Rond Magura Quake Comp Front Shock

4.77/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

Pro 75mm, 105mm, 115mm 3CH


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jimc101 a Cross Country Rider from West Yorkshire, UK

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2011

Strengths:    stiff, plush

Weaknesses:    No spares avaliable, but it is about 12 years old

Bottom Line:   
Great fork unfortunately no longer supported, but it is old. Got this a few years a go on ebay as NOS, as cheap, for a parts bin build, worked well for 7 months hard riding in all conditions with no maintenance except general washing and wipe down, till a seal blew out, then the stantion started to score very quickly. Was aware of this, and as no spares available, rode till wrecked, swapping out with another NOS Quake C.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   RS Mag 21, Duke, Marzocchi Z2

Bike Setup:   2007 Jamis Dakar Sport

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hank Longman a Cross Country Rider from Birmingham

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2007

Strengths:    - you hardly notice its there (untill you swop bikes!)
- very precise steering
- excellent damping
- high quality finish
- low maintenance


Weaknesses:    - haven't found any weaknesses so far

Bottom Line:   
Late last winter my old suspension had to be replaced after almost 3 years hard labour. After reading some tests I decided to go for the Dutch products of former motocross champion Gerard Rond. Installing was straight forward. Then the first ride. Is it working? I guess so. The precise steering was quite obvious from the beginning. But then I noticed a marked improvement of my speed over bumpy grassroads compared to my usual training mates. A change of bikes made it abolutely clear that the Rond Quake Comp very effectively made a smooth road out of a bumpy trail. Quite impressive!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $320.00

Similar Products Used:   - Rockshox, Manitou, Zokes

Bike Setup:   Kinesis hardtail, XT drivetrain, Magura HS33 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bram a Weekend Warrior from Assen, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2003

Strengths:    This is a very rigid fork!
Very smooth
Great rebound control
Seals are the best
Very little maintenance needed
Weight (for a coil spring that is)
Service from Magura/Rond


Weaknesses:    No standard compression damping

Bottom Line:   
This shock rocks big time! I'm a heavy rider at 200lbs+ This means that even if I don't ride hard, my equipment has to deal with my weight. I broke a Sugar 3 above the bottom bracket. I must say that my current bike is great. Although I would like discs and some other upgrades (Crossmax, Stylo team Cranks, Rocket V sadle etc.) I have to be honest... The current setup works great, the fork is the best. It's reliable, smooth, plush etc. I hope Magura will succeed in selling more of this famous Gerard Rond product now they've bought Rond.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Rock Shox Judy C (1999)
Manitou SX (2000)


Bike Setup:   GF Sugar 2 (2001, L), stock except for fork, tires (Mythos XC), Shifters (XTR), Brakes (HS33),

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jont a Weekend Warrior from Sheffield, S.Yorkshire, UK

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2002

Strengths:    Build quality, bombproof seals. Great alternative to crap Rock Shock forks that I've had. Definitely Consider them if you're on a budget or don't destroy your bikes on 6 foot drop-offs, as they'll outshine any competition in their price range. Not enough travel for DH though.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic forks for the price. Bought second hand off a mate, who'd ridden them for two years with no fork boots, and the seals still kept forks running smoothly.
Only downside is that he weighs about 2 stone less than me, so I need to put a stronger spring and heavier oil,but once this is done, they'll be even sweeter, (hence the three chilli's until I've uprated them.) Definitly a good alternative to the mainstream RS/Manitou/Marzocchi.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   From a mate

Similar Products Used:   RS IndySL, RS JudyXC, Manitou Xpert.

Bike Setup:   Marin Attack Trail, LX-componentry, Deore Discs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by heiner terton a Weekend Warrior from mössingen, germany

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2002

Strengths:    stiff, good handling, good travel, good price, no problems

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the best for all allround riders (singel trail, marathon and downhill - but not downhill race!) and the best you get for the money, what do we need more?

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Favorite Trail:   dreifürstenstein and burgenweg

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   marzocchis....where ist the oil?

Bike Setup:   rocky element

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricardo Martins a Weekend Warrior from Sintra-Portugal

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff and easy to set up. Very robust it takes everyting. I weight 97kg and 196cm. Look´s amazing good in red.
Performances are great and manteinance is omce a year.Travels 105mm.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork.

