Manitou Minute Expert 2014 Forks

DESCRIPTION

Manitou Minute Expert Forks - 15mm A great fork communicates everything that rsquo;s happening between your tyre and the trail, without jarring loose any expensive dental work. In the past, though, you had to accept a weight penalty in order to gain rock-solid steering. The Minute is here to change all that with its ultra-stiff 32mm stanchions, ACT Air spring and TPC Technology. Forget about noodly XC forks and heavy trail forks. It rsquo;s time for a Minute.Specifications: Weight: 4.1/1861 (80mm) w/ Aluminum Steerer Spring: ACT Air Spring Rate: Medium Bottom Out: Rubber Bumper Crown: Forged I - Beam Crown Crown Finish: Black Ano Offset: 41.27 Compression Damping: TPC Technology, Absolute+, Trail Tuned Rebound Damping: Adjustable TPC Adjustments: Air, compression to lockout, Rebound Leg Diameter: 32mm Leg Material: Straight Wall Aluminum Brake: Post Mount Axle: 15mm Crown to Axle: 458 (26 quot;), 478 (27.5 quot;), 508 (29 quot;)Technologies: ACT AIR: Atmospherical

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-1 of 1  
[Dec 08, 2015]
Alan
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Impossibly easy to setup and find sweet spot! No brake dive.

Weakness:

I'm not using a $2'000 fork, which makes me look cheap, even though this Manitou fork is just as good.

I had a disastrous introduction to the modern world of mountain bike suspension with the Fox Evolution 32 fork. Fox outta be ashamed of themselves! I can only describe the stock 2014 evolution fork as worse than having no suspension at all. The brake dive is criminal, and that's about all that fork does. So I managed to upgrade it to a Fox Evolution FIT damper. And the difference couldn't be picked up even under an electron microscope! How so many bikes can be sold, brainwashing unsuspecting buyers into a world of Fox vs RS should be outlawed. I purchased a bottom feeder Rocky Mountain Instinct 930 with a Manitou Minute Expert 130mm travel fork and expected to be punished for my tight fistedness. I am glad to say, if I'd upgraded to the next spec bike, I'd be back on another Fox Float. I'm glad I didn't upgrade. The Manitou Minute is brilliant! Supple, responsive and missing the all important brake dive Fox seems to believe is the most important part of a suspension setup. It will hold its composure under braking, and in the tight turns to give a controllable response. Adjustments to the setup are instantly detectable giving you feedback that makes tuning as easy as adjusting the volume on your radio. I think these forks are brilliant, user serviceable, and all round where the big boys need to be looking. Forget all the marketing and look beyond the Fox/RS Hype. There are many gems out ther to be ridden, and if the minnows can be given a chance, we may all end up better off, because from what I've ridden, they are certainly giving things a shake up with the Manitou at least.

Similar Products Used:

Fox Evolution, Fox Evolution FIT Damper.

MTBR Newsletter

Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.