Magura Wotan 2008 Forks

5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 2500 grams

Product Description

  • Damping system: Oil damping
  • Spring: Air
  • Travel: 160mm
  • Dropouts: Thru axle 110/20 for Maxle
  • Lockout: Adjustable platform damping

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by naumanw a Weekend Warrior from Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2009

Strengths:    Quality, quality, quality..

Weaknesses:    The remote for travel a adjust it came with has a sort of crappy plastic-feel to it.. I retrofit with a rockshox's remote..also came with a air shock that wasnt too impressive.
The travel adjust system could be improved.
Shock aftermarket upgrades(from magura) are expensive

Bottom Line:   
Its German Engineering and they payed close attention to the finest detail and quality.The albert platform system gives it a noticeable lock out when tuned to the maxium setting, but anything in between gives a stiction feel to it. The travel adjust is VERY useful, just wish it could travel the other way around 120mm --> 160 mm...since almost always the only way to get it back up is to stop your bike..The ETA system Marzocchi used to use was pretty good in doing that.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Rock shox, marzocchi

Bike Setup:   Rune all-mountain set-up w/ 6inch travel front/rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mimi1885 a Weekend Warrior from Pasadena, CA

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Strengths:    Plush, user friendly, effective Albert select. Remote. Stiff, stiff, stiff. 203 direct PM noise free braking. Massive tire clearance claimed to fit 2.8"

Weaknesses:    Well it weight more than 5.5lbs it claimed. with remote and axel it's about 6.3lbs. I can never push the fork to it's limit.

Bottom Line:   
Wow this is a stiff fork, the Damper is great and it feels closer to a motocross than DH fork. It feels bottomless. It does take some time to set it up properly. It took me a few ride to really dial in the fork after the break-in period. I'm not good with this set up thing, it get too complicated some time with all function available for forks on the market today. Wotan has simple control and function easy enough for some one like me to dial it in. Unlike my 2step which has all the functions available it'd be nice if I know how they work and how to set them up. When I buy a product, I want it to do perform for me not learning to use it.

The fork massive double arch is not a gimmick it the real deal. I also like the fact that when I reduce the travel it actual feel more plush because the increase in negative air. It does come in handy when face with technical climb. I can also choose to lock out or tune the pro-pedal feature called Albert select, although I don't usually touch that but a few times I used it it's awesome.

Minimum brake rotor is 203mm but you can increase to 210mm.
Yeap!you heard it right 203mm minimum. It makes this fork the easiest to set up for flex-free, and drag free brake I've tried. First I thought that it would be overkill but after only a few rides I can see why it was designed that way. Simply awesome. As for the weight, I don't recommended the fork if you are an XC oriented or weight weenie. Choose other forks. This is for AM setup do-it-all bike.

Highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Rock-it

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Fox36, Lyrik 2step, Mavericks, Manitou travis

Bike Setup:   Moment, I9 XTs, Kenda Nevegals 2.35

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by reddirt a Weekend Warrior from St. George

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2008

Strengths:    The adjustable travel is simple and awesome. It does not matter whether you are at 120mm of travel or 160mm, the plushness of the exact same. Also the adjustable lock out is great.

Weaknesses:    I have no complaints!

Bottom Line:   
I would not go with anything else.

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Favorite Trail:   Little Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Over The Edge Sports

Similar Products Used:   Nothing this good!

Bike Setup:   Knolly Endorphin - Sweetest ride ever!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Francis Boner a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2008

Strengths:    Adjustable travel from 120mm to 160mm, super stiff, nice fit and finish, high end componentry, nice graphics, super plush, remote is fantastic and Magura is wonderful for support.

Weaknesses:    Heavy around 5.5 lbs.

Bottom Line:   
Fork is bomb proof and works way better than the Fox fork and the Lyric but is on par with the Marzocchi ATA 165mm and has a similar spring curve. I borrowed the Marzocchi from my friends new 08 commencal frame and loved the fork but he suggested the new Magura Wotan and I love it. It is just as stiff as the Lyric but smoother through its travel and simpler to use. The dials are easy to use and the maxel like the Lyric is simple to use. Thanks Magura.

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Favorite Trail:   McKenzie River Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Friend in industry

Similar Products Used:   Talas 36RC2, Lyric 2step air, Marzocchi 55ATA(08).

Bike Setup:   Foes FXR(08)w/curnutt air can, wotan 120-160, chris king headset, thomson stem, easton ea 70 bar, hayes stroker trail 7" brakes(08), mavic crossmax xl wheels, continental vertical pro 2.3 tires, sram x.o drivetrain, shimano xt crankset with bashguard. (black frame-medium) (30lbs)

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