Manitou Swinger Air X4 Rear Shock

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $462.00


Product Description

SPV damping technology the Swinger 4-way allows the rider to set up a pedaling platform threshold, externally, via an air shock. Riders also have the ability to adjust how progressive the shock is with the 16-mm socket adjustment located on the reservoir. Turning the socket in results in a shock with more “ramp up” in the final 50% of its stroke (to prevent bottoming) while turning the socket out results in a more linear spring rate.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyrebyter a Weekend Warrior from New Me

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2012

Strengths:    Adjustable, light, responsive, sensitive

Weaknesses:    Short schrader valve

Bottom Line:   
This is a replacement for the RockShox Ario-2R that was OE on my 2009 Scott Spark 35. That shock was never consistent, and on its best day was barely passable. I chose the Manitou Swinger 4 way Air because I wanted the adjustability, it was too good a deal to pass up and I'm incurably cheap. Fitting it was a challenge as it is longer that the original and the bushings are ever so slightly tighter. Swapped the suspension links right for left to get the eye-to-eye length close and polished the eye sleeves for a proper fit. Pumped it up to about 90psi, left the air volume adjuster out all the way and hit the mountain. Holy Mother of God this shock is amazing. If we can all agree that the function of suspension is to maintain contact between the tires and the trail, this shock is state of the art. The rear no longer chatters over rough trails, there is no bottom perceptible, compression damping seems velocity sensitive and it pedals uphill with no drama and no need to lockout. It is as good (maybe better) as the Fox RP23 on my kid's bike but more adjustable. Could anyone ask for more? OK, one little thing: the schrader threads are too short to actually work with most shock pumps. I'll bet they've fixed that by now, but I picked up a Topeak right angle adapter valve for my pump that works just fine.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   RockShox Ario-2R, Fox RP23, Yasusu

Bike Setup:   Scott Spark 35

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2008 Manitou Swinger X4 Air?

Hi Is anyone else here running the 08 X4 Air? If so what are you running for SPV Air pressure and how well does the silver 4 position SPV platform lever work for you? I have tried SPV pressures everywhere in the recommended range of 100 psi (min) to 250 psi (max for 08) and anything over 100 psi ... Read More »

Swinger X4 Air on a Bullit?

[EDIT] I just ordered a 08 Swinger X4 Air for my 05 Bullit. I'm wondering if anyone here has had any experience with this shock on a Bullit? Also is the silver lever some kind of lockout? The site is pretty vague.. Thanks...Read More »

Tuning a Manitou Swinger Air x4 (or similar pedal platform shock) on a Heckler

Not sure if anyone is running the Manitou Swinger Air on their Heckler, but I just got one and am trying to figure out the best way to set it up. It has a main air spring, rebound damping, and a pedal platform air chamber and volume setting in the reservoir. As I understand it, the volume of the ... Read More »

ISX-4 and Swinger Air X4 differences

After considerable research I've decided on one of these shocks as the two best possible options for my bike. I only have a couple of questions about these two different models. I know the X4 is the newer of the two but it also seems to have different features than the ISX-4. For one the X4 has an S ... Read More »

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