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    Manitou Minute Pro 100mm QR Question

    Hi everyone, I'm considering a Manitou Minute Pro 100mm QR to use with my new XC hard tail build. My original budget for the fork was $300, but I got offered this Manitou for $350 brand new. Is this a good deal?

    If not, does anyone have recommendations for a XC fork around $300?


    P.S. If anyone has a Manitou Minute (Expert or Pro) to sell, I'm open to buying a used 2011 or 2012 model depending on price.

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    That is a fair amount for that fork

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    I went ahead and got a Manitou Minute Expert in 130mm. I know the original plan was 100mm, but I kind of wanted to see if I could push the geometry to 130mm since the frame's headtube is reinforced and the original angle was quite aggressive at 71.5

    Anyways, I finished building it up today, and holy crap this fork is amazing!! =)

    I had a Manitou Black Elite before this from 2006 and the difference is literally night and day. Riding over dried up mud and loose gravel feels like biking on newly paved roads.
    Sharp cornering at speed makes me feel just as in control as bombing downhill -- this fork is very very stiff. Turning the absolute damping off gives me very responsive acceleration, I can stand up and crank my bike up a steep hill and it doesn't feel like I'm leaking power into the suspension.

    The 130mm mixed with the geometry works wonderfully, the most I've compressed the travel is about 110mm, my sag is set to about 26mm. I weigh 165lbs with gear and I'm running this on the stock spring.

    So yeah, great job Manitou. I hope this fork is durable because I'm loving the ride.

    Here are some pictures of my bike built up. =)

    Oh and I got it at bikewagon for $280 with price match. It took a week to get to me (I'm on the East Coast) with their free shipping.Manitou Minute Pro 100mm QR Question-azonic2-1-12-.jpgManitou Minute Pro 100mm QR Question-azonic2-2-12-.jpgManitou Minute Pro 100mm QR Question-azonic2-5-12-.jpgManitou Minute Pro 100mm QR Question-azonic2-8-12-.jpg

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    Good luck.. Had to send mine back and now been 2 weeks without and just heard are going back to manufacturer for repair, lowers were out by 3 mm one side and front wheel way off to left. Equiv rockshocks now seem the better deal. Customer service at winstanleys uk not the best so far.

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