You asked for it, you got it… Arguably the only downside the upside down fork was the price tag. At $2775 MSRP the Carbon Dorado was a little outside of most people's price range, however, Manitou has come up with an "Answer" for all of you. MY11, or better known as the Aluminum Legged Dorado
, is the next step for Manitou Racing Development (MRD)
, and it's a big one.Read more here...
I recently got off the phone with Rich Travis, the new Product Manager for Manitou. He informed me of some pretty interesting information you guys will probably enjoy. Manitou is working on the MY11 Project, better known as the Aluminum Legged Dorado, and it's graphically designed after a Firebird!
Snowman and Fred Approved!
You asked for it, you got it... The MY11 Aluminum legged Dorado is coming... It will be ridden and tested all summer by HTP (Hayes Test Pilot) test riders and you'll see it and probably have a chance to ride it at Interbike's Dirt Demo and Crankworx. "It's still a DH race fork and MRD level product for us" said Travis." Just the aluminum legs have been added and yes it will feel a little different and weigh a little more than the carbon but the reduced cost makes it a viable OEM fork and more affordable aftermarket fork than the carbon."
MY11 Aluminum Legged Dorado
"We'll continue the same 2 year free service program plus free service/support at our race truck and a hard case to protect your investment. Again, we are in full support of DH racing and want teams, individuals to understand they'll have the support they need through out the race season when choosing the Dorado fork.”What?
MY11 Aluminum Legged Dorado How much?
Very Affordable! Weight?
Sub 6.5 lbs When?
Fall of '09Where?
Interbike Dirt Demo and CrankworxRelated Links: Manitou Dorado Preview Interbike - 2009 Manitou Dorado In Depth And On Film