Magura have announced today a new lineup of suspension forks which include 26″, 29″ and 650B wheels sizes reflecting a growing trend anticipated for 2013 of mid travel 650B bikes. Magura forks have an awesome reputation for stiffness and smooth travel backed up with incredible Germna design, just ask Olympic Champion Sabina Spitz or multiple World Champion Irina Kalentieva.
In 2011 Magura launched a new range of disc brakes and it seems attention has switched to forks as the line gets rebuilt. Reflecting the boom in the 29er wheel size, forks will now be available in 80-120mm travel segments and with thru-axles to deal with the higher torque from the bigger wheels. The market is apparently shifting towards 29er for short to mid travel xc and trail bikes. 650B for big hit enduro and 26 inch for downhill (but don’t be surprised to see 650B downhill race bikes for next year), at least according to Taiwan. Below is the full release from Magura detailing the new lineup. The fork pictured above is the 150mm TS8 fork.
The right fork for every wheel- The new MAGURA TS suspension fork series
MAGURA has completely revised its suspension fork range. Now featuring new design and new internals. The new forks answer to the name of MAGURA TS (Team Suspension). Whether it’s a 26″, 29″ or 650B/27.5″ for the latest trend – this season MAGURA offers a matching model for every wheel diameter and a wide range of applications.
Mountain bikes with large diameter wheels are in – they promise a smooth ride at high speed. But to make the most out of their potential you need to have a matching fork. That is why the component specialist MAGURA has expanded its product range for 2012 to cater for the new 29″ and 650B/27.5″ trends in mountain biking. The product range also includes new models for 26″ wheels with 80 to 150 millimetres of travel for cross country, marathon and all mountain.
No compromise: MAGURA 29″ suspension fork with M15 thru-axle.
The new 29″ forks are available with a travel of 80 up to 120 millimetres. Their design is engineered without compromise for high stiffness. The ultra-stable DAD arch (Double Arch Design) and the new MAGURA M15 thru-axles make a major contribution here. The steer tube options offered by MAGURA are the standard 1 1/8″ and a tapered version. The tapered steer tubes can fit very short head tubes on small 29″ frames.
MAGURA suspension forks for 650B/27.5″
MAGURA also has suspension forks to match the new trend in 650B/27.5″ wheels with a travel of 120 to 150 millimetres. They are compatible with almost all 650B/27.5″ tyres currently available on the market. The fork-design is weight-optimised.
DAD (Double Arch Design) and QR15 thru-axles ensure high stiffness.
The MAGURA suspension fork series.
All TS forks have been developed based on the SLE concept (Stiffer, Lighter, Easier). This
means optimum stiffness at the lowest possible weight, extremely low maintenance, and a easy set up. With the Fork Master Concept (FMC) it is possible to manufacture forks with a sensitive response where special bushings, seals and surfaces work together with the Fork Master Grease (FMG) to deliver an exceptional ride. The forks feature progressive suspension characteristics that prevent over-response even in steep terrain. The TS8 R 150 is offered as a fixed travel version or with the LS (Lift Select) system.
M15 thru-axles with integrated tool
The new MAGURA M15 thru-axles have been especially developed for MAGURA 29″ suspension forks. A special feature is the self-retaining thread that makes additional locking of the thru-axle unnecessary. Simply tighten the axle and the wheel is safely secured. The MAGURA Tool for Torx T25 bolts is concealed inside the thru-axle, so you have always got the tool for tightening the axle with you. At the same time it protects the thread against contamination. The tool can also be used on the most bolts of MAGURA MT hydraulic disc brakes and HS rim brakes. You can use them for changing brake pads or adjusting the lever settings, for example. This system of axle and integrated tool weighs only 58 grams.
Perfect fit between discs and 29″ or 650B/27.5″ wheels
29″ and 650B/27.5″ suspension forks are supplied exclusively with the PM7 disc brake mount for discs with a diameter of 180 millimetres and upwards. Large wheels also need large discs to ensure performance and durability.
An intuitive feature are the Protection Caps at the lower end of the forks. They prevent damage to the drop outs and rebound dial while the wheel is removed. These are fitted to all MAGURA forks with thru-axles.
About MAGURA (Gustav Magenwirth GmbH & Co. KG)
With its headquarters in Bad Urach/ Germany, the MUNZ-MAGENWIRTH Group has four business sectors operating at international level: bicycle components, power sports, controls and injection moulding. MAGURA is a pioneer in producing bicycle and motorcycle components and has a worldwide monopoly on hydraulic brakes for bicycle wheel rims. The company is backed by a tradition of more than 100 years of competence in hydraulics and materials. In addition to brakes and suspension forks for bicycles, the company develops and manufactures industrial controls and injection moulding components. The name MAGURA (founded 1893) stands for the name of the founder – Gustav Magenwirth – and the name of the town in which the company is based – Bad Urach.