Manitou Gold Label Series II review

Four-cross race fork that deserves more users

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £279.99 RRP | USD $449.00
Manitou Gold Label Series II

Our review

Firmly sprung, but light and stiff – a race option that deserves more users
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Manitou’s glitter flavoured beauty is gradually proving itself as a smooth groover down the dirt jump disco. Black Label forks have been running for three years, but this 08 fork is the hit so far. 


It’s a lot lighter than the opposition, which picks it out as a potential race fork. 

Despite the narrow stance, the 20mm Hex Lock axle gives great steering precision, so you can really carve the tightest lines.

There’s just enough supple movement to hold on to traction before the Xtra Firm spring ramps up to catch the big stuff, but the rebound adjuster doesn’t seem to do much, however far you turn it. 


With relatively few in operation it’s hard to find feedback to support our trouble-free experience.

Product Specifications


Name Gold Label Series II (08)
Brand Manitou

Weight (g) 2086
Year 2008
Upper Tube Material Alloy
Crown Material Alloy
Damping Rebound
Dropout Type Thru Axle
Steerer Material Steel
Damping Adjustment Rebound
Disc Caliper Mount Post Mount
Stanchion Diameter 32
Spring Type Coil
Bike Use Freeride Mountain Off Road
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Wheel Size 26
Brake System Compatability Disc Brake
Colour Gold
Travel 100
Lowers Magnesium Post Disc Mount