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    07 WB Magic 80 to 100 mm travel change?

    Hi all, searched the forum but couldn't find any info, is it possible to change the magic travel from 80 to 100mm?

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    Nope.

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    Actually yes, you can. You have to purchase a "kit" from WB which is essentially the complete replacement of the internals.
    Then it's a "simple" matter of changing them out.

    It's not a bad idea to have them do it for you if you have ANY reservations of your mechanical ability as there are many, many, many parts that have to be in a certain order!

    BUT...once done you will find it totally transforms the fork. I just don't think 80mm gives this fork the travel it needs to operate properly.

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    There is hope then! Thanks for the info None, I'd hate to part with that fork, it's plenty stiff for a QR and the new Reba would be too much $$$ for now. Have you done the conversion yourself?

    edit they replied from WB, they will sell me the kit, great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblspeed
    Hi all, searched the forum but couldn't find any info, is it possible to change the magic travel from 80 to 100mm?
    Check on their website or give them a email. I think I've heard you can adjust it yourself.

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    It is a full new set of insides.

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    Without purchasing additional parts, you can convert the fork to
    92mm.

    I have attached the instructions for removing the air spring
    assembly, and also an exploded view. You must follow the
    instructions and get the piston, compression rod, spring, washers
    and spacers out of the fork. (You may skip step 5a, which does
    not apply in this case.)

    Once the parts are out, you must set aside the spring spacer, item
    24 on the exploded view. You will assemble the other parts without
    this spacer. The spacer is 12mm long, so without it the spring
    assembly will engage at a point 12mm above where it did before.

    You must also cut the top out spacer, item 14 on the exploded
    view, so that it is 12mm shorter. This spacer is plastic, so use a
    fine toothed saw and cut as straight as possible. Finish the edge
    with sandpaper. The spacer will now allow the fork to extend
    12mm more.

    Assemble the parts back on the compression rod as shown in the
    exploded view and drop them back into the fork stanchion, following
    the instructions for reassembly.

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    I was told by WB, that you can make a 110mm fork and 80mm fork, but you could not make an 80mm fork a 110mm fork. Last I checked, they do not offer a 100mm fork any more.

    Kind of like you can drink an ugly girl pretty, but you cannot drink a fat girl skinny.

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    They told me no to both. I called a few months ago, because I was going to change my Dad's 80mm. Are we missing something here. I have never pulled mine apart, but I have an 80mm and like it. I even asked if they could do it for me and they said different internals.

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    When mine was in for service they did the conversion from 80 to 100mm. Sure it cost a bit more coin, but the bike rides better now at least in my view.

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    Hi all, I can confirm you can go from 80mm to 100mm, WB will sell you the internals to do the trick, or you can send them the fork. I'm talking a 2007 Magic 29 here, don't know about other models.

    Hey spaniardclimber thanks a million for the info, I would do that if it was for my current bike setup, but the fork is going on a new Canzo frame, which needs a 100mm fork. I'm interested in your instructions anyways, I do I access the file you attached?

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    Cool. I wish I had looked into this further a while back. Anyone tried the through-axle and the QR forks back to back ? I have been thinking about going to the TA, since my hubs are convertible. My magic 80mm feels plenty stiff, so I am not sure I would notice the difference.

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