1998 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 piggyback coil-over shock. The suspension linkage is milled out like the first generation but it is not quite as artistic as the earlier bikes.  This one features a Shimano XTR M950 drivetrain with most of the Ringle catalog thrown on (red anodized).

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Frame Easton Custom aluminum
Fork Manitou SX Carbon
Rear Shock Manitou coil-over w/ piggyback reservoir and rebound damping
Rims Sun Cr 17A
Hubs Shimano XTR M-950
Spokes Stainless Steel, double butted
Tires Bontrager Jones
Pedals Shimano Deore XT clipless PD-M747
Crank Shimano XTR
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano XTR 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano XTR
Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
Shifters Shimano XTR RapidFire +
Handlebars Azonic
Stem Ringle
Headset Ringle
Brake set Shimano XTR V brakes
Brake levers Shimano XTR RapidFire +
Saddle Selle Italia Flite
Seat Post Ringle Moby Deuce
Colors natural
Size 16"
Serial #   FS 968 778 12-MAR-98   16

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