Enduro air spring fork featuring an awesome and absolutely unique Double Arch Design (DAD) offering maximum stiffness with thru-axle and Postmount 8" disc mounts i.e. direct mount of the caliper without adaptor in combination with a 203mm/8"rotor.
a Weekend Warrior
from Pasadena CA
Date Reviewed: August 31, 2010
Strengths: Stiff, 8" minimum brake how cool's that?, Plusher in reduced travel, coil feel, eh did I mention stiff?
Great Customer service.
Weaknesses: It could be a little lighter, If put all the remote on along with the adj seatpost remote, you get the picture.
This is my second Wotan, but first fork since duc32 that I put on the Mojo, still very happy. Fork performs great, arguably, the stiffest single crown fork in it's class.
Great action, simple to use, and when you reduce the travel, it increase the neg air, which in turn make the fork very plush, makes perfect for technical climb. as always you can put on Magura's version of Propedal called Albert Select. very easy to use.
203mm minimum rotor size is another plus. Straight up bolt on brake without any adapters no distracting flex from adapter that I experienced from other fork when installing 8" rotor.
Great Customer service as well, Jude is very attentive and quick to provide any info and help replace my broken remote in just a few days. Awesome!
Strengths: Riduculously smooth fork, the buttery smooth travel is usually the first thing people comment on after riding the bike.
The fork is also ligter than most other forks in its category but the dual arch keeps it stiff.
can be pulled down and cleaned in about a minute flat.
The Albert select platform works well and is simple to dial in.
Weaknesses: Remote travel adjust kit is a cheap afterthought which worked poorly was in lots of small pieces after the first crash. havent missed it since.
Graphics also come off relativley easily.
no compression adjust for the tweakers out there.
Great All mountain / light freeride forks, light weight, smooth action and simple to pull apart.
they took a few rides to wear in but they just keep getting beter and better, each fork holds about 5ml of oil which is designed to pump out slowly and prevent dirt ingress. on the first pull apart after about 4 months there was no dirt in the fork lowers at all and none even looking like getting past the o-rings
the forks have no compression adjuster for those who like to fiddle with their settings but i have found them to be an awesome fork. the adjustable platform is great for use on climbs and still disengages smoothly on the bigger hits if you forget to switch it off.
Similar Products Used: Fox 36's and magura Thor's on friends bikes.
Bike Setup: Knolly D-T , Magura WOTAN's, juicy 7s, chromag bar, straitline stem and pedals, DHX-5 air. easton havoc wheels.
a Weekend Warrior
from Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: April 26, 2009
Strengths: Supple feel, very rigid laterally.
Weaknesses: Extending the fork, forgiveness, weight
After riding the Wotan on 10 solid rides, I am still not convinced I like it better than the Fox. I feel like I get knocked off line easier at speed, perhaps because the chassis is so stiff. I am no lightweight (210lbs) and I have raced DH (on a different bike, of course). I had the Wotan custom tuned and I'm still not in love with it. It is a great fork, with a more lively feel side to side than the Fox. Also, I love the handlebar mounted lever for lowering the suspension, but it is very reluctant to extend back to a full 160 without stopping to do so. Even doing a wheelie while pushing the lever doesn't result in full extension the first try. Great fork with a different ride feel than Fox. Burly.
I've just started back into biking after a few years out and my trusty Mag Wotan's need a service/oil change.
Has anyone out there got a step by step method for doing the oil change? I've read quite a bit about using different oil types/weights to get different performance too so any feedback w ... Read More »
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Hey Warp, al parecer tu serias una de las personas que ha estado al tanto de las suspensiones de Magura. Estoy en necesidad de una nueva tijera para mi Morewood Shova LT, esta tiene 7 pugadas de recorrido trasero y por ahora la he usado con un Zoky 66 RC2X.
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The seals on my Wotan are leaking pretty bad. I know Magura says you have to send in your fork for service but has anyone serviced this fork themselves? If so how do you remove the rebound knob? Any other tips on rebuilding this fork?
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I'm running a Magura Wotan on my Turner 6 Pack trail rig. I won't go into great detail on this particular fork, but I am not pleased with it (severe top-out clunk if the biggest issue). It's not a warranty issue and the tech at Magura USA was helpful when I rebuilt it, but the problem isn't resolved ... Read More »