The Science of Smooth
At Manitou we don’t follow trends we question them. During our R&D process we do not look towards what we have – we look at what will be needed in the future. From damping to air spring and chassis – each of our technologies are carefully design to meet the requirements of its intended use category. All Manitou technologies that are being utilized in our products today are the result of more than 35years of research & development experience creating high performance suspension product.
Manitou’s patented hollow crown design optimizes the crown stiffness for the fork application while maintaining an overall weight reduction compared to other designs.
Manitou engineers placed the arch on the back of the fork further away from the axle. The lower tire clearance behind the fork allows for a shorter arch which yields a 13% increased stiffness compared to a forward arch fork of the equivalent weight.
The tooled version of the Hexlock axle combines stiffness and ease of use in the lightest weight package.
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.
Trail Side Relief (TSR) allows the rider to “bleed” built up casting pressure to ensure the highest performance and lowest break away force for the best small bump feel.
MC2 technology provides an independent HSC circuit providing an adjustable high-speed blow off point combined with a LSC circuit providing adjustment for chassis control and small bump sensitivity. HBO provide bottom out support on all MC2 dampers.