Magura Vidar review£199.00

The Vidar is Magura's cheapest fork, and it uses exactly the same stiff sturdy structure as the Ronin. Steel facing plates on the disc brake mounts and dropouts stop long-term corrosion too, and the bolted crown means legs can be replaced.

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The Vidar is Magura's cheapest fork, and it uses exactly the same stiff sturdy structure as the Ronin.

Steel facing plates on the disc brake mounts and dropouts stop long-term corrosion too, and the bolted crown means legs can be replaced. It's still pretty stiff though, but you can get it in custom colours and old-skool 1in steerer versions. Squelchy oil bath damping is unadjustable - apart from lockout - but it'll be fine for most riders, as will the single coil spring rate.

New seal kits and slider finish means the Vidar is smooth and controlled over the small bumps, and there's no nasty top or bottom out clank over bigger stuff, either. The smoother seals still keep crap out well though, and our forks have managed to survive the worst of the UK winter conditions just fine. Definitely a tempting alternative to Marzocchi.

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