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Postby Seagull » Tue May 29, 2007 11:48 am

Last manitous I had were awful. If its the IT version then stay well clear as that was a terrible system with big reliability issues. What manitous are you looking at?

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Postby Seagull » Tue May 29, 2007 12:01 pm

Steer clear of the Nixon with the infinate travel as that was a poor system. I think the other versions were OK. Have you considered marzochhi AM's. I have often seen these discounted from new.

Try these http://bikepimp.co.uk/detail/1163854/20 ... forks-bran

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Postby Futureboy » Tue May 29, 2007 12:11 pm

Speaking from experience of their XC forks, i'd avoid Manitou like the plague.

It's a shame, because they used to build some quality forks.

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Postby mudface » Tue May 29, 2007 13:16 pm

maniPOO. that's all you need to know.

i reckon the coils in the pikes could possibly be ok. most people i know have had to buy the stiffer springs because the ones it comes with are too soft. how much do you weigh?

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Postby Seagull » Tue May 29, 2007 13:24 pm

The marz all mountain get very good reviews for performance and reliability. If you have a decent front wheel and don't weigh too much then a qr shouldn't hold you back too much.

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Postby Seagull » Tue May 29, 2007 14:54 pm

I have never had a problem with a qr, and I weigh 15 stone, my wheel is a hope / xc717 so it will have a similar strength to a crossride. I would say that you will be OK with a qr.

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