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    Mantiou Black Elite question

    I have a new 2004 Mantiou Black Elite 100mm Fork. I put the extra firm spring in.
    When I use the rebound adjust on the bottom of the fork, I canít tell the difference between the fastest rebound and the slowest rebound setting.

    Is the difference subtle and hard to tell, or should it be like my Fox Float R rear shock where the difference is obvious?

    Just wondering if my forkís rebound adjust is broke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    I have a new 2004 Mantiou Black Elite 100mm Fork. I put the extra firm spring in.
    When I use the rebound adjust on the bottom of the fork, I can?t tell the difference between the fastest rebound and the slowest rebound setting.

    Is the difference subtle and hard to tell, or should it be like my Fox Float R rear shock where the difference is obvious?

    Just wondering if my fork?s rebound adjust is broke
    My black elite I find the rebound adjust very subtle. Nothing like a rear shock at all.

    When I put in a heavier spring I also increased the weight of the oil and that helped me get a noticable range (although very narrow) or rebound control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hass
    I have a new 2004 Mantiou Black Elite 100mm Fork. I put the extra firm spring in.
    When I use the rebound adjust on the bottom of the fork, I canÔŅĹt tell the difference between the fastest rebound and the slowest rebound setting.

    Is the difference subtle and hard to tell, or should it be like my Fox Float R rear shock where the difference is obvious?

    Just wondering if my forkÔŅĹs rebound adjust is broke
    I couldn't ever tell any difference in my Black Elite rebound settings either. I pretty much left it in the middle, unless a rock hit it and pushed it one way or the other.

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    I have a 2004 Black Super 120 and there is a huge difference from one extreme to the next. Make sure the rebound knob is installed properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anand
    I have a 2004 Black Super 120 and there is a huge difference from one extreme to the next. Make sure the rebound knob is installed properly.
    Same with my 2003 Black Elite. Really noticeable difference.

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    Same here, my 04 black super rebound knob made a huge difference and the tuning range was very wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hecubus
    Same here, my 04 black super rebound knob made a huge difference and the tuning range was very wide.
    Mine was a 2002 I think. The knob turned, but made no discernable difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Mine was a 2002 I think. The knob turned, but made no discernable difference.
    I have an 02 80-100 Elite and a turn of the knob made no discernable difference.

    Changed oil (same weight) and added oil to top limit (limiting in-camber air compression) and still no difference.

    I'm moving up another spring to X-firm and maybe I get something, but I think it is more of a function of valve/oil weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    When I put in a heavier spring I also increased the weight of the oil and that helped me get a noticable range (although very narrow) or rebound control.
    What weight oil and what brand did you use?

    Mr. P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.P
    What weight oil and what brand did you use?

    Mr. P
    I used golden spectro (I believe) in a 10wt. Was definately a 10wt (I mark on my fork what I have in) just cant remember which brand for certain, but typically I use golden.

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    I have a 04 Black Elite 100 and it also doesn't feel any different.

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    The knob might be set wrong. You need to unscrew it and make sure it goes all the way closed in the slow position.

    But it's not going to have the range that your rear shock has.
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