This fork is quite light, reasonably stiff, and was a very good price for the category I was looking at. I also considered the Fox 32 Talas, but it was significantly more $$ and doesn't come with a 20mm axle option, which was a big caveat...why Fox doesn't offer a 20mm option for those like me with only 20mm wheels, is beyond me.
The Thor handles well, but the damping leaves a bit to be desired. Unless you dial in a fair bit of rebound damping, there is an annoying clunk when it returns to the top, although this disappears when you set the fork to the lower travel.
The remote travel adjust works (for now), but is rather hoky, as you pretty much have to stop riding to adjust it anyway. You can leave the remote off, if you want, and the fork is just as easy to adjust.
The fork seems reasonably well made, with nice anodized adjuster knobs, etc., but the main seals have been leaking since the 1st ride. I've heard the seals suck from other users, and that you can get them replaced with Fox seals, which are apparently much better. I don't know if this leaking has something to do with Magura's self oiling system or not, but it certainly doesn't inspire confidence. For now, I just wipe them off with a rag when I get home!
This seems to be a 2009 model, and I've heard that the 2010 model and up, have an improved damping system in them.
While the Thor is by no means a perfect fork, it has some definite pluses (stiff, light, 20mm, adjustable travel, although basically 2 settings, and cheaper than the Fox), the 2009 model that I have, and is on sale here, is certainly lacking some refinement. That said, I enjoy the rides I've had with it, don't curse it while out riding, and it has shaved a pound or 2 off my bike, which is certainly a plus.
I switched from an older Pike U-Turn coil, which worked fine, but also developed leaky seals, and was heavy and not as plush.
Eric, Surrey, BC