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Manitou Gold Series Fork

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by stratguy1618, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. stratguy1618

    stratguy1618 Monkey

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    Im looking for a DJ/Street fork, and saw the new Gold Series forks from Manitou and was wondering if anyone has got any riding time on one? Unfortunately it says that it has Fluid Flow Damping, but I wonder if they have gotten the kinks fixed on that. It also comes on the highest model Chase so I dont think it could be that bad? Any input/suggestions?
     

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  2. ufdff15

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    i too am looking for more info on this fork for a upcoming project.
     
  3. WKC

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    I'm getting a Gold 2 for my bike.
     
  4. face

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    i dont really like them. my friend got one and it is'nt super adjustable. it's all about air baby and its only coil and oil
     
  5. stratguy1618

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    Adjustability isnt a huge issue. Does it feel good though, like is it plush?
     
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    yeah its smooth and plush. my friend might be selling his if your interested.
     
  7. WKC

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    Adjustments are overrated for DJ/Street bikes anyway. The Gold is a great design for that sort of fork.
     
  8. dexter

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    cool fork. light, strong, stiff and nothing to break
     
  9. RobsterCrw

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    I heard it was heavier than a marz DJ is that true
     
  10. Jeff 151

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    It's way lighter than a Marzocchi DJ, talkin' pounds baby. I just put the 100mm one on my Banshee Morphine. The fork is made in USA and comes smooth, stiff and progressive out of the box. But because I have a 24" in the rear the front rides a little too high. I want to get the 80mm one now. So, 3 week old Manitou Gold Series II 100mm fork for sale. Never been more than a foot off the ground. $250. Oh yeah, spam alert.
     
  11. stratguy1618

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    where do you live?
     
  12. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    ill buy it
     
  13. Jeff 151

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    I live in the Bay Area, California.
     
  14. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    whereabouts? I'm in menlo park.
     
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    u r gettin one for sure chase?
     
  17. WKC

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    Unless a find a better AND cheaper option. The Gold is the perfect fork for my bike, and I'm going to try hard to get one.