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Favorite Trail:   sintra and montezinho

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   ciclonatur

Similar Products Used:   sountor MG 81 is a grap.

Bike Setup:   giant-sram and magura brakes hidralic brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick from US & GB

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2002

Strengths:    ENGINEERING TOLERANCES, INTERNAL/EXTERNAL DESIGN, MASSIVE STRENGTH, RELIABILITY, LOW MAINTENANCE, OIL/SPRING/DIAL AJUSTABILITY. STIFF YET PLUSH...NO OXYMORON HERE. BUILT LIKE A BRICK SHIST HOUSE! BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK!

Weaknesses:    AMERICA HAS YET TO WAKE UP TO THE FACT MAGURA HAS PUT IT'S NAME, REPUTATION, AND OPEN ENDED WARRANTY TO WWW.ROND.NL . C'MON CAMBRIA, JENSON, UNIVERSAL, SCAPEGOAT, ET AL I DARE YOU TO STOCK THE BEST WARRANTIED SUSPENSION FORK IN THE BUSINESS. I RIDE SEVERAL QUAKE C'S WITH THE CONFIDENCE MAGURAUSA WILL, WILL, WILL TAKE CARE OF ME SUPPORTED BY MARVELOUS E-MAIL/PASSWORD ACCESS TO TECH. INFO ON ROND'S WEB SITE--THANKS HENK! IT'S THE WEAK MAINSTREAM MENTALITY THAT'S THE PROBLEM HERE, NOT THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE. UH, WHO NEEDS SERVICE WITH THIS JEWEL.

Bottom Line:   
SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND ROND/MAGURA QUAKE C OR CP WILL MORE THAN PERFORM THE TASK.

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Favorite Trail:   RAGBRAI

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   ProVelo/KHS Bicycle Parts & MaguraUSA

Similar Products Used:   PSYLO SL&XC, MARZOCCHI ATOM RACE, NO AIR PLEASE! JUST VARIOUS OIL WEIGHTS, SPRINGS, AND DIALS.

Bike Setup:   PRESTIGE CRO-MO 95 FSR (RE-ENGINEERED GEOMETRY), 4130 CRO-MO OVALIZED TRIPLE-TRIANGLE GT HARDTAIL FOR THRASHING ABOUT, SUPER LIGHT/SUPER STRONG BOW FRAME ALLOY CORRATEC HARDTAIL. ALL SELECTIVELY BUILT-UP FROM SCRATCH FOR CROSS-COUNTRY EXPEDITION/CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION/FREE-RIDE.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Gregory a Weekend Warrior from Leeds,Yorkshire,England

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2001

Strengths:    Plush,Plush,Plush!!!Stiff and very easy to set up. Cheap by comparison. Coil sprung.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Even without taking price into consideration, these are by far the best forks I have ridden. I have previously used Bombers for their plushness and reliability but the Ronds have more travel and are far cheaper. I also really like the way that the exposed stanchion measures only slightly more than the actual travel, thus making the fork ride like a medium travel fork. A 100mm fork you can actually climb on!

Buy some NOW.

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Favorite Trail:   Peak District

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   All the usual. Rockshox Psylo really poor and noisy.

Bike Setup:   '01 Marin Wolfridge,Hope Discs,RaceFace,Easton,XT.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rich Brown a Weekend Warrior from Southampton, England

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I think that these forks are the dogs nuts! They look amazing in their unique ice-blue colour. Fortunatley, their performance matches their looks, they feature beefy upper and lower legs, which indeed contributes to an extremely stiff fork. I have the Comp Pro 105 version, which has adjustable everything! They are well suited to everything, XC, DS and light DH runs, an important thing to remember when buying these forks, is that they are no light-weight. They don't try to be either, so why all of these people are complaining about the weight I don't know, they are an ALL ROUND FORK, not some scimpy little XC thing! There is a downside however, and that is that they are neer impossible to work on your-self, I just forked out 80 squid on a new damping cartridge, bushings, and oil seals, all because I tried to service them myself and messed things up. But, they are as good as new now, can't wait to get out their and ride this summer!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dennis zuidmulder a Racer from rotterdam holland

