Manitou | Machete - 27.5&
Manitou | Machete -
Manitou | Machete -



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The Machete is purpose-built for slicing trails, with Kwik Toggle compression damping inspired by our renowned Absolute+ technology. Kwik Toggle acheives on/off lockout simplicity in a lightweight, practical package.

    •100mm and 120mm models available
    •TS Air Spring
    •Kwik Toggle Compression Damping
    •TPC Rebound Damping

    •Wheel Size: 27.5" 27.5+/29"
    •Weight: 1862g (27.5") 1885g (27.5+/29")
    •Offset: 37/44OS (27.5") 44/51OS (27.5+/29")
    •Ride Height: 471-511mm (27.5") 485-525mm (27.5+/29")
    •Travel: 80-120mm Internally adjustable in 10mm increments
    •Spring: TS Air
    •Compression Damping: Kwik Toggle
    •Rebound Damping: in-leg adjustable TPC
    •Adjustments: Air, Rebound, Lockout
    •Steerer: 1.5" Tapered
    •Crown: Forged Aluminum, Hollow Bore Matte Black
    •Leg Diameter: 32mm
    •Leg Material: 6000- Series Straight Wall Aluminum
    •Brake: Post Mount 160mm (203mm Max)
    •Axle: 15mm x110mm Hexlock
    •Max Tire Size: 68mm (27.5") 77mm (27.5+), 68mm (29)
    •Options: QR15, Fender Kit, Remote Lockout
    •E-Pac: No

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Great service and looking to purchase a 2nd.

    I buggered up the Hexlock on my MTB. I contacted customer setvice who first verified the correct use and then sent me a free QR as,well as a replacement Hexlock. I have successfully used the Hexlock ever since. I would like to install a Machete 100mm, 51 offset on my Cutthroat but will need a flatmount adapter. Is there one that works with this fork?

    Rusty ToolShed
    Great replacement

    I needed a fork to replace a RockShox Silver that was lacking in so many ways. The Machete fork not only outperforms it, but it's a good deal lighter as well. Every Manitou I've owned for the past 10+ years has had a great stable platform that all but eliminates bobbing, and this fork is right there as well. I've recommended it to a few others.

    Ahmad Tolba
    Good Value and Excellent customer service

    Well i had before a manitou minute 29er fork on my vitus, Essentially it is the same fork more or less with more travel on the minute, I broke my rebound damper when servicing it ( my bad )and contacted hayes, They offered to send me one free of charge, had a leaking air piston bought the wrong one and contacted them again for the correct item no. and then the same they sent me one free of charge and this happened a couple of times, So when it was time for a new fork there was no hesitation with such an excellent customer service level Manitou was the way to go.
    Technically this machete is on the xc level of spectrum, It`s stiff torsionally but also stiff through it`s travel, it doesnt dive through it`s travel excessively and maintains the ride height which i think would most be appreciated by XC riders and that when comparing to the manitou minute with ABS Plus damper.
    Wish i could source an ABS+ damper for my machete as i know it is of different thread pitch than the minute.


    I bought a hardtail Merida Big Nine TFS XT bike a little while back, and it has a Machete as OE spec. Fabulous fork, meets all my needs, exceeded expectation. Very happy with it, just does everything right, - light enough, smooth, stiff, easy to set and forget. Had a Mk1 Manitou back in '91, and a Mk2. Mk3, FS Ti, and a Black over the years. The reverse arch is the only way to go, great sensible design. Happy to be a Manitou owner again after a couple of Marzocchi's and Rockshox.

    Manjo Gulmatico
    Science of Smooth and Value for the Money.

    Wayback 2006 I’ve seen this fork from my friends bike. As far i remember it was manitou minute or the R7. And I borrowed his bike for a couple of weeks then i ride it, and i was amazed by the rebound of his fork. And then his bike was my inspiration to do the same thing. Now im using a Machete Comp 29”. Where can i buy the Abs+ for the machete?

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