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let them fix the problems with the 26er's first before developing the same $hit over again.
Not really aware of any problems, my Magura fork has been much more reliable than the Marzocchi it replaced. Care to explain what your talking about?

I haven't heard anything about a 29er fork, probably because I have no interest in 29ers though.
 

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Guys, currently we do not have a 29er fork on the drawing board- sorry. If we did make one what would be your opinion of the ideal set-up? Travel… etc.

I believe the gentleman above is referring to the recall we are having on the first production run of Durin lower legs. If you own a Durin go to our web site and type in your serial number- if the fork is affected return it to Magura and we will replace the lowers, bushings and seals…

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For the 29er market think that the most viable would be to have an adaptable fork. The ability to convert a single fork between 80 - 100 -120 mm would be a nice option. This would cover the single speed group and those looking to push their full suspension rigs.

Personally I would like to see some of the larger diameter tubing used for stability and reliability. If you were to use the same diameter as the wotan that would be ideal. The ability to reutilize your existing technology and role that into the R&D for the fork would make a better business case for the near term and long term sustainability. With some initial investment Magura would be a serious threat in the US market.
 

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What I'm talking about is my experience and other freinds experience with the magura forks. Durin, Wotan and Thor. Of the 5 people that I know who have these, plus myself owning a Thor is that after repeated service not only do they continue to leak but the air chambers do not function properly. I bought the Thor for its 100-140 adjustability. What I got is a fork that doesn't hold air longer than 4-5 days and will only adjust down to 130mm and not the 100 for climbing. When my Talas arrives, my shop will be sending it back to Magura Canada for there opinion. Unacceptable for a fork with less than 15hrs on it. I so want mine to work as it is very plush and the albert is a flawless feature.
 

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What I'm talking about is my experience and other freinds experience with the magura forks. Durin, Wotan and Thor. Of the 5 people that I know who have these, plus myself owning a Thor is that after repeated service not only do they continue to leak but the air chambers do not function properly. I bought the Thor for its 100-140 adjustability. What I got is a fork that doesn't hold air longer than 4-5 days and will only adjust down to 130mm and not the 100 for climbing. When my Talas arrives, my shop will be sending it back to Magura Canada for there opinion. Unacceptable for a fork with less than 15hrs on it. I so want mine to work as it is very plush and the albert is a flawless feature.
Hmm, thats really strange. I have an early run Wotan from 06/07 and the air chamber works flawlessly. The semi bath chambers leaked like a sieve until I picked up some test run Enduro seals. They should hopefully be hitting the market soon because they are significantly better than the seals that came on the fork. I have had problems with achieving full travel after doing semi bath oil changes but I think that is more my fault than the forks. Just need to remember to leave the semi bath chambers exposed below the stanchion when refilling prior to sliding the lowers all the way down onto the fork.

Have you called Magura CS about it yet? I'm sure they will take care of you if you do, heard nothing but good things about them.
 

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Well- I am sorry your experiences with Magura forks have been negative. I have been running a Thor for almost a whole year now with flawless performance. I have a 2 year old Durin that has been perfect.

Your opinion is your own and I will not argue with you; however I can offer some very simple tech advice to fix the issues you are having.

-leaking: our forks are designed to function with a little bit of fluid on the upper legs- this fluid is 100% separate from the fluid used in the damping unit. The lubrication fluid is clear and the damping fluid is red. If you see red fluid you have a problem and we need to service the fork. Do you see red fluid? Our 2009 forks have tighter dust wipers.

-Leaking from the air chamber: 99.9% chance you just need to let the air out of the fork and unscrew the air cap- clean and grease the o-ring and tighten it up. You an also just snug the air cap down- maybe ¼ turn.

-Did you equalize the air pressure in the two chambers when airing the fork up? You need to activate the FCR numerous times while airing the fork up initially.

-If the FCR still does not function it is a very east fix. Our forks are very- very easy to work on, in fact changing the lubrication oil requires a 5mm Allen and about 10 minutes.

-You are more than welcome to call Magura USA anytime.

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Thanks, I appreciate the comments and advice. If your comments reflect what is to be expected from Magura Canada, I will be happy with the CS. I won't do the work myself since the fork is basically new and should be covered under warranty. Like I said, I really want this fork to work as it is such a good design, maybe us guys up here got stuck with some bad seal, or something, as it is red fluid that dribbles out the seals.
 

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29er forks- an adjustable 100-120-140 would be nice. Internally adjustable would be fine if it is far less complex and more reliable but external adjustability would be perfect.

Stanchions 32 is fine but 35 would be good for the longer travel options. Maybe a 80/100 or 80-100 fork (32mm) and a 120/140 or 120-140 (35mm). Not interested in 26ers anymore and bought three 29er forks in the past two months....now have two. Since Fox does QR only, I went with the 20mm TA/Maxle Rebas. Maybe next year at IB? :)
 
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