I just got a new-to-me used fork from circa 2000. It's supposed to be a 26" 1 1/8th threadless Manitou Mars Elite fork with 80mm travel. I'd like to source spare parts and repair/service instructions -- do I have it correctly identified as a MY2000 Manitou Mars Elite Hyperlite? I've uploaded photos, in particular one with a date code stamp on the "bridge" that shows "00" surrounded by 12 wedges, 11 of which have raised dots. This suggests to me a manufacturing date of 11/2000, which may or may not be MY2000. Serial number is 300169715, but I've been unable to find a decoder that gives date of manufacture or model year from that, and Hayes(Manitou) hasn't yet returned my call. Q: Is this a MY2000 Manitou Mars Elite 26" 1 1/8 threadless 80mm fork? MY2001? Some other variety of Mars fork?
Hayes tech support recently returned my call on this, and although they don't have access to serial number records that far back, they did confirm that the 11-00 manufacturing date stamped in the arch almost certainly means it's MY 2001. They also sent me the tech manual -- I was impressed with Hayes' helpfulness!