Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

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Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby LoveB » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:19 pm

yeah its an old 2005 fork... but I've currently got an rst gila with 100mm travel and was looking for a cheap 140 travel fork to use on the new frame for now.

Is it worth getting an old 2005 fork for 100$? apparently just ovrehauled then stored. Or am I better off saving up for a more modern forK?
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:32 pm

Depends on the condition of the internals.

Hang on, what frame? If it aint designed for 140ish mm forks then you'll have handling issues and possibly snap the head tube off.
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby LoveB » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:15 am

The frame is an xtension xplore.. 140-160 is fine i was told
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby alchemist » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:11 am

Not sure I'd want to run a 100mm fork on that frame, so for $100 it's probably better than the RST.

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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:58 pm

Just Googled it, the fork travel looks ideal for the frame, just make sure its in good nick.
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby LoveB » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:06 pm

for 200$ more I'm being offered a fox vanilla 36 though... and for 100$ more a bnew whitebrothers fluid 120. Oh what to choose!
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:27 pm

Again, condition dependant. Fox is niiice.
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby LoveB » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:58 pm

Fox is in fantastic condition. Lowered to 140 from 160mm. Guy selling it is the guy i bought the frame from and he used to be a bike parts dealer so I reckon hes taken care of them. no scratches etc and his other bikes still look fantastic. Now the only problem is getting the extra 200$ up for it! lol
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:08 am

Save now, save HARD! Even if you have to live on two minute noodles and spam for a week. :wink:
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:59 pm

Sounds like a good deal.

I'll kick your butt climbing hills though :lol:
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Re: Manitou nixon elite - feedback?

Postby LoveB » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:09 am

trailgumby wrote:Sounds like a good deal.

I'll kick your butt climbing hills though :lol:



Even if I had a better bike you probably still would anyway lol

He's got it lowered down to 140.. Now I found a marzocchi 66 for less than the fox but I think they are 180mm travel. Too much for what I need im pretty sure
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