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    Manitou Tower Pro 29er $250+ship @ Pricepoint

    Manitou Tower Pro 80mm/100mm/120mm/140mm 29er Fork | Manitou | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    Good deal I think even with tax and ship (if applicable). For Cali, it came out to $283.

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    Great deal on an excellent fork
    No moss...

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    Yeah, I pulled the trigger myself as I finally decided I had enough of the rigid fork on my gen 1 Nimble 9. The initial price of $329 literally changed right before my eyes, when I was reading the specs tab.

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    I have a 140mm on my Yelli Screamy. Just sold a lightly used one for $225
    No moss...

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    Nice! I'd love a Yelli, but can't justify it with my 140mm Honzo.

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    I have the 140mm version on my yelli

    This fork is truly excellent. Its stiff, fairly light, and easy to maintain. Fork is plush, easy to adjust. The ABS damper locks out fairly well.

    No, it doesn't have travel adjust, if it did it would be fantastic. It also doesn't have the most features out there--But even without all that I'd take this fork over any rockshox or marz.

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    thanks op, got a marvel pro for $285 shipped. too bad teh 26" version of the tower = minute pro is $280. Plus i would have to bought an additional spring, so sticking with the lighter less adjustable marvel.

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    Ordered and put a 120mm Manitou Tower Pro on my GT Karakoram 2.0, which came with a 100mm XC 28 fork. I made thread about putting it on that also includes my thoughts after riding it:

    Put a 120mm Manitou Tower Pro on my Karakoram 2.0 (Install story and photos)

    I absolutely love the new fork and I am glad that I did it and thought I'd share my first hand experience, in case that feedback is helpful.

    As a heads up for anyone considering picking one of these up, know that it doesn't come with a star nut, shock pump or O ring on the stanchion to track travel. (The first two I'd highly recommend if you need them, the last one shouldn't matter to most people)

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    ^^^ Plus, their 15mm QR system is whack.

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    Manitou Tower Pro 29er $250+ship @ Pricepoint

    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    ^^^ Plus, their 15mm QR system is whack.
    I like it better than the fox system I had.

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    Yep I have no issues at all with it, both install and during my rides.

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    Manitou Tower Pro 29er $250+ship @ Pricepoint

    Anyone know if this fork could work on. 2013 Trek Mamba? Mamba is stock with an RS XC32 fork (100mm, G2 geo, QR9). Mamba has a 1.125" steerer.

    Still pretty new to components & compatibility. Definitely don't do any wrenching myself.

    I saw that Pricepoint shows the Tower Pro in 100mm, QR15, 1.125" specs. Am hoping that could be put on my Mamba. Don't know how wise it would be to go for the 120mm travel model (assuming the Tower Pro is compatible anyway)

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawkGX View Post
    Anyone know if this fork could work on. 2013 Trek Mamba? Mamba is stock with an RS XC32 fork (100mm, G2 geo, QR9). Mamba has a 1.125" steerer.

    Still pretty new to components & compatibility. Definitely don't do any wrenching myself.

    I saw that Pricepoint shows the Tower Pro in 100mm, QR15, 1.125" specs. Am hoping that could be put on my Mamba. Don't know how wise it would be to go for the 120mm travel model (assuming the Tower Pro is compatible anyway)

    Any thoughts?
    The Trek Mamba has a 1 1/8th headset.

    The Trek page isn't clear, but you mention QR15. If you have 15mm hubs, that's what you want. The Trek page wasn't clear, but you say your fork is QR9, so looks like you might have 9mm quick release wheels. Unless you have, or are planning to get, 15mm hubs that would require the 15mm fork, you want the 9mm QR option.

    That leaves you the option of the 80mm travel or 120mm fork if you are looking for a 9mm QR. The 120mm fork will change the geometry of the bike, and you should read up on what that means before making a decision, but you should be able to put that or the 100mm or 80mm forks on your Trek Mamba, and the 80 or 100mm forks would be a minimal change to the bike's geometry.

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    I think the most important variable here is the fork offset. The Tower Pro is 48mm while G2 fork offset is 51mm. Whether or not you can feel the difference or if if the change has a positive or negative impact for you, is the question.

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    Manitou Tower Pro 29er $250+ship @ Pricepoint

    Yes, the Mamba's stock fork is a 9mm QR. So, yes, I'd have to get a new 15mm hub /wheel if I wanted to move to the 15mm Manitou. That obviously would increase my total upgrade investment. I suppose I could stick with a QR9 Manitou upgrade (although the black Tower Pro is $300 instead of $250) and I wouldn't need to get a new front wheel.

    I've heard about others putting non-G2 forks on a G2 bike and, for the most part, not seeing a ton of difference. I don't know that I'm an experienced enough rider to notice much of a difference either.

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    I'm tempted to buy one of these as a replacement for Rockshox Reba on my new 2013 Stumpjumper Comp HT 29er. I can't find any info on the offset of the RockShox. Will 100mm be a problem? The StumperJumper is listed as 90mm. Will the Manitou be a worthwhile upgrade? Thanks for any info.

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    Pricepoint is the Devil. Just a few weeks ago I ordered a 140 tapered 15 QR for $329, $349 with shipping. There were 4 of this very fork in stock. The next day, the price was listed as $389, so I got it for $60 less. Now they have the same fork (not at 140mm travel) for $249. They owe me 80 bucks.
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    I've looked at that shock too. But don't you require a thru axle hub to make it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo1 View Post
    I've looked at that shock too. But don't you require a thru axle hub to make it work?
    I don't fully understand your question. Are you suggesting that the fork is only available as a QR15? There are 9mm, 15mm and 20mm options available, so you should be able to use it, assuming you choose the right size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteer01 View Post
    I don't fully understand your question. Are you suggesting that the fork is only available as a QR15? There are 9mm, 15mm and 20mm options available, so you should be able to use it, assuming you choose the right size.

    I guess the picture looked like a thru axle so I thought they all were. I didn't see that they had one 9mm axles. Which one was that? Would that work with most conventional wheelsets?

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    Looks like the 140mm's are out of stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo1 View Post
    I guess the picture looked like a thru axle so I thought they all were. I didn't see that they had one 9mm axles. Which one was that? Would that work with most conventional wheelsets?
    The QR models are 9mm.

    The QR15 models are 15mm.

    Hope that helps!

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    That does help. Thank you. So is the thru axle only on the 15? Are all 15s thru axle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fargo1 View Post
    That does help. Thank you. So is the thru axle only on the 15? Are all 15s thru axle?
    15s and 20s. Although the Manitou 20 was kind of a clunky design and isn't the most desired. I like the 15 system, though.
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    I'm still wondering if this would be a worthwhile upgrade from my RockShox Reba SL solo air. I have the option of running the 15 qr system with my SunRingle wheels.

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