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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You are right, changing the oil weight isn’t that big of a chore but as someone who msgura borrowing the fork it is not something that I could have done.

Magura deserves to succeed with this one. DannyBMX17 May 23, at 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. Like I said, it fits 2.

Sweet double archs, fit the fork, but maybe a bit heavier? Now cut the tube open lengthwise single arch and perform the same test.


The review at dropmachine is about the last year wotan. I think the majority of riders would be very happy with the Wotan in stock trim, I’m just a bit of tinkerer. I’d take this fork over any conflict, and the cost? The Wotan is a top-notch bit of kit. With some unique features and stunning looks it begs a closer look. 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.

Quality has its price. Flight control is very nice on tough uphills and it works flawlessly. Take your average cardboard tube dual arch from a roll of t. Want your Wotan to match wohan bike? As far as wtan 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.


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

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.

And it does indeed look good. 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. The Wotan has potential but I don’t think it’s there yet to compete head-to-head with Rock Shox or Fox. Way better than the System of the Rockshox Totem, for example Oh, and it comes with a neat mini pump complete with recommended pressures printed on the side — handy.

This is my next fork for SURE! 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. Light, stiff, smooth and easy to service. Going from a Rock Shox Lyrik I found the Wotan to be not as lively in technical singletrack and a little sluggish.

Freeride May 23, at IsakL May 25, at Open Gallery 5 Images. 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. Hi Great info on these forks.

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”. But it is something to keep in mind if you are coming off of something a bit shorter. I hope it’s not like rock shox that looses rebound because of a shitty plastic that cracks. 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 run a totem, but this is looking pretty sweet because of the weight drop.


Post a Comment Login or Sign Up. You must login to Pinkbike. What can possibly be better about less travel? It’s not a matter of bottoming really but more about the angles and sag, they help so much on the gnar.

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

Compression Albert Select assembly on the left, owtan on the right. Caiokv May 23, at 9: The Lyrik has a much tighter turning radius compared to the Wotan.

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 tried out a pair last year and I wasn’t quite as impressed with the fork as I thought I would have been. I dunno, but Im keeping my 55 for now. Out on the trails the Wotan is fantastic. Such as this fork, But I think we just have to deal with what ever looks the companys come out with Don’t have an account? Spelling retarded wrong makes you look ‘retarted’.

I run one in my Specialized Pitch. Cookies help us deliver our services. Mid-travel bikes now are crazy advanced though. And for good reason, whether we like it or not most of us are better off on something with a bit less length than our current forks.

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