The Manitou R7 - One version is the Manitou R7 Super, which has a cold-forged hollow crown and an aluminum steerer. The new abosolute platform damper with semi-bath lubrication includes the Evil Genius seals new bike fork configuration. It has 30mm alloy stanchions and magnesium lowers. The Manitou R7 Super has 210mm max disc brake rotor size. Spec: 38mm offset; crown-axle length: 80mm travel-456mm; 100mm travel-476mm. Manitou R7 external adjustments: air, rebound, platform. V-brake and disc-compatible. TS air spring. Manitou R7 and the all-new Marvel XC Suspension Forks. Manitou has completely revamped their classic R7 fork design and dropped about 40g, improving stiffness and load bearing and make it look much slicker overall. The new casting brings the Manitou R7 down to 2.95 lbs., making it one of the most lightweight fully featured XC mountain bike forks available now. The former R7 tooling was worn out - rather than just redo the Manitou R7 fork design, a redesigned fork was created. Using FEA design to improve load tolerances and drop weight for the Manitou R7, it has improved mud clearance and it just plain looks better. The Manitou R7 sells very well in Europe (around 10,000 forks per year), and in the U.S. market as well, but in the U.S. bike riders are now mostly looking at forks with 32mm stanchions. To address that need, for the past year, Manitou has been working on a new XC fork that has 32mm stanchions and features radically different looking lowers that will be named Marvel. It will feature 100mm and 120mm travel options, a tapered steerer tube and a new proprietary 15mm thru axle design. For comparison photos of the new Manitou R7 casting, check search images. Testing Manitou's current R7 in both 26" and 29er form all summer, they are both great forks. The Manitou R7 is way stiffer compared to older 28mm stanchion forks, and even among the current 32mm ones, the R7 is adequately stiff for XC racing as well as trail riding. Overall, for all types of mountain bike riding, the Manitou R7 is a great bike fork. QBike has great pricing on the Manitou R7 shock forks as well as other mountain bike forks from top MTB companies.