Magura Thor Review

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There are two air chambers, main and negative, that are filled up with one valve. By engaging the flightcontrol remote, both chambers connect, and air pressure equalizes between the main and negative chamber. The negative air spring, when in the long travel, is supported by an additional top out elastomer, while in the short travel, only the air negative spring is active, the elastomer is not engaged.

I weigh 155 lbs. and used pressure from 65 psi to 80 psi, depending upon the terrain I was riding. The lower setting was perfect for climbing and normal trail conditions, while the higher setting was perfect when hammering in technical trials terrain. Sag was usually around 25%. I left the AS+ platform more towards the firm side, since I used it on fire roads and butt smooth singletrack. Even with the powerful rebound, I decreased the rebound damping 1-2 clicks from the middle.

Thor - Mojo front

Thor Specs
Axle-to-crown measurement: 519mm

Thor – 1773.7 grams or 3.91 lbs.
Thor with Maxle: 1914.1 grams or 4.22 lbs.
Maxle – 140.4 grams or 5 oz.

Thor with 60 less bolt – 1855 grams or 4.08 lbs
Thor 60 less axle with pinch bolt – 81.3 grams or 2.9 oz.

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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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