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    Manitou Mattoc pro 2 vs Rockshox Yari

    Hi all,
    I am 105 kg (230 lbs) rider,
    Mainly in gnarly rocky trails.

    My options are the Mattoc pro 2 160mm 460 usd
    and the Yari 160mm (or 180mm) 500 usd
    (I can't send the Yari to the stats for upgrades)

    Mattoc - I read about it and they all mention that it isn't that stiff, and that makes me wonder how will it behave due to my weight and aggressive riding.

    Yari - stiffer and longer travel option. But the damper seems to be overwhelmed when things get faster.

    Please help me decide what would be more accurate choise for me. And I would love to hear any experience u guys have with those forks.

    Thanks!

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    I love the Mattoc and believe it to be a far better fork than the Yari. That said, you will flex it at your weight and riding style. Nothing severe, but noticeable if you are used to a stiffer fork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary View Post
    I love the Mattoc and believe it to be a far better fork than the Yari. That said, you will flex it at your weight and riding style. Nothing severe, but noticeable if you are used to a stiffer fork.


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    Mattoc stiffness is slightly less than a Pike, so for sure less than a Yari but the damper is WAY better than the Yari and significantly better than a Pike because it has real LSC/HSC and a hydraulic bottom out. Since I weigh 145lbs and my Mattoc is on a 5" travel trail bike the flex is not an issue.

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    I own a Yari but I haven't ridden a Mattoc. The Yari is very stiff and can be easily upgraded (MRP ramp control, Lyrik Charger Damper, or one of the various aftermarket dampers). In stock form it's ok, nothing spectacular. The Charger Damper is easy to find and you can probably do the swap yourself, not need to send the fork away. Anyone familiar with a lower leg service should be able to do this for you if you can't (possibly your lbs).

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    Even the Charger Damper well below the Mattoc damper. If I needed the stiffness of the Yari/Lyrik I would get the Yari and upgrade it with an Avalanche cartridge and skip the RS stuff all together.

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    Except the original poster cannot send his fork to the US to have it upgraded (he said in his post) and upgrading will cost him $250-500 usd. He may want to try and save for a Lyrik, MRP, or DVO, or see if he can find a lightly used one in his price range.


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    Go ride a mattoc. There are people far heavier than you riding them happily.

    Everything flexes. The only difference is how much.
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