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Nice,
The specs are very well organized and complete. Still need to update the service guides though.
So I guess the Drake is really gone.
 

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It will be interesting to see what they fill that hole from 140mm to the Dorado with since they don't have a Nixon anymore. It alarmed me that I didn't see an ISX line, but closer inspection of the Swinger seems to show all the elements of the ISX-6 in the Swinger line. It would have been hard to believe that one of the best air shocks around just went away.
 

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RSabarese said:
Anybody notice a cool looking QR Axel in the Minute page? I wonder ...
It's their new QR15 thru-axle design, but not too much info has been released yet.

edit: nevermind, there is more info . I find this part to be very intriguing and exciting:
"One really nice touch to the design is that it retains the Hex Lock that Manitou through axles have always had, which means that Manitou can and will produce a retrofit axle to fit the 20mm forks and allow the use of a 15mm front wheel."

edit: corrected some silly confusion in terms and companies
 

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boomn said:
It's their new QtaperR thru-axle design, but not too much info has been released yet. Quoted from another thread:
"Our QtapeR axle not only cinches down on the hub axle like other designs, but also grabs the lowers using our conical wedge design".
That would be our axle design. :)
 

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mattsavage said:
...Please, Manitou, 160mm forks!!!!
Yeah, there's no way they can be a serious contender without a bigger than 32mm stanchioned AM fork. I'm betting it's been in the works and may even be close to release...unless everyone up there has been in a coma.:D
 

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keen said:
Rear shocks do not list sizes available ???
Yeah, it's missing some info from the old website. But shock sizes are pretty standard. The Revox starts at 8.75, Swingers at 6.5 to 8.75, Radium 6-7.5, Metal I'm not sure...

Although, CRC lists the Revox starting at 7.5, which would be killer!
 

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I wonder why they dont bring back the SC Travis (34mm) as a 160-180mm fork? Skip the IT, which can be problematic, and make it a MARS fixed travel fork.
 

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Vespasianus said:
I wonder why they done bring back the SC Travis (34mm) as a 160-180mm fork? Skip the IT, which can be problematic, and make it a MARS fixed travel fork.
Yep, butted aluminum stanchions, hollow forged crown, butted aluminum steerer, hollow axle. Mars or RT2.

I liked the old RT2 system on the Sherman's and Blacks. When you slam the travel to climb, who cares about a spring rate increase. I never had a problem with the system, I thought it worked great. Put a ti spring in it like the Firefly, but ti for all spring weights, not just the stock weight.
 

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I'm going to agree, I bought up a few Nixon's, then upgraded them to 20mm recently. I am riding the 06' Intrinsic 145mm and I have to tell you, I absolutely love it. I am not concerned with the extra maintenance when changing oil, it has been flawless. I'm a big guy and the fork can take a pounding in the trail.
 
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