I have a 100mm Machete Comp on my hardtail 29er e-bike ... what a huge improvement over the OEM coil spring pogo stick fork.
It feels progressive and has good support through the travel.
I'd like to give it a 4.5 of 5 but can't, so it's 4/5 ... as far as performance per $, that's a 5/5 but the finish on my fork isn't as durable as my other forks ...
First of all, the customer service at Manitou is outstanding. I needed replacement parts for an old Manitou fork (2008). Unfortunately the parts were not available anymore, but the customer representative at Hayes went out of his way to set me up with a new fork that fits my bike. The Machete Comp 29 is a fantastic fork at a very reasonable price. I ride on very rocky terrain and the fork provides for an extremely smooth ride. Love it!
Solid fork. The micro adjustment for the rebound is amazing and the price makes it a realistic purchase.
Wow, what a shock this thing is. 120mm travel and a touch more. Took this thing on some hellacious terrain. Loves rocks, steeps, drops, etc etc. Blows ROck shox away. Better ride overall then my previous RS fork.
I got the Machete in the 120mm version. I am very happy with the fork. It is relatively cheap. I have mine pretty soft and even with jumping and stuff its kinda hard to bottom it out. I used to have a 100mm spring fork and since I got the machete, it has made me a more confident rider, i feel more comfortable going fast and jumping. I really don't have any complaints for this fork. I would highly recommend it for riders getting into mountain biking that want to upgrade their fork.