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" Opinions" What Fork to get Manitou Minute 2 or Rockshox Revelation

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by FCLinder, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. FCLinder

    FCLinder Turbo Monkey

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    Ok guys, I know these forks are both good. I just want to hear a few opinions on the Manitou Minute 2 and the Rockshox Revelation before I decide to buy one. Both forks have adjustable travel form 100mm to 130mm. The Minute is 4.5 lbs and has springs. The Revelation is 4 lbs and is air spring. This will be for my 4X bike that has 4.5" of rear will travel. I will also be riding this x-country. What's your opinions.
     

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    Threepointtwo Monkey

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    I assume you are talking about the 2006 Minute 2? I just picked up an '06 Minute 3 and it has been changed substantially from my '04 Minute 2. The new beefy 32 mm stanchions make it really stiff. Much stiffer than my old fork even though the new one is 130mm versus the old 100mm. The SPV evolve is much nicer too. Seems to work about as well for pedal bob but is much more active on the small stuff.

    I can't comment on the Revelation but I really like the Minute.

     
  3. FCLinder

    FCLinder Turbo Monkey

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    Yes I am looking at the 06 models on both. Thanks for you input.
     
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    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    the rockshox will be more supple. i have and older minute. its a ver nice fork but it was a little on the harsh side but pedaled like a mad man. it will be great for those gated starts. right now i have a reba and i just love that fork it's so smooth, plenty rigid, light. if your racing at a higher level i would look at the minute but if your a normal person that likes to race get the revilation.

    also the minute is a chore to work on were as the rockshox will be cake to work on.
     
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    get the rockshox fork. they have a much better feel than the manitou's, and there IMO a better quality fork
     
  6. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    I would have to side with manitou, Rock shox makes a good fork, the second year, I wouldn't touch a first year with a ten foot pole, The minute is heavily modifies but still a proven platform
     
  7. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    What? I replaced the air piston and top cap in my 05 Minute tonight. It was really simple and didn't take that long. I don't get why people say working on Manitous is so hard. :nope:
     
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    yeah, they had all those problems with the Pike and the Reba, right? :confused: