Manitou Minute 140 Hexlock trail fork review

Affordable performer for gentler riders

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£379.99 RRP
Manitou Minute 140 Hexlock trail fork

Our review

Not for aggressive or faff-phobic riders but controlled for its low cost
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Manitou’s Minute fork is still a usefully smooth high value cruising fork if you can be bothered with the bolted axle. The basic structure is ancient, with a skinny stance, narrow brace and sloped crowns meaning more twist and back-and-forth flex than most forks in this category.

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The shoulderless dropouts and five-bolt fixing for the Hexlock 20mm axle test patience compared to a 20mm quick-release too, and you’ll be lucky to get more than 130mm out of the ‘140mm’ travel stroke.

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It’s overall weight is very competitive despite its age though, and the new ABS+ damping is smooth and consistent on rolling trails. It’s more progressive and less dive prone than before too, making this a perfectly acceptable and affordable performer for gentler riders.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Minute 140 Hexlock trail fork (11)
Brand Manitou

Description Axle: 20mm bolted
Weight (g) 1740
Travel 140