Manitou Tower Pro 29 fork review

Top lightweight adjustable choice

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £380.00 RRP | USD $549.99
Manitou Tower Pro 29

Our review

A promising offering that needs to prove its long term durability
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Our sample was heavier than the claimed weight of 1697g, but it’s reasonably light for its price.


The Tower offers 80, 100 or 120mm of travel, with a quick release or 20mm screw-thru axle. The spring medium is the well-regarded MARS Air.

Offset is 48mm and Absolute Plus compression damping offers external low-speed adjustments plus internal high-speed adjustments. We wanted rebound damping set to maximum to tame an over-bouncy feel but performance was otherwise spot-on for all sorts of terrain.


A progressive lockout lever sits on top of the right leg. It’s good value too.

Product Specifications


Name Tower Pro 29 fork (11)
Brand Manitou

Features • Travel: 80mm, 100mm, 120mm • Spring: MARS Air • Bottom Out: Rubber bumper • Steerer: 1.1/8" aluminium • Crown: Forged Deep BoreHollow Crown • Crown Finish: Black Ano • Offset: 48 • Compression Damping: TPC Technology Absolute+ • Adjustments: Air, Compression to Lockout, Rebound • Leg Diameter: 32mm • Leg Material: 7050 straight wall AL • Wheel Size: 29" • Brake: Post Mount • Axle: 9mm • Crown to Axle: 476 / 510 / 520
Weight (g) 1803