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Manitou to make Comeback?

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  1. Carraig042

    Carraig042 me 1st

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    It looks like they are working on a proper upto 180mm fork (enduro bro) with 37mm stanchions coming in at under 2000g. As found on NSMB. Could be interesting!

     
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  2. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    NSMB's piece had A LOT of errors in the fork's features. Seems like Manitou will add a simpler hydraulic cart a la Fox/RS, with just three compression settings.
     
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    Carraig042 me 1st

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    If that ends up being accurate, I will not be in favor!

    -Brett
     
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    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    They won't ditch the actual damper, but add a simpler one to that fork's family.
     
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    i saw some shots of this from eurobike. sounds like the mattoc is finally getting a big brother. and the mattoc is a really good fork.
     
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    If it's a Fox product with Manitou decals, sign me up!
     
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    also noted from the eurobike info, carbon sun ringle rims with purple ano hubs
     
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  8. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    My used Pike with a debonair feels amazing.

    Unfortunately, the CSU has just started to creak like a mofo.

    I’m not sure I can tolerate it.

    Needz moar reliabilites
     
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    Tell me a brand that do not develop creak on any model at any point in time
     
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    MRP - if you ask them, they'll press in a new steerer in your fork for reasonable money.
     
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    So they do creak too?
     
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    They don't - my experience. But if you need to, they can fix it, which no other brand does, AFAIK.
     
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    HardtailHack used an iron once

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    I doubt it would work but if it were mine I would have to give the fork a good spray with some brake clean and when dry try putting some Loctite green on both sides of the crown.
    As far as I'm aware green is the only post assembly retaining compound and has better wicking properties than the other variants.

    Could possibly stop the noise.......?
    I have never had a noisy CSU but I have had two steerers come loose on the shitful Kowa forks from days gone by, God they sucked!
    https://www.permatex.com/products/t...ermatex-penetrating-grade-threadlocker-green/
     
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    2nd the wicking Loctite. My Lyrik is (mostly) quiet now. Too bad the bushings are shot and the answer is a $340 set of new lowers...
     
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    Their primary use case is replacing your old steerer with a new, uncut one if you need it longer on a new bike. But hey, why don't you keep being a dick about it.
     
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    Or do like I did and spend the $500 for a new Yari, then you start out fresh. Damn shame though that you have to go to these lengths and forks only last about 2 seasons now.
     
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    I've been shopping for Yari take-offs. Luckily I've got two other forks to try out in the meantime.