- Magura thor or DT Swiss 150 exc TA
I run Thors, and it depends what you want- light weight or stiffness. I’m not sure if the DT is actually lighter but I have a mate who runs them and complains that they’re not particularly stiff. I’m very happy with the Thor and the travel adjust is good. Travel is smooth and if you run the Albert plus a little, there’s none of the mid-travel dive some people complain about. It’s very well composed- it doesn’t misbehave, dive or spike and it’s stiff.
The bad points I’d level at it focus completely on the travel adjust lever- it’s crap and mine broke. I’ve replaced it with a Shimano thumbshifter for Â£3 and it’s flawless now.Posted 9 years ago
Is he running the DT’s with the through axle or QR?
I have been running Thors on my ti456 (bizarrely with Rolfs old Rohloff, which is great) and find them stiff and very plush, a little too plush for my liking even with albert in play, leading to them feeling like I have too much fork up front, I was considering the 130 DT’sPosted 9 years agonixieSubscriber
I’ve got the through axle DT swiss fork. TBH I haven’t had much opportunity to ride them yet but they felt good on what I have done. Stiffness wise they are pleanty stiff, I lost a pinch bolt on one ride (my fault, didn’t tighten it properly) and they didn’t feel flex then. Ok they are never going to be as stiff as my old 36’s but feel very similar to the pikes I had. One point though the travel adjust is not so much travel adjust as a temporary shortening for climbs, if you go down hill with them shortened the fork will auto extend the first time you hit a reasonable bump.Posted 9 years ago
Have Thors on my Motolite but have not tried them on my Spot. As most note, without the Albert they dive through the mid-stroke. They are pretty plush and plenty stiff, and the travel adjust is good apart from the lever. I continue to worry about Magura reliability as these were a replacement for some Wotans which were hopeless.Posted 9 years ago
Not ridden the DT 150’s but had a set of Pace Fighter 20mm. Yes they are light and reasonably stiff, but reliability was hopeless – back to the factory 3 times in 13 months. Perhaps DT have sorted this out.
I tried some new Revs (20mm version) on a DW Spot and even in the Surrey Hills managed to push them hard enough to notice they are not that stiff – not in the same league as Pikes or the Thors.
How about trying to locate a set of Z1 Lights? Run a pair on my Spot and love them – yes a bit heavier and a bit longer, but awesome forks – reckon they’ll be collectors items one day!
Tried a pair of dt swiss 150 forks today and noticed the rebound adjuster on the top of the right legPosted 9 years ago
is very easy to move by mistake whilst activating launch control.
Anyone have any experience of this on the trails?
On the other hand it was nice to be able to adjust it without getting off the bike.
scaredypants – lol! Guy I bought mine off had destickered them so I bought some replacement ones via the importers Windwave. They’ve remained in place, even though I didn’t quite get one of them in the right place!
happysv – yes the rebound adjuster does get knocked around, although tbh that was the least of my worries – losing any rebound control halfway down snowdon, and then again on a full-day ride around the N Downs was far more frustrating (and dangerous). Hope DT have sorted it out!Posted 9 years ago
scaredypants – ha ha hadn’t put 2 and 2 together! Yes – much appreciated that – very thoughtful. Haven’t tried them yet but a good back-up! Have to say they’ve proved to be a bargain – they started out on my 6-Pack but then spent very valuable time on an Ibis Mojo, then swtiched to my 5-Spot (05 HL version but with 140mm rockers) and are now on the new DW-link Spot (yet to try). Had a service at Windwave and are awesome (just to rub it in more)!!Posted 9 years ago
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