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    Manitou Mastodon review.

    Find it here.

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    That was a good read, thanks for posting. Nice pictures, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branner View Post
    That was a good read, thanks for posting. Nice pictures, too.

    Second this. Great looking bike and great pics.
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    It's a killer fork for a killer bike. As soon as we get settled in Carson City, my Fatillac gets ordered

    In the meantime, my Manitou rides the front of a Wozo.

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    thanks for the review, it is very much appreciated.

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    Mike, did you make any geo changes on the third (fourth?) Fatillac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Mike, did you make any geo changes on the third (fourth?) Fatillac?
    Nope.

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    Don't get me wrong as I'm not one to judge (I'm on my third custom hardtail fat frame), but why so many Fatillacs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    Don't get me wrong as I'm not one to judge (I'm on my third custom hardtail fat frame), but why so many Fatillacs?

    Reading comprehension is poor in this one.

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    Thanks for the read and great pics!

    As for the earlier question, perhaps a bit grouchy on the response eh?

    awai04, surgeries and one procrastinated with a case of wonky ankle. Still, Mikesee manages to post some incredible pictures with words of experience that well describe a continuing passion for wheels in the out of doors off the beaten path to tread where a good many of us would dare to dream to go.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    The Mastodon comes in two flavors, correct? Which is the one you have, Mikesee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willum View Post
    the mastodon comes in two flavors, correct? Which is the one you have, mikesee?

    In order to run the Vee 2XL you need the EXT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awai04 View Post
    Don't get me wrong as I'm not one to judge (I'm on my third custom hardtail fat frame), but why so many Fatillacs?
    The best answer: because he can

    If you want the best of all worlds, the Fatillac gives it up.

    Mike, love the new color, looks like a clear over bronze. What's it called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Reading comprehension is poor in this one.
    Well... yes, the page mentioned that you built a second fatillac just to compare the forks alone. Guess I thought there was more to the decision, not that there needs to be one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    The best answer: because he can

    If you want the best of all worlds, the Fatillac gives it up.

    Mike, love the new color, looks like a clear over bronze. What's it called?


    I call it root beer, but I'm sure there's a proper name on the box of powder sitting at Devin's shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Thanks for the read and great pics!

    As for the earlier question, perhaps a bit grouchy on the response eh?

    awai04, surgeries and one procrastinated with a case of wonky ankle. Still, Mikesee manages to post some incredible pictures with words of experience that well describe a continuing passion for wheels in the out of doors off the beaten path to tread where a good many of us would dare to dream to go.
    Thanks for the response and no worries. I realize that this is an Internet forum and expect both questions and responses to sometimes come off with a poignancy that may or may not reflect the original intent.

    Agreed on the quality of the pictures and write up. Much appreciated and worth the insult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    In order to run the Vee 2XL you need the EXT.
    Is the one you've been riding the Pro version, or the Comp version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    Is the one you've been riding the Pro version, or the Comp version?

    Don't know -- no decals, never tried to find out.

    Don't know what it weighs either.

    But I can (and did) tell you how it rides!

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    I just put a Mastodon Pro EXT on my Farley 9.8. This fork is arguably the best fork I've ridden in terms of torsional stiffness, large, small bump and everything in between compliance. The travel is smooth and predictable throughout. If you're in the market for a fat bike fork, go get one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnek1999 View Post
    I just put a Mastodon Pro EXT on my Farley 9.8. This fork is arguably the best fork I've ridden in terms of torsional stiffness, large, small bump and everything in between compliance. The travel is smooth and predictable throughout. If you're in the market for a fat bike fork, go get one!
    Did you go with 100mm or 120mm Pro EXT? I'm looking to swap out my 100mm bluto on my Farley 9.8 but am worried about the HA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnek1999 View Post
    I just put a Mastodon Pro EXT on my Farley 9.8. This fork is arguably the best fork I've ridden in terms of torsional stiffness, large, small bump and everything in between compliance. The travel is smooth and predictable throughout. If you're in the market for a fat bike fork, go get one!
    Just curious, what other forks have you owned? Not trying to be a killjoy, just trying to get a point of reference because I am considering getting one.

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    Anyone running the Manitou 100mm on a Wednesday?


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    Any issues with fit? Does the fork crown/adjuster knobs clear the downtube? And what size frame do you have?

    Thanks in advance!

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