Mattoc is the performance benchmark for mountain bikers the world over, and for good reason: Unparalleled adjustability, supreme damping performance, and Manitou’s renowned reliability. Now, we’ve taken that formula and upgraded it! Low-friction dust seals improve small bump sensitivity, IRT air spring adjustability creates a plush beginning stroke with excellent mid-stroke support.
Mattoc is a 34 mm stanchion fork with 100mm travel, which is internally convertible from 80 or 100mm (only professionals, spacer included).
The Pro configuration feature the lightest weight chassis, with taper-wall legs and Manitou's patented deep bore hollow crown. The Pro Model gets additional weight savings with a light weight cartridge damper.
- MC²-In Leg
The Mattoc has a new shim based MC2 (Multi Control Compression) Damper, featuring Hi and Low Speed Compression adjusters.
- Low Speed Adjust
The on-the-fly Low Speed adjuster allows the rider to dial in just the right chassis control for excellent handling and pedaling efficiency without sacrificing small-bump sensitivity. The low speed adjuster is also remote compatible using the MILO system.
- High Speed Adjust
The High Speed adjuster allows the rider to fine tune sensitivity over harsher terrain allowing the fork to float thru chatter with maximum traction and ride quality. Pedaling platform is achievable by further increasing high-speed adjustment.
A key (patent pending) feature borrowed from the Dorado is HBO, or Hydraulic Bottom out. The externally adjustable HBO on Expert and Pro models allows the rider to dial in the right end-stroke resistance for larger drops to achieve an endless stroke feel regardless of compression damping set-up, spring pressure, or rider weight.
- Dual Chamber Dorado Air Spring
Another technology, borrowed from the Mattoc's big brother, is the Dual-chamber Dorado Air Spring. The moderately progressive rate air spring allows the fork to be most sensitive thru high speed bumps without sacrificing midstroke control.
- QR15 Hexlock
The Mattoc also features Manitou's patented QR15 Hexlock. QR15 Hexlock boosts stiffness, alleviates stiction and is quite simply one of the fastest quick release axles on the market today.
- Chassis Design
- The chassis design optimizes the bushing spacing for reduced friction and increased stiffness.
- Independent oil seal and dust wipers improve reliability and resistance to blow-out.
- Capillary seal lubrication maintains constant lubrication of the oil seal without reducing bushing surface area.