Manitou Dorado 180 2005 Front Shocks

DESCRIPTION

Dorado is the fork you see on the bikes of the world's fastest riders, and for good reason. They were designed from the ground up to be the best forks available anywhere for downhill racing applications. Dorado uses wild carbon fiber and aluminum construction to save weight and a proven coil spring design.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 24, 2011]
Raggi Boy
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks INSANE, very plush, rigid, light, easy adjustment, unique stem adjustment with the right stem (2 peice works well), well made, perfect, and they look INSANE!

theyr also upside down

Weakness:

the 20mm axle is a pain when fitting wheel

these forks are the shiz and feel dam sexy, but dont use them if you are doing 70ft drops, these are for beasting the races coz theyr very adjustable. and theyr worth 7GGGs not 1.5 new. STOKE!!!!

Similar Products Used:

nothin like these, theyr sick

[Aug 01, 2008]
mdorado
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

lots of travel, can take big hits, looks awesome, easy turning

Weakness:

Had to buy a new wheel for the 20mm thru axle. i wish it was quick release it takes way too long. doesnt react very well to small bumps even after breaking in. you need to change the oil every 3-6 months which is a pain.

if you love going insanely fast and doing drops and jumps, this is the fork for you. however, DONT USE THIS FORK FOR FREERIDE, it is made for racing, not 40 foot drops

Similar Products Used:

boxxer world cup, totem coil

[Jun 27, 2007]
joe
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

feels great, nice and light, perfect for racing, looks sick (people stare at it when you ride past), stiff...

Weakness:

a little too stiff but it depends on your personal preference... not the strongest fork out there (cracked the uppers on the right leg) not a huge range of adjustments.

best fork ive ever ridden. get it if you can cuz they dont make em anymore. picked mine up on price point for 600 bucks! cracked the carbon uppers on the right leg in a nasty crash so sending it to manitou. (ahem, if they'll ever get back to me), but never the less, the fork is sick. better than my marzocchi for dh but marzocchi is better for freeride. too bad they replaced it with the travis... givin it 4 flamin' chilis cuz im still waiting on manitou for replacement leg. 5 out of 5 otherwise.

Similar Products Used:

marzocchi drop-off triple, 888rc, jr. T, super T....

[Feb 04, 2006]
Jared klein
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

every thing these are the best forks moeny can buy there like ridding sex on a stick its insane

Weakness:

the front wheel it a bit fiddly to get on

these are the best forks moeny can buy

Similar Products Used:

boxxer wcs. x works dorados, 888s kinda

[Jul 01, 2006]
chad drzewiecki
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

strong, bottomless, inverted, sweet color

Weakness:

a lil squishy..i have to figure out all of the adjustments yet, maybe new springs

i only payed 500 bucks for these babies, but they are definately worth 1500 or whatever! i think manitou made a really great fork here.

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before these i had manitou sherman 170s on but these are a lot better!

[May 10, 2005]
carl fiset
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

nice desing, farely light, strong, plush

Weakness:

Compression damping as only half a turn compared to the 2003 that ad more compression adjustment.

This is way beter then the SPV from last year, still needs to be ridden to get past the breaking period. The 2003 are still the best i've tried so far.

carl

Similar Products Used:

Dorado 2003, boxxer, 888, foes wet one xl

[Aug 30, 2004]
superstar
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

plushess forks on the planet.feels like you have a flat.

Weakness:

none and their never will be any.

the best forks you will ever buy. you will never buy another fork. worth the high price. this is the only way to become a champion.

Similar Products Used:

boxxer world cups

[May 04, 2007]
gotta ride
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

looks great with all the carbon fibre and very light

Weakness:

very flexy on the bottom forks cause of invert.

I was told that there was a 20 hour break in time on this fork. I did more than that and the fork is still really stiff with no small bump feel at all. I have sent it away for a refit hoping to get some feel out of it if not it's gone. You can't use the word plush with this fork it does not happen.

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