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    Smile Manitou Minute MRD Absolute for 2006 5-spot

    I have been lucky to get a 2006 5-spot at a good bargain from a friend.

    I was thinking of building it up with the Manitou Minute MRD Absolute from 2008.

    Has anyone tried the Manitou Minute MRD Absolute with the 5-spot?

    Any experience with or advice on the fork?

    Its the fork model with QR20.

    Im thinking of using the bike for all mountain on travels abroad, and keep my Flux for my everyday riding i Denmark.

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    Hi,

    Friend of mine got this forks (MRD Absolute 140mm) in his Ibis.

    The plushest thing I ever tried.
    Excellent for long, epic rides but not for trashing and smashing.

    Two problems with it:

    1. Forget about 140mm of travel. Maximum you can achieve is 115mm (about). And it is not matter of settings. It is just constructed like this. Uppers can go into lower only by 115mm.

    2. Absolute platform could be noisy when engaged. Luckilly Manitou is sending new shim/needle kit to get rid of it. Very easy to instal. In my oppinion it is making forks even more sensitive - got it in my Minute 29-er.

    I thing that you should go for regular Minute Absolute. You will have 140mm of travel and there is Hex Axle version avaliable as well...

    Cheers!
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    LoMF syndrome...

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    Thanks

    Thanks for info ;-)

    I,m also considering a Talas or a Lefty Max 130 ...

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanMTB
    Hi,

    Friend of mine got this forks (MRD Absolute 140mm) in his Ibis.

    The plushest thing I ever tried.
    Excellent for long, epic rides but not for trashing and smashing.

    Two problems with it:

    1. Forget about 140mm of travel. Maximum you can achieve is 115mm (about). And it is not matter of settings. It is just constructed like this. Uppers can go into lower only by 115mm.

    2. Absolute platform could be noisy when engaged. Luckilly Manitou is sending new shim/needle kit to get rid of it. Very easy to instal. In my oppinion it is making forks even more sensitive - got it in my Minute 29-er.

    I thing that you should go for regular Minute Absolute. You will have 140mm of travel and there is Hex Axle version avaliable as well...

    Cheers!
    I.
    The MRD Minutes are 130mm forks and should get close to that. If they are not, I would contact Manitou as they have a great CS and will work with you to make your fork right.

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    Hi,

    Of course you are right Vespasianus. MRD are 130mm not 140

    But this is not my problem that forks is not geting any closer to declared travel, and the owner seems to be happy as it is...

    Cheers!
    I.
    LoMF syndrome...

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