PSA: Manitou Mattoc Pro 2, £399 @ CRC
£359 with BC membership
Bargain, that’s my new fork sorted . This is the top spec model in black.Posted 5 months agooldnpastitSubscriber
If we’re doing PSAs on forks, Freeborn have the McQueen (Boost) at £360:
I picked one up, seems pretty good, though not had much chance to try it out properly.
The roughcut damper is an additional £100.Posted 5 months agosimonhuscroftSubscriber
Very easy with the tool kit, particularly the thin walled socket to remove the lowers. It’s not impossible to do without it though. You can use an allan key but it’s a bit of a faff to get them back together doing it that way.
The cut out cassette lock ring tool tool helps too as you don’t have to remove any thing to get the air shaft apart but you can still use a park cassette tool(think it’s an fr-5 from memory) which has quite a deep opening inside which clears the air valve but you need to take the rubber bumper off first.
Obviously you need grease and oil to reassemble them too.
If you get a pair and are near Huddersfield you are welcome to use my tools as they are not cheap.
I can recommend the forks. Had the first version, they had a creaky csu so we’re replaced recently with the 2s which shouldn’t feel any different but seem better. Smoother and better damped. They are a match for my pikes on the other bike.Posted 5 months ago
I notice that the description says “internally adjustable to 150mm or 140mm using the supplied travel spacers” but in the questions below someone from CRC states that “These forks are not supplied with travel spacers”. Worth bearing in mind if you don’t want 160mm travel.Posted 4 months ago
No problem. It will be interesting to see what turns up. I suspect the CRC guy could have been getting confused between travel adjust spacers and the IVA kit that has spacers to adjust the volume of the air chamber (and presumably isn’t included). It’s a great price either way.Posted 4 months agohowdooMember
Hi the travel spacers are only needed to reduce travel. They should be included.
Changing travel changes a2c measurement. Travel spacers are 10mm so a2c changes according.
For plus tyres that fit see the mtbr suspension forum. There’s a mattoc thread that shows what plus tyres some people are using.
CheersPosted 4 months agoSpeederSubscriber
dlr – Member
Why does the brace on the rear look awful? It looks better plus it means less mud, stones etc get to the stanchions as the brace intercepts them first.
it has very good practical and engineering reasons to be that way but it just looks wrong sorry. No real idea why but I just couldn’t get on with the way it looks from the “cockpit” when I tried a mates Travis DH forks many years ago. It’s like there’s no arch and they’re going to move independently – much like an USD fork 😆Posted 4 months ago
For a sport that tries to portray itself as a bit rebellious I’m always amazed at how conservative most MTBers seem to be. If it looks different then it’s wrong. I remember when 29ers first hit the market and everyone claimed they looked gopping etc. Not they look normal and I dare say any new 26″ bike would look wrong. If all forks had the arch on the back I dare say we’d have people refusing to buy one with the arch on the front because it didn’t look right. We’re a funny bunch.Posted 4 months agoLekuSubscriber
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