Therefore, when we begin a new fork or shock project, we develop it to work in harmony
with its counterpart. This total system approach results in perfectly balanced suspension
front and rear that complement one another when out on the trail.
Our engineers can easily spend days discussion 0.1mm tolerances back and forth until they develop the best result. Some might call this pedantic – we call it science!
Suspension service work can be intimidating for a first timer. We do our best to mitigate those fears. As part of our development process, we focus heavily on easy serviceability for end users and service centers alike. We design our suspension products in a way that common bicycle industry tools can be used to service and maintain the product. Service manuals, tools, and parts are easily available, and our customer support is ready to answer any questions you may have throughout the process. We try our hardest to make servicing our products just as enjoyable as riding them.
No two riders are the same, and neither are the trails they ride on. That’s why we aim to provide adjustment ranges large enough to cover a wide variety of terrain. By doing this we ensure that every rider can find the perfect feel for their preferences on their favorite trails without needing to change shim stacks or purchase expensive aftermarket parts. We don’t limit this range of adjustability to just our dampers. Manitou air springs are equally tunable and provide the ultimate control over every aspect of your spring curve. Riders can easily adjust their mid and late stroke using our IRT technology or modify their late stroke progression through our IVA volume adjuster. Travel length is another easily modified aspect of our fork families and can be done so without purchasing additional parts or expensive tools. This makes swapping a single fork between frames or beefing up the front end for your next trip to the bike park an easy task.
Want to get more in depth on the specific technologies of our products? Check out our Technology page to learn more about the science of our smooth.