I want to give big thanks to Justin at Magura for assisting me during my long review period, you are the Man!
The Magura Thor is an amazing fork, that is well built with highly crafted German engineering. It is stout and stiff for a 32mm stanchion fork, and a lot of that are due to the unique double arch. It has good small to medium bump compliance, climbs like a magician, are a trials champion, and turns on a dime (seriously). The adjustable travel was nice to have on long climbs, but I think the fork did fine without it. I liked the platform damping and used it regularly on many trails and fire roads, although the amount of micro adjustment was a bit excessive. The fork dive was minimal, and braking control was excellent. Although the fork did fine in ugly rock gardens, when it went deeper into its travel it was a tad harsh, but not unpleasantly so. The rebound is powerful, so it takes a minor adjustment to get used to it. The flimsy and fragile RCL (remote control lever) was a major disappoint in an otherwise incredible fork.
-Technical and trials prowess
-Controlled fork dive
-Harsh in big long rock gardens
-RCL is fragile
-AS+ fine tuning is excessive
-Slight clunk noise when platform damping is lessened
Value Rating: 3.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Biker profile: All Mountain
Weight (in grams): 1785 grams/3.93 lbs.
Technical principle: telescope system with DAD
Damping system: Albert Select intelligent oil damping
Adjustments: Albert Select via remote lever
Adjustment knobs made of high quality aluminium: yes
RCL (Remote control) series equipment: yes, for travel adjustment
RCL (Remote control) series option: yes (for Albert Select)
Brake installation options/Disc brake mounts: Postmount 7″
Corrosion protectors at dropouts and disc mounts: no
Steerer tube diameter: 1 1/8″
Stanchion diameter: 32mm
Maximum tyre width (inch): 26″ x 2,8″
Color: race-white, glossy black
Axle to crown length (in mm): 520mm
Approved for disc brakes up to: 210mm
Integr. disc brake hose guide on lower leg: yes
Lockout: adjustable, on/off plattform technology
Delivered with an air pump.