If their MT range of brakes is anything to go by then Magura are seriously back in the picture with mountainbike products, it’s a brake we reckon on being the ultimate stopper on e-mtb. Now in collaboration with White Power (WP) the new Boltron fork is designed specifically for electric mountainbike use.
Of course quite frequently e-mtb can be quicker on descents (something yet to be fully proven) but we certainly know the weight distribution and ride dynamic to be quite different to mtb’s. No surprise then that many suspension brands have cottoned onto this, but no more impressive looking than the Boltron.
It’s an upside down fork which Magura say offers excellent sensitivity and together with the tubes and coatings that both WP and Magura are incredibly familiar with, should add up to one serious damper. The 35mm fork is air adjust, with 20x11omm axle in 120/150mm travel for both 27.5” and 29” wheel bikes. Cannot wait to get rolling on these.
Fox 34 Speed Pedelec
New from Fox this e-mtb specific fork is custom built for the heavier weights and harder use that can often come from extended use on these bikes. Overall it comes with a stouter chassis which is said to offer longer durability than a normal mtb fork. Fox say the tuning has been done similar to that for enduro style use which they say matches up well with e-mtb riding.
The fork comes in either 160mm x 27.5” or 120mm 29” wheel sizes. It’s a FIT 4 damper with three position adjustment, 15QRx110 Boost and 1.5 steerer.
Even though RockShox do not make an e-mtb specific fork we reckon the standard Lyrik is a strong contender on the bikes we’ve tested so far. In fact the 180mm Lyrik bolted to our Moustache bike has excelled in many respects. We love the 35mm stanchions the range of travel but most of all the robust damping that this fork offers.
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