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mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Oct 12, 2019 at 12:46
Oct 12, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
@DavideBalbo: bushing play isn't from bad assembly, its a manufacturing issue. In most cases, bushings get installed in castings that are machined slightly out of round. The bushings initially hold correct tolerance and end up passing inspection, but after a little ride time and side loads, they seat with the improper machining and the issue surfaces. This is the case for both tight and loose bushings, with the difference being how the slightly ovalized machining sits in the casting. The difference in correct bushing tolerance and knock/binding is around .02 - .03mm out of spec, so it doesn't take much of a machining error to cause an issue. Not trying to defend Manitou on the issue, or any manufacturer. Just explaining what happens in most bushing issues
mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Oct 9, 2019 at 16:58
Oct 9, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
@nikolai: If 70/100 gives the rider the spring rate that makes them happy in beginning, mid, and ending stroke support....then yes. He seemed happy with the results, even though it took time to get there.
mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Oct 9, 2019 at 14:59
Oct 9, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
@R-trailking-S: they only make one. Its the compression flow ports on the rebound piston.
mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Oct 9, 2019 at 14:40
Oct 9, 2019
mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Oct 9, 2019 at 14:22
Oct 9, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
@R-trailking-S: The shockcraft piston that you are talking about for the mattoc/magnum series is a rebound piston, not a compression piston.
mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Oct 9, 2019 at 14:19
Oct 9, 2019
Review: Can Manitou's Mezzer Pro Fork Compete With the Best?
@mikekazimer: Saying 2psi doesn't make a radical difference shows you didn't try very hard, or don't know how to set up a Manitou fork, because it actually does. I can tell just by looking at your final settings that you are over sprung and under damped. I also find it odd that you say the LSC adjustment does very little, the run it open because closing it "makes it harsh". Odd. There is a review on bike radar that came out today, from a guy who took the time to set up the fork properly. People can check it out if they care enough.
mullen119 mikelevy's article
Sep 11, 2019 at 16:46
Sep 11, 2019
mullen119 mikelevy's article
Jul 27, 2019 at 12:48
Jul 27, 2019
Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes
@whoopsy: I'm running the semi-metalic in the front and sintered in the rear. I haven't had any heat issues. My front with the semi-metalic pads makes a little bit of noise here and there, that's my only complaint so far. They were silent before I switched. I'm running a Shimano drivetrain so I don't need the peacemaker. My bike doesn't require adapters for the 180mm rotors I use either, so non of those are issues for me. I have heard that Hayes group products in Europe are in need of a good distributor. That's not an issue in the USA, they sell direct for most parts and have a few websites that keep pretty much everything in stock. I'm in the minority on thinking the bronze color looks good. But my bike is pretty fugly already with a mix of random bright colored parts, so I'm probably not the best person to judge looks ????
mullen119 mikelevy's article
Jul 26, 2019 at 12:47
Jul 26, 2019
Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes
@mikelevy: I'd like to know how they compare to Dominion A4's as well. I have spent most of this summer on them and have been blown away by how consistent and powerful they are. It's a shame more people don't run them imo
mullen119 mikekazimer's article
Jul 25, 2019 at 14:31
Jul 25, 2019
Review: Intend Infinity Dual-Crown USD Fork
@JeffreyJim: Answer hasn't owned Manitou in over a decade, and the Dorado has been through multiple upgrade cycles since then. customer support is one of the best in the industry. The chief engineer came over from Showa and the products are legit, as everyone will find out with the Mezzer.
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