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    1996 Manitou FS

Most folks are familiar with the older Manitou FS model that uses fork legs for the rear suspension but haven't seen the second generation.  I have seen several different iterations of shocks on these frames.  This one uses a large elastomer chunk with a hydraulic damping unit in the middle of the elastomer.   The suspension linkage is milled out like the first generation but it is not quite as artistic as the earlier bikes.  Magura brakes eliminate the need to cobble together a rear cantilever mount that was almost always an issue on the early fs bikes.

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Frame Easton Custom aluminum
Fork Manitou Mach 5 SX
Rear Shock Manitou with rebound damping
Rims WTB Speedmaster
Hubs American Classic Rear, System 3 front
Spokes DT Stainless Steel, double butted
Tires WTB Desert Raptor and Velociraptor
Pedals Specialized clipless
Crank Shimano XTR
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano sealed cartridge
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Shifters Grip Shift X-Ray 800
Handlebars Ritchey Pro Lite
Stem Control Tech 1.25" threadless
Headset Dia Compe Ahead 1 1/4"
Brake set Magura HS 22 Hydraulic rim brakes
Brake levers Magura HS 22
Saddle Selle Italia Flite
Seat Post Kalloy
Colors natural
Size 17"
Serial #   FS 968 251 01-DEC-95   17

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