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    Anyone running a 2006 Manitou Fork on a Motolite?

    If so, which one, and what kind of experience (good or bad) have you had?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAST_TX
    If so, which one, and what kind of experience (good or bad) have you had?
    die manitou...die!!!!


    just kidding.

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    Well, that is ONE happy customer already....

    any more?

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    Cheaper is not always better.......That said Fox has had their issues as well.....good luck

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    Stupid question, but when you ordered you motolite on clearance, did they offer you the chance at buying the fork discounted as well??? Just wondering as I ordered the Eleven and fork package and I must say it was absolutely marvelous as to the pricing. Just thought I would mention that as Titus did offer discounts on frame and frame fork packages.

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    Didn't get a package offer.

    I have ordered everything I need to build, except the fork, wheelset, and carbon bar. Having a hard time deciding on the fork and wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAST_TX
    I have ordered everything I need to build, except the fork, wheelset, and carbon bar. Having a hard time deciding on the fork and wheelset.

    Personely, I wouldn't go Manapoo, but sometimes some people get a good one...

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    07 Revelation Dual Air U-Turn.

    07 Fox 32 line-up looks great.

    I've got smaller 30mm 05 Minute 1 with SPVE. Althought 06 is 32mm, the SPVE is the same. Great pedalling platform, but it's stiff as an old boot on the small stuff unless you use near minimum SPV pressures. Otherwise I've been happy with mine but would never buy an SPV fork again!

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    Minute 3

    I have a 2005 Minute 3 on my ML, it worked fine for a year, then I sent it to GarageWorks Suspension to have it rebuilt and tuned. When it came back it only lasted two weeks and the SPV valve stuck and it blew a seal. I sent it back and GW rebuilt it again and replaced the SPV valve(at no cost). Steve Delacruz (owner of GW) put it on his own bike and rode it to make sure the problem was solved and called me today telling me that it is fixed and it is awesome. He said that the he never gave the Minute series much thought, but after tinkering with mine, he thought the fork was incredible and he couldnt believe the range of adjustment it had. I bought the fork because it was the only stable platform 5 inch travel fork available in 2005. I thought it would be a good match to the ProPedal of the rp3. The only complaint I would have about it would be that you loose small bump sensitivity when you put enough pressure in the SPV valve to offset hard pedaling efforts, but other than that I think it is a great fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    die manitou...die!!!!


    just kidding.
    haha, yea i'd never spend my coin on of those pieces of junk. fox all the way babey

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    I run a 2005 Minute 2 on my motolite and have been impressed with it. Wish its travel was ajustable like the 1 and 3, but it is pretty light for 130mm fork. Think mine was around 1600 grams with a cut steerer. I only bought it to keep cost of my motolite project realistic, as the fox would have been at least 300-400 dollars more. I got my fork from greenfish for 250. So for the money I have zero complaints.

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    Not on a MotoLite, but I ran a Minute 1 for a coupla years on a Giant NRS. I liked it well enough, but I wasn't riding it like an All Mountain bike, so you milage may vary. Right now I'm running the Rock Shox Revalation and for an air fork, it's really, really nice. I prefer it to the FOX units I've test rode.

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    I was running an 04 firefly (I know it's not an 06) but it sucked. I just switched to a Marz All Mountain 1 and it is the best fork I could ever hope for. My frame is an 06 ML by the way. As far as a Fox, why would you want to but a fork that you have to send to Push to get fixed corrrectly before you can even put it on your bike??
    Last edited by mntnbiker72; 08-27-2006 at 06:21 PM.

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    I've just ordered a motolite to, and its coming speced with the revelation fork as well. Have heard good things about them and Rock Shox seems to have come a long way since the old exploda fork cartridge days.

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    Decided to go with RockShox

    I have decided to go with a RockShox Revelation 426 Air U-Turn 100mm-130mm. Thought it would work well in 4" or 5" mode. I saw an '06 last week on E-Bay and regret not buying it. I have not been able to find another one in black. If anyone has seen one recently, please let me know. Thanks.

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    nixon

    Had a nixon super intrinsic on ml It was the best feeling fork, had vanillas before but I ride in tight switchback ups and downs and It jacked front end up to high for austin trails

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