Instead of trying to develop its own 20mm QR system, Magura simply licensed the Maxle design from RockShox. Out of the box, the axle threads felt rougher. The Magura Wotan is Magura’s first proper entry in the all-mountain/freeride fork market. Hello Folks, I’ve had a Wotan for a few weeks now and thought I’d share EDIT: I finally managed to get a hold of Magura, explained the travel.
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Magura has a couple of new forks forone a new version of an existing fork and the other completely new.
I hope it’s not like rock shox that looses rebound because of a shitty plastic that cracks. There are not one but two arches, and neither of maagura are there just for looks.
If changing the oil weight will make that big enough improvement on the performance of the Wotan hopefully Magura will change their stock setup so that way customers won’t have to. I pretty pumped on having another option in the suspension market here in north america though!
Reading PB’s review of the fork it doesn’t really seem like they have improved too much on the actual compression damping on the fork, considering it is written that you have to do some modifications like putting in a heavier weight wtan.
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Freeride May 23, at Spelling retarded wrong makes you look ‘retarted’. A big slack bike will always be magua on the burly stuff and I’m not going to lie, for the last few seasons all my personal bikes have been DH bikes.
If opened up a Fox fork cartridge then you can woatn see that the Wotan is not as complicated BUT it does use a proven shim design which is the base of all good suspension. Mid-travel bikes now are crazy advanced though. Wow, I have to admit This statement is just plain false.
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It better not be for the super high price they charge for their forks! Like I said, it fits 2.
I could never get my head around the damping on older ‘s for example. I’m convinced that initial suppleness has little effect on performance though and would rather have a fork that has a load of low speed damping and stays high in it’s travel then something super supple but too active. It’s been said many times before but all of these 6″ forks are far more advanced than what racers were running only a few years ago. I am always looking for longer and slacker mid-travel bikes so I personally look at the Woton’s length as a benefit.
What I rode was last years Wotan as well. It might be best for you, but I think most riders could benefit from more travel. Forks Suspension Eurobike Post a Comment Login or Sign Up.
Going from a Rock Shox Lyrik I found the Wotan to be not as lively in technical singletrack and a little sluggish. The mid-travel suspension market is starting to get a bit crowded with contenders these days. Rockshox is made in Taiwan.
Better known for their stoppers, Magura has been quietly making headway with its mm travel Wotan fork. I haven’t actually tried the ’08 model but I hope that they have made some improvements. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any maguga.
There is magurq getting around the fact that it is not quite as supple on top as others. I run one in my Specialized Pitch. Sweet double archs, fit wwotan fork, but maybe a bit heavier? DAD Dual Arch Design creates a ‘closed tube’ that is claimed to keep things stiffer than a more typical single arch ‘open tube’ fork.
I agree that have another option in the fork market is a good thing, for both the consumer and industry. Whens the last time you heard someone say “damn, I wish I had less travel so I could have bottomed out on that last hit”. And rather than a straight bolt-up through-axle, Magura has licensed the Maxle QR system from SRAM, so you get the stiffness and security benefits of a 20mm through-axle but you can still get the wheel in and out with a minimum of faff.
More cleverness can be found inside the fork, with the Wotan having remarkably feature-packed guts. IsakL May 25, at Something I could support whole heartedly.