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    If you ride a Manitou Minute, click here

    Just put mine on yesterday. Just wanna get a feel for how you guys are setting yours up as far as air pressure's and such. Post up your settings, and your weight. I wanna get a good base to start fine tuning from. TIA

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    Wow. I thought the only reason used manitou forks at all was because they came as original equipment on bikes, or perhaps were paid to do so.

    Never heard of anyone 'upgrading' to one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Wow. I thought the only reason used manitou forks at all was because they came as original equipment on bikes, or perhaps were paid to do so.

    Never heard of anyone 'upgrading' to one.
    Well, I upgraded my Manitou six sport, (admittedly it sucked), to a Manitou Black Super Air, and was really pleased with it.

    I run my Manitou at about %75 of my weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Wow. I thought the only reason used manitou forks at all was because they came as original equipment on bikes, or perhaps were paid to do so.

    Never heard of anyone 'upgrading' to one.
    My Sherman that i changed to from my z150 has been amazing, never had a problem with it and feels so good compared to the marzocchi in my opinion.

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    I have never ridden a Manitou fork and just threw that comment out to troll a bit.

    Give me a break, I am stuck in my office and it is 60 degrees and sunny out.

    I am sure they work fine if you are looking for a cheap replacement


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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    I have never ridden a Manitou fork and just threw that comment out to troll a bit.

    Give me a break, I am stuck in my office and it is 60 degrees and sunny out.

    I am sure they work fine if you are looking for a cheap replacement

    I guess you just had to live up to your user title...... ignorant XC snob.

    Why are they cheap? certainly not based upon the cost of some of thier products.
    But wait, are you just going to tell me to user the search to validate your claim?
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    After my first ride(just got back) my impressions are I need to stiffen the sucker up, and mess around with the SPV setting. I want it to firm up quicker. Felt very smooth considering the seals will probably wear in a bit, but not much stiction at all. Felt very strange to have 2 extra inches of travel to save me. It also really slacked out the bike, so I really need to get used to that. All in all, worth the $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Wow. I thought the only reason used manitou forks at all was because they came as original equipment on bikes, or perhaps were paid to do so.

    Never heard of anyone 'upgrading' to one.
    I did at one point. To a slider SPV plus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Never heard of anyone 'upgrading' to one.
    I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Wow. I thought the only reason used manitou forks at all was because they came as original equipment on bikes, or perhaps were paid to do so.

    Never heard of anyone 'upgrading' to one.
    Then I guess you $tarted out with $omething like a Rock Shox SID, Marzocchi Bomber or perhaps a Fox. Some of us have to start at the bottom with RST's and Sun SR 3000's. Along the way up, Manitou's look pretty good.
    Thanks for rubbing it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike
    Along the way up, Manitou's look pretty good.
    Thanks for rubbing it in.
    Hey, there is nothing wrong with Manitou's. I have riden everything else and this is what I decided to get. I don't care if some cocky prick thinks they are no good. Not everyone drives a Ferrarri eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    Hey, there is nothing wrong with Manitou's. I have riden everything else and this is what I decided to get. I don't care if some cocky prick thinks they are no good. Not everyone drives a Ferrarri eh?
    Right! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike
    Then I guess you $tarted out with $omething like a Rock Shox SID, Marzocchi Bomber or perhaps a Fox. Some of us have to start at the bottom with RST's and Sun SR 3000's. Along the way up, Manitou's look pretty good.
    Thanks for rubbing it in.
    I started with and still have all rigid forks, except for one bike that has a fox.

    Jeez, you guys have thin skins about your Manipoos

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    After my first ride(just got back) my impressions are I need to stiffen the sucker up, and mess around with the SPV setting. I want it to firm up quicker. Felt very smooth considering the seals will probably wear in a bit, but not much stiction at all. Felt very strange to have 2 extra inches of travel to save me. It also really slacked out the bike, so I really need to get used to that. All in all, worth the $200.
    I have been on a Nixon for a month now. I have been pretty hard on it and I am happy with the way it rides.I was on a Fox Vanilla and its a good fork when there's oil in it. I've had 3 rebuilds on it and it's leaking like crazy. I think I'm gonna send it to Push.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    After my first ride(just got back) my impressions are I need to stiffen the sucker up, and mess around with the SPV setting. I want it to firm up quicker. Felt very smooth considering the seals will probably wear in a bit, but not much stiction at all. Felt very strange to have 2 extra inches of travel to save me. It also really slacked out the bike, so I really need to get used to that. All in all, worth the $200.
    The one manitou I had, had an extremely soft spring but a trip to my local bike shop and $20 solved that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    I started with and still have all rigid forks
    Sorry, didn't realize you were "the man". Imagine driving a car with no suspension, dosen't make sense. BTW I started MTBing B4 suspension even existed, and it took me a long time to jump on the bandwagon. Suspension makes riding more safe/fun/comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    Suspension makes riding more safe/fun/comfortable.
    Not quite, but thanks for playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    Not quite, but thanks for playing.
    Sorry I don't live in "farm country" with your cousin loving rigid butt. We actually have things called "hills" and "rocks" here tho.

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    Cousin Loving? Thats a good one.

    You have rocks and hills where you are eh? I'll take my IF rigid fork over your Manitou 'minute' any day of the week. I wouldn't be caught dead with that cheap POS

    "Oh no, rocks and hills, better get my 5'' travel fork out. Don't want to get hurt"

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    Quote Originally Posted by unsuspended
    I started with and still have all rigid forks, except for one bike that has a fox.

    Jeez, you guys have thin skins about your Manipoos
    Thin skinned? No, not really, just not willing to tolerate your unsubstantiated claims regarding the topic.
    If you had fact based or experience based comments or observations, that would be one thing, but we are supposed to -

    "Give me a break, I am stuck in my office and it is 60 degrees and sunny out"

    and tolerate you inane resposnes? I don't think so.

    This response, like many of your others, is just a waste of bandwidth on the interweb.

    Good to see you have evolved from "ignorant XC snob" to "the man".
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    I upgraded from a SID world cup (80mm, supposedly, but nobody I brought it to could ever get more than about 60mm out of it, and yes, we checked to make sure it was set for full travel) to a minute 2:00 100mm, and I love the new fork. It got the full 100mm immediately after putting it on, and I've never had a bit of problem with it. I check the air occasionally, but it never ever ever leaks. it's great!

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    Oh the wonders that our minds can perform, such as choosing to not take seriously the posts that rile us.

    I have a Manitou Nixon Comp and I think it's great for what I use it for. It's a bit heavy but it hasn't failed me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btadlock
    This response, like many of your others, is just a waste of bandwidth on the interweb.
    Hey man, I just call em' like I see em. If it's going to upset you and you feel the need to harrass me, put me on your ignore list please.

    Deep down you are still all pissed off at me for calling you out about braking incorrectly for the past 15 years. The concept was so foreign to you that you reacted with outrage and contempt. I understand completely. It's like when Neo first learns about the Matrix. But what I can't understand is why you feel the need to lash out at me personally. I try to educate you a bit and you get all pissed off at me. Just because I don't have time to esplain it to jou does not mean it's not right. (I know, I know, its worked for the last 2500 trail miles you have ridden in the last 10 years. Great. Keep doing it and never reach your potential as a trail rider.)

    I have come to the conclusion that I no longer want to be your internet friend

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    This is funny!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Oh no, the memories are coming back and I thought people on this forums were a little more mature than that, that goes to both of you arguing like little childs and insulting each other.

    So he likes Manitou, let him be, so he loathes Manitou, let him be, use what you want to use and what is good for you, not what some guy on the internet thinks.

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