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    1995 Manitou

These frames will always be remembered for using fork legs for the rear suspension.  At the time, it was a fairly elegant solution.  Most of the parts were already being produced for the legs so they just needed to clamp them in a special "crown" and plug in some "drop outs" to attach to the lower swing arm.  It seems like the aluminum was pretty soft or the heat treating was flawed since nearly every frame we run across is cracked.  If you plan on buying/riding one, check it carefully for cracks. (this one is the first one out of three that we have owned that is NOT cracked!)

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1995 Manitou   1995 Manitou   1995 Manitou  1995 Manitou

Frame Easton Custom aluminum
Fork Manitou 3
Rear Shock Manitou 3
Rims Spinergy
Hubs Spinergy
Spokes Spinergy Rev X
Tires WTB Velociraptor
Pedals onZa clipless
Crank Shimano XTR
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano sealed cartridge
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Shifters Shimano XTR Rapid Fire
Handlebars Alloy
Stem Kore
Headset Chris King 1 1/4"
Brake set Shimano XTR cantilevers
Brake levers Shimano XTR
Saddle Trico Kevlar
Seat Post Ringle
Colors natural
Size 19"
Serial #   FS 950 403 22-JUN-95   19

 

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