New bike came with Manitou R7 Absolute Elites which seemed like a good light weight option for a bike which is a dedicated cross country racer (Merida FLX900 - carbon hard tail).
These are adviertised by Merida as featuring Lockout so when it arrived I was puzzled. No Lockout.... Nor had the R7s in the dealers shop. UK distributor was asked about this by the dealer and they said no lock out..... they have no lock out...
So I persisted!! Sent a querie to Manitou and they responded saying 'Yes they should lock out'. I was told to check the air height in the right fork leg to ensure it is about 90mm. Well we stripped the forks the dealer had in his shop and found, low and behold, they had 140mm air height. Topped them up to 90mm and hey presto - Lock Out...!!!
Dropping my bike off on Friday to get my forks 'topped up' so will report back. But if anyone else in the UK has these forks and has been fobbed off about the lack of lockout - check with the dealer and Manitou about the air height.
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