Light enough to please the weight weenies, stiff enough to smash the jump lines, and reliable enough to do it every day of the week. The all new R7 Pro is down for whatever.
New for 32mm chassis the proven Dorado Air is adapted to fit the needs of shorter travel riders. The Manitou Dorado Air spring system contain 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. For R7 the volumes are tuned in each chamber to give ideal support and feel for shorter travel. Also included on the air leg is the Incremental Volume Adjust (IVA). The IVA modifies the volume in the positive air chamber with a set of self-contained spacers which dictate the fixed position of the IVA piston. This self-contained volume reduction system allows greater ramp-up change than conventional adjustment systems without the need for additional parts.
VTT (Variable Terrain Tune)
Adjustments: 3-Position Compression Adjust With Open Mode Adjust
The goal when developing the VTT Pro damper was to maintain a rock-solid lockout without compromising the open and mid settings. The downside to many dampers with firm lockout modes is that in any other position than lock-out you will reach some critical shaft velocity that choke off the low-speed flow path. When this happens the damper peaks at nearly the same lock-out force as the locked-out position. This translates to harsh force in the hands and possibly lack of control. The goal with VTT is to eliminate that high-speed spike while maintaining the lock-out force demanded by most XC users. This allows the fork to have a less progressive high-speed response while maintaining some low-speed support without getting wollowy. This is achieved thru independent shimstacks (one for Lockout, one for the other two positions). By controlling the shim stack through which the oil flow is diverted, the characteristic of the damper to be Lock-out, digressive, or progressive can be manipulate to meet the demands of the rider and terrain.
When developing the chassis of any Manitou fork the primary goal is finding that perfect balance of weight, stiffness, and reliability. Thanks to Reverse Arch the arch could be positioned further away from the axle. The lower tire clearance behind the fork relative to the center of the axle allows for a shorter arch which yields 13% increased stiffness compared to a forward arch fork of the equivalent weight. Because of this 32mm stanchions could be used to save weight while keeping stiffness closer to that of a larger stanchion fork with a forward facing arch.
Scope of delivery: fork, Hexlock SL 15mm axle, volume spacer, fender
|Manitou R7 Pro 27.5+/29 Inch Fork - 120mm - Tapered - 51mm Offset - 15x110mm Boost
|MTB, Enduro, Freeride, All-Mountain
|27,5" / 650B (584mm), 29" (622mm)
|15x110mm Boost (FW)
|Rear Shock/Spring Version:
|Air volume, High speed compression, High speed rebound, Platform, Lockout
|fork length (axle to crown):
|Dorado Air w/ IVA
|max tire width:
|Steerer tube Ø:
|1 1/8"-1 1/2" tapered
|disc brake mount:
|PM (6") 160mm, Postmount
|max. disc diameter:
|Classic Suspension Fork
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