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    meatheadboy
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    clyde & Manitou Minute 3?

    Any clydes running this fork? I was hoping to have a new fork several months ago but haven't had the $400 for a Reba with the bells and whistles I want. I've seen a couple of place where i can get an '06 Minute 3 for $250 delivered. The reviews for this fork seem pretty good, i was just curious if any clydes are riding them and what their experiences with them are.

    Thanks!

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    Clydes & Minute 3

    Quote Originally Posted by johnhugo71
    if any clydes are riding them and what their experiences with them are.

    Thanks!
    I have ridden one for about a year now. XC only, but fairly aggressively ridden. So far I'm happy.
    If you say gullible slowly enough it sounds like "oranges"

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    Haven't ridden one, but I do know the 2006 Minute has 32mm upper tubes (previous years ran 30mm uppers) so it should be plenty stiff for a QR fork.

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    I run the '05 :03 w/ QR's, and was really happy except for some sway issues-

    purchased a '06 w/ Thru Axel and have had great luck.

    I really like the minute line.....picked up the '06 from greenfish- black stanchions w/ grey lowers- looks sweet with hutchinson UST spiders w/ grey sidewalls!

    BTW- I have demo'd the '07 20mmTA Minute 140mm, and though really nice, could not justify spending the extra $450 (total of $600) for it- the only difference to me was the extra 10mm of travel. I paid $259 for the '06 delivered.

    I weigh #280 dressed to ride....main pressure 200psi, SPV 130psi on both forks (used the first one as a guide). The '05 was a IT Platinum model, and I never used the IT function once- the '07 is a Super SPV- the SPV is a great thing. Zero Issues. It is a little plush when the SPV valve opens, but most folks would like it that way. It is plenty firm when the SPV is closed....w/ the TA it sticks like magic to whatever line I choose - rockgardens and roots are a lot easier and precise than using the QR fork.

    My wife's bike now sports the 05 :03. She digs it too.

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    meatheadboy
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    sweet, thanks guys! I'll probably pull the trigger here in the next couple of weeks!

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    Where for 250 delivered?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnhugo71
    Any clydes running this fork? I was hoping to have a new fork several months ago but haven't had the $400 for a Reba with the bells and whistles I want. I've seen a couple of place where i can get an '06 Minute 3 for $250 delivered. The reviews for this fork seem pretty good, i was just curious if any clydes are riding them and what their experiences with them are.

    Thanks!
    Website please

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    I just switched over a month ago to a '06 Minute 3 (100mm travel version). $250 from Greenfish.

    So far, I've been very impressed. But then again, I'm a lightweight at 240.

    Of course, only time will tell as to the longevity of the fork.

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