Manitou Swinger Air X3 Rear Shock

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Damping: Shim
  • Spring: Air
  • Adjustments: Air, rebound
  • Shaft: 10mm Hard Chrome Steel


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Prophet Julio

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2012

Strengths:    Holds air. Rebound is very adjustable. SPV eliminates pedal bob, even on my single pivot Prophet.

Weaknesses:    Maybe some harshness on small bump compliance, but I don't mind at all.

Bottom Line:   
My Prophet came with the Radium. The Swinger Air X3 turned it into a climber. Hooks up much better and soaks up the rough stuff, jumps and drops. The SPV is adjustable and it works great. It never leaks air or oil. It works silently and keeps my bike poised. Very happy and would not hesitate to recommend it.

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

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2012

Strengths:    Velocity sensitive damping, easy servicing, adjustable platform threshold, customer service second to none.

Weaknesses:    messy to bleed when changing the oil... that's the best I could come up with.

Bottom Line:   
installed on my Scott spark 35 and spent a few miles tuning it. Now I just ride it and don't even think about it. Its that good. Climbs like a hard tail soaks up hits too big for that bike, never bottoms, very active on chatter, controlled in the rough. Highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   401

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   RS Ario-2r Fox RP-23

Bike Setup:   X9/X0 drivetain, Formula brakes, Reba rs fork, easton wheels, bars, seatpost

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mullen119 a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland Ohio

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    Price, fairly adjustable

Weaknesses:    weak mid-stroke, blows through travel fairly easy.

Bottom Line:   
Its a good shock, hard to find a sweet spot between being able to soak up the small stuff and not bottoming on bigger hits. Rebound adjustment is one of the best I have used because of the small change for each click. SPV works good for climbing and can be ridden on the low setting all the time. I would buy it again.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Suntour epicon, old rock shox air shock(I dont remember the type)

Bike Setup:   08 Goose Teocali with lots of changes.

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