Manitou Six Sport 2004 Front Shocks

Manitou Six Sport 2004 Front Shocks 

DESCRIPTION

The Six is designed for the entry-level rider who doesn’t want to sacrifice performance. Key features include 28.6 mm stanchions, convertible travel from 80 mm to 100 mm and a new Reverse Arch casting.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 11, 2014]
Mike

Strength:

Looks like a real fork

Weakness:

Not a real fork. Plastic top caps, dinky spring and elastomer guts, if you can even get it open. Plastic screw on the bottom strips out, so you can't disassemble, or can't reassemble. No "prep m" service ports, so you have to either disassemble it or spray grease into the top seals once and a while

If you have this fork, ride it till it gets gritty, and instead of going to complain to the dealership that pawned this off on you, throw the fork in the garbage and buy a competing brand, or even a rigid fork.

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1
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1
[Apr 08, 2006]
Van Horton
Racer

Strength:

nice for racing and jumping

Weakness:

wieght is a little high

well, andrew sutherland i have a raleigh M80 and it only ways 27 pounds with many extras including a topeak rack so i dont know what you have on it but learn how to ride a bike.... this shock is fine i like the 80mm to 100mm adjustment and design.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 01, 2007]
Neal Robinson
Downhiller

Strength:

It is a very good entry level suspension fork if you have it set up right for you. It takes bumps in trails very well. I have never had it bottom out on me after I set it up for my weight.

Weakness:

There is non really. I'm a bike tech and I have worked on suspension a lot and a lot of the bad reviews on this product are simply adjustments that need to be made internally, take it to a bike shop let them take a look. Also some are improper usage this is mainly for single track trails and light jumping otherwise you will blow it up and risk hurting yourself.

Good entry level suspension that if you find yourself wanting to take bigger jumps and ride harder trails you should upgrade your fork

Similar Products Used:

Rock shock

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 22, 2007]
Matt Vogel
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

great for roads

Weakness:

bottoms out way to easily and has no rebound. Terrible in cold weather.

This fork is terrible i enjoy racing but it's difficult when your forks do not work properly. It makes trails harder and it is not easy on the shoulders and wrists.

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1
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2
[Oct 20, 2005]
andrew sutherland
Racer

Strength:

well uhhhh ummm errrr it takes the sting out of bumps....

Weakness:

everything!!!!!! it is soo bad i broke it on a log jump after comeing down it suckssss

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Similar Products Used:

too many

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1
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1
[Aug 29, 2006]
yamm efef
Racer

Strength:

its an amazing fork the best in its class

Weakness:

n/a

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Similar Products Used:

manito trvis

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5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 31, 2004]
Chris Strickland
Racer

Strength:

Good Strong Fork...After you break it in (approx. 20 hrs of riding) i is a great plush fork...its worth getting the sport instead of the regular six because w/ the sport you get 20 extra mm

Weakness:

takes 20 hrs 2 break in...i guess any fork does...

It feels like alot of more expensive forks...even though it came with the bike i would price it at around maybe 200

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shox Judy TT...I like the manitou more

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 09, 2005]
ARCHANGEL
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

none.

Weakness:

Everything, adjusting travel on it really sucks. You'll need gloves to get a grip.

This is a horrible shock even for a entry level shock. It came stock on my bike and I should have chucked it in the garbage first thing. The shock bottoms out when you sit on the bike. I'm not the lightest rider but I'm for damn sure not the heaviest. The shock sucks if your thinking of buying the shock by itself forget about it. Save your money and get a better quality shock (Rock Shoxx.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shoxx JUDY II, INDY C

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1
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1
[Jun 14, 2005]
Andrew

Strength:

Great bang for your buck. Fine for trails and small jumps.

Weakness:

its soooo soft and bottoms so easy and I'm only 135lbs

It's so soft that I lose about two inches just sitting on it. I took it off a bout 5 foot drop landing right but it popped the soft/stiff screw on top right off. It still screws in but I can't set it anymore. It was even on the 100mm setting. It is hard to change the travel setting. It has always worked great on trails since its soft and soaks up most everything. Great bang for your your buck but definetly not meant for big drops. It has started me out great.

Similar Products Used:

none

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3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 03, 2005]
Michael Page
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Good fork, looks nice, bargin compared to most forks with a 100mm travel. They have adjustable travel 80-100mm for going up the hard hills and enough travel to eliminate the bumps roots and rocks on the downhills.

Weakness:

Rebound may be a little on the slow side.

Good fork for the money, looks nice, great starter/intermediate fork.

Similar Products Used:

sr suntour m600, marzocchi comp air

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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