The Magic fork line offers White Brothers’ cutting edge Intelligent Magnetic Valve “IMV” damping technology in our super stiff, lightweight 32mm platform. Just set the IMV damper where you want it and sprint or climb without bob and float over washboard bumps or big drops with full active travel. All Magic forks have true open bath damping and oil bath lubrication to give you buttery smooth performance. Whether you need a World Cup quality cross country race fork or the highest quality, best performing 29” fork on the market—its Magic.
a Cross Country Rider
from Scottsdale, AZ USA
Date Reviewed: January 17, 2007
Strengths: Light weight, stiff
Weaknesses: I found it hard to tune, and I'm still messing with it. My IMV was broken when I got it, and it spent 2 weeks with White Bros and the Bike shop over the holidays, big bummer.
I'm really not a huge fan of this fork. I find it to be very finicky and hard to tune just the way I want it. I've removed air, adjusted the IMV, dialed the rebound, gone through each individually and it still feels rougher than I would expect. I like the weight and the stiffness, but might opt to save money and go Reba next go around.
Bike Setup: Surly Karate Monkey, Sram XO, Salsa Rims, Maxxis ingitors, thomson stem, post, king headset
a Cross Country Rider
from Berkeley, CA
Date Reviewed: July 18, 2006
Strengths: Smooth and stiff. What More can I say, other than at 190 lbs, there is no noodle factor with this fork, but then again, I rarely drop more than 3'
Weaknesses: Sometimes, the platform valve can stutter a little when opening while riding over small bumps. This is never an issue though when I really want the fork to soak up real bumps. And the stutter is much less than any other platform forks that I have tried.
This fork is great. It is smooth and stiff, much like my old bomber that I loved for many years. I am a smooth rider and never really had much bob with non-platform forks, but this fork has even less bob, especially when standing and mashing the gears. Even though I can sometimes feel a little stutter over mini bumps as the platform is deciding whether to open or not, it is still incredibly smooth. Overall an incredible fork that I would buy again.