Manitou Dorado 2009-19 (36 mm)

The 2009 Dorado was a brand new design with bigger stanchions and a new open-bath TPC+ damper design with externally adjustable HSC and LSC along with rebound.  Hydraulic Bottom Out was added internally and travel could be set internally between 180 and 200 mm.  A completely new air-spring was developed, "Dorado Air", with positive and negative chambers self balancing when the pump is connected.  Weight was greatly reduced and stiffness greatly increased.

In 2010 the Dorado was released with aluminium upper tubes offering Pro and Expert levels.
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Fork Details & Identification:


Brand


Manitou


Stanchions


36 mm aluminum,
Gold or Black anodised


Model


Dorado 2009 Carbon
2010-2019 Alloy Pro & Expert Models

Dual Crown Inverted (USD) downhill fork


Crown & Uppers


2009 Carbon
2010-19 Black aluminium, but some gold, red or blue for special release


Release
Year/s


2009 Carbon
2010 Aluminium


Decals


Various


Damper


Manitou TPC+ with adjustable HSC, LSC & LSR
HBO is fixed


Wheel Size


26 x 3.0" 690 mm max
27 x 3.0" 694 mm max
Same parts, different lower crown height

29 x 3.0" 752 mm max with different spring and damper shafts to 26/27" version


Spring


Dorado air spring with self balancing positive and negative chambers

IRT dual positive chamber optional


Configurations
& Travel



26 & 27" 180-203 mm internally convertable

29" 180 mm using different spring & damper shafts


Fitment
Options


Tall crown for 139-184 mm head-tubes
Flat crown for 115-160 mm head-tubes


Stem


Direct Mount Stem
4x M6 bolts on 30 x 50 mm square pattern


Updates
Since
2009


2009 versions had bolt-on brake adapters for 51 mm IS or 74-203 mm post mount

One piece 74-203 mm brake adapter dropout and black stanchions available from 2013

27" version has larger range for lower crown position


Upgrade
Compatibility


All upgrades are compatible with all prior versions

Expert forks differ from Pro Spec with crown machining, lower leg material and factory installed options



Upgrades:

Make your Dorado even better with these upgrades.  Purchase either with a Shockcraft service or for DIY installation.  Pricing is provided at links below.


MRD
Upgrade Kit



Manitou Racing Development (MRD) Upgrade kit including TSR Bleeder Caps, IRT air spring upgrade and MRD wiper seal kit
Learn More


 
TSR
Bleeder
Caps


Push buttom bleeder caps to release internal gas buildup from oil breakdown under hard use.  Recommended to prevent seal blow-outs.
TSR = Trail Side Relief

IRT
Dual Chamber
Air



Dual chamber air spring upgrade.  Gives you two independent air chambers and control over the shape of the air spring curve and mid-stroke support.  One valve for small bumps, one valve for big bumps.
IRT = Infinite Rate Tune

High Flow Piston


In development



Fluids:


Stock


Maxima 5 wt fork oil in damper - 110 mm oil height with leg compressed
Motorex 5W40 Semibath Air side bath - 30 cc
Motorex 5W40 Semibath air piston - 10 cc


Shockcraft Recommended


Motorex 2.5 wt fork oil damper side oil bath.  110 mm oil height (leg compressed)
Motorex Fully Synthetic or Supergliss 30 cc air side bath oil
Slickoleum - air piston & seals