in the early 90's i had a manitou fork on mt cannondale m500. i paid as much for the fork as i did for the bike. i seem to remember it working pretty well with the elastomers and damping. it certainly made riding in austin a lot nicer.
those crazy 90's (not OT)
If you are not hallucinating, you are not trying hard enough
Manitou made some nice shocks in the mid 90's
The SX line with TPC...they were good stuff. These, the ones with the red lower stanchions as well as the blue ones were employee purchase/pro deal faves at my shop back in the dayIt is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Pictures of those bike in MBA flashback.LeMond VO2 max 95, Armstrong 82....doh
I had a Halson back in the day. Until the uppers became unglued from the crown during a race. I stuck with hard tails a long time. My first dualie was a Santacruz Heckler. We were laughing about the old days of mag 21 forks. A good 50 mm of claimed travel. You stop on a ride and turn the damping dial one click. Oh that's better. Those forks moved so little damping had little effect. And standing up on hill would see the brakes rub alternately on each side of the rim.Lance who??
KR - I had the SX Carbon version on my hardtail back in '98 / 99.. That was a sweet damn fork.Just say "NO!!" to WCP!
"Want to get faster? Work harder, eat better, cut the crap. Instead of talking the talk, work the work"
CK...yessir. It was that or spring for the Marzocchi Bomber. When my last MTB got stolen (Mongoose IBOC Pro SX with the Ritchey tubeset, ESP 8.0 shifters, first generation Avid Single digit brakes, SX fork, XT hubs with the yellow Mavic X517 rims, Ritchey components to round it out) I literally cried.
The good old days...
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