Magura Reviews and News


Magura HC3 adjustable brake lever blade first ride review


New HC3 after-market brake levers allow riders to tune the leverage thus changing braking power delivery.

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Magura HC3 lever blade and MT Trail Sport brakes


Magura’s brakes have incredible power and modulation but their levers were a little long and dated as riders have moved on to shorter, one-finger levers. At Sea Otter, they showed us their latest lever, the HC3 which is a pretty fascinating piece of German engineering.

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Project Alloy trail bike


For the same money, should you go for a carbon frame with a budget build kit or an alloy frame with a higher end spec?

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Magura launches signature edition Danny MacAskill Brake


Danny MacAskill’s just launched Magura signature brake introduces a new lever design and ships in a special neon yellow colorway.

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Magura Interbike 2016


Magura unveils its new Raceline MT8 brakes, the RMT Trail brakes, plus a pair of new high tech offerings that are so new the company can’t say too much just yet.

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Magura unveils inverted Boltron e-bike fork


Magura’s latest offering is an inverted suspension fork designed in conjunction with motocross suspension expert WP that is specifically for ebikes.

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Most innovative new mountain bike components of 2015


The most innovative components of 2015 were almost equally divided between electronic and mechanical. Some are clearly the future of our sport. Others we’re not so sure. Check out the full list and then tell us what you think.

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Round up: 2016′s six most exciting dropper posts


The dropper post market is heating up. For 2016, brands are introducing longer travel, electric options and lower prices. Drop in to learn more.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016


What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Magura and Lightweight Interbike 2015


Magura teases their new wireless electronic dropper post, which is set to be released early next year and shows off the MT7 Race brake.

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Eurobike 2015: Magura Coach display for Vyron Dropper and eLect Suspension


Magura is designing in wireless integration with their Vyron dropper system and the eLect suspension. This coach display system exhibits how the integration can work.

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Magura Vyron wireless dropper post


Magura delivered the first bombshell product of Eurobike by introducing a product that everyone has been clamoring for, a wireless dropper post. They aim to deliver the post by November 2015 for a price of $460.

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Video: Magura with Lopes and Palmer


Magura has attracted top athletes like Brian Lopes and Shaun Palmer for decades. Check in and see what they love about the company and its products.

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Review: Magura MT7 brakes


In this ever changing field of brakes, the available power keeps ramping up to keep up with the more capable All Mountain bikes and more challenging terrain. Magura answers the call with the amazing MT7 brake.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes


Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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First Look: Magura eLECT suspension


Magura’s eLECT electronic suspension continues to evolve a the automatic lock-out suspension system as a rear shock joins their front fork for a unified system.

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First Ride: Magura MT NEXT 4-piston MT5 and MT7 brakes


Magura showed off their new MT NEXT brakes, including a four piston system. Every brake in the line is more powerful than before and the MT5 and MT7 stoppers are very impressive.

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Riva Bike Festival: Product Highlights Part 2


More photo highlights from the Riva Bike Festival that’s held annually in Riva del Garda, Italy.

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Sea Otter Video: Magura eLECT front & rear auto ride system 2014


Magura introduced their eLECT automatic compression system for front forks last year and follows up now by extending this technology to rear shocks.

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Just In: Magura eLECT Automatic Lockout and Wireless Remote for Front Forks


We are delighted to report that Mtbr is one of the first folks in North America to test the production version of the Magura eLECT forks. The eLECT is a brain that locks the fork when you’re climbing and opens it up when descending.

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Magura Interbike 2013


Jude Monica from Magura shows off the new eLECT automatic compression damper, the TS8 650B fork and the TS RL rear shock.

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Magura 2014 – TS 140/150mm 29er Forks


Magura releases a brand new long travel 29er fork called the TS 29er 150. Magura also announced new eLECT sensor and fork adjuster…electronic suspension setup and tuning is here.

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Magura, Uvex, Vredestein 2014 Product Highlights


Brent Winebarger shows us the Magura 29er 120mm travel fork, new Vredestein Black Panther 27.5/650b and 29er tires, and Uvex SGL 104 sunglasses and the Ultrasonic CC helmet.

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Review: Magura TS8R 150 26er and 27.5/650b Fork


Introduction by Francis Cebedo: Brian Mullin and I have been using Magura forks the past few months and we’ve been pleased. The forks are laterally stiff, light, plush and reliable. My review on the TS8 29er fork can be found HERE. We believe Magura has improved quite a bit in the areas of plushness and […]

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Magura Interbike Booth


Jude Monica shows us the brake line-up for 2013 that includes the entry level MT2, MT4 with adjustable lever blade options, MTS Specialized brake with special alloy blade and colors, the popular

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Magura TS8 SL 29er Fork Review


We’ve put in significant time this season on our Magura TS8 29er fork and have enough experience to give insight on it. We put it in a Specialized Epic and a Santa Cruz Highball. The fork line is described in detail by our ace reviewer Brian Mullin in the following pages. We got the 100mm […]

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Magura MT6 Brake Review


Last year, I spent I long time riding and testing the top of the line Magura MT8 brakes, and I was highly impressed with them, and found them to be the epitome of German perfection. I was very interested to see how their little brethren, the MT6, stacked up against them, since they share many […]

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Magura Direct Assumes Vredestein Distribution


July 22nd, 2012, Olney Il – Effective July 1st Magura Direct will take over as the US distributor for the Vredestein cycling brand. Magura Direct staff is in close contact with the current distributor Move Sport’s staff on the transfer of the distribution. Move Sport, who took over Vredestein distribution from Veltec has done a […]

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2012 Magura – MT Brakes and TS Forks


Once again, Magura USA (aka) hosted a superb press camp in spectacular Sedona Arizona in late-May this year. The invited editors and writers got to test out the Magura Direct products that they distribute, which includes Magura (brakes and forks), uvex (helmets and sunglasses) and Vaude (packs and apparel), and they also were joined by […]

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Magura 2013


As reported in mid-March, Magura has a new line of forks for 2013, with a plethora of sizes and travel options. The TS (Team Suspension) series will include a 29er with travel options of 80,100 and 120mm, a 650B with 120 and 150mm, and 26er with 80,100,120 and 150mm. There is a slew of versions […]

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Magura Forks Will Now be Available in 29er and 650b.


