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    Manitou Minuite 2:00--Why so cheap?

    I've been looking to upgrade the stock pogo-stick on my Kona Cinder Cone for a while and it seems like everywhere I look I see that Minute 2:00's are being discounted to 50% off or more. It seems like a a good fork for my frame and if I can get nice light air sprungfork for under $300, I'm all over it. I'm wondering though if the reason they're so cheap is because they're crap--anybody have any experience with this or would you go for it???

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    I thought all manipooo forks were junk???

    I'd be willing to say they are discontinueing them so out the door they go.
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    They are the low end manitou products. Look at the Sherman and Travis product lines, the price jumps.

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    I have a Manito minute and I like it for the price.
    Of course it isn't as good as fox but I don't see $400 difference.
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    Because like all Mantious, it is an absolute peice of **** and will wind up being warrantied. Then they will send you this years model that has a completely different name but is an identical fork. I've finally realized why they change the names of their fork models as often as they do--they don't want the current product associated with the previous year's product.
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    If you've got your heart set on a Manitou, make sure you buy it from Performance. When it breaks, you will be able to return it for a complete refund no matter how long you've had it. Personally, I'll never touch a Manitou again. Out of a Black Platinum, another Black, and a Skareb (R7), none of them lasted over a year.

    Look for a Marzocchi, they will last a long time. Rockshox Reba's are also good, but I personally can't vie for their durability. Fox's are great too, but they cost a pretty penny.
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    The only manitou products that I would consider would be Travis, Sherman, and for rear shocks, the 4-way Swinger, it is very very nice.

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    I have a friend that has 2 years on his Minute and has had good luck with it. I have about 6 mo. on my Nixon and it has held up well. Thats all I can tell about them. Our trails around here are really easy and smooth.........
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    Manitou forks are not junk.

    There is no way they would continue to be one of the top 3 companies if they were. If you take care of your forks, they will last.

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    Konarider suggested to me the manitou minute, its on discount at nashbar. He seems to think only the freeride and dh forks are crummy from manitou.

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindbogger
    Manitou forks are not junk.

    There is no way they would continue to be one of the top 3 companies if they were. If you take care of your forks, they will last.
    agreed

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