Mezzer in the News
IÑAKI GAVIN, MTB PRO MAGAZINE
“On trails with many bumps, steps, and down features, the fork's performance is superb, filtering out a lot of hits (impacts) and bringing tons of comfort and softness to the cockpit allowing a restful ride.”Spain
BRIAN GEROW, SINGLETRACKS MAGAZINE
“In short, this fork is not only surprisingly light and wicked stiff, it’s also at the top of the suspension tune ability chart.”USA
ALEX EVANS, BIKERADAR
“The Mezzer’s a surprise performer, offering an excellent balance between small bump sensitivity and bottom-out resistance. It’s particularly capable no matter how deep into its travel or how hard you’re pushing it. The fork’s performance really impressed me."UK
CHRIS SPATH, MTB-NEWS.DE
“Superiorly the Mezzer Pro works away impacts and provides a lot of confidence to the rider.”Germany
The Manitou Dorado Air spring system contains a unique balancing valve that equalizes the positive and negative air chambers during the air fill process. This gives the spring rate a consistent feel without any flat or dead spots in the stroke, along with giving riders of different weights the same initial stroke feel.
Infinite Rate Tune (IRT) allows for advanced spring tuning by independently adjusting air pressures in the beginning and end stroke. IRT technology creates a secondary positive air spring that effects only the middle to end stroke of the fork. This allows the main air spring to be set to lower pressures for improved small bump sensitivity while maintaining mid-stroke support and moderate to aggressive end-stroke ramp-up.
The Mezzer features our fully sealed cartridge MC2 Damper technology that 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. This cartridge utilizes a bladder with a blow off valve to prevent rupture under high pressures and keep your damping controlled and consistent no matter the terrain.
Travel Change Made Easy
The Mezzer is internally travel adjustable from 180mm down to 140mm. This is done quite easily by adding or removing the supplied travel spacers included in every box. For full details and step by step instructions visit the service manual found here
And would a third time if I get another bike in need of an AM/Enduro fork. I got the first to replace the OEM RS 35 fork on my Salsa Rustler and the second replaced the RS Zeb on my Salsa Cassidy. The Mezzer makes the front end of both bikes come alive - the travel, whether at 150 or 180mm, feels bottomless; I know I've hit the limit based on the o-ring being fully seated against the crown, but I can't say I've ever felt it. I switch between 160 and 180mm, based on the rear shock & link I'm running on the Cassidy, changing fork travel takes all of 30 minutes start to finish, and it offers a perfect opportunity to perform a fork service. I leave the Rustler fork at 150mm, but service is so easy, I usually do both at the same time and save myself a little effort. If there was one thing I could change about this fork, I'd offer a classic blue/black/silver colorway.
This is my first Manitou fork and I’m truly impressed. More plush and supportive than all of the others that I’ve ridden from Rockshox and Fox. I’m so pleased that I’ve ordered another for my son’s bike.
Whilst setting this fork up isn’t the easiest and takes care to ensure consistent setup, it’s easily the most controlled and adjustable fork I’ve owned. It’s also the easiest and least complicated fork to service ever. Will stick with this fork for a long time i think.
Sir Mix-A-Lot wouldn’t have it any other way. This fork is an animal and definitely claps some booty cheeks. Most supportive fork ever felt. Super easy to work on, too. Wish there were some better fender options though.
Initial 100 mile impressions are what the other reviews say -smooths out the small chatter, stays high in the travel. Running mine at 170 on the front of a GG Gnarvana out in the Appalachians. Never dives into rock gaps, always tracks where I want it to go, and a real set-and-forget piece of gear. Truly an outstanding fork.