Manitou Tower Expert 29er Forks

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00

Product Description

  • Wheel Size: 29
  • Travel: 80, 100 (Internally Adj), 120
  • Spring: ACT Air
  • Steerer: 1 1/8" Steel
  • Compression Damping: TPC Technology Absolute+
  • Rebound Damping: Adjustable TPC

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    Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by witchdr77 a Weekend Warrior

    Date Reviewed: August 25, 2012

    Strengths:    STIFF, NO FLEX!!! For a 9mmQR I have no regrets as of yet by not getting the 20mm QR(it was outa stock).I expected flexy-fork as I expirenceed with the 2012 Recon silver, but not here... not my Manitou.

    Weaknesses:    the ONLY issue I have is the cheap plastic recoil and lockout knobs. Not a real issue , becouse once their dialed in, their rarely touched... but still... I've seen cheap Suntour forks not even sporting plastic.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have logged 122 hours now, the manual says 80 hours to break it in.I have ridden everything from back country dirt roads to advanved level single track to get my 80 hours logged... even commuting to work (33 miles round trip). my last two forks were a Pike and a Fox Float 32( both with thru axles).I decided to try out the 29er and it come with a sad Sr Suntour XCR, so I switched it out to a Rock Shox Recon silver .The recon had such flex after 40 min ridding that I wanted the Manitou, but no one had the thru axle in stock. I read the review at twentynine and talked to some ridders who said the Tower was actually very stiff. Since getting this, i have absolutely no complaints. looks cool, performs better than expected and i got it a steal!

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    Favorite Trail:   Highland, Guber's Grinder, High Country Pathway

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Recon Silver

    Bike Setup:   Diamndback Overdrive Sport, Tower pro, X-9, XO, Raceface Evolve, Avid juicy 3x9 set up Crank Bros.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dru a Cross Country Rider from Canada

    Date Reviewed: November 20, 2011

    Strengths:    Plush fork that is surprisingly flex free despite being 9mm qr. I only have about 10 hours on the fork and it still has some stiction yet the ride quality is superb. Manitou says 20 hours for break-in. The steerer is aluminum, not steel. Wide range of damping adjustment on rebound and compression. Fork needs almost no air to make a big difference in feel. I've been running mine with no air at all, but at most I'd use 10 psi. Fork is very easy to service-I checked the oil levels and found them a tad low from the factory-I'm using 5w-40 synthetic motor oil for the semi-bath.

    Weaknesses:    Rebound adjuster is cheap plastic and feels like it. + or - isn't marked on it either. Not sure how I feel about semi-bath durability wise. I expect the maintenance to be higher than open bath.

    Bottom Line:   
    Insanely good value.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hydrocut/puslinch

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $318.00

    Purchased At:   jenson

    Similar Products Used:   3 different Marzocchis over the years, and a Judy.

    Bike Setup:   Fork is on an IGH Salsa El Mariachi, with travel set at 100 mm.

    Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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    Manitou Tower Expert, Rockshox Recon Silver or Suntour Raidon?

    I have a Suntour XCR on my Felt Nine Trail. I am looking to upgrade. Some of the forks I have considered are 1) Manitou Tower Expert $299 2) Suntour Raidon $189 3) Rockshox recon Silver $200 What would you go with out of these 3? Any other suggestions in this price range that are new? ... Read More »

    Manitou Tower Expert 29

    Does anyone know where to find the ride kit for the Tower Expert 29? I have searched all over the web and can only find the kit for the Pro. I would really like to upgrade to a stiffer spring. Cheers!Read More »

    Manitou Tower expert to Pro ?

    I currently have a Tower Expert and think the fork performs perfectly - 20mm lowers from an older Drake. I will build a second 29er but have read conflicting info. concerning the MARS air spring and running the proper coil. I weigh 200lb and would probably run a firm spring but wonder if even sprung ... Read More »

    Manitou Tower Expert/Pro Frankenfork

    Hello all, Just thought I would share a little info with ya'll regarding the Manitou Tower forks. I bought a Manitou Tower Expert last year that came with a 9mm QR. Its a great fork, but I really wanted the new 15mm TA QR system Manitou recently developed....which is only an option when ordering ... Read More »

    Tower Expert Options

    Is it possible to get a Manitou Tower Expert with a QR15 axle and a aluminum 1-1/8 straight steerer? I have not seen them for sale with these options but thought I saw reports that these options were available.Read More »

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