Magura Odur fork review

Proven performer

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £254.00 RRP | USD $360.00
Magura Odur Fork

Our review

Heavy but stiff, with decent damping and excellent durability
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A proven high-value performer, Magura’s Odur suspension fork continues unchanged for ’09 and that’s fine by us.

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Magura’s distinctive low-slung double arch brace design immediately distinguishes the Odur in terms of steering control. It locks down steering for outstanding on-trail accuracy that’ll shame anything this side of a bolt-through fork.

The externally adjustable rebound matched to coil spring guts gives a smooth, consistent and well controlled ride for the money too. Although initially it felt a bit firm, the coil spring proved perfectly balanced for swallowing four-foot pancake landings without drama, while still maintaining small bump traction.

Stainless steel corrosion protectors on the forward sloped safety dropouts, metal adjusters all round and the old-school IS brake mounts also add structural longevity to a good hydraulic reliability reputation. In fact, only the limited 85mm and 100mm travel options restrict the Odur’s obvious all-mountain potential.

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While a dynamic lockout (it leaves a bit of supple movement for grip) helps climbing, the coil spring internals mean the Odur is rather heavy for its travel category. Definitely a good option for high-mileage, fit-and-forget use though.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Odur (09)
Brand Magura

Features Unique double arch design (DAD) Available in 80 or 100mm travel
Weight (g) 2065
Available Colours Black Custom Various
Brake System Compatability Cantilever Disc Brake V-Brake
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Bike Use Cross-Country Touring
Stanchion Diameter 32
Spring Type Coil
Disc Caliper Mount I.S
Travel 100
Year 2008
Damping Adjustment Lockout Oil Damping
Lockout Yes
Adjustable Travel No
Dropout Type Quick Release
Damping Rebound