HELP!! Looking for "older" manitou shock parts


New Member
Aug 28, 2004
PLease help! I took my bike into the shop to get the rear dereailer fixed. They had to replace it (go figure) and they did a "tune up" on the bike as well. It's an older (1994) 21 spd with a manitou front shock. When I picked it up the shock was bottoming out and caused the tire to contact the top. I took it apart and it looks like the rubber elastomers inside are turning to jelly (they are long (about 1.5" rubber pieces of different colors (for different stiffness levels)). They must have used some sort of solvent which is eating them away. Problem is I don't know where to get new ones. I have a note into Answer, but is there any place else I can get them???