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Magura Reviews and News

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 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 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 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 Pastajet 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 Pastajet 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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