Manitou Dorado 650B Downhill Fork Gets Official w/ Sun-Ringle ADD 650B DH Wheels Complement
The inverse-stanchioned Manitou Dorado has been one of the few legitimate downhill forks that could be run with a 650B wheel from the get go (like on the new Intense 951 EVO), but smart riders knew you needed to limit the travel a bit or otherwise fidget with the crown placements (or both) to avoid whapping the tire on the lower crown during full compression. Now they’ve made a 650B/27.5″ specific version that keeps the full 208mm travel with no compromises.
To do that, the stanchions at the lower clamp mount have an increased and revised clamping area that sits a bit higher than the 26″ version. The taper on the rest of the stanchions is designed around this, so weight and overall size remains virtually the same.
Need DH-worthy hoops to go with it? Check the new Sun-Ringle ADD 650B below…
We saw these at Sea Otter, too, but here are more photos and the official spec sheet.
While DH riders seem to be the last in line to fully embrace tubeless tires, these are ready to go with Stan’s NoTubes licensed rims. Their yellow tape comes preinstalled, and if they’re like the rest of Sun-Ringle’s wheels, they’ll even come with two single-serve bottles of sealant.
Actual weight with the largest axle sizes are 985g (front) and 1130g (rear).