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    Manitou Tower forks on On Ones

    I am looking for a good 100mm fork that I can use alternately on my 29er Inbred and my Lurcher. Have seen a couple references to people putting Manitou Tower forks on these bikes. I can get a Pro or Expert for a good price ($300 to $380) and am wondering about the pros and cons versus Fox or Rockshox.

    Looks like weights are comparable to the lighter XC Fox and Rockshox forks.

    Thanks for any insights/comparisons.

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    I really like my tower pro. I guess the one con I have off the top of my head is adjustability. Not many dials on the manitou, however, they are very adjustable internally. If you or a lbs feels like diving in you can set the fork up however you want; just need the kits. Another plus is you can call manitou for setup questions and they will help you out. The 15QR is awesome and very simple to use. I beat the heck out of mine and so far no leaking seals and it still performs. I hope this helps.

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    I bought a tower pro two years ago. After set up, it has been perfect. I liked it enough that I just bought a second one for another bike.
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    Got my new Tower Pro 80mm 15QR yesterday. The newer one looks a bit improved over my old 80 mm 9mm.

    The top of the lower assembly is more convoluted, I assume to be stiffer. Otherwise the upper and tube appears about the same to the older one. Of course the dropouts are different since it is a different dropout type.

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    Thanks for the info. I was initially thinking I would get a fork with a straight 1 1/8th steerer tube so I could use it on my steel Inbred 29er and on my Lurcher. Now I am thinking I will go with a tapered tube and just use it on the Lurcher. That way I get maximum performance with this bike. Will keep the Inbred rigid for now.

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    Wow. After one 7 mile ride I am shocked by the new fork. I though the old one was not flexy, well compared to the new one, I was very wrong. The new fork tracks amazing and does not seem to flex at all. Wow.

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    What hub width are you guys running on these forks?

    I would like to run a 15mm axle and a standard 100mm wide hub. Was looking at the Manitou Tower Pro 100mm suspension/tapered steerer fork with 15mm axle, but it looked like it was for 110mm wide hubs.

    Can you guys shed some light on this?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenemtbing View Post
    What hub width are you guys running on these forks?

    I would like to run a 15mm axle and a standard 100mm wide hub. Was looking at the Manitou Tower Pro 100mm suspension/tapered steerer fork with 15mm axle, but it looked like it was for 110mm wide hubs.

    Can you guys shed some light on this?

    Thanks.
    Before you asked this questions, I just assumed 15mm axels were the same width as 9mm axels, I checked my 9mm Tower and 15QR tower, and they are both the same width, 10 cm

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    Ordered two CK hubs today -- 15mm for the front, with a mind for the Tower Pro tapered/15mm fork.

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