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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:08 am 
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Hi, I have just acquired a Marin Indian Fire Trail with a Manitou fork and I have some questions:

What version is the fork? I would like to buy new elastomers for the fork (found suspensionforkparts.net)

The brake bosses seems not to be oriented correctly, are there any tips for doing that? (plan on installing v-brakes and maybe later on cantilevers, when I get a pair)

Hope you can help! :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:26 am 
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That's a Manitou M-Sport, you want these ones:

https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/esh ... h-kit.html

Funnily enough I have a tidy pair of these I will be listing for sale tomorrow, also in need of elastomers/ a spring conversion.

Regarding the plate with the hole for the brake Spring tensioner, you should be able to orientate this the correct way by loosening the brake stud with a spanner, turn the plate the correct way then re tighten.

Let us know how you get on :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:02 am 
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Thanks, yes m-sport as the sticker says! ;-)

And yes, the bosses rotate nicely.

The fork is not seized, so I'm looking forward to inspect the condition of the old elastomers, just need to find a long 5mm hex key.

It's a steep price for the elastomers - almost the price of a light rigid fork.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:02 pm 
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Ok, so I was expecting elastomer goo and lots of cleaning, but apparently everything seems intact. The black elastomer parts (only one visible - not the ones on the 120mm bolts) seems to be non standard according to the document figure 2 from suspensionforkparts. When I bought frame and fork the guy gave me the two yellow elastomers in the second photo.

What grease should I use when regreasing legs and elastomers? I have some silicon-grease I use for disc brake calipers, will that suffice?

Thanks for your help!


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