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Old 09-30-05, 11:32 PM   #1
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Manitou Black Super Air? Good Deal?

What do you guys think of the Manitou Black Super Air? I can buy a used pair for $300CND...is this a good deal? and is it worth it? I'd be putting them on a Norco Wolverine and be using them for FR/DJ/DH but nothing too hard 6ft of air max. Thanks!
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What do you guys think of the Manitou Black Super Air? I can buy a used pair for $300CND...is this a good deal? and is it worth it? I'd be putting them on a Norco Wolverine and be using them for FR/DJ/DH but nothing too hard 6ft of air max. Thanks!
The Black Super Air is an XC race fork. Do the math. XC Race doesn't mean DJ/FR/DH friendly. The deal wouldn't be bad for a NEW fork (you'd be paying $257.91 USD) as the best deal I've seen new is $325 USD

Having said all that I wouldn't ride a Manipoo again if someone was paying me
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Old 10-01-05, 01:26 AM   #3
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^^ ^^

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no.. don't.. never can a XC fork do FR/DH.. come one.. please do your research..
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That's like saying "should I put an 888RC on for my xc race?!?!?!"
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Old 10-06-05, 08:30 PM   #6
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I put one on my GF Mamba recently, bought this one as the options are real limited for a low travel bike w/out disc brakes. It's a nice shock but I recently rode it down a steep hill and bottomed out hard in the valley, felt like dropping a ton of bricks. WHat I really like is the remote lock out which is absolutely necessary when pedaling uphill even on my hardtail. The shock bobs like crazy going uphill with out locking out but once I hit that little switch I fly up the hill. This gave me another inch of travel, I couldnt have gone any more.
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That's a pretty plush, bad-assed XC fork -- at a good price.

But like the other guys said, totally wrong for what you want to use it for.

20mm through axle, that's where the action is at. Find something appropriate for the level of abuse you're going to dish out. Otherwise you tossing money over the cliff.
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