Introduction by Francis Cebedo: Every year, at Magura Media Camp in Sedona, the first question is “When’s the 29er fork coming out?” The Magura crew squirms as they respond that the Germans are not quite ready to adopt the new wheelsize. Obviously, Europe has not been as quick to adopt 29ers and Magura did not […]

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Flyin Brian Lopes Signs with Magura


Olney, Il 12/15/2011: Multi Talented athlete Brian Lopes has partnered with Magura to meet his braking needs for 2012 and beyond. After hearing about the new MT Series brakes from Magura, Lopes contacted Magura last summer because he was looking for a disc brake that would meet his strong expectations and high standards and also […]

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Magura MT8 Brake Review


Magura stunning new MT8 brake is incredibly lightweight (278g w/ 160mm rotor), with great modulation, excellent power and resistance to heat, drag and squeal, which all combine to make it stand out in terms of performance. The high tech works of art use some amazingly innovative production techniques and materials to create a light and […]

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Magura Direct Summer Update


Uvex “Win and Ride” Sweepstakes If you’re on the Magura Direct Update list, you should have received an invitation to get involved with the Uvex “Win and Ride” Sweepstakes which allows you to send out a customized invitation directly to your customer mailing list and promote your shop as an Uvex dealer. If you’ve deleted […]

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2012 Magura Durin Marathon Review


Review, photos and videos by Lee Lau Introduction: The 2012 Magura Durin Marathon fork marries lightness, stiffness and performance in a 120mm travel package. Such a light fork (3.45lbs tested) has no business having such incredible downhill ability. Adjustments are simple (the Durin allows compression, preload (via an air-spring, and rebound to be adjusted) and relatively […]

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2012 Crank Brothers


Their new product line includes redesigned mallet and 5050 pedals, wider handlebars, a level 1 group, saddle, new or redesigned tools, wheels and packs. Crank Brothers has been realigning their product suite, and they have divided it up into collections (cobalt-Cross Country, iodine-All Mountain, sage-Freeride and opium-Downhill), and then levels within each product line (11-Best, […]

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Magura Direct Launches Performance Faktor Video Contest


MAGURA DIRECT LAUNCHES PERFORMANCE FAKTOR VIDEO CONTEST Magura Direct recently launched it’s PERFORMANCE FAKTOR VIDEO CONTEST to promote it’s new line of 2012 brakes. The company is giving away 20 sets of their new MT8 or MT6 model brakes along with some other super cool goodies worth over $1,100 retail value to would be Performance Faktor Team Riders […]

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MAGURA Brake Program 2012


MAGURA is excited to announce that we’ll soon be launching the ALL NEW 2012 MT Series brake lineup which includes the technologically superior MT8 featuring the first full carbon master cylinder, as well as a totally new development in all of our brake models. While tidbits of information have been afloat in the social media networks and through prior press releases in the past several months, here […]

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Magura Marta FR Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ When I first saw the Magura Marta FR at 2010 Interbike, I thought that they were a re-designed version of the Marta series, but in reality, it’s just a cosmetic change of the normal Marta, which is fine, since the line has an incredible pedigree. The new changes are the […]

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Magura Storm and Storm SL Rotor Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ Magura has been very busy developing, designing and testing (lab and field) their new Storm SL and Storm rotors, in conjunction with their MISSION PERFORMANCE campaign to develop the best disc brake in the world (stronger, lighter, ingenious). The Storm SL and Storm are pretty sweet rotors, and the SL […]

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Magura Press Release: Mission Accomplished


Magura: MISSION PERFORMANCE Magura was the first company in the Bike Industry to manufacture hydraulic brakes and has continued to be a leader in brake and suspension technology for decades as products like the Gustav-M boast legendary status even to this day. But Magura hasn’t been content to rest on its reputation as a disc […]

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Magura Louise Carbon BAT Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been using the very sweet Louise Carbon BAT brakes for just over three months, and they have turned out to be my current favorite stoppers. They are powerful, with good modulation, are quiet, fade resistant, highly tunable and have the bling carbon levers. Louise Carbon BAT The Louise […]

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Storm Into 2010 with Magura Direct!


That’s right, Magura Direct, your source for premium German engineered cycling products, and the exclusive distributor for Magura, VAUDE and uvex in the US, invites you to join us in conquering the elements and see what’s new for 2010! Our goal is to offer all of our dealers the best possible service experience on our […]

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Kenny Roberts to do PR and Marketing for Magura Direct Team


Magura Direct, which distributes Magura, Vaude and Uvex, welcomes Kenny Roberts to their team. Roberts, who left the industry last August to concentrate on educational goals, will focus primarily on Public Relations and Marketing activities, and brings over 20 years of experience in the Bicycle Industry to the company. As one of Magura’s first US […]

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Magura Marta SL Magnesium Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been using Magura Marta SL brakes for many years, and had always been satisfied with the brakes, but I always wanted a tad more power and modulation. Magura revamped the Marta line in 2009, and then sweetened the pot with a lighter version […]

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Magura Thor Review


Magura Thor Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been riding the new Magura Thor 140mm All Mountain fork for almost 5 months now, and have had it in all sorts of terrain, and have been able to compare it against several competing forks, and I must say it is […]

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