Manitou Mezzer Pro | Just The Right Amount Of Tuning?

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We put the Manitou Mezzer Pro fork through a winter of hard use – did the testers come back smiling? There’s a particular place online where some bike mechanics share photos, and one of the perennial posts is bikes that have been built with the forks backwards. Occasionally though, someone will go “No, those are Manitous, they’re meant to be like that” – I didn’t have to tell anyone this while testing these forks, but I was prepared to, thanks to the fork arch going behind the stanchions. Manitou does it this way because apparently the reverse arch lets them engineer a given amount of stiffness into the fork, for less weight. Nice decals!Manitou Mezzer Pro Features and Setup From: HotlinesPrice: £899.99Weight: 2011gThe real headline with this single crown fork is the whopping 37mm stanchions (dialling it up to 11 in increments of 3.363mm). They’ve still kept the weight around 2Kg, ours weighing just a touch over at 2011g, which is within 10g of the claimed weight of Rockshox’ Lyrik. Pretty impressive, given the stanchions...

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