Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado 27.5″ forks for 2014

27.5 Forks

Manitou is another division of the Hayes Bicycle Group that is fully supporting the 27.5 movement. Highlighted here are the Manitou Marvel, Minute and Dorado mountain bike forks. The Marvel is XC oriented and comes in 80, 100 or 120mm of travel. The Minute is trail oriented and comes in 120 or 140mm. The Dorado is now available in a 27.5″ version that is all new and has 203mm of travel.

In this video, Ed Kwaterski (Chief Engineer and Product Manager) of Manitou shows us the details of the 2014 Marvel, Minute and 27.5 Dorado forks.

Manitou Marvel Pro

“It’s a tough name to live up to. When it comes to XC—it’s all about efficiency. The hole shot, cleaning lines with precision, climbing like a goat and descending like a river. Not to mention being able to custom tune the thing with as little effort as possible. The Marvel—is a marvel. Rebound, damping and lockout is all external. And the stiffness will point the front wheel where you need it to go.”

  • 26, 27.5, 29 Wheel Sizes
  • 80, 100, 120mm Travel
  • 3.51lbs
  • 1 1/8” Aluminum, 1.5 Tapered Steerer
  • ISO Air Spring
  • Forged Deep Bore Hollow Crown
  • 41.27 Offset
  • TPC+ , ABS+ w/XC Stack Compression Damping
  • Adjustable TPC Rebound Damping
  • Air Pressure, Compression to Lock-out, and Rebound Adjustments
  • 9mm, QR15 Axle
  • 7050 Aluminum Leg Material
  • Black, White Colors
  • $650-$725 (Depending on features and options)

Manitou Minute Pro

“A great fork communicates everything that’s happening between your tire and the trail, without jarring loose any expensive dental work. In the past, though, you had to accept a weight penalty in order to gain rock-solid steering. The Minute is here to change all that with its ultra-stiff 32mm stanchions, MARS Air spring, and available Hex Lock thru-axle. Forget about noodly XC forks and heavy trail forks. It’s time for a Minute.”

  • 120,140mm Travel
  • 3.44lbs
  • Forged Deep Bore Hollow Crown
  • MARS Air Spring
  • 1 1/8” Aluminum, 1.5 Taper Steerer
  • TPC Technology ABS+ Trail Tuned Compression Damping
  • Adjustable TPC Rebound Damping
  • 7050 Butted AL Leg Material
  • 9mm, QR15 Axle
  • $700
  • Available September 2013

Manitou Dorado Pro

“The new Dorado Pro is an engineering masterpiece. 7050 legs, inverted construction, dual-chamber air spring, TPC+ damping (with independent high- and low-speed compression), hydraulic bottom-out and top-out, and Manitou’s patented HexLock 20mm thru-axle add up to the most advanced downhill fork ever.”

  • 180, 203 Internally Adj. (29’er 175mm) Travel
  • 6.5lbs
  • 1 1/8″ Aluminum Steerer
  • Forged Hollow Round Bore Crown
  • Matte Black Ano Crown Finish
  • TPC+ Compression Damping
  • 7050 Aluminum Leg Material
  • 26, 27.5 and 29 Wheel Size

More information about the new Manitou forks is coming to their website soon. Be sure to check for news and product info at

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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