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Old 02-07-08, 05:47 PM
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Manitou forks

Are they any good?
Anyone use them?
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Old 02-07-08, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
Are they any good?
Anyone use them?
Yes!


Vague question......


Vague answer!
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Old 02-07-08, 05:55 PM
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Ok Sorry got kicked off computer.
Ok what I ment to ask is How durable are they, are they reliable, whats the pros/cons of them.
Is a manitou minute 3 A decent upgrade fork?
Anyone use them? if so how do you like it.
and will it work on my bike?
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Old 02-07-08, 06:12 PM
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I have been running a Nixon on my Bullit for about 2 years with 0 problems or issues. I only ride smooth bike paths and gravel roads so I may not be the best to answer on this issue.
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Old 02-07-08, 06:27 PM
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Doesn't the Minute 3:00 cost about as much as an entire 3900...? Doesn't look like it has any rim brake bosses, but that wouldn't be a problem if you were upgrading to disc anyway...

Would it be better to save up for an entirely different bike with better components, rather than upgrading your current frame...?

I have a 1997 Manitou SX Ti that still works. Not sure how much it was used/abused in the 10 years of it's life, though...
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Old 02-07-08, 06:35 PM
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Ive got a take or leave deal for one for 200...
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Old 02-07-08, 06:37 PM
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Go for it. Think it's a dirtjump fork, actually, but at least a fork like that should be difficult to bottom.

Did you check the A2C?
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Old 02-07-08, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
I have been running a Nixon on my Bullit for about 2 years with 0 problems or issues. . .
Huh? Huh?



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LOL^^ WOW! someones bored
I asked what the AC height is. Trying to figure out if it will actually work my bike. If so, i'll take it, and then when I decide to get a better bike I have something I can Carry over. 130 mm travel, fully adjustable,
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Old 02-07-08, 06:52 PM
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LOL^^ WOW! someones bored
I asked what the AC height is. Trying to figure out if it will actually work my bike. If so, i'll take it, and then when I decide to get a better bike I have something I can Carry over. 130 mm travel, fully adjustable,
Ask him if he can compare your fork to the Minute size-wise, even.
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Old 02-07-08, 07:02 PM
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so heres another problem. How do you convince your mom to let you get a new fork lol..
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Tell her you're buying one. Works for me.
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I said I have a deal on a almost brand new, decent fork for about 200.
shes like NO!,
I'm like, Im buying it if it works, shes like no...
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Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
Go for it. Think it's a dirtjump fork, actually, but at least a fork like that should be difficult to bottom.

Did you check the A2C?
I don't think it's a DJ fork.


Dang D, Now you're the funny picture guy!
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Old 02-07-08, 07:18 PM
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Does it adjust down to 100mm? (Some do...)

Are you tryign to get her to pay for it...? Or she just doesn't want you spending your money on "something you don't need"?

...how old are you?
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Old 02-07-08, 07:20 PM
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he said something about 0-130
Im trying to get her to let me use my money for it lol.

I'm almost 16.
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Old 02-07-08, 07:28 PM
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Oh...okay. Hmm. That's hard.
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Just do it, and tell her about it later.
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lol.
I need the rest of my money first lol!
does any one know if this fork will work on my bike?
the steerer is 7.5 inches
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Huh? Huh?



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Nice. What's the hairline to eyebrow on that thing?
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Originally Posted by 87octane View Post
Try another fork.

The folks that have ridden those forks report that they are "dead" feeling...
Just before feeling dead.. they seem a little crooked.
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Originally Posted by kramnnim View Post
Would it be better to save up for an entirely different bike with better components, rather than upgrading your current frame...?
I think you would end up spending more. Cheeto is probably more on the "buy stuff as it breaks/you get sick of it" plan. In general, if you can throw the extra cash out when you buy your bike, go for it. It will be a better spec-ed bike. But that is before the fact. It is more economical on the initial purchase of a bike. But when one buys a bike, it becomes uneconomical to discard the present ride to buy a more expensive bike. You've more than doubled the original amount spent, and wont get as much bike as you could have, if you had spent the doubled amount on one bike to begin with. I have no idea if that is readable or not...

I have a 700$ fork on a 600$ hardrock. 140$ in brakes, 300+ in driveline, etc. But I've completely destroyed all the parts I have replaced so I don't feel cheated. Also I didn't have that 1500$ in one lump sum.
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Old 02-07-08, 09:17 PM
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You'd need to measure the steerer tube length on your current fork to see if one with 7.5" would work...

Edit: Going by the head tube length for a 19.5" 3900 listed on Trek's site, 7.5" would be kind of short, unless your headset has a really short stack height. (unlikely)

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