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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Wow, I have to admit It’s not a matter of bottoming really but more about the angles and sag, they help so much on the gnar. Better known for their stoppers, Magurx has been quietly making headway with its mm travel Wotan fork.

From what I have seen ’07 and ’08 are essentially the same. 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 oil.

Mobile Version of Website. But it is something to keep in mind if you are coming off of something a bit shorter. They changed a couple of things for Bar mounted Flight Control unit.

I could never get my head around the damping on older ‘s for example. Flight control is very nice on tough uphills and it works flawlessly. Again, riding a fork that has some compression damping keeps the fork higher up in its travel, slightly stiffer and allows you to use more body-english in riding rather than allowing the fork to do all the work.

I witan a totem, but this is looking maguea sweet because of the weight drop. You must login to Pinkbike. I do have a set in need of a service, do you have a step by step method you could post or send me? Cookies help us deliver our services. Superior suspension technology coupled with sweet linkage systems have truly changed the face of ‘all mountain’ riding.


Also, I guess it’s because the overall length of the Wotan is longer compared to the Lyrik I found it to be a little slower in the corners. I didnt expect dual arches to look good! This statement is just plain false.

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 mabura a scant few years ago with beastly 8″ travel bikes, switching to shorter travel 5. So what about the competition? Take your average cardboard tube dual arch from a roll of t. The review at dropmachine is about the last year wotan. A big slack bike will always be faster on the burly stuff and I’m not going to lie, for the last few seasons all my personal bikes have been DH bikes.

Flam3job May 25, at Caiokv May 23, at 9: 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. The Wotan is a top-notch bit of kit.

This may not hold true for the type of riding you do Wyoming? I’m brazilian and i speel better them u!!!! Rockshox is made in Taiwan.

Here is a home experiment for you to do: I’d take this fork over any conflict, and the cost? I suppose you could tear the Wotan apart when you get it and do the mods like is mentioned in the above review but to me it seems a little silly to have to do that to your brand new fork to make it perform the way you want it to when the other brands are pretty mint out of the box.

There are not one but two arches, and neither of them are there just for looks. That is the first comment from a lot of people that give it the push test. IsakL May 23, at It better not be for the super high price they charge for their forks! Rolinski May 23, at 2: I dunno, but Im keeping my 55 for now.


I’m sure the first thing you noticed was the unique design of the lowers. You can play around with it’s platform to give it a better ride but the compression damping isn’t quite as sophisticated as the high and low speed adjustments on the Lyrik. Sweet double archs, fit the fork, but maybe a bit heavier? As far as the initial suppleness what didn’t attract me to the forks performance was when I would be coming into a rocky section and I would want to pull up and skim over the top the Wotan would, first of all, take a little more effort because it would dive a fair bit and second, the first rock that you would hit would be soaked up by the fork and would cause the front end to dive.

Magura Wotan Fork – Reviews, Comparisons, Specs – Mountain Bike Forks – Vital MTB

Chassis Whether you are a fan or not, you have to admit that the Wotan is visually stunning. There are 0 comments. I haven’t actually tried the ’08 model but I hope that they have made some improvements. I think you’re confusing it with the wars my country is involved in Plugged in to the crown is a pair of sturdy 36mm diameter stanchions, upon which the double-arched sliders, um, slide. Marco Osborne Joins Transition Bicycles views.

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

Mzgura amount of clearance is really impressive actually. And the RockShox Lyric is both more expensive and seems to have suffered from reliability problems in its comparable 2-Step incarnation. It might be best for you, but I think most riders could benefit from more travel.