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Magura Laurin FCR 130 2008 Forks

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 1910 grams

Product Description

  • Damping system: Albert Select intelligent oil damping
  • Spring: Air
  • Travel: 130mm
  • Lockout: Adjustable, on/off plattform technology

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by wilsonblur a Weekend Warrior from Heidelberg, Germany

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2009

Strengths:    Well constructed, stainless dropouts and disc brake tabs, Albert Select platform dampening gives you on/off and when on you have 12 clicks of adjustment. FCR works great for climbing and times when you don't need 130mm. The fork is plush right out of the box. It uses all 130mm of travel unlike some other forks that round up. Its stiff and tracks well. Its light for the amount of travel. It never feels like it bottoms out and is really supple on the small stuff. I run more all mountain style riding so it has seen some 1-4ft drops and doesn't even blink, no ramp up near the end, it just keeps the front wheel on the ground over just about anything

Weaknesses:    Double arches can collect mud in really gooey situations, recommended PSI amounts are low by 10psi, FCR remote is weak and easily broken, the linear stroke can make it a bit divey under hard braking, but adjusting the air pressure to hit 25% sag fixes most of this.

Bottom Line:   
This is a really great fork if you are into all mountain trail riding and have a 5 inch suspension bike. It is more supple than the Fox or a Manitou and it has proven to be really reliable. Magura has a great forum for any setup or help needed. On the trail its predictable and easy to tune with easy options to get what you need out of it. Its stiff and a blast to ride. The only draw back is if you have a bike that's sensitive to head angles you may want to look for something with little more progressive stroke to combat the brake dive in steep situation. They were really expensive when new, in the same category at the Fox at $800, I got mine for $425 as old stock. They are a little over priced.

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Favorite Trail:   Rodalben F Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Joy Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Fox RLC 100, Marzocchi Marathon XC 120mm, Fox TALAS 32 140mm

Bike Setup:   Intense 5.5 with RP23 High Volume

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ering a Weekend Warrior from cali

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2009

Strengths:    Super stiff, great platform, super plush in the dropped position and great control in the extended position.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, and all good shocks are too expensive.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a shock that could do XC/Trail, let my fat butt take big hits, but not be a wallowing spring pig. This is it. The drop makes it climb great and super plush, the Albert select is fantastic, and everything is easy to set. When the travel is fully extended, it ramps linearly so well I've had a hard time telling when it bottomed. It made me a lot more aggressive now, just look at it and ride it.

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Favorite Trail:   diablo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Mail order

Similar Products Used:   Fox customized, Judy

Bike Setup:   AM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stevieboy114 a Downhiller from england

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2008

Strengths:    Plush, Lightweight and good looking fork. Dual arch is incredibly stiff.

Weaknesses:    Only the flight control remote, its made out of the worst alloy so snaps really easily.

Bottom Line:   
Great fork, Good value for money, extremely stiff dual arch makes the steering very positive. Could possibly come with a 20mm bolt through to go with its all mountain tag but apart from that these forks have remained problem free and a good investment for my bike, go buy now!

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Favorite Trail:   glentress

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   cyclezone

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi marathon xc, Rock Shox pike 426

Bike Setup:   specialized enduro s-works

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bitokes a Weekend Warrior from Loures, Portugal

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2008

Strengths:    Strong stiff and very incredible light!

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
It's impressive. The Albert Select has the easy choice with an adjuster turn on the fork to switch in between a widely adjustable platform mode and an open sensitive, rock eating mode. Plus the flight control and the double arch design gives you a super stiff handling.

Recommend to all

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Favorite Trail:   Sintra

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Lusobikes

Similar Products Used:   RS Indy, Fox Talas

Bike Setup:   Manin Quad XC customized

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel Scott a Cross Country Rider from Guelph

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2008

Strengths:    With steerer tube cut the fork weighed in a 3.7lbs which is very respectable for a 5" fork. Stainless dropout plates and brake eyelets are a nice touch. Albert Select works beautifully and is a breeze to adjust on the fly. Crazy stiff and dead sexy!

Weaknesses:    NEW ('08) Flight Control Remote broke, but have OLD ('07) Flight Control Remote is a thing of beauty and while it has been tricky to setup, it is nice once dialed correctly.

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had a lot of time on the fork yet but I raced it in a 80km adventure race the other weekend and it performed beautifully. Platform worked well on the road sections and when the gnarly single track came along, opened it up and it took hit after hit w/ ease. Versatile fork at a great price... worth checking out for sure.

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Favorite Trail:   Hydro Cut - KW

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Braun's is... Bicyles!

Similar Products Used:   Fox TALAS RL '04 (One Season of Riding)

Bike Setup:   ETSX SE Roulette with Magura Laurin FCR, Bontrager Race X Lite Wheelset, IRC Mibro 2.1"/1.95" tires, Avid Juicy Ultimate 160/140 brakes, Race Face headset, Thomson stem & seatpost, Selle Italia SLR, XT Shadow RD, XT FD, XTR shifters, SRAM 990 11-34 cassette, SRAM 99 hollow-pin chain, Race Deus crankset, Crank Bros. Candy Ti pedals, ODI Ruffian grips

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