Manitou suspension forks feature our patented Reverse Arch design. This not only sets us apart from the rest, but also incorporates several unique advantages: seal protection, ideal brake house routing, and more compact and efficient use of material.
Thru Axle: Hexlock QR15
Our patented system provides superior torsional stiffness with a Hex Lock axle and possibly the quickest install in the industry with 1/4 turn lock and tool-free set-and-forget tension adjust.
Hexlock Thru Axle
Our patented hex axle locks the lower legs in place, eliminating rotation around the axle. This provides unsurpassed stiffness in a burly, no-gimmick 20mm axle system. US Patent #6, 412, 803.
Thru Axle: Hexlock SL
We’ve simplified our hexagonal QR axle design and achieved an even lower weight. Designed with XC and Enduro racing in mind, HexLock SL is simple… yet refined.
1.5 Tapered Steerer
Stiffer. Stronger. Lighter. The tapered steerer standard improves your bike’s handling and responsiveness.
MILO: Manitou Integrated Remote Lockout
Manitou’s remote lockout lever featuring separate thumb-operated lock and release buttons allows riders to place it anywhere on the bar without compromising access to shifters or brake levers.
Overall fork weight reduction. Fork design application. Optimal system stiffness to yield U.S. Patent #6,095,542.
Semi-bath with Evil Genius Seals
Semi-bath lubrication and Evil Genius seals have proven to dramatically increase the durability and service life of our forks. High quality Evil Genius seals, originally developed for motorcycle suspension, decrease stiction and keep fluids inside the legs where they belong.
Our lightest weight spring technology with all aluminum construction.
Identical performance to Dorado Air, with high strength steel shaft.
ISO Air is Manitou’s isolation air spring technology. It captures some of our MARS Air System’s benchmark plushness and puts it into an efficient cross-country package. We’ve essentially created a compliant link between the unsprung lower half of the fork and the air piston. The result is a system that isolates the rider from harshness on small, square-edged bumps produced by seal drag, or stiction, common in traditional air systems; the science of smooth!
Manitou Air Response System (MARS) Air
Our tried and true MARS system is a hybrid air/coil positive spring for an amazingly supple and active overall feel. The most tuneable systems allow all portions of the curve to be individually tuned.
Travel Stabilization (TS) Air
This proven system is easy to set up and handles any weight with excellent control.
Atmospherically Controlled Tuning: Utilizes air to set preload/sag for wide range of users.
Dorado TPC+ 4-dimensional Compression Damping
Hydraulic Bottom-Out (HBO)
HBO is a separate damping circuit controlling the very end of compression stroke, typically the final 30mm of travel.
MC2 HBO circuit adds a trail tunable function as opposed to a fixed HBO found in Comp level Forks
MC2 provides a range of blow-off thresholds to satisfy any requirement with separate high-speed and low-speed adjustments.
Variable Terrain Tune (VTT)
Variable Terrain Tune offers independent and high-speed shims stacks with a single knob.
Based on our Absolute Plus compression damper, Kwik Toggle achieves on-off lockout simplicity in a lightweight, cost-effective package.
Absolute+ with Lockout