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  1. News & Reviews
    The longest-standing inverted downhill-specific fork is back, in a big way. For almost two decades, the Dorado has rewarded riders with unrivaled suspension performance and on-trail precision. The newest rendition stays true to its heritage with an inverted design, but this is where the...
  2. Shocks and Suspension
    So in my deep internet search it seems like people here have the most hands on experience with this fork. I have rebuilt a few other forks successfully but this one is giving me trouble. I have a Junit Machete 20" that came set up as 120mm. I have a custom made bmx frame that I had made...
  3. Shocks and Suspension
    So, being off the bike due to injury, I've been playing a bit in the workshop instead. Next project is to revalve my front fork... currently a bit too much platform and a little too much brake dive. Its a Manitou M30 with the ABS+ damper from an R7, and Manitou helpfully provide all the dyno...
  4. Shocks and Suspension
    So after I get a Manitou markhor fork I want to upgrade it with the ABS+ upgrade. While searching I came across 2. The FIRST one is about $50 dollars, while the SECOND one is a whopping $130. They look quite similar and that's quite confusing. Does someone have an answer? Also, do these come...
  5. Shocks and Suspension
    So I picked up a 2006 Manitou Nixon Platinum 115-145 for parts on ebay. It has the intrinsic dampening and 20x110 through axle lowers (the main reason I picked them up). I'm a pretty good self taught bike mechanic but suspensions are not my specialty. I can service most forks/rear shocks that...
  6. Shocks and Suspension
    Hot on the heels of the limited Sterling Edition Mezzer Pro is announcing the release of another addition to the Mezzer family, the Mezzer Expert. Built from the same chassis as the Mezzer Pro, the Expert is an excellent option for those looking to jump into the enduro fork category without...
  7. General Discussion
    Hayes Performance Systems has unveiled a new product line called JUNIT (as in J-Unit) that's directly targeted at youth shredders who are looking towards a mountain bike rather than a BMXer. And make no mistake, this product line cuts no performance corners by matching all the attributes of the...
  8. General Discussion
    Hayes has announced a multiyear partnership between Manitou and STIKRD.com. STIKRD.com will offer custom and replacement decal kits for Manitou suspension forks. Manitou continues to offer current model year replacement decal kits, but this allows customers to personalize their forks. Also...
  9. 29er Bikes
    The Deville offers both low and high speed compression and single rebound adjustment. Boss Deville 35 Returns The all-mountain suspension segment is extremely competitive, but French manufacturer BOS has something special with their new Deville 35 fork. Unlike the bladder systems used by...
  10. Misc Components
    Cut open view of a McCleod King Can shock - almost no extra bulk added to the shock. Having announced their biggest fork news already at the Sea Otter Classic, Manitou still has some news. With the King Can you can now tune your standard McCleod rear shock and get a premium performance upgrade...
  11. 27.5
    Manitou is another division of the Hayes Bicycle Group that is fully supporting the 27.5 movement. Highlighted here are the Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado mountain bike forks. The Marvel is XC oriented and comes in 80, 100 or 120mm of travel. The Minute is trail oriented and comes in 120...
  12. 29er Bikes
    Hayes Hayes released the MAG disc brake back in 1997, and they haven't sat on the laurels, and their new Crosshair Alignment Technology is an excellent adjustment feature for brakes. The Crosshairs allows adjustment for aligning the calipers to the rotors, in a simple and easy manner, using...
  13. General Discussion
    Ed Kwaterski, the chief engineer and product manager from Manitou, highlights the Tower, Marvel, R7 and Circus forks at Dealer Camp 2011. Ed shows us some of the new features you can expect from Manitou in their 2012 lineup of suspension forks. [youtube width="640"...
  14. General Discussion
    Hayes Bicycle group have just launched a brand new website with Answer, Hayes, Manitou and Sun Ringle all under one roof. This marks an important point in the evolution of the company with new product due to be launched at the Sea Otter Classic. Follow the link to explore the new site...
  15. General Discussion
    The Hayes Bicycle Group is pleased to announce the official release of the 2010 Manitou "Big Top" sponsorship program. Under the Manitou sponsorship tent are number of new athletes and event sponsorships primarily focused on DH and DJ categories. Manitou would like to officially welcome Steve...
  16. General Discussion
    Monday, March 01, 2010 The Hayes Bicycle Group is pleased to announce the official release of the 2010 Manitou Dorado Pro. The Dorado Pro features 7050 aluminum legs and utilizes the same premium internals as the Dorado MRD carbon version. With premium durability, the Dorado Pro maintains its...
  17. General Discussion
    The Hayes Bicycle Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new Manitou website, www.ManitouMTB.com. The highlight of the new site is a blog that features action videos, product reviews, race results, technical information, and links to other Manitou-related news. The homepage also...
  18. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    </a>Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet https://www.gramslightbikes.com/ NOTE: The latest version is known as the Manitou Minute Super 140 I started riding the Manitou Minute Elite Absolute 140mm fork just before the Interbike show, and have gotten around 8 months of some...
  19. General Discussion
    ASHEVILLE, NC ‐‐ Now in the third year of business, Suspension Experts, Inc. added new staff to offer expanded service options throughout the United States and internationally. Based in Asheville, NC, Suspension Experts, Inc. (S∙Ex ) specializes in custom repair, tuning, and service of mountain...
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