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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Flight control is very nice on tough uphills and it works flawlessly. Air spring cartridge and negative spring. From what I have seen ’07 and ’08 are essentially the same. Way better than the System of the Rockshox Totem, for example Cookies help us deliver our services. A flap design is almost the same thing,less complicated, www.

I run a totem, but this is looking pretty sweet because of the weight drop.

Like I said, it fits 2. 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.


Wow, I have to admit I think that rather rely on just a pedalling platform that is either on or off there should be a separate compression adjustment that you can set for your overall ride and then if you want to stiffen up the fork for climbing you can turn on the platform.

And it does indeed look good. Why are you negative propping him, he just gave some useful advice! Magura releases new forks for Magura has a couple of new forks forone a new version of an existing fork and the other completely new. DannyBMX17 May 23, at More cleverness can be found mxgura the fork, with the Wotan having remarkably feature-packed guts.


Compression Albert Select assembly on the left, rebound on the right. Superior suspension technology coupled with sweet linkage systems have truly changed the face of ‘all mountain’ riding.

Magura Wotan – Bike Magic

That is the basic principle behind DAD. Out on the trails the Wotan is fantastic. I could never maguura my head around the damping on older ‘s for example. There are not one but two arches, and neither of them are there just for looks.

I run one in my Specialized Pitch. The Wotan shares many of the same features, though. I’d take this fork over any conflict, and the cost? Bombing downhill through rock gardens and roots was pretty awesome because of its stiffness and plush travel but once the trail started leveling out a bit it lost a bit of it’s magic.

That seems to be the way Rock Shox is doing it and it seems to work. From the top down to the bottom it has a burly appearance that sets it far apart from the crowd.

Freeride May 23, at First, the brake mount is an 8in-specific postmount — our mm Saint brake bolted straight on without needing any additional adaptor, which looks a whole lot cleaner and means mavura fewer bolts to wotzn. They changed a couple of things magurz Ralfinger May 25, at 3: Want your Wotan to match your bike?

I do have a set in need of a service, do you have a step by step method you could post or send me? You must login to Pinkbike. Bar mounted Flight Control unit. The Wotan has potential but I don’t think it’s there yet to compete head-to-head with Rock Shox or Fox. It better not be for the super high price they charge for their maura The mid-travel suspension market is starting to get a bit crowded with contenders these days.

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It’s Pronounced Voo-Taan! – Magura Wotan Fork Review – Pinkbike

I have seen the trend here I live just south of Vancouver, in Bellingham, WA of riders who rode the shore a scant few years ago with beastly 8″ travel bikes, switching to shorter travel 5. So what about the competition? I tried out a pair last year and I wasn’t quite as impressed with the fork as I thought I maguta have been.

IsakL May 25, at We mentioned earlier that there are two cable stops built in to the fork crown. Here is a home experiment for you to do: And really, a lot of riders here end up changing out to different weights oil shortly after getting a new fork anyways so the oil swap is no biggie and easy to do. Caiokv May 23, at 9: Post a Comment Login or Sign Up. The Lyrik has a much tighter turning radius compared to the Wotan.

Then wota come back to changing magurw oil to increase the performance of the fork. We will never sell your data and you’ll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you’ll enjoy. With the Wotan I would notice that sometimes I wogan have to pull up and almost swing the front wheel around in the apex of the turn, as opposed to carving the corner.

It’s Pronounced Voo-Taan! – Magura Wotan Fork Review

Going from a Rock Shox Lyrik I found the Wotan to be not as lively in technical singletrack and a little sluggish. Rolinski May 23, at 2: I agree that have another option in the fork market is a good thing, magrua both the consumer and industry.

Rockshox is made in Taiwan.