Magura offering 29er and 650B suspension forks

New TS6 and TS8 are 'lighter, stiffer and easier'

Magura are bringing out a new range of TS (Team Suspension) mountain bike forks which includes options for both 29in and 650B (27.5in) wheels, as well as standard 26in hoops.

At this stage details of the changes for 2013 are scant, but the German company are promising "a new design, a new name and new internal componentry", with emphasis on reduced weight, improved stiffness and easier maintenance. 

There are forks for everything from cross-country racing to all-mountain riding, available in four travel lengths – 80, 100, 120 and 150mm – with Magura's Lift Select travel-adjust system available as an option on select models. All the 29er and 650B forks have 15mm axles for improved tracking stiffness, while all but three of the 26in forks use standard 9mm quick-release axles. All have 32mm stanchions.

The TS6 is Magura's new entry-level fork, available with 80, 100 or 120mm of travel, in 26in and 29in versions, with claimed weights starting at 1,690g. The higher-end TS8 is lighter, with weights starting from 1,299g. Pricier models feature upgraded damping (Albert Select or Albert SL, instead of the more basic DLO2).

Here's a quick rundown of the vital statistics:

650B

  • TS8 R 120 QR15 – 120mm travel, XC/AM/marathon, DLO2 damping, Maxle Lite 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,630g  (claimed weight is for 26in version)
  • TS8 R 150 – 150mm, AM, Albert Select+, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,675g (26in version)
  • TS8 R 150 LS – 150mm, AM, Albert Select+, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,825g (26in version)

29er

  • TS6 80 – 80mm, XC,  DLO2, 15mm axle, 1,945g
  • TS8 R 80 – 80mm, XC, DLO2, 15mm axle, 1,655g
  • TS8 SL 80 – 80mm, XC, Albert SL, 15mm axle, 1,630g
  • TS6 100 – 100mm, XC, DLO2, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,945g
  • TS8 R 100 – 100mm, XC, DLO2, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,655g
  • TS8 SL 100 – 100mm, XC, Albert SL, 15mm axle, 1,630g
  • TS6 120 – 120mm, XC, DLO2, 15mm axle, 1,945g
  • TS8 R 120 QR15 – 120mm, XC/AM/marathon, DLO2, Maxle Lite 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,630g (26in version)
  • TS8 R 120 – 120mm, XC/marathon, DLO2, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,715g
  • TS8 R 150 – 150mm, AM, Albert Select+, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,675g (26in version)
  • TS8 R 150 LS – 150mm, AM, Albert Select+, 15mm axle, tapered steerer 1,825g (26in version)

26in

  • TS6 80 – 80mm, XC,  DLO2, 9mm quick-release, 1,690g
  • TS8 R 80 – 80mm, XC, DLO2, 9mm QR, 1,380g
  • TS8 SL 80 – 80mm, XC, Albert SL, 9mm QR, 1,299g
  • TS6 100 – 100mm, XC, DLO2, 9mm QR, 1,690g
  • TS8 R 100 – 100mm, XC, DLO2, 9mm QR, tapered steerer, 1,380g
  • TS8 SL 100 – 100mm, XC, Albert SL, 9mm QR, 1,299g
  • TS6 120 – 120mm, XC, DLO2, 9mm QR, 1,690g
  • TS8 R 120 QR15 – 120mm, XC/AM/marathon, DLO2, Maxle Lite 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,630g
  • TS8 R 120 – 120mm, XC/marathon, DLO2, 9mm QR, 1,550g
  • TS8 SL 120 – 120mm, XC/marathon, Albert SL, 9mm QR, 1,490g
  • TS8 R 150 – 150mm, AM, Albert Select+, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,675g
  • TS8 R 150 LS – 150mm, AM, Albert Select+, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, 1,825g

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