Popular downhill fork to be available for both 26 and 29-inch wheels

Manitou Dorado to come in 29er size

The 2010 Manitou Dorado fork will come suited to both 26 and 29-inch wheels.

The Dorado Pro has 7050 Alloy legs and utilises the exact same internals as the much hyped MRD Dorado Carbon.

The fork continues its World Cup race pedigree, but it’s not just a DH race fork anymore. It’s now also very capable of park and free-ride. Along with proven TPC+ damping, the fork has plush top-out coupled with a hydraulic bottoming ramp-up that makes the fork feel bottomless. The air spring keeps your wheel tracking through the choppiest of terrain, too.

Updates for 2010, include an improved two-chamber large-volume, low-pressure air spring, which simplifies set-up and optimises performance. The air spring pressure is increased and decreased using a single valve at the top of the fork, no more valve down by brake rotor. The pressure in the two chambers auto-equalizes when a shock pump is connected. Just add and/or bleed off air from the top.

Also, all mount hardware has a better grade bolt with a deeper broach (tool interface) and the brake cable guide path has been improved.

The fork comes in both 26 and 29inch version weighing 6.55lbs/2971grams and is handmade in Manitou’s Wisconsin facility.

There’s an existing debate within the industry on whether 29-inch wheels are suited to downhill.

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