Magura forks – any opinions?
Weve done magura at the shop for three years now and weve been very impressed with them!
Ill admit first gen ones were a bit hit or miss, i had a pair of first gen Wotans which were a port and orifice damping system made the forks extremely linear and the Seals were tooo good so made a bit of a stiction. I got rid of them pretty quickly,
Since then all Albert Select damping systems are a Shim based damping system, means there extremely tunable and now have a more progressive feel to them.
Also the seals have been slightly redesigned so there not as tight as they used to be, means less stiction but there still the best around at the moment.
Both myself and the boss use the forks, ive got a pair of Thors and the boss uses a pair of Durin Races, Boss’ Durins have been used for just over a year and i gave them there first service last week, the oil in both the lowers and in the stantions were completely clean, didnt even have to put new seals in they were so perfect!
We also have a pair of Durin Marathons on our Demo Cotic Soul and everyone that has taken them out has lots of praise for them. So depending where you stay you could come and have a shot of a pair, were bsaed in pitlochry Scotland, Just north of perth.
And last but not least they havent really raised there prices for this year!Posted 8 years agoRicBSubscriber
As above. 2007 was a bad year for Magura; terrible remote lever, insufficient return spring in the lockout. But Magura sorted my 2007 Laurin under warranty; 4 day turnaround and upgraded it to 2008 spec parts for no extra cost.
Since then the fork has been great – very stiff and the seals are very good – after 12 months of twice weekly night riding the oil in the lowers was still crystal clear. Damping is better than my 130mm rev.
They are tricky to set up though – 5psi either way can be make or break. I ended up putting extra oil in the air chamber so I could run a lower pressure without bottoming out too easily. This is the main complaint from Thor owners if you search the forums.Posted 8 years agogavtheoldskaterMember
i’ve got some 07 menja that are great. ran them at 130mm last year on my intense, over the winter dropped them to 100mm and now run them on my arc. when i reduced/serviced them i was very impressed with the quality of the internals. if i could find a decent set of 100mm durins at reasonable price i’d buy them like a shot.Posted 8 years agoshortbaldoneMember
got the durins, got rid of the remote lock out lever (cost more to not have it!) as it was flimsy but the fork is brilliant imo, stiffer, tracks better and is lighter than the fox r100rlt i replaced.Posted 8 years ago
really pleased with it, confidence inspiring and makes you want to ride harder
Yes RicB you should be able to buy the 2008/09 internals for your laurins, The main difference externally is the gold adjuster is now alot larger and easier to adjust.
As far as changing it its just a case of taking the old one out and putting the new one in. If youve got a remote lockout one just now i would recomend getting the non remote version.Posted 8 years agosheppie_hillMember
Riding Durin Marathons here – the cut down version without the remote travel adjustment. I too have found them fantastic but very tricky to get the pressure bang on. They are really stiff and plush but have a bit of a tendency to brake dive at the moment. Increasing the pressure stops this but reduces the bump sensitivuty etc.Posted 8 years ago
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