YOUR Brake! YOUR Setup!
OPTIMIZE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR BRAKE
Choose the brake model that suits you and match it to your riding style with the right rotors & brake pads.
Choose the heart of your brake. How much power do you need?
2 PISTONS: For cross-country bikers. Extremely low weight with very good braking power.
4 PISTONS: For gravity pilots. Maximum power and heat resistance.
TRAIL COMBINATION: For trail bikers. 4 powerful pistons in the front for solid braking power and 2 pistons at the rear for low weight and finely-tuned modulation.
Choose a brake pad to suit your riding style.
Race (gold): Maximum power, maximum braking performance. For all those who bring their material to the limits and require outstanding braking performance.
Performance (grey): The best combination of braking power and durability. These pads provide excellent performance under all conditions.
Comfort (blue): High durability and precise modulation. This brake pad is ideal for beginners and riders who prefer precise modulation and durability over bite.
Sport (green): Due to its powerful braking capabilities together with high durability and shorter bed-in time, this is a perfect brake pad for use with e-bikes.
Choose the right rotor for your riding style and your total weight.
STORM SL.2: Very good braking power combined with minimum weight.
STORM HC: Optimised for high braking power with high loads. Especially recommended for 4-piston calipers and e-bikes. Thanks to National Type Approval (ABE), s-pedelecs can also be retrofitted without problems.
MDR-C CL: Equipped with a centerlock mount for corresponding hubs. Optimised for high braking power.
MDR-C: Thanks to the additional connecting ring the one-piece rotor, optimized for e-bikes is particularly stiff, vibration resistant and the ideal all-rounder - whether on city, trail or e-bike.
MDR-P: Offering a special patented interlocking of the outer and inner rings (Dovetail Interlink Technology) giving optimum braking performance even under heavy loads. In addition, maximum heat resistance and stability.
OPTIMIZE YOUR ERGONOMICS
No two hands are alike. Find the right lever blade ergonomics for you.
Choose your brake contact point and and lever blade ergonomics.
HC ALUMINIUM & CARBON: 1-finger lever blade made of aluminium or carbon.
HC WIDE REACH: Wider 1-finger lever blade optimized for larger hands. Developed together with Downhill World Champion Loic Bruni.
HC3: 1-finger lever blade with adjustable braking power and modulation. Developed together with Danny MacAskill.
2-FINGER: 2- or 1-finger lever blade offering a longer grip area, softer bite point and increased leverage for excellent modulation.
Every hand is different and MAGURA has entered into a collaborative agreement with the ergonomics specialist SQlab to achieve the best possible ergonomic and individualised adjustment of its MT brakes.The result is an Ergonomics Guide that determines the best possible brake setting in three steps.
Positioning the brake master
Position your hand on the handlebar grip so that the outer heel of your hand is flush with the end of the handlebar. Now stretch out your index finger in its natural position (approx. 15°) and move the master inwards until the third finger phalanx is lying on the hook at the end of the tip of the lever blade. This method can also be used for for riders who brake with two fingers or middle finger by using the middle finger instead of the index.
Hint: To achieve a really sensitive modulation, MAGURA recommends braking with the third finger phalanx.
Positioning the lever blade angle
To determine the lever blade angle, you must use your own saddle to bar drop (the difference between saddle height and handlebar height). It generally helps to adjust the lever blade until it describes the extended line of the forearm.
Positioning the lever blade angle
The nerves that run through the carpal tunnel affect the thumb, index and middle fingers. A too steep or too flat inclination angle of the brake will lead to a kink in the wrist and a narrowing of the carpal tunnel. This in turn can lead to numbness and tingling in the thumb, index finger and middle finger.
- > 10 cm handlebar overheight: 20 – 25°
- 0 – 10 cm handlebar overheight: 25 – 30°
- 0 – 10 cm saddle overheight: 30 – 35°
- > 10 cm saddle overheight: 35 – 45°
Positioning the lever blade
To adjust the reach of your lever blade, first determine your hand size with the reach template. (DOWNLOAD HERE) Adjust the reach to match your hand size (S, M or L). Then adjust the reach at the bite point of your lever blade.
Lever reach at the bite point: S: 2 cm – M: 3 cm – L: 4 cm
These settings refer to a general basic position, so they should be individually fine-tuned and, if necessary, adapted to their use. Important: Make sure that you can grip the lever blade in any situation.
INTERACTIVE BUYERS GUIDE
Choose our interactive Buyers Guide to find your individual brake setup with just a few clicks! Choose your brake model and tune it with our #customizeyourbrake options.