The time has come to replace the Manitou Minute MRD 140 on my Ibis Mojo SL. I really like the way this fork rides, but it's just not reliable enough for me. The Absolute Plus adjustment cap keeps falling off. I have to give Manitou's customer service an A++ for trying to make things right, but it is what it is ...time to move on.
I am currently leaning towards the DT Swiss XMC 140. I really would like to hear some other folks opinion ...especially regarding the reliability
I'm also open to other suggestions for a light, 140mm travel XC-oriented fork. I mostly ride XC-style trails, but with plenty of rocks, smaller jumps and drops.
Prior to the Mojo/Maniou, I rode a Moots Cinco with a Fox Talas RLC fork. The fork was still enough and I liked it a lot at the time, but compared to the Manitou (and in retrospect) it was a not very plush. The travel came on late and ended early.
I also have a hardtail Litespeed singlespeed bike with an older RockShox SID SL. This for is a serious noodle. I have to ride completely differently on this bike mostly due to the flexiness of the fork.
I have not a a Marzocchi in years. I had the "Bomber" about ten years ago. I really like that fork, but it was a serious boat anchor.
The Magura Thor seems like an option, but the reviews are so-so.
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