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Can I lock out my bike fork?

Old 05-25-14, 05:54 PM
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Can I lock out my bike fork?

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Old 05-25-14, 05:58 PM
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If you mean the suspension, it depends on the specific fork.

You might look up the fork in the net, and see of lockout is listed as a feature.

Otherwise, post the exact brand and model info, and maybe someone will know and post.
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It's Manitou elite 100
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Originally Posted by N0WBIE View Post
It's Manitou elite 100
The Manitou site mentions lots of features, but not lockout.
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Take some better photos of the top of the crown, that's where the lockout will be if it has it.

Photos of the legs and the top of the crown will help to ID the fork model.

'Elite' isn't a fork model, it's a variation of a model.

eg. The Skareb is a old Manitou fork model, there were 4 variations that model, the Skareb Comp, the Skareb Elite, the Skareb Super & the Skareb Platinum.

The term 'Elite' was used on several fork models.

Some forks don't have lockout, some forks do have lockout.
You can sometimes add lockout to non lockout fork if you get the correct part.
Lockout is usually a setting on the adjustable compression damper.
If it's an old fork you'll probably have problems finding a replacement compression damper.

Non adjustable compression damper with no lockout.
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/m...r/rp-prod21069

Adjustable compression damper with lockout.
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/m...y/rp-prod21226

* Some Manitou parts are used on several models, some Manitou parts are specific the certain models.

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Old 05-26-14, 02:37 AM
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Your fork has only spring preload adjustment and no lockout feature. You can wind in the preload for a stiffer fork, marginally.

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