with 20mm thru axle anymore. It seems Manitou Minute Pro is really light on paper but few reviews mentioned that is noticeable heavier (about 300gr for thru axle version) than declared 1657gr. . However those reviews are quite ... Read More »

Manitou Minute Pro 100mm QR Question

Hi everyone, I'm considering a Manitou Minute Pro 100mm QR to use with my new XC hard tail build. My original budget for the fork was $300, but I got offered this Manitou for $350 brand new. Is this a good deal? If not, does anyone have recommendations for a XC fork around $300? P.S. If a ... Read More »

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