The McLeod was a new shock for 2015 based on a completely new concept. It is simple, lightweight and offers rebound adjustment alongside a compression adjustment that also increases pedalling platform. The McLeod was available in imperial sizes and metric eyelet sizes. Trunnion versions are not available at this time. They feature an air-spring with captive negative air and a damper that can be rebuilt at home.
The McLeod was named after a favourite trail building tool: the McLeod Fire Rake. It's unique shape is featured on the graphic.
To book your McLeod service, upgrade and/or tune please complete a fork service booking form:
Shock Details & Identification:
Inline air shock with shim-stack damper
Black anodised with blue rebound knob and black IPA lever.
2015 Imperial sizes 2019 Metric eyelet
Red M hollow or filled in for aftermarket. Various for OEM
Shim stack compression and rebound damper.
Rebound adjustable via blue knob and internal needle.
Compression adjustable via IPA (Incremental Platform Adjust) lever which preloads internal shims
Dual layer King-Can available as option for higher air volume
Convert to external remote with a cable bracket and return spring. Can use MILO 2 position remote or alternative.
1/2" (12.7mm) eyelets on both ends Comes with 08DU08 DU bushings installed
Can adjust IPA compression range internally by rotating shaft in head. External grub screws control IPA clicks, IPA start point and rebound open range.
Updates Since 2015
IFP piston upgraded, original was grey, replacement was red
King-Cans are size specific. Not available for 152x32mm version. 190x50 & 200x50 share a king-can.
Service & Tuning Options:
Standard Service with no air can seals
Damper service for shocks which are in good condition but have foamed or degraded damper oil. Price includes labour, damper fluid, damper seals and consumables; excludes air seals and any repairs. Book Here
Standard Service with individual air can seals
Service for shocks which are in good condition.and have no internal contamination. Price includes labour, damper fluid, damper seals and consumables; includes wiper seal and quad-ring air seals. Excludes any repairs. Book Here
Standard Service with complete Manitou rebuild kit
Service for shocks which require every seal to be replaced. Price includes labour, damper fluid, consumables and a complete McLeod rebuild kit #142-31535-K001 Excludes any repairs. Book Here
Make your McLeod even better with these upgrades.
The King-Can is a high volume air-can with two internal positions for medium or high volume. The need for a higher volume can is usually determined by your bike linkage design. If the correct air pressure and response gives you too much sag then you need more air volume. Learn More
Yellow Bleeder Piston
The yellow piston has a tiny bypass hole drilled in to reduce the platform feel. Great for those wanting a less taut feel. Coming soon.
Shim Stack Tuning
Reshim your McLeod at home or have Shockcraft do it for you. Custom tuning coming for compression and rebound.
Fluids & Pressures:
Maxima 5 wt fork oil in damper - bleed full with shaft at full compression. 300psi in IFP Slickoleum grease in air-can.
Motorex 2.5 wt fork oil in damper - vacuum bleed. Shockcraft Hot Oil Pink for heavy & hot usage. 300-500psi in IFP depending on leverage & impact speeds. Slickoleum - air piston & seals
Heavy duty stainless steel shock pivot pin with two plastic collars and pre-tensioned IGUS bushing for best fit
Custom made to fit your shock eyelet and frame
Allow 7 days lead time after order confirmation Learn More
O-ring black nitrile rubber - sold individually. Appearance is matte black Standard compound for static and dynamic seals N90 code is a harder grade Measurements are internal diameter and cross section width.
Spacer rings to reduce overall length and travel of Manitou Mcleod rear shocks
Install in air can above top out bumper
Four spacers will reduce a 190 x 50 mm McLeod to 185 x 45 mm to fit Giant etc Learn More
King can multi-volume air can
Choose between medium or high volume with internal seal placement
Direct fit on to McLeod rear shocks
Fits 190x 50 mm & 200 x 50 mm McLeod rear shocks
Manitou Part Code: 142-31535-K030 Learn More
Air can seals for Manitou McLeod rear shocks Fit single and dual (king) can Kit includes quad ring, wiper seal, top-out bumper, glide rings and backup ring Manitou Part Code: 142-31535-K002 Additional static seals for the outer layer of the dual (king) can are available here
Shock hardware custom fitted in our workshop to your shock's individual eyelet tolerances. Widths from ~16mm on up. Virtually any diameter and bolt hole possible.
Includes stainless steel pin with plastic collars and standard IGUS bushing
Allow 7 days lead time after receipt of shock Learn More