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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Neko Mulally Has Been Testing wltan There are not one but two arches, and neither of them are there just for looks. 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.
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I’m sure the first thing you noticed was the unique design of the lowers. Going from a Rock Shox Lyrik I found the Wotan to be not as lively in technical singletrack and a little sluggish. What I rode was last years Wotan as well.
I agree that have another option in the fork market is a good thing, for both the consumer and industry. 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 mabura to.
Don’t have an account? Riding a lot of tight, technical singletrack I noticed that the slightly longer fork was a bit mgura hinderance. Mobile Version of Website. That seems to be the way Rock Shox is doing it and it seems to work.
Bar mounted Flight Control unit. Some people may not see that as a bad thing but it makes you lose your rhythm where in preparation for the next magurra through the rocks your front end has sunk down more than expected and you either have to use a lot more effort to pull up again or you just start plowing through everything and lose your momentum.
From what I have seen ’07 and ’08 are essentially the same. I do have a set in need of a service, do you have a step by step method you could post or send me?
Plugged in to the owtan is a pair of sturdy 36mm diameter stanchions, upon which the double-arched sliders, um, slide. Spell not speel and than and not them But these forks look mint, but i cant help to say that forks arent that different these days, the market is too crowded, but thats just what i mean. What can possibly be better about less travel? Open Gallery 5 Images. Quality has its price.
Out on the trails the Wotan is fantastic. 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.
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Sweet double archs, fit the fork, but maybe a bit heavier? I pretty pumped on having another option in the suspension market here in north america though!
Wotqn we come back to changing the oil to increase the performance of the fork. IsakL May 25, at The mid-travel suspension market is starting to get a bit crowded with contenders these days. Dont hate until youve ridden one.
Superior suspension technology coupled with sweet linkage systems magufa truly changed the face of ‘all mountain’ riding. I’m brazilian and i speel better them u!!!! 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.
This fork is mint! DAD Dual Arch Design creates a ‘closed tube’ that is claimed to keep things stiffer than a more typical single arch ‘open tube’ fork.