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Magura unveils redesigned fork range with 26, 29, and 650b sizes

Magura has completely revised its suspension fork range for 2012, now featuring a new design and new internals. The new forks are called Magura TS (Team Suspension). Whether it’s a 26-inch, 29-inch or 650b for the latest trend – this season Magura offers a matching model for every wheel diameter and a wide range of applications.

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 29er frames.

Magura also has suspension forks to match the new trend in 650b wheels with a travel of 120 to 150 millimetres. They are compatible with almost all 650b tires currently available on the market. The fork-design is weight-optimised. DAD (Double Arch Design) and QR15 thru-axles ensure high stiffness.

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.

The new Magura M15 thru-axles have been especially developed for Magura 29-inch 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.

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.

 

 
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