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Manitou Tower Pro Forks 29" - Tapered Steerer 2013

With a history that dates back twenty years, Manitou’s Tower Pro marks a welcome return to form from one of the oldest brands in mountain biking.

Headlining the companies 29er cross country fork line the Tower range replaces the older Minute line.

Specifications:

  • Steerer:1 1/8" - 1.5" Tapered aluminium
  • Spring: MARS AIR
  • Spring Rate: Medium
  • Bottom Out: Rubber Bumper
  • Crown: Forged Deep Bore, hollow
  • Offset: 48
  • Compression Damping: TPC Technology
  • Rebound Damping: Adjustable TPC
  • Adjustments: Air, Absolute+, Compression to Lockout, Rebound
  • Leg Diameter: 32mm
  • Leg Material: 7050 Butted AL
  • Brake: Post Mount
  • Crown to Axle: 490 / 510 / 530
  • Axle: 15mm
  • Weight: 3.74 lbs / 1697.96 g

Technologies:

  • MARS Air: is a hybrid spring consisting of a small coil spring and an air chamber. The two springs work in series, minimizing sticktion and providing smooth, bottomless travel. The result is a fork with the suppleness of a coil spring and the light weight and adjustability of an air spring.
  • TPC (Twin Position Chamber): Providing 4-Dimensional Compression Damping; The velocity dependant circuit responds to the terrain while the Pressure Dependant Circuit flattens the bumps, the Energy Dependant Circuit activates on big hits while providing unmatched small bump sensitivity and the Position Dependant Circuit creates a bottomless feel.
  • ABSOLUTE+: Velocity/Pressure Dependent System; Compatible with MILO remote lever, Absolute+ Switches between velocity dependent to pressure-dependent based on adjuster position. With an eight-position dial for compression rate-adjustment, it achieves lockout feel at maximum adjuster position, and plushness and control with pedalling efficiency.

Buy Manitou Tower Pro Forks 29" - Tapered Steerer 2013 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.

  • Colour: Black
  • Size: 80mm
  • Wheel Size: 29"
  • Option: 15mm
  • Steerer Diameter: 1.1/8" - 1.5" Tapered
  • Fork Travel: 80mm
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Maximum tyre size?

I like fat tyres. What is the maximum tyre size that these forks can take?

I have heard that Manitou MARS forks use different lowers, not spacers, to set the travel. Is there any difference in the maximum tyre size between the 100mm, 120mm and 140mm forks?

My immediate interest is in Schwalbe "Big Apple" 60-622 tyres (60mm max width, 745mm max diameter), which is what I use for road riding. Next summer I will want to fit off-road tyres which may be slightly larger still because of the knobbly tread. The user manual which I downloaded from the Manitou web site says the maximum width is 63mm, but it isn't very helpful with the maximum diameter (it says 9.5mm min arch clearance and "see figure A" but there is no figure A).
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This fork can handle up to 2.4" tyres; most tyre of this width will be fine. However it would be advisable to avoid Downhill intended tyres which generally have a deeper tread and are more likely to reduce clearance at the arch.

In regards to the travel adjustment set in the factory; the lowers/outers are very similar across the three travel options, the difference compared to standard shimmed travel is that the internals are modified to set the travel.
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I bought these forks and fitted my 60-622 Big Apple tyres. They fit fine. There is about 12mm clearance between the bracing arch and the tyre (Manitou's recommended minimum clearance is 9.5mm). Some fat knobbly 60-622 off-road tyres might be a problem, though, because the chunky tread increases their diameter.
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what is the offset and axel to crown length thanks
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This information is in the product description (although it might not have been when the question was originally asked). The offset is 48mm and the axle-to-crown distances are 490 / 510 / 530mm for 80 / 100 / 120mm travel forks (I don't think the greyed-out "140mm" option which Chain Reaction have listed here actually exists).
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I now have these forks fitted to my bike (120mm travel, tapered steerer, 15mm axle). I measured the axle-to-crown distance as about 530mm.

The axle-to-crown distances CRC list in their product description (490 / 510 / 530mm) are on Manitou's web site as the distances for 80 / 100 / 120mm travel forks. Although my previous answer said that the 140mm travel fork probably doesn't exist it seems that it does. I found several online sellers listing it, forum posts with owners discussing it, and an interview with a guy from Manitou which mentions the new-for-2012 140mm Tower Pro fork. It just seems that Manitou are a bit slow in updating their web site. I don't know what the axle-to-crown distance for the 140mm fork would be, though (but I would guess it's about 550mm).
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Can you confirm the spring rate please.

What spring is included as standard with the fork? I'm asking the question because I've read an article that said from 2012 the spring would be firm on all the 29er Tower Pro forks as standard. I need firm I think being just over the threshold for a medium spring. Thanks.
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These forks are supplied with the FIRM spring installed.
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The largest rotor that this fork can accommodate is 210mm in diameter.
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