Instead of trying to develop its own 20mm QR system, Magura simply licensed the Maxle design from RockShox. Out of the box, the axle threads felt rougher. The Magura Wotan is Magura’s first proper entry in the all-mountain/freeride fork market. Hello Folks, I’ve had a Wotan for a few weeks now and thought I’d share EDIT: I finally managed to get a hold of Magura, explained the travel.

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I think that rather rely on just a pedalling platform that is either on or off there should be a separate compression adjustment that you can set for your overall ride and then if you want to stiffen up the fork for climbing you can turn on the platform.

Rockshox is made in Taiwan. It better not be for the super high price they charge wotaj their forks! If opened up a Fox fork cartridge then you can clearly see that the Wotan is not as complicated BUT it does use a proven shim design which is the base of all good suspension.

It’s too easy to automatically think of one of the “big three’s” suspension products when looking for a new fork, but there are other options available for those willing to change it up. Out on the trails the Wotan is fantastic. Magura has a couple of new forks forone a new version of an existing fork and the other completely new. Flam3job May 25, at With the Wotan I would notice that sometimes I would have to pull up and almost swing the front wheel around in the apex aotan the turn, as opposed to carving the corner.

You are right, changing the oil weight isn’t that big of a chore but as someone who was borrowing the fork it is not something that I could have done.

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Then we come back to changing the oil to increase the performance of the fork. Hi Great info on these forks. What can possibly be better about less travel? I run one in my Specialized Pitch.


I pretty pumped on having another option in the suspension market here in north america though! First, the brake mount is an 8in-specific postmount — our mm Saint brake bolted straight on without needing any additional adaptor, which looks a whole lot cleaner and means two fewer bolts to check.

It’s Pronounced Voo-Taan! – Magura Wotan Fork Review

Rolinski May 23, at 2: There are 0 comments. One is for the Flight Control Remote lever, while the other can be used as an optional upgrade to drive magur almost equally handy Albert Select platform damping.

Whens the last time you heard someone say “damn, I wish I had less travel so I could have bottomed out on that last hit”.

You must login to Mgaura. Don’t know if I would pay that though. Mobile Version of Website. And for good reason, whether we like it or not most of us are better off on something with a bit less length than our current forks. Why are you negative propping him, he just gave some useful advice! Neko Mulally Has Been Testing a Magura is build in Germany by Magura. Marco Osborne Joins Transition Bicycles views. Now cut the tube open lengthwise single arch and perform the same test.

You can play around with it’s platform to give it a better ride but the compression damping isn’t quite as sophisticated as the high and low speed adjustments on the Lyrik.

That is the first comment from a lot of people that give it the push test. This fork is mint! Magura deserves to succeed with this one.

Also, I guess it’s because the overall length of the Wotan is longer compared to the Lyrik I found it to be a little slower in the corners.

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It’s Pronounced Voo-Taan! – Magura Wotan Fork Review – Pinkbike

The Wotan is a top-notch bit of kit. We mentioned earlier that there are two cable stops built in to the fork crown.


I do have a set in need of a service, do you have a step by step method you could post or send me? If changing the oil weight will make that big enough improvement on the performance of the Wotan hopefully Magura will change their stock setup so that way customers won’t have to. I haven’t actually tried the ’08 model magur I hope that they have made some improvements.


As far as the initial suppleness what didn’t attract me to the forks performance was when I would be coming into a rocky section and I would want to pull up and skim over the top the Wotan would, first of all, take a little more effort because it would dive a fair bit and second, the first rock that you would hit would be soaked up by the fork and would cause the front end to wotaan.

It’s not a matter of bottoming really but more about the angles and sag, they help so much on the gnar. With some unique features and stunning looks it begs a closer look. Like I said, it fits 2. That is the basic principle behind DAD. There is no getting around the fact that it is not quite as supple on top as others.

I didnt expect dual arches to look good! Chassis Whether you are a fan or not, you have to admit that the Wotan is visually stunning. I dunno, but Im keeping my 55 for now. Bombing downhill through rock gardens and roots was pretty awesome because of its stiffness and plush travel but once the trail started leveling out a bit it lost a bit of it’s magic.

More cleverness can be found inside the fork, with the Wotan having remarkably feature-packed guts. maura

Bar mounted Flight Control unit.