Magura Reviews and News


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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