Mara Pro in the News
CHRIS SPATH, MTB-NEWS.DE
“All in all, the Manitou Mara Pro is an independent damper that can take on the top dogs in the Enduro segment without batting an eyelid–at an attractive price.“Germany
DAVID HAYWARD, SINGLETRACK MAGAZINE
Small bump compliance is exceptional for an air shock. Coupled with good support and progression, that makes that Mara a high performing, rock-solid option for those looking to upgrade their air shock.“UK
Mara Pro Technologies
Work / Party
The Mara Pro rear shock has two separate damping circuits that can be activated or bypassed by the Work / Party mode lever. Having two separate circuits allows the rider to have two no-compromise options, for climbing and descending. Work mode is a preset damping circuit designed for climbing. Party mode is an externally adjustable high and low speed compression circuit. It offers a large range of tuning for a variety of riders and conditions.
Adjustable High-Speed and Low-Speed Compression
The Mara Pro provides an independent HSC circuit providing an adjustable high-speed blow off point combined with a LSC circuit providing adjustment for chassis control and small bump sensitivity. This circuit is also easily removed for fine tuning and adjustment of the shim stack for at-home tuners.
The King Can is a higher volume air can with internally adjustable air volume. Adjusting the air volume allows the rider to change the spring curve, either linear or progressive. This is helpful to fully optimize the entire stroke of the travel for different suspension designs along with riders of different weights, riding styles, and abilities.
Upgraded from a DPX2 and this shock is so smooth, so "wet" like, this shock feels amazing.
Awesome shock for the price! Awesome shock in general I’ve had the opportunity to try fox and rock shox and this shock is right up there for me.
Great price really positive feed back from users.... fingers crossed it works for me as well.
Manitou hit a home run with the Mara Pro, it truly is a phenomenon air shock. This is a top tier shock at a great price point, easily beating their competitors higher cost offerings. I’m a 170 lb / 77 kg rider and the Mara Pro provides the ride quality that I had only ever previously dreamt about. If you’re on the fence about the Mara Pro because it isn’t from one of the two big brands, then do yourself a favor and order the Mara Pro, you’ll quickly realize that you made the correct decision. It is easy to service at home, with great step-by-step instructions and Manitou has great customer service if you do need help. The only improvement that I would offer Manitou is to ditch the sticker graphics and move to laser etching. Servicing the shock can get a bit messy, and the oil can cause the stickers to start peeling off.
I have been eyeballing and mulling a Mara Pro since it came out. Finally pulled the trigger and am running it with a Mezzer since I rarely run the same suspension company front and rear.
Very composed shock, very controlled, and you kind of forget that it is there.
The combo of Mezzer and Mara Pro is dynamite but if you can't spring (ha!) for both the Mara Pro is the best air shock I have tried and I can't say that I feel like I'm missing out on much of anything versus a coil.
I like it so much I'm contemplating dumping my 2021 X2 and getting another Mara Pro.