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    Magura TS 8 29er Fork

    Interested in feedback from anyone who has ridden the new Magura forks.

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    Not sure if you have seen these:
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    Spent a few hours on one yesterday...waddaya' wanna' know?
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    mtroy. Your thoughts on how it compares to a Fox or a Sid. Does it ride high in the travel as described by the initial testing? How was the low speed compression damping? I'm hoping for little to no "monkey motion" while cranking hard on the pedals.

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    Great compression profile. Simple. Light. Easy. Awesome fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dambala View Post
    mtroy. Your thoughts on how it compares to a Fox or a Sid. Does it ride high in the travel as described by the initial testing? How was the low speed compression damping? I'm hoping for little to no "monkey motion" while cranking hard on the pedals.
    It does tend to ride high in the travel...assuming pressure is correct, etc. Low speed damping feels aggressive to me. It has little monkey motion when unlocked and out of the saddle. Now, I do not have the adjustable compression damper, just the DLO2, so pretty much off and on. I would think it would make a good fork for SS use, where you tend to stand a lot.

    I am not as happy with the overall response to sharp hits though. Kinda harsh for a 120mm fork. Still hoping for better results but not sure yet.

    Very light and quite stiff. Look for an update soon on TNI.com. c_g and I will be co-posting.
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    looking to pick one up soon.
    Can anyone provide input on the DLO lock-out feel. I think it locks the fork in the compressed position, not extended...?

    Does the 29er 100mm TS8 R come in color black? No online vendors seem to have it, yet on Magura site there are some photos.

    Here's TNI recent review sited above: Magura TS8R 120mm 29"er Fork: Mid-Term

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    Quote Originally Posted by adinpapa View Post
    looking to pick one up soon.
    Can anyone provide input on the DLO lock-out feel. I think it locks the fork in the compressed position, not extended...?

    Does the 29er 100mm TS8 R come in color black? No online vendors seem to have it, yet on Magura site there are some photos.

    Here's TNI recent review sited above: Magura TS8R 120mm 29"er Fork: Mid-Term

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    No, it locks in the extended position, but the fork will slowly compress if you weight it.
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    I have one on order. Any long term reviews? Is it true that you can't use a 160 mm rotor?
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    Magura TS 8 29er Fork

    No, can't use a 160 rotor. The fork is awesome and the 2014 model looks to have been improved. Take your time to learn to service- it's easy. I changed mine from 100mm to 80 and like it even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adinpapa View Post
    No, can't use a 160 rotor. The fork is awesome and the 2014 model looks to have been improved. Take your time to learn to service- it's easy. I changed mine from 100mm to 80 and like it even more.
    Thanks for the reply. I wonder why they didn't make it 160 rotor compatible, especially for an XC fork. Anyway, I went with the TS8 R in black. I might change it to 80mm on my SS. Looking forward to riding it.
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    Magura TS 8 29er Fork

    Not much written on the TS8 so post your experience. I've got a spare RCL2 lockout switch for the R if you need it.
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    Been looking at this fork in a 100mm on a carbon beargrease for summer 29er use. what is the fattest tire size that fits ? would love to run a 2.35 to 2.40. I have been a rigid rider for years and this fork looks great. thinking the SL model. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    Been looking at this fork in a 100mm on a carbon beargrease for summer 29er use. what is the fattest tire size that fits ? would love to run a 2.35 to 2.40. I have been a rigid rider for years and this fork looks great. thinking the SL model. Thanks.
    FYI, I have run a 2.35 with my TS8 SL fork with no clearance issues.

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    First ride impressions: My fork arrived today. Went in to the shop, had it installed, pumped it up to the right air pressure and hit the trail. The very first thing that came to mind 5 seconds into my ride was "WOW! This must be what the designers and engineers had in mind when they were thinking up the very first suspension fork". I've ridden anything from a Reba, to a SID XX, to a DT Swiss XMM, and I can honestly say this is the best fork I've ever ridden. The first thing I noticed was how it felt like I was still riding a rigid fork, but with suspension on the bottom. The crown and steerer are super stiff but not harsh. The suspension is very responsive and plush. Also, I noticed how efficient it felt compared to other forks. It always seemed to travel the right amount, never too much, but never not enough. I only had time for a 45 minute ride today, but so far I'm liking it very much.
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    j3sseb, Thanks for the report. What model did you get? what size and model tires you running? Dambala, What 2.35 tire did you fit in your fork? This fork sound great! would love to hear more reports?

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    Magura TS 8 29er Fork-20140321_194537_zpsb21ce3f5.jpg
    It's the TS8 R 100mm, and my tires are Continental Trail King 2.2 and X-King 2.2.
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