Manitou Dorado 2002-03 (30 mm)

The 2002 Dorado was a new fork for 2002 which replaced the conventional (right side up) Xvert Carbon fork.  It retained the 30 mm stanchions, coil springs and TPC+ damper with carbon fibre tubes but was turned upside down for greater stiffness and strength.
Manitou Dorado 2009-19


Fork Details & Identification:


Brand


Manitou


Stanchions


30 mm aluminum,
Gold anodised


Model


Dorado DH

Dual Crown Inverted (USD) downhill fork


Crown & Uppers


Carbon Fibre Upper tubes, black aluminium crowns


Release
Year/s


2002 and 2003


Decals


Various


Damper


Manitou TPC+ closed cartridge with adjustable LSC & LSR.  Volume compensator by foam insert or spring backed IFP


Wheel Size


26 x 3.0" 690 mm max



Spring


Two stage coil spring


Configurations
& Travel



26" 180 mm

Fitment
Options





Stem


Separate stem on standard version Direct Mount Stem on MRD version.


Updates
Since
2002


IFP modification to replace foam compensator in damper


Upgrade
Compatibility


MRD upper crown with direct mount



Fluids:


Stock


Motorex 2.5 wt fork oil in damper - bleed to full via rebound needle
Motorex Prep M grease for fork bushings and seals
Motorex Prep M grease for coil springs


Shockcraft Recommended


Motorex 2.5 wt fork oil damper - bleed to full via rebound needle
Slickoleum - bushings, seals and coil springs