White Brothers Magic 2006 Front Shocks

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

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.
  • Magic 80 (80mm travel, black or red)
  • Magic 100 (100mm travel, black or titanium)
  • Adjustments- Threshold, Rebound, Air Pressure
  • Linear Air Spring
  • Available with QR or 20mm

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh a Cross Country Rider from Denver Co, USA

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2007

Strengths:    An all around great fork. The IMV damping is great for races, and it does all the stuff that it says it does.(not that forks can talk)...

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest fork on the market.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a fork that is good for races and every thing else you can think of you gotta' buy this fork!

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Favorite Trail:   any trail with trees or forest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   white brothers pro fork, and one crap fork that came with my bike...

Bike Setup:   1999 GT Zaskar Sram 9.0, Race Face cranks, thomson stuff, king headset and Continential Speed King 2.1 tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Cross Country Rider from Logan, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2006

Strengths:    1 inch steerer!!! Durability, stiff lateral but smooth ride, IMV lockout feature, looks, overall fantastic ride quality.

Weaknesses:    Not the absolute lighest cross country fork on the market.

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork. I have the White Brother Magic 80. This is the smoothest riding fork that I have ridden. I love how stiff the fork is laterally. There is absolutely no flex in braking and cornering. The IMV lockout is fantastic and completely tunable according to rider preference. This is not the lightest cross country fork on the market but is still very reasonable for a high performance cross country fork. I would recommend this fork any and all riders. Anybody looking for a new fork for an older Bontrager, Fat Chance or any beloved older bike please look at White Brothers. They have been fantastic to answer any questions I have had about setup of the fork. The ride quality absolutely can't be beat by any other fork on the market!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Fox F80 ,Manitou Mars Carbon and older Pro, White Brothers SC70, Rock Shox SID and Judy

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Ti Lite, Tune seatpost and Wheelset (absolutely fantastic and in my opinion better than my Chris King wheels) and soon to be crankset!! XTR (8 speed), Eggbeaters, Geax Mezcal tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Bethel, CT - USA

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2006

Strengths:    Lateral stiffness beynod compair. Easy setup. Plush for a 3" race fork.
Blows terrilogic forks off the trail.
Customer service that is second to none!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This fork started out as an XC.8 that I raced extensivly for two years.
At the time I had this fork I also had a Fox F80x Terrilogic on my other bike.
I switched the forks on and off my race rig. The Fox was just too harsh for all but the smoothest courses and I ended up selling with the softail I was racing at the time. Even with out the motion control I felt the White was a better fork. It's only downside was the frequency that it needed to be lubed. A simple process indeed, but if your a "Set it and forget it" rider it was sort of a pain. Still, the performance of the fork was worth it.

Enter the IMV. As good as the XC.8 was, I did miss the motion control on long smooth climbs. I got pretty excited when I heard about the IMV. I've had it on about a month now and am really loving it. It is no where near as jarring as the 'X' forks. It has the full lock out of the 'X' but the compliancy of a platform fork (at least thats how I've set mine up). I was really holding comment for a while to get over the "New Gear Syndrome" and the "I bought it so it must be great" mentality. However, a buddy I train alot with hadn't ridden with me for a while. He commented the other day that the IMV was really working well for me as he couldn't keep up in the technical. Normally I'm letting it hang out to keep him in sight.
The best thing about the fork, is once it's setup for your taste it's very easy to forget about. I works so well you hardly notice it's there.

If your looking for a great XC fork look no further. However, as plush at it is, it's not a 5-6" fork that starts one inch in it's travel. If that's what you desire, you're in the wrong place.

Once last note, should you need customer service, you won't find any better.
Turn around time on my upgrade was one week from the time it left my door to the time it was back. Folks on the phone were alway polite and curtious. The "dudes" over a Fox should take a lesson from these guys on what CS is all about.

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Favorite Trail:   Sedona AZ - All of it!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Manufacturer direct

Similar Products Used:   White Bro XC.8 (this is the fork I had the IMV upgrade put in)
Fox F80x Terrilogic
Various models from Rock Shock and Marzocchi and one Manitou

Bike Setup:   Dean ACE 3.0 SRAM, Formula brakes, Speedream wheels and a host of other goodies.

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