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    SID vs MARS

    I have an old ATX890 that came with stock SID XC 2001 I think. My LBS said that it needs servicing done. But then, they also said it'd probably be easier to just replace it since servicing costs so much.
    I also bought a pair of 2002 MARS Elite w/tcp lockout. I'm planning on spending some money ($40?) and overhaul them myself with new enduro seals.
    Now my question is, should I replace the SID with the MARS? I have never ridden the MARS so I have no idea how they feel. They do cost less and are much easier to maintain with microlube..... And they are also probably as light as the SIDs... I dont ride much XC, just do mostly daily commuting (~40km) on very bad road conditions here in montreal.
    Or maybe I should service the SIDs myself (though it would cost ~$60 just for the materials, still much less than the $150+ to send it out), but these require more attention for maintenance.

    thanks all in advance~
    hm... maybe i'm in the wrong section to be asking this sorry

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    Stay with the Sid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    Stay with the Sid.
    I would have to suggest going with the Mars instead. The SID is way too high maintenance to be used as a commuting fork.

    Although I know nothing about the Mars so if it too is high maintenance than maybe you should go with the SID, but if it isn't go for the Mars.

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    Stay with the SID.

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    Swiff, let's put it this way, the manitou mars line was known to blow seals for no known reason, they were also very fragile.
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    SID. While your overhauling it, stick on some enduro fork seals too. They make the seals for all SID's with 28mm stanchion tubes (post '97).
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