Manitou | Mezzer Expert - 27.5" / 170mm / 37mm

Mezzer Expert


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Featuring 37mm stanchions, home mechanic approved travel adjustability from 180mm to 140mm, and our easy to use VTT-6P damper, the Mezzer Expert is the smart choice for anyone looking to dive into the Enduro Fork market. Should you later decide you would like more adjustability from your fork, factory upgrades such as IRT and MC2 are available and can be easily installed in your own garage. At 2030g this fork is the second lightest option available within the Enduro fork market, second only to the Mezzer Pro of course.


•37mm stanchions, Reverse Arch design, and Hexlock SL2 axle combined together result in ultimate stiffness
•Expert Air offers ultimate sensitivity featuring a self-equalizing negative air spring.
•IVA (Incremental Volume Adjuster) allows you to modify your positive air chamber volume by rearranging self contained spacers. You'll never lose a volume spacer again.
•VTT-6P damper provides 6 easy clicks to dial in your damping for all types of terrain.
•Integrated fender can be installed/removed by three small screws threaded into the arch of the fork.
•TSR (Trail Side Relief) valves on the back of the lower legs allow you to bleed off built up air within the lower legs to keep things butter smooth between service intervals

•Wheel Size: 27.5", 29"
•Weight: 2030g(27.5") 2062g(29")
•Offset: 37/44OS(27.5") 44/51OS(29")
•Ride Height: 534-574mm (27.5") 554-594mm (29")
•Travel: 140-180mm Internally adjustable in 10mm increments
•Spring: Expert Air w/ IVA
•Compression Damping: VTT
•Rebound Damping: Open Cartridge adjustable TPC
•Adjustments: Air, Air Volume, Rebound, 6-position Compression (Open, Trail, Lock)
•Steerer: 1.5" Tapered
•Crown: Forged Aluminum, Hollow Bore
•Leg Diameter: 37mm
•Leg Material: 7000- Series Butted Wall Aluminum
•Brake Post Mount: 180mm (223mm Max)
•Axle: 15mm x 110mm Hexlock
•Max Tire Size: 69mm w/ Fender 74mm Without
•Options: Fender Kit
•E-Pac: Yes 44OS 140-180 (27.5") 51OS 140-160mm (29")

Manitou Mezzer Expert

Expert Air

Expert Air is derived from our Dorado Air system and features a unique balancing valve that equalizes the positive and negative air chambers during the air fill process. This valve is activated only when the pump is threaded completely onto the valve. This gives the spring rate a smooth and consistent feel without any flat or dead spots in the stroke.

6 Position Variable Terrain Tune (VTT)

Adjusted through a single external compression adjuster, both high-speed and low-speed damping characteristics are changed simultaneously when turning the knob. The damper features a fixed shim stack and a secondary shim stack that is preloaded by the external adjuster. In positions 1 and 2 there is an open flow path through the compression damper. In positions 3-6, the adjustable shim stack comes into contact with the piston, increasing platform force. This design provides a wide tuning range that combines the benefits of a low-speed platform and a high-speed progressive tune that can suit any terrain through 6 positions.

Manitou Mezzer Expert
Manitou Mezzer Expert


Utilizing the same chassis as our Mezzer Pro, the Expert features 37mm stanchions built from 7000 series aluminum and our Reverse Arch technology. This allows us to keep the fork incredibly light at just 2030g (27.5” at 180mm) making the Expert the second lightest fork in the Enduro category, second only to the Mezzer Pro of course.

Trail Side Relief (TSR) ports located on the back of the lower legs under the arch. TSR allows riders to “bleed” built up casting pressure while on the trail to ensure the highest level of performance and lowest breakaway force for the best small bump feel in-between service intervals.

Hexlock SL

Our patented hex axle locks the lower legs in place, eliminating rotation around the axle providing unsurpassed stiffness in a light weight tooled package.

Manitou Mezzer Expert

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Great fork for the money

I wanted to add travel to my current fork, but instead of changing the travel on my Fox Rhythm 36 I decided I would try a Mezzer since the sale price was so good. I liked that the travel was easily adjustable because I wanted to have the option to switch the fork between a couple bikes. So far I am very impressed with this fork. It is better than the Fox in every respect. It has taken awhile to get used to the looks of the reverse arch, but it is growing on me.

Parker Monn
Mezzer expert

Bought to replace fox34 with a stiffer fork and more travel. Definitely happy with the stiffness and support it doesn’t use nearly as much of the travel and much improved for steeper gnarly terrain. 10 out of 10 recommended

Andrew Otwell

Bought to replace Z2s, the new forks are sooo much smoother. I thought I liked a stiff fork on a hardtail, I was wrong. I have not pushed it enough to challenge the increased stiffness, or the added 20mm, but can say this: I thought I was a set and forget dude…this fork makes it so easy to play with and adjust settings with a large impact that is noticeable and meaningful. The community is top notch and will provide additional tuning guides for you. Also, 6’2” 250, the only fork I’m aware of that you’re not maxing out pressures to get to appropriate support.

great fork

I've been really pleased with this fork. It is easy to set up and just easy to ride. I actually found the compression dial to do exactly what it is supposed to do (which can't be said of many more expensive forks). May buy a second one.

Ryan phelan
Great fork

Fork works amazingly well right out of the box . Easy to adjust travel and ramp up with correct tools . I wasn't expecting the damper to feel so plush but damn it feels great , no harsh spikes or deflections on high speed hits just tracks so straight and begs to go faster . Happy with purchase and would highly recommend.

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