Manitou R7 Pro 2012 Forks

DESCRIPTION

  • Travel: 100mm
  • Spring: TS Air
  • Steerer: 1.1/8” aluminium
  • Wheel Size: 26”
  • Axle: 9mm

USER REVIEWS

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[May 05, 2019]
PinchFlatsAllDay


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

First of all, it's now dirt cheap (about $229 AUD) and it's probably the best bang for your buck for air suspension. colours are a bit strange and a bit low quality but it doesn't matter because this thing absorbs every little bump, however i'm not sure if that's just because i'm light, or because my bike is heavy and hard to shake. also it looks like it doesn't come with a cap for the valve, but its actually just a plastic cap like a schrader valve.

Weakness:

it has very little and hard to notice flex, but it's there, and the graphics look nice but are low quality in real life. it also feels different to other forks, but i'm not sure if that's just me.

Price Paid:
229 AUD
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
[Mar 16, 2015]
richsto
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Excellent lockout - completely rigid
Fairly lightweight
Good small and large bump compliance

Weakness:

Bob, bob, bob......
Stickers not clearcoated.....

Works well for my primary application which is on my backup bad weather bike used primarily on blacktop - hence the need for a good lockout. No noise or movement when locked out. When not locked out, it had good compliance and feel over a variety of terrain. However, when out of the saddle or applying any pressure it bobs significantly even if backing off the lockout by a single notch or two. Really pronounced when standing. No amount of adjustment or air pressure change solves this. Dissapointing. Wanted to love this fork but couldn't. If it was my primary off road bike/fork I would shop elsewhere. Turns out it works well for me on the road and for the occasional off road foray but just not my cup of tea. Could be because I use a SID on my primary ride which has excellent motion control. If you can find it for a decent price it's a respectable fork, just expect it to have some bob.

Similar Products Used:

Rock Shox SID
Rock Shox Judy XC
Rock Shox Indy SL
Rock Shox Tora

[Jul 02, 2014]
Siegfred

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, strong, very tough seals, ABS+ works really well, no pedal bob when climbing steep terrain.

Weakness:

A little bit of lateral flex, it does not look great, 30mm stanchions, my ride buddies think that their suntour epicon is better because of the way it looks.

I have been using a 2012 manitou R7 pro 120mm for almost a year now. The first time that I used it I thought it was broken because I can't feel it working, it was eating all of the bumps and makes the ride really smooth and gives me confidence in going fast on the descent. I even used this fork for enduro and it performed very well even in the small 1 to 2' drops, bunny hops and j hops. This is a set and forget fork and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a 100 - 120 XC/trail fork. I am going to let go of my fork because I have got a new 6" travel frame and 120mm is too short for it. Did I say that this fork is tough? I am having second thoughts on replacing it with other brands.

[Sep 28, 2012]
Chris Freestone
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very low maintanace, cycles better than many other xc forks I have used

Weakness:

not the nicest looking but who cares when it performs like it does
Doesnt have a huge amount of settings like HSC and LSC, but the rebound and air pressure are really all I need on an xc bike

I've ridden the fork for a year and after the break in period (2 weeks) it is smoother than any other forks I have felt (including kashima). And more importantly,it has been maintenance free so far. No leaking and no needing new seals

Similar Products Used:

SID, Talas, Marzocchi 44

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