I am swapped out my Talas RLC to try a Minute 3.
The Minute weighs in well under the manfucaturer stated weight. What a great surprise. Manitou calls this a 3.8 lb fork, which would be 1725g. Mine came in, cut to 8.5", bossless, at 1670g. Excellent weight for a 130mm travel fork. My Fox, already a lightweight, weighs in at 1800g, also cut and bossless. Looks like Manitou is just rounding stated weights for the Minute, citing 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, and 4.0 lbs for the various configs.
I am also impressed by the adjustments for platform-ness and air linearity of the fork. Travel adjustment is just a two position deal 100/130, and cannot be reached while riding - it is on the bottom of the fork. Geometry changes dramatically between the two, which is more important than changing travel for me.
I have yet to ride it yet except around the neigborhood. If it rides as well as I have read, it will be a great fork for my lightweight, convertible Id, which should be able to tip the scales below 25lb in XC mode.
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