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    Manitou Mastodon?

    I've heard that Treks are being spec'd with this new fork from Manitou. Has anyone heard any details?

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    Not yet, but interested and it was only a matter of time. I guess Fox will have something eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnek1999 View Post
    I've heard that Treks are being spec'd with this new fork from Manitou. Has anyone heard any details?

    Will be released at Sea Otter in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnek1999 View Post
    I've heard that Treks are being spec'd with this new fork from Manitou. Has anyone heard any details?
    34mm and fits the 4.5"x27.5"
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    This is all I could dig up!

    http://www.apopkapostcardshoppe.com/...mart&Itemid=71

    Skeleton currently in progress....
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    sure, the minute i finally break down and buy a fork, another one hits the market...

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    I hope Manitou does this for right! If its anything like its star lineup...the Mattoc, Dorado, Minute and the fork I run now, the Marvel, it should be real good! Wondering how different it will be from their Magnum fork, other than wider for fat tires? More travel would be a great start along with a 150mm axle.

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    As mentioned above, wait and see until Sea Otter
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    The tire clearance is supposed to be "more than RS Bluto".
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    I'm hoping it has fatter stanchions than Bluto.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Jekyl View Post
    sure, the minute i finally break down and buy a fork, another one hits the market...
    hmmmm...I have a BNIB Bluto to install too...maybe I will wait it out.

    a wider version of the Magnum? The Magnum was factory on the Stache but it's pretty expensive aftermarket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    The tire clearance is supposed to be "more than RS Bluto".
    Obvious if it fits the 27.5x4.5" tire.
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    As far as a name for a fat fork goes, "Mastadon" wins, hands-down.

    Looking forward to seeing more on this one. So far, the other options have left me a little meh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Will be released at Sea Otter in April.
    Which is next month!

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    Curious to see this thing and hope it is 34mm. Nice name though!
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    i hope it clears snowshoe 2xl tires. ill find out at sea otter
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    34mm and fits the 4.5"x27.5"
    As posted and quoted from earlier in the thread, it does have 34mm stanchions according to the Trek info I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    As posted and quoted from earlier in the thread, it does have 34mm stanchions according to the Trek info I've seen.
    can you share a link?
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    He would have to kill you

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    Quote Originally Posted by MozFat View Post
    He would have to kill you
    ^ wut he said

    You gotta wait for the April release at Sea Otter, that's the way it works, keep the secret, build the excitement, then BOOM!

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    34mm stanchions. clears 5.2 tires. 80-140mm travel would be awsome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    34mm stanchions. clears 5.2 tires. 80-140mm travel would be awsome.
    Yes.
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    and 2.0lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    34mm stanchions. clears 5.2 tires. 80-140mm travel would be awsome.
    And seals that don't blow up in the cold...

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    Guy I ride with has the 29+ Manipou fork, we have been riding for over 30 years, and he claims it is the best fork he has ever had. Pretty excited to get a fat one (3 in fact). Before that we both thought the Marzocchi Ti 44 140mm 29er fork was excellent and what we used as a benchmark.

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    It'll be a great fork because it doesn't take much to do better than what we have.

    I'm not a Trek fan boy, but big buying power has it's benefits.

    This is the fork we've been waiting for, hopefully more companies will follow suit.

    I'll take two please, 120mm and 140mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    It'll be a great fork because it doesn't take much to do better than what we have.

    I'm not a Trek fan boy, but big buying power has it's benefits.

    This is the fork we've been waiting for, hopefully more companies will follow suit.

    I'll take two please, 120mm and 140mm
    Come' on Ben. You'll ride it for a while and then it it'll either be too flexy for your new tandem or too heavy for your Beargrease and you'll be wanting something better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    It'll be a great fork because it doesn't take much to do better than what we have.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    I just got back from BC, I used all of my suspension, over and over, about ever fifteen to twenty feet down the trail! If I'd had a Bluto I would have skipped the advanced trails, but with the Wren I hung with the big boys/girl.

    The Wren is a solid fork, no real weaknesses, I'm not even thinking about the loose steerer. Front end wiggle is there, but you can only notice it when the bike is in a stand, on the trail it is a non issue; typical inverted fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantTurd View Post
    Guy I ride with has the 29+ Manipou fork, we have been riding for over 30 years, and he claims it is the best fork he has ever had. Pretty excited to get a fat one (3 in fact). Before that we both thought the Marzocchi Ti 44 140mm 29er fork was excellent and what we used as a benchmark.

    Current Manitou forks are both awesome and underrated. Funky thru-axle turns some people off, but what one fork works for everybody?

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    Saw two in the wild here in WI last week. They were going past me the other way. Didn't realize what I was seeing at first. Looked like they had 5 inch tires and since they were Hayes employees, thinking they were riding Mulefuts - so at least 80 wide rims and there was a lot of space around the fork.

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    I love threads like this, so much redirected emotion, it's almost TGResque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    Come' on Ben. You'll ride it for a while and then it it'll either be too flexy for your new tandem or too heavy for your Beargrease and you'll be wanting something better
    Beargrease and tandem are sold. Wren forks are long gone. Haven't you been following my feed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    ...it's almost TGResque.
    Bonus points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Beargrease and tandem are sold. Wren forks are long gone. Haven't you been following my feed?
    You have a blog?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    You have a blog?
    Sure, doesn't everyone? ; )

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    It's all about Myspace come on guys, get with the times.

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    This new Manitou will probably be OEM only for now...just like the RS Pike and Yari for 29+...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohrgan View Post
    This new Manitou will probably be OEM only for now...just like the RS Pike and Yari for 29+...
    I'm betting ( hoping!) not, they rolled out the Plus Magnums to the aftermarket crowd pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    I'm betting ( hoping!) not, they rolled out the Plus Magnums to the aftermarket crowd pretty quickly.
    You're probably right! I just get soured on "vaporware".

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    cant wait for these forks to come out.

    i hope they have black stanchions
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    cant wait for these forks to come out.

    i hope they have black stanchions
    Black stanchions are important? Seriously?

    I feel a headache coming on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Black stanchions are important? Seriously?

    I feel a headache coming on....
    of course its important. its all about the color way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnek1999 View Post
    I've heard that Treks are being spec'd with this new fork from Manitou. Has anyone heard any details?

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    The suspension guys at the Sedona mtb fest kept hinting strongly about "another" fork offering coming up. Even the RockShox guys were starting to hint at a fat Pike, though that one sounded longer off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    The suspension guys at the Sedona mtb fest kept hinting strongly about "another" fork offering coming up. Even the RockShox guys were starting to hint at a fat Pike, though that one sounded longer off.
    Ooooh, choices, I like choices!

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    I saw it in person at Winterbike up in Burke VT this year. Comfortably held a 2xl.
    The guy riding it said it would blow through it's travel pretty easily - which is what I found with the Manitou Minute 29 fork I had a few years ago. Maybe that can be fixed with some volume adjustment some how. Looked good, and super wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattgVT View Post
    The guy riding it said it would blow through it's travel pretty easily
    First samples did this. Engineers immediately noticed it. Already been addressed.

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    This thread is giving me wood.

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    Good thing I just sold a new in the box Bluto! My Lauf Carbonara may be the next to go...

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