Manitou Circus Sport

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Posted: Aug 27, 2022 at 11:29 Quote
forty0 wrote:
you have a 32mm circus sport which has steel stanchions

you can upgrade to the compression damper from the circus comp which also has steel stanchions

you can NOT upgrade to the compression damper from the circus expert which has aluminum stanchions

i think the previous poster is confusing compatibility between materials and 32/30 sizes

you want the k006 damper linked in this thread, it is the correct one for you

fyi its a super easy swap but you will need some suspension fluid (maxima 5wt fork oil) to put back in the damper and some splash oil (5/40w synthetic or i like fox gold) for the lowers

One more question... why do I need to change the lower shock oil? from the install vids I have seen you just wet the new damper part with fluid and pop it in...and done. is that not the propper way to do the install or what?

Posted: Aug 28, 2022 at 2:36 Quote
RallySoob wrote:
forty0 wrote:

fyi its a super easy swap but you will need some suspension fluid (maxima 5wt fork oil) to put back in the damper and some splash oil (5/40w synthetic or i like fox gold) for the lowers

One more question... why do I need to change the lower shock oil? from the install vids I have seen you just wet the new damper part with fluid and pop it in...and done. is that not the propper way to do the install or what?

If you can fit the damper without removing the lowers then you wont need to replace the oil in the lowers

Posted: Aug 28, 2022 at 7:34 Quote
stoobot wrote:
RallySoob wrote:
forty0 wrote:

fyi its a super easy swap but you will need some suspension fluid (maxima 5wt fork oil) to put back in the damper and some splash oil (5/40w synthetic or i like fox gold) for the lowers

One more question... why do I need to change the lower shock oil? from the install vids I have seen you just wet the new damper part with fluid and pop it in...and done. is that not the propper way to do the install or what?

If you can fit the damper without removing the lowers then you wont need to replace the oil in the lowers

yep, you only need to replace splash oil if remove lowers

damper oil should be correct height/amount for the new damper, which i believe you will need to slightly change, info here
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1336479/Manitou-Circus-Expert.html?page=24

also be careful with oil choices, "fork" oil and "shock" oil are NOT the same thing, these distinctions matter and using the wrong type can cause damage to the bushings/seals, use 5wt maxima fork oil (or equivalent) for the damper, use splash oil 5/40wt synthetic for the lowers

Posted: Aug 30, 2022 at 17:13 Quote
I ended up doing the damper swap exactly like it was done in the video posted on pg1 of this thread. literally used my finger to transfer lube from old damper to the new one (on the o-rings) and called it good. I did buy 5wt fork oil but did not need to use it. Everything works great. This mod is crazy easy to do.

What I would like now is an alloy damper control switch. I assume there must be one out there for it. I have seen some china made knock off levers on ebay but not really excited about going that route. Any1 ever upgrade the plastic control dial to alloy before? R7 lever maybe?




ebay lever/knob here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/334425582822?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D241254%26meid%3D4f9210581a4a4bd1ad9c9322a830d70b%26pid%3D101196%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D175350855035%26itm%3D334425582822%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseWebMskuVariantAspectsWithKDups2WithMskuView%26brand%3DUnbranded%2FGeneric&_trksid=p2047675.c101196.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A3344255828224f9210581a4a4bd1ad9c9322a830d70b%7Cenc%3AAQAHAAABQHRyu2Q79mZE8uO%252FvCafVtkhmjuqqmf%252BmpLVoaXhpTHz1kMIldHYbUia0IzZYV3qKk3UM4SlzB4bbelKqSP%252BQvrfqWamzP8a94pySfI26e9bYzVIhsKvsieYCPnhpoPAL9%252FMLHmqL5e2SJ0MiZGqF3sevS2x1gic56icbfEecfJXrhDMyqDQ4WurlkzPIjiBQBX4z%252Fz5WC5PwkfYeL3yANW5uZMM4WIlRxFwjX90plA%252F0Y4Vw51FjqhP8F7TrzUT9wt%252Fc9Oxt%252BBOt5UixjPfLJptR4OdOjHi%252FuPdGgD6mHjCdSA91fpfGlvUoJ7j%252FDBTWHs9fN19yRM5KIQJVOKmqrlLwcDWY4%252BZNamnBK5wo%252B%252BIxo2a%252BvgozlTTGHYOVsZb3hXD5D6UYdJ3YM3B3jlZI%252BKu8f9YdzllS9%252BkQxOG9Axo%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2047675

Posted: Sep 2, 2022 at 16:54 Quote
For those interested in upgrading the knob to alloy... part# 141-31938-K016 is the part number.

Eric at Hayes bikes emailed me on it. It adds another 30$ to the job ofcourse but whatever. a chromag brand top tube cap cost about that. its all perspective

Posted: Sep 11, 2022 at 5:50 Quote
It has a 100x better rotation/clicker feel and its easier to do on the fly now. Love it



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