Magura Wotan 2009 Forks

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Wotan

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.

User Reviews (3)

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mimi1885   Weekend Warrior [Aug 31, 2010]
Strength:

Stiff, 8" minimum brake how cool's that?, Plusher in reduced travel, coil feel, eh did I mention stiff?

Great Customer service.

Weakness:

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!

Similar Products Used: Fox 32, Fox 36, Manitou Travis, Maverick Duc32, White bros, Marz 44,55,66.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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ssb2005   Weekend Warrior [Jan 13, 2010]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.
stickers

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.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Herzalot   Weekend Warrior [Apr 26, 2009]
Strength:

Supple feel, very rigid laterally.

Weakness:

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.

Similar Products Used: Fox TALAS 36 RC2
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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