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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I think you’re confusing it with the wars my country is involved in One is for the Flight Control Remote lever, while the other can be used as an optional upgrade to drive the almost equally handy Albert Select platform damping.

IsakL May 23, at This is my interpretation of the author’s comments. Out on the trails the Wotan is fantastic. 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 maggura you can turn on the platform.

Magura Wotan

More cleverness can be found inside the fork, with the Wotan having remarkably feature-packed guts. It’s too easy to automatically think of one of the “big three’s” suspension products when looking for a new fork, but there are other options available for those willing to change it up.

Neko Mulally Has Been Testing a Here is a home experiment for you to do: 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.

The Wotan shares many of the same features, though. I haven’t actually tried the ’08 model but I hope that they have made some improvements.

The double arch actually looks really bad, but if the specs show that it holds up better than I don’t think the looks will matter. Forks Suspension 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.


The remote lever itself is a dinky little CNC item, lovely and minimalist but maguar think must have been designed around unsurprisingly Magura brake levers and SRAM shifters — trying to fit it in amongst Shimano controls without the lever itself or its associated cable fouling anything would drive Ghandi to violence.

A big slack bike will qotan 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. We mentioned earlier that there are two cable stops built in to the fork crown.

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. Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. There are not one but two arches, and neither of them are there just for looks. DannyBMX17 May 23, at Superior suspension technology coupled with sweet linkage systems have truly changed the face of ‘all mountain’ riding.

I guess what I was trying to say in the article, but didn’t explain, was that although I am going slightly slower then on my big bike I am having more fun and going more places on something with less travel. The question is if it will magyra over to the real world.

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”. Bar mounted Flight Control unit. And it does indeed look good. 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.


Air spring cartridge and negative spring. I dunno, but Im keeping my 55 for now. The various adjustments make it extremely versatile. Caiokv May 23, at 9: That is the first comment from maguura lot of people that give it the push test.

Mid-travel bikes now are crazy advanced though. If opened up a Fox fork cartridge then you can clearly see that the Wotan is not as complicated BUT it does use a proven shim design which is the base of all good suspension.

I hope it’s not like rock shox that looses rebound because of a shitty plastic that cracks. Dont hate until youve ridden one. This statement is just plain false.

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

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. What can possibly be better about less travel?

Open Gallery 5 Images. The Lyrik has a much tighter turning radius compared to the Wotan. It wasn’t as easy to snap the bike around.

Magura Wotan – Bike Magic

Better known for their stoppers, Magura has been quietly making headway with its mm travel Wotan fork. Freeride May 23, at I pretty pumped on having another option in the suspension market here in north america though!

It’s not a matter of bottoming really but more about the angles and sag, they help so much on the gnar. There are 0 comments. And the RockShox Lyric is both more expensive and seems to have suffered from reliability problems in its comparable 2-Step incarnation.