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Manitou Six

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-550-Details.html
Manitou Axel Super Lockout

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-450-Details.html
Rockshox Dart 1

http://forgebikes.com/forgespecs.html
Manitou Axel Comp 80

I own a really old Rockshox Jett which is like a pogo stick.
I heard they still MAKE pogo stick shocks, and don't want something like that.

Some reviews say the Manitou Six is bad, but why, it looks pretty good?

Can anyone help?
 

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all of those forks are considered 'low end' in way or another. i've owned a six and an axel comp. they're flexy and not really designed for bigger riders. even with a firm spring in there.

if you're lighter...and don't do a lot of hardcore riding, the axel super lockout might make a good choice.

what sort of budget are you working with?? for $228, i got a marzocchi mx comp eta/tas and it is light years ahead of the axel in stiffness, plushness and adjustability. but it starts at 105mm....which may not work that well on your frame.
 

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jgsatl said:
all of those forks are considered 'low end' in way or another. i've owned a six and an axel comp. they're flexy and not really designed for bigger riders. even with a firm spring in there.

if you're lighter...and don't do a lot of hardcore riding, the axel super lockout might make a good choice.

what sort of budget are you working with?? for $228, i got a marzocchi mx comp eta/tas and it is light years ahead of the axel in stiffness, plushness and adjustability. but it starts at 105mm....which may not work that well on your frame.
Thanks for replying, I thought no one would.

By the way, I'm lightweight yeah, about 130 lbs. I'm just wondering if the low end forks such as the Axel Comp, Dart 1, and Manitou Six have some dampening. I just need a fork that is one step above "pogo-stick".

Thanks.
 

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i've heard good things about this fork:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK408A00-Manitou+R7+Comp+Oe+06.aspx

it's disc only though.

do you know how much steering tube you'll need? there are always deals on used forks out there. heck, i've got a manitou six i'll sell ya cheap. just pm me to discuss if you want. it's on a small frame right now, so i'll have to measure the steering tube first to make sure it'll work for you.

the six and axel comp are a step above pogo stick.....but i wouldn't really recommend either to someone that does more than weekend warrior type stuff.
 

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jgsatl said:
all of those forks are considered 'low end' in way or another. i've owned a six and an axel comp. they're flexy and not really designed for bigger riders. even with a firm spring in there.

if you're lighter...and don't do a lot of hardcore riding, the axel super lockout might make a good choice.

what sort of budget are you working with?? for $228, i got a marzocchi mx comp eta/tas and it is light years ahead of the axel in stiffness, plushness and adjustability. but it starts at 105mm....which may not work that well on your frame.
For $228 or so you can get a Nixon from Pricepoint.
 

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taikuodo said:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHWINN-MESA-GS...9329535QQihZ007QQcategoryZ98083QQcmdZViewItem
Manitou Six

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-550-Details.html
Manitou Axel Super Lockout

http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-450-Details.html
Rockshox Dart 1

http://forgebikes.com/forgespecs.html
Manitou Axel Comp 80

I own a really old Rockshox Jett which is like a pogo stick.
I heard they still MAKE pogo stick shocks, and don't want something like that.

Some reviews say the Manitou Six is bad, but why, it looks pretty good?

Can anyone help?
Where are you going with this? You're asking about the forks, yet you're posting complete bikes - are you buying a new bike and basing your purchase on the fork? Maybe you'll swap the forks and sell the "new" bike or something?

At any rate, i'll assume you're looking for a fork on a budget, which means you're not interested in spending more money after the fork purchase. Whatever you buy make sure it's an air sprung fork, not coil. Any fork out there will have too stiff a spring for your weight and you'll need to purchase it seperately ..... and probably have someone install it for you (which would be more money again).
 

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that nixon does look nice. but i'm guessing he's upgrading an older frame.....145mm may be too much. but he hasn't said what frame it's going on.
 
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