Magura Ronin 2006 Front Shocks

Ronin

  • Ultra-stiff air suspension fork
  • One-piece magnesium sliders
  • Preload, rebound, compression with lockout
  • High/low speed damping Albert Plus System

User Reviews (7)

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Carlo   Cross Country Rider [May 31, 2007]
Strength:

Stiffness

Weakness:

The fork reacts way to slow. You are already over the obstacle before this fork even beginns working. One could use a rigid fork instead. Same effect.

Although the fork has a lot of features like high- and lowspeed damping, rebound, lockout, the fork just isn't plush enough. I give one Chilli for stiffness and surprisingly good assembly.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Eric   Cross Country Rider [Dec 04, 2006]
Strength:

Extremely stiff, absolutely reliable. The fork is an example for over the top craftsmanship - the knobs are not made of plastic but they are made of solid metal. The manufacturer supports its product very well. The fork does not go up and down when you do not sit on the bike's saddle. It does not bump out even in very very rough terrain and it keeps the bike's front still. In respect of its stiffness this fork is really lightweight.

Weakness:

It takes about 500 kilometers for a new fork until it works perfectly.

This fork really impressed me. Although being a cross-country-fork it takes much abuse. Even after a jump, when I land in stones which are twice as thick as a normal fist, this fork keeps my bike maneuverable.

Similar Products Used: RST 381R, Rock Shox Pilot XC, Rock Shox SID XC.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Doug   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2006]
Strength:

Stiff, adustable, swallows bumps with no objection

Weakness:

takes some fiddling to tune, takes time to bed in seals, platform/ compression minimum settings a little on the stiff side weight a little high.

Once set up, this fork is very confidence inspiring over rough terrain. Plush enough for small bumps, but not ultra plush. I've never felt the steering move on me the way the light manitou forks did. The bike just goes where I point it. A bit costly at full retail. I'm very happy with this fork, and the beeefy construction is reassuring.

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Z1, Z2, Manitou
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Grant   Racer [Jun 16, 2006]
Strength:

Adjustability: easy to customize to trail conditions and rider style. Predictability: consistent response across a range of amplitudes and frequencies. Rigidity: laterally stiff when standing, and bomber when locked out. Lockout lever: positive and easy to grab on the side of the crown, and no extra cables to the bar. Maintenance: low!

Weakness:

not as light as some

Great fork.

Similar Products Used: various rock shox and marzocchi
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brian   Racer [May 01, 2006]
Strength:

Stiff, Smooth, Plenty of adjustments

Weakness:

None found

Though the fork has lots of adjustment knobs, I just set it according to the manual and it felt great right off the bat. I have made only minor adjustments (mostly to air pressure) since then. It hasn't leaked any oil to speak of, and only leaked air once (when it got very cold). It still feels great!
Be ready for questions... what fork is that??

Similar Products Used: Rock Shox Duke, C'dale Fatty Ultra
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Marco Reinbrecht   Cross Country Rider [Feb 02, 2008]
Strength:

Stiffness when braking is acceptable.

Weakness:

Stiffness towards the sides is way to low. The damping is far too tight. Therefore the bike's front bounces over obstacles instead of the fork working. As Carlo has already ridden one could use a rigid fork instead. Fork leaked oil.

I really regretted buying it. Maguras very expensive support didn't help either.

Similar Products Used: Suntour XCP, Manitou Skareb, Manitou R7, Rock Shox Jett
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Silverback   [Dec 17, 2007]
Strength:

Extremely good quality(just like their motorcycle stuff).The adjustability of these forks seems excellent,changes on the clickers makes real differences to the forks characteristics.Changes in air pressure are also very noticeable.
Running a 7" disk and I weigh 92kg(200+lbs) and there appears to be no flex.

Weakness:

Please explain?

Magura Ronin 110.
I am 43 and have just to ride my mountain bike again after a few years.After racing motor cross for years and still going, I have a fair idea of how a good fork should work, these seem to fit the bill.
Magura has been making quality gear for motorcycles for longer than I can remember(I have a 1972 husky CR250 with Magura controls).This quality is obvious in these forks.
With what I paid for these, value is through the roof.
A faster younger rider may find fault with these but I doubt it.With right adjustments,and there is plenty, I believe they could suit anyone.
The bloke who reckons they don't react quickly enough and that they are to stiff needs to think about his tuning.
Great quality fork.

Similar Products Used: My sons suntour rubbish,1974 crossrider monoshock(better than the suntour of 2006 haro shift).
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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