Magura Durin Marathon 120 fork review

120mm of lightweight bounce

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £704.00 RRP | USD $1,248.45
Magura Durin Marathon 120 fork

Our review

Light but flexy, with underwhelming, under-travel control at a high price
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The M120 has the same structure as Magura’s Durin Race but with longer legs kicking travel out to an alleged 120mm. After getting nowhere near that in testing we checked actual travel with no air in and it’s completely compressed at 111mm.

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There’s no through-axle version either, which means lots of steering twist despite the double arch design. Magura have worked on tweaking their suspension and there’s less of the fine pressure tolerance and excess dive of previous versions. It’s better in cold weather too. You still need to be patient with setup to balance small bump response against ride height.

As a result, however much we tweaked we never achieved a confident feel – just an adequate one. While the small amount of travel left by the DLO damping in the ‘locked’ position is useful for comfort and traction, the tall plastic lockout lever is very crash fragile. This all makes it look very expensive.

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Durin Marathon 120 fork (11)
Brand Magura

Features Travel:120mm (with 80-120mm also available on the RCL version), Conical steerer versionavailable,
Weight (g) 1660
Available Colours Black White
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Damping Adjustment Air spring pressure Lockout Rebound