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    Old School Manitou 4 rebuild

    I've seen elastomer rebuild kits and spring rebuild kits.

    Also, some of the kits are just short elastomers, some just short springs, some with a whole bunch of elastomers, and also a long spring and a short spring per tube.

    Which is what and what is better.

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    The Manitou 4 is undamped so I would shy away from springs. Elastomer does much better in undamped forks because it provides a damper like feel without being too bouncy.

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    A 2 inch spring will liven up the fork a lot without making it uncontrolled (the remaining 4" of elastomer will still damp it a little).
    But full coil springs could be a little quick depending on your tastes.

    The elastomers work well in mild weather, as it gets colder, not much at all.
    Owner of www.shockcraft.co.nz, Mech Engineer, Tuner, Manitou, Motorex, Vorsprung EPTC, SKF, Enduro
    www.dougal.co.nz

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