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    Manitou Marvel Pro 120 26er fork....will it fit 650?

    No info about a 26er Marvel Pro fitting 650b. Heck, not a lot of info on the supposedly new and improved Manitou offerings (the few comments are how great the action is, for what that's worth).

    Thought I'd post to refresh the search engine gods: anyone have success with a 650b rim & tire in a 2012 Manitou Marvel Pro 120 15mm taper?

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    Do you have one of these forks?
    Manitou does plan to make a 650b version of the Marvel some time this year. I too am curious about how they perform.
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    I don't have one. Found a good price on a new one, and it's for a friend's 26er XC build. He liked my Float 120 RLC while running a 650b, but it's about $100 more than the Marvel Pro, and he is on a budget, sort of. So if he buys the Marvel Pro and isn't in love with it the option to swap him for the RLC FIT 120, and I run the MP120 was in the cards, but I wanted to know if the Mani was 650b compatible.

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    I eyeballed a 2.25 RR in a Circus fork and it barely fit. Not a perfect trial (it was a 20mm fork and I have a 15 hope hub, so I took the 15mm adaptors out and hand centered the wheel) but did not seem to leave enough clearance to ride comfortably. I think the lowers are pretty similar to a Marvel.

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    Any updates here?
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    I have the marvel pro, I would say yes it would fit, I haven't tried yet but looking at the room between my spinergys and a 26-225 ardent I would think so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryll25 View Post
    I have the marvel pro, I would say yes it would fit, I haven't tried yet but looking at the room between my spinergys and a 26-225 ardent I would think so...
    This is interesting info, but how does the fork perform? Is that one setup at 120mm?
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    Works great yes set up for 120, some of my rides I am surprised that I have used as muchttravel as I have used... Love it... Daryl

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    I'm building up a bike with a 2012 Marvel Pro 120. I just tried my 650 wheel in it, and it clears well. Stan's Arch EX 650B with a Hutchinson Cobra 2.25 mounted on it. I couldn't take any pics, but there is plenty of clearance between the arch and the tire, and what I would call good clearance between the tire and crown at full compression.

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    CTB, thanks for the info. Could you measure the diameter of your tire/rim combo. My 2.35 Nobby Nic on TL28 rim is almost 28" tall. I am wondering if it will fit. I am building up one of the SC Superlight bargain bin frames and would like to keep the A to C as low as possible.

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    Flip D, no problem. The OD of my Cobras is 27 5/8" (27.625"). By my guess, the Marvel would have enough room for maybe another 1/8"at full compression, so 27.75" max. The fork arch would probably clear another 1/4", but that's pushing it, and if you bottomed, you'd crash hard into the crown. Which would then mean you'd crash hard into the ground...

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    Thanks, sounds like it will be too close for comfort. I'll have to wait until the new 27.5 Mantou's show up.

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