Manitou R7 Carbon 2008 Forks

DESCRIPTION

R7 MRD TPC

  • Category: Ultra Lightweight High-End 30mm
  • Travel: 80mm or 100mm
  • Wt. Lbs: 2.76 (80), 2.8 (100)
  • Wt. Grams: 1253 (80), 1271 (100)
  • Spring: Noble Air
  • Steerer: Butted Aluminum
  • Damping: Lightweight Cartridge TPC
  • Adjustments: Air, Rebound, Compression
  • Stanchions: 30mm Gold Al
  • Casting: One piece Reverse Arch (RA) Magnesium
  • Axle: Std
  • Crown: Deep Bore Hollow MRD
  • Lubrication: Semi-Bath with Evil Genius Seals
  • Wheel Size: 26
  • Disc Mounts: Post
  • Disc Size: 180mm Max
  • No Boss Only:
  • Ride Height (mm) : 456/476
  • Color: Candy Red

    Compatible Rear Shock Models
    S-Type, S-Type MRD

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-4 of 4  
    [May 28, 2020]
    tuathal


    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Used r7s on our small fleet of bikes for ages due to the amount of them, ease of refurbishment and general sheer light weight and badassery. Then my brother found a 70 euro old stock, unused MRD carbon fork and immediately bought it. It sits on my specialized rock hopper and regularly does laps on the local Motocross track, handling serious drops and height no problem. Once set up, it's basically all you need. The rebound damping can be set so high the forks will dive to the stops and stick or so low to just pogo everywhere you go. By far the best adjustment range I've ever seen on a bicycle. The lockout feature is excellent just like on the r7s. The fact that it's not a mechanical system sounds worrying, but the maximum damping and spring rates are as near as solid as you're going to get and the blowouts in case of big bumps work very well. The seals are incredible. Nothing gets through. No problem with wobble or asymmetric responses. On sharp cambers the fork stays nice and happily where it wants to go. Dialling out any pogoing is dead easy. Swapping riders of different weights and heights is a little more fiddly, but that comes with the territory.

    Weakness:

    None for the forks. The lockout handle for the handlebars is a little temperamental and prone to popping back out, but I'd rather it be prone to undo itself than the opposite way around.

    Price Paid:
    70
    Purchased:
    Used  
    Model Year:
    2008
    [Sep 27, 2017]
    el francis
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    weight killer carbon fork..very stiff ride and absorb shock better than competition

    Weakness:

    i still have to ride more to review any weakness of the fork but none so far

    i've been looking for manitou r7 mrd fork for a long time..and finally got this 2008 manitou r7 mrd carbon fork..it is actually my dream fork...and all i can say is amazing..plush and responsive to terrain and marathon racing...the decals are painted not sticker...the mrd crown is chromed polish and the gold stanchion is neat and clean..absolute damper is way better compared to others..

    [Feb 15, 2011]
    titopresi
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    light and very very nice simple product

    Weakness:

    no protection....but all are the same...

    set up....it takes a time....and u need

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    [Jun 21, 2009]
    Anonymous
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    super light never bottoms out

    Weakness:

    ther are no weaknesses

    this is the best fork in the world

    Similar Products Used:

    manitou r7

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