Let’s be honest: who of you have set off downhill with the suspension settings on firm and then been surprised at the bikes poor handling? With its eLECT-System MAGURA has a perfect solution for those that are either too forgetful or just can’t be bothered with continuously adjusting their suspension manually. Here we’ll show you how to fit the system to your MAGURA suspension fork.

Using a 3D sensor in the fork the eLECT-System automatically adjusts the suspension to the terrain. It can be used either in both suspension components or just in the fork. If you have a MAGURA suspension fork from model year 2011 (TS8 R and TS6) with the DLO2 damping cartridge the eLECT-unit can easily be retro-fitted to your fork for a cost of 349€. This upgrade is unfortunately not available for the rear shock. Here we’ll show you how to fit the upgrade to your fork.



Tools Required

  • Torx 8
  • 28 mm- socket
  • Ratchet
  • eLECT special tool (included in the box)
  • Needle nose pliers


Zu Beginn muss die alte Dämpfungskartusche entfernt werden. Hierfür als erste den Deckel einfach herunterschrauben.
To start off you need to remove the damping cartridge. Start by unscrewing the the cover.
Nun mit dem Torx 8 die Sicherungsschrauben entfernen.
Now use the Torx 8 to take off the locking screw.
Im Anschluss den Einstellknopf einfach abnehmen.
Now you can remove the whole adjuster head.
Die Dämpfungskartusche kann nun mit einer 28 mm-Nuss einfach herausgeschraubt werden. Vor dem Entnehmen das Öl von der Dämpfungseinheit abtropfen lassen.
Unscrew the damping cartridge using a 28mm socket. Before removing the unit allow the oil to drain off it.
Nun kann die eLECT-Einheit eingebaut werden. Diese sollte zu Beginn von Hand eingeschraubt werden und dann mit dem beiliegenden Werkzeug mit 10 Nm fixiert werden.
Now you can install the eLECT unit. To start off screw it in by hand and then use the included special tool and tighten to 10 Nm.
Für die korrekte Funktion des 3D-Sensors muss der aufgebrachte Pfeil in Fahrtrichtung ausgerichtet werden.
For the 3D sensor to function correctly the arrow must be pointing in the direction of travel (forwards).
Eine Zange erleichtert diesen Arbeitsschritt.
The pliers make this job easier.
So ist es richtig!
This is how it should look!
Nun die Fernbedienung an der gewünschten Position am Lenker befestigen .
Now attach the remote control unit to the bars in the desired position.

Synchronisation of the eLECT remote control

Before the first ride the remote control needs syncing with the eLECT unit. Here’s how to do it:

Den Taster an der eLECT-Einheit mindestens 8 Sekunden gedrückt halten bis die LED leuchtet.
Hold down the button on the eLECT-unit for at least 8 seconds until the LED starts to flash.
Die Tasten an der Fernbedienung für mind. 5 Sekunden gedrückt halten. Die LED leuchtet rot.
Hold down both outer buttons on the remote for at least 5 seconds. The LED lights up red.

The synchronisation will now be carried out. At the end of a successful sync the LED on the eLECT– unit will flash rapidly three times (0.5s) and the LED on the remote flashes 4 times (0.5s).

Calibration of the eLECT-systems

Before the eLECTsystem can work it needs to be calibrated. By positioning the bike differently during the calibration (raised front wheel , both wheels parallel or raised rear wheel) you can set the system to your own preferences.

Calibration procedure:

  • Put the bike in the desired position (neutral, front up, rear up)
  • Hold down the eLECT-unit button for 3–5 seconds
  • eLECT unit LED lights up
  • At the end of the calibration the LED flashes rapidly twice (0.5s)

Now the system is ready to use. The battery life is approx. 40 hours. You can charge the battery via the USB port on the suspension fork.

For more information visit: elect.magura.com

Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

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