Magura Thor Review

Forks Pro Reviews

Double Arch
The forks double brace or arch, named the ‘Double Arch Design’ or DAD is a really unique feature. It adds a lot of stiffness to the fork, which makes the fork steer better, and help alleviate fork leg flex, something that 32mm stanchions are prone to do.

Thor DoubleArchDesign
Thor DoubleArchDesign

Brake Mounts
This Thor comes with a 7 inch PM disc brake mounts, so it is a direct mount for a 180mm/185mm rotor, 160mm will not work. Most people, myself included, are going to be running at least a 180mm rotor in front, so it is one less adapter to not have to use. I tested the fork with a 180mm and a 203mm, but for my weight of 155 lbs. the 203mm was overkill, so I stuck with the 180mm which seemed the most ideal.

Brake Guide
I really liked this simple brake guide. No need to use any quick ties or screw in brake guide, just simply push the brake cable into the guide, and presto all done.

 

The Test Bike
Frame: Ibis Mojo
Rear Shocks: DT Swiss XR carbon (main), Fox RP23, Fox RPL
Wheelset: Rear – American Classic All Mountain, Front – Hope Pro II w/ ZTR355
Tires: Conti Mtn Kings 2.4, Conti Rubber Queens 2.4, Schwalbe Fat Alberts 2.4
Brakes: Magura Marta SL

Thor - Ibis Mojo
Thor – Ibis Mojo

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • LeeL says:

    Super-useful review Brian. A lot tighter then the manual. I’m going to try to set it up with 90psi (I’m 160lbs) and dial in the Albert platform setting a little more firm

  • flystagg says:

    Does the fork not have a rebound adjustment? Maybe if you try some heavier oil in the rebound cercuit it will slow down for you

  • Brian Mullin says:

    Yes, the Thor has a rebound adjustment, I played with it, then you have a slower strong return instead of a fast one! I did not change the oil in the fork, the strong rebound was not that much of an issue, and it did help keep the wheel planted on rocky climbs.

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