Manitou Metel R Rear Shock

4/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Construction: Inline
  • Damping: Platform Plus
  • Spring: Coil
  • Adjustments: Preload, rebound
  • Shaft: 12.7mm Hard Chrome Steel


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigpedaler a Cross Country Rider from NE Indiana

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2009

Strengths:    steady, sturdy, set-and-forget

Weaknesses:    limited tuning

Bottom Line:   
I'm a clyde, so air shocks are something I don't have a lot of faith in; after two of them going south on me, I'm not likely to buy a 3rd. I got this coil shock because I knew I wouldn't blow it out.

The spring is a little stiff, but that's a soon-to-be-fixed small issue. The fact that it's rock-solid dependable is what does it for me! 10 months now, and no trouble at all! The stiffer spring resulted in no-bob performance.

Now they seem to be harder to find; if you CAN find one, it'll treat you right. One damping adjustment (compression) is a bit limited, but it's effective.

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Swinger 3, QRL, generic coils

Bike Setup:   Dakar XLT, Nixon, RaceFace, BBB7, X.9

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Manitou Metel R Coil?

Hey, I am very shortly about to order alot of parts, retailed at over $800, and I am getting them for about $350, thanks to price match at Jenson and huge savings at CRC. Well, since I am a beginner, I am getting a Manitou Metel R, and I really do not want to spend $34 on a Manitou Spring. So, I was ... Read More »

Adding piggyback in metel R? shim tunning possible?

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Manitou Metel R w/ Platform Plus and Relic Elite fork

I am looking into the Ibex Atlas's, and my budget is really maxing out at the lowest end Sport. I have a huge problem knowing what to look for in shocks, so I shall ask the experts. The sport has a Manitou Metel R w/ Platform Plus rear shock and a Manitou Relic Elite w/ Air* 130mm Travel fork. ... Read More »

06 fox van-R piggy back same level as Manitou metel RP?

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Metel R Shock on Gemini 900- Platform Damping?

I'm trying to decide between a Kona Coiler and and Gemini 900 for an all around East-coast trail riding and light freeriding bike. I like the Standover and component spec of the Gemini, but I test rode a 2004 Gemini 900 and I wasn't crazy about how it pedalled. It seemed like there was too much peda ... Read More »

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