Magura Thor 2010 Forks

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

Unique Albert Select+ damping featuring optimized damping through the complete speed range. Superstiff 32 mm upper legs. Cold forged Aluminium 6082 T6 fork crown with integrated cablestops for the RCL remote control. Maxle 360 thrux-axle system with q/r. All adjuster knobs made of high quality aluminium.

Magura Thor 2010 Forks Pro Review

I have been riding the new Magura Thor 140mm All Mountain fork for almost 5 months now, and have had it in all sorts of terrain, and have been able to compare it against several competing forks, and I must say it is an exceptional fork. The Thor, also known as the MT 140AM, is Magura’s new All Mountain fork, and is an adjustable travel fork, with 32mm stanchions and a 20mm thru-axle using the Maxle 360. Continue reading →

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Edfelliv a Cross Country Rider from Boise, ID USA

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, Plush, Light

Weaknesses:    This fork has very little oil in the stanchions. No biggie, right? Wrong. Magura designed the fork to weep oil, so this fork has to go in for service about every 6 months. Also, it is very difficult to balance the positive and negative air chambers.

Bottom Line:   
When I first got this fork, LOVED it. Balance of weight and stiffness with an adjustable travel: perfect. After a year and half and two services, I have to say this fork is very finicky. I have a very hard time balancing the air chambers (read: impossible without two people) by myself. Recently, the fork has been climbing from the 100mm position towards the 140mm position. It just slowly creeps up over the course of a ride. Bummer!! I haven't even put 1000 miles on the fork, so I am sending it back to Magura this week for an inspection. Hopefully, they will cover it under warranty. Will update with more info when I get the fork back.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Fox Vanilla RLC, Rock Shox Lyric U Turn Coil, Argyle RCT

Bike Setup:   MSC Catal (hardtail XC), Mavic 819's, XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boomer28 a Cross Country Rider from Fairfield County CT

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2011

Strengths:    Very burly so far, 20mm axel is nice along with double crown. Easy to access inflation valve, finger dials are pretty easy to turn.

Weaknesses:    Have not installed remote yet but am not looking forward to it breaking like it has for so many others. Still on the fence if I will even install it.

Bottom Line:   
Scored a great deal for a 2010 model which is basically same as '11. Very plush so far though had to inflate & cycle fork for a while to get it feeling right, it was like a wet noodle out of the box. The included pump looks slick but kinda stinks. After about 20 miles it is performing great, nice plushness on the little stuff but eats up some decent 2-3 foot drops with confidence. Really impressed so far

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Favorite Trail:   empty ones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Spec. future shocks

Bike Setup:   s-works stumpy fsr, Stans Flow rims, hadley racing hubs, sram xx 2x10 drivetrain, magura marta sl brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by toytech a Weekend Warrior from san leandro, ca

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2010

Strengths:    plush, plush and more plush! tracks like it is on rails, easy setup. light weight. no pedal bob when standing with the platform damping engaged, and very little with it off. remote for travel adjust handy too.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
great fork, plush ano flex at all with no weight penalty.

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Favorite Trail:   chabot loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   chainlove

Similar Products Used:   Marzocchi bam freeride, 600xc

Bike Setup:   Commencal Meta 55, fox float rear shock, sram, truvative drivetrain, hope/mavic 719 front wheel, wtb hub/ sun equalizer front, wtb Raizen tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by billysan a Cross Country Rider from South East UK

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2010

Strengths:    Feel, adjustability, rigidity, looks, weight.

Weaknesses:    Sensitivity to setup, paint chips and scratches easily, slightly flawed rear arch design.

Bottom Line:   
I love this fork. It is so smooth, plush and accurate. It is a little fiddly to setup, the air pressure guide is still way off so you need to experiment a fair bit. I run 82psi and weigh 80kg with all my kit on. A change of 2psi is noticable, 84psi and it looses its plushness, 80psi and it dives through its travel.

I run it at 140mm the whole time, including all climbing. with this air pressure it has about 55-60mm of sag. But this gives a butter smooth ride that is perfectly controlled and damped. Its stiffness then ensures it tracks perfectly wherever you point it. It never really seems to bob when climbing or sprinting, I find myself looking down quite often to see if its working, but it always is. I get full travel out of it too, well about 132mm, but very rarely bottom out.

Many will considder this type of fork overkill for XC, but I wanted to put it on a bike that could do it all. This fork can, from XC endurance races, to proper hard technical trails at maximum effort.

I have a couple of gripes:
The rear arch is designed so that it traps water and mud, so instead of letting it fall out it holds it next to the stanchion and seal.
The paint is very soft, it chips and scratches with little force.
The remote for the travel adjust is naff and looks like it will break very easily.
Because I had one of the first sets of 2010 ones available, back in Sept 09 I paid £650 for them They can be had new for just over half that now!!

But given all that I would still highly recomend them to anyone.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Lefty Max

Bike Setup:   Chameleon setup for hard and fast trail use plus occasional races.

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