The Hayes Bicycle Group has unveiled the 2010 Manitou Dorado Pro Fork.
The Dorado Pro features 7050 aluminum legs and utilizes the same internals as the Dorado MRD carbon version, according to a release. With premium durability, the Dorado Pro maintains its World Cup DH race pedigree, but it’s no longer a typical DH race fork.
With the added strength of the 7050 aluminum legs, it becomes a very capable park, freeride and big-mountain fork. Along with proven TPC+ damping, the fork has plush top-out coupled with a unique hydraulic bottoming ramp-up that makes the fork feel bottomless.
Updates for 2010 include an improved two-chamber, large-volume, low-pressure air spring which simplifies set-up and optimizes fork performance. The air spring pressure is now tuned by using a single valve at the top of the fork eliminating the second valve at the bottom of the leg. The pressure in the two chambers auto-equalizes when a shock pump is connected offering ease of set up by adding and/or bleeding off air from the top.
Also, all mount hardware features high grade bolts with deep hex broaches offering an improved tool inter-face, and the brake line guide has been improved for optimum routing.
The 2010 Dorado Pro was designed and tested in California and North Vancouver and is handmade in Hayes Bicycle Group’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin, facility.
The Hayes will continue to offer a one-year service program, which allows riders to return their fork for factory service and inspection at no charge (specific rules apply to factory service). All race support at the HBG race truck will remain free of charge as we continue to support race teams, free riders and privateers.