Looks like the Mattoc was more than just the first truly new mountain bike suspension fork from Manitou in too many years…it was also the start of a naming hierarchy. Maybe.
All we know is that by Thursday afternoon at Sea Otter (April 11), they’ll have a new “Macleod” fork on display. Head over there around 2pm PST if you’re in the ‘hood, or just keep your eyes trained right here on Bikerumor for coverage immediately following the launch. Assuming the graphic above isn’t just for looks, we’re thinking we’ve figured out the name and the intended use…trail duty. Which likely means travel in the 120 to 140mm range and (fingers crossed) a 29er fork using the new damper tech hammered out for the Mattoc.
We’re also guessing they’ve got an aXe-C fork and longer travel fork to dig you outta trouble in the pipeline.
They’ve also got new brakes coming that same day…
Dubbed Hayes Radar, we’re guessing these bring the sleeker packaging of their low-end Dyno brakes to a higher end XC/Trail user. That design uses a more streamlined master cylinder piston rather than the oblong design of the Prime. It also looks like they’ll include the Crosshair alignment system, which works like a champ, and something new called Venom.
Stay tuned, we’re just a few short weeks away from launch.