DISRAELI GEARS

MARS 1000 ATB black

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The MARS 1000 was a reborn Sachs Traxx - an 'economical' model lacking charm, grace or style. Despite this, I can't help liking it, perhaps because the whole MARS enterprise was based on fanciful, and painfully unrealistic, hope.

This is the long cage, ATB, version in black.


  • Derailleur brands: MARS
  • Country: France
  • Date of introduction: 2001?
  • Date of this example: unknown
  • Model no.: 1000
  • Weight: 269g
  • Maximum cog: 32 teeth (stamped on the pulley cage)
  • Total capacity: 38 teeth (stamped on the pulley cage)
  • Pulley centre to centre: 85mm
  • Index compatibility: 8 speed
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: largely steel with plastic knuckles
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