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

Strengths:    very stif and rigid fork for xc competition
ssv valves works perfect
firmtech not much waight and good braking
reacts good to adjustment of rebound settings and preload
not much maintenaince


Weaknesses:    weight compaird to an airfork
with firmtech you can,t change to other brakes
maintenaince of the fork hard to do by yourself only once
a year


Bottom Line:   
good fork for people who want a fork thats perfect in every
condition who,l year round very stif and exelent braking
good performance for the price and exelent dealer service

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   non

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Styant a Cross Country Rider from Sutton, England

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2001

Strengths:    75mm travel - just right
Reliable - very
Solid - very very rarely bottoms out
Adjustability
Disc-brake enabled
What more do you want in a fork - forget Rockshox!


Weaknesses:    At £300 odd it's a tight market and Rond aren't as well know as Rockshox etc...

Bottom Line:   
Damn fine forks - had 18 odd months, cycled most days (over 12 000 kilometres) off & on road and no blown seals or leaks - haven't serviced them yet - doesn't need it. Just bring that price down a bit.

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Favorite Trail:   Leith Hill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $480.00

Purchased At:   Roy's @ Fulham

Bike Setup:   XT/XTR stuff, cannondale frame, a seat, spds, two wheels and tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frits hendrix a Cross Country Rider from nijmegen

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2000

Strengths:    This fork is very durable, has magura brakes integrated. easy to adjust

Weaknesses:    none found

Bottom Line:   
This fork like all rond forks rocks, i think the best one can buy

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Favorite Trail:   nijmegen

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Kersten nijmegen

Similar Products Used:   Rond quake pro (also very good)

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR XC M4, time pedals chris king headset xt shimano group mavic517 ceramic magura break system wtb saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by E W Krebbers a Racer from Groesbeek

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight
Good rebound adjustment.
Easy adjustment
Very stiff.
Very good price.


Weaknesses:    Standard coils are too hard

Bottom Line:   
Leighter than a Rockshox hydracoil.

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Favorite Trail:   't Gruske

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Ilson bikes Groesbeek

Similar Products Used:   Rockshox Judy

Bike Setup:   Gary fisher genesis hardtail.
XT
Magura hs-33
Bontrager wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel Frenk a Cross Country Rider from Nijgen, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2000

Strengths:    Mine is the one with FirmTech, with 75mm stroke) which means that a pair of Magura HS-33 breakes are integrated with the forks lowers, posisioned behind the legs instead of in front of `m. Stiff construction, thus very precise steering, works well on any kind of bump. Easy to adjust,easy to maintain.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy (party because the steerer tube is stiil chromoly), you cannot adjust the brakes height (in my case I have to shave a bit of the underside of the pads to make sure they only touch the brakingsurface of the rims), breakes not as powerfull as on a regular Quake C with brakeboosters. The difference is small though.

Bottom Line:   
A very dependable fork, the faster you go, the better it seems to work. In order to save some weight I will change to a 2001 series Rond Quake Air 70mm, with FirmTech of course. Check out www.rond.nl

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Favorite Trail:   Rijk van Nijmegen

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Fietssport Vincent Ede

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi XC-R, "Specialized" Mag 21, Manitou SX "Twin Piston"

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR-XC S-works `00, SRAM 9.0SL, Magura HS-33, Tune hubs, cranks, BB, handlebar and saddle, Bontrager Race Lite Rims, Sapim CX-Ray spokes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henk a Cross Country Rider from Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2000

Strengths:    - you hardly notice its there (untill you swop bikes!)
- very precise steering
- excellent damping
- high quality finish
- low maintenance


Weaknesses:    - haven't found any weaknesses so far

Bottom Line:   
Late last winter my old suspension had to be replaced after almost 3 years hard labour. After reading some tests I decided to go for the Dutch products of former motocross champion Gerard Rond. Installing was straight forward. Then the first ride. Is it working? I guess so. The precise steering was quite obvious from the beginning. But then I noticed a marked improvement of my speed over bumpy grassroads compared to my usual training mates. A change of bikes made it abolutely clear that the Rond Quake Comp very effectively made a smooth road out of a bumpy trail. Quite impressive!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   - Rockshox, Manitou, Zokes

Bike Setup:   Kinesis hardtail, XT drivetrain, Magura HS33 brakes

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