When you produce a fork and name it the Marvel, it better be nothing short of absolutely marvellous. The Marvel Pro has some nifty features including TPC Technology Absolute + cartridge compression damping, and adjustable TPC cartridge rebound damping; yet weighs in at 3.4lbs. How is that for marvellous? Install this fork onto your high end XC frame and sit back (lean back) and enjoy how reactive this fork is.
Spring: ISO Air
Bottom Out: Rubber Bumper
Steerer: 1.5” Tapered
Crown: New I-Beam Crown
Crown Finish: Painted
Compression Damping: TPC Technology, Absolute+ (in leg)
Rebound Damping: Adjustable TPC
Adjustments: Air, Compression to Lockout, Rebound
Leg Diameter: 32mm
Leg Material: 7050 Butted AL
Wheel Size: 26"
Brake: Post Mount
Axle: 15mm QR
Crown to Axle: 472 / 479
Weight: 3.4 Lbs (15mm/100mm)
ISO Air is Manitou’s isolation air spring technology. It captures some of their MARS Air System’s benchmark plushness and puts it into an efficient cross-country package. They've essentially created a compliant link between the unsprung lower half of the fork and the air piston. The result is a system that isolates the rider from harshness on small, square-edged bumps produced by seal drag, or stiction, common in traditional air systems; the science of smooth!
TPC (Twin Position Chamber)
4-Dimensional Compression Damping
Velocity dependant circuit responds to the terrain
Pressure dependant circuit flattens the bumps
Energy dependant circuit activates on big hits while providing unmatched small bump sensitivity
Position dependant circuit creates a bottomless feel
Velocity/Pressure Dependent System
Compatible with MILO remote lever
Switches between velocity dependent to pressure-dependent based on adjuster position
Eight-position dial for compression rate-adjustment
Achieves lockout feel at maximum adjuster position
Plushness and control with pedalling efficiency
Buy Manitou Marvel Pro Forks - 15mm - Tapered from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bike store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MicRiv Excellent!!!!
Excellent Price, product ... It does not need more words, Definitely the best fork for this price!
27 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Semyon Great fork at a bargain price!
First off, this is a real bargain! The fork has all the essential adjustments, especially the compression adjustment, which helps resist brake dive and pedal bob. Compared to the Fox 32 O/B RL, this fork is as plush but does not dive/bob nearly as much. Compared to the Fox 32 FIT RLC, this fork dives/bobs a little more, but is light years ahead in terms of stiction (or lack thereof) and feels very plush right out of the box, without a break-in period.
The finish is very decent, looks much like real car paint!
The only downside might be the weight, the 120mm travel Marvel Pro taper/15qr is about 1700 grams with uncut steerer, which is slightly (less than 100 grams) heavier than the 120mm Fox 32 FIT RLC.
06 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by randomrider Amazing Performance!
Since its only been a few rides on these forks, I cant yet comment on product longevity; however with that being said these forks have awesome ride dynamics! The previous fork was a Fox O/C 32F which had a tendency to wallow. With proper air pressure and rebound set (havent fiddled with shims yet) the Marvel Pros provide excellent small bump compliance, and resist diving with larger hits. Another note is that the white forks looks totally epic on a black frame!
04 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woody68 Bargin fork at the current price
Not ridden this fork as yet, but having taken them out of the box I'm very impressed by the feel and the build quality. Had seen reviews from various forums from people that have these and thought I would replace the Fox RL100 I have with this as similar weight, etc.
Adjustments seem to make a major difference unlike on the fox, so will be interesting to see how this rides. Will post an update when I've had chance to fit it but have high expectations, based on what I've seen. Found a full manual online for these so servicing myself should be easy.
11 September 2013
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