Magura Menja 2009 Forks

Air spring fork featuring the unique Double Arch Design (DAD) offering maximum stiffness. 100mm standard hubs and International Standard 6" disc mounts. Cool “red sock” design.

User Reviews (4)

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adrians   Cross Country Rider [Jun 19, 2010]
Strength:

Stiff, responsive, not the brake bob I expected. Did I say Stiff?

Weakness:

None so far--maybe weight--but 3.8 lbs isnt bad

Used the Magura Louise brakes first and was pretty happy with the product so decided to give the forks a try. Only used them for about a month so far, but I liked them from the getgo. Very stiff, esp. on corners--surprisingly tight ride. You need to dial in the air pressure to find the right "feel" but once you do its quite a plush ride-when working hard. Magura adds an air pressure chart on the leg of the fork so you dont have to memorize your settings- helpful and logical. Note: Magura says the seals will push oil out onto the stanchions the first few rides so-you aren't breaking a seal apparently its a one way transaction. wieghs in at about 3.8 lbs. so not for races but just fine for me as I love technical riding.

Similar Products Used: Rockshox Tora
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Veldrijder   Cross Country Rider [May 03, 2010]
Strength:

Stiff, smooth action

Weakness:

heavier than some other xc forks

Vert nice fork. Well made. Works like it is supposed to.

Similar Products Used: Manitou EFC, Minute; RockShox Mag 20,Judy,Reba; Marzocchi Super Fly
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
invader_zoom   Weekend Warrior [Jan 18, 2010]
Strength:

Reasonable weight (3.8 for 130mm advertised), Good lock-out feature; easy to engage, Dampens well without feeling too stiff, mine has been trouble free.

Weakness:

Stanchions for the wheel mounts are very close to the fork tubes....good for stiffness but was not compatible with my fork mount yakama roof rack.

Solid fork for the price point. Use a rack that leaves the bike assembled. If you like the squishy poorly damped feel of a fox..this isn't the fork for you...if you want a well damped fork that doesn't bob incessantly and still soaks up the terrain and moderate jumping this is a good piece.

Similar Products Used: Fox F100, Rock Shox recon air
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Deepsound   Weekend Warrior [Aug 08, 2009]
Strength:

Size almost equals that of my broken Fox Float R. It's lightweight (1.7 kg).

Weakness:

The performance is average, not smooth (like a Marzo), not fast responsive (like a Fox), not suitable for AM or jumps. Rebound adjuster is located at the bottom of the fork.

I bought the Menja as a replacement for the Fox because I couldn't find a reasonably priced Float and reparing the old one was even more expensive. Unfortunately the axle to crown size of the Z1 (amazing fork!) was too big.

The Menja simply disapoints. Not because it's bad, but because it is not exciting in any way. It's not very responsive, even the old Judy performs better! seriously!
And it's not an All Mountain fork. Unlike the AM-sign on the fork, it's just XC (see also the manual).

Bottom line: don't buy this fork unless you realy need it for it's exact size (like me). You can find a lot better forks for less money.

Similar Products Used: Fox Float R 2005, Marzocchi Z1 SL, Rock Shox Judy XC air assist (2002?)
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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