Brakes Reviews and News


New brakes, rotors, and more from Magura


MAGURA has expanded and revised its product portfolio for model year 2019, presenting ergonomic improvements, new and revised products and a limited number of anniversary brakes. Here’s a rundown.

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Magura makes custom brake levers for World DH champ


As brake sponsor for some of the world’s best riders, Magura has gained a unique understanding of what they want — and made it available to end users, too.

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New Shimano XTR brakes: What you need to know


Shimano has launched two new XTR-level brakes, one 2-piston model geared to the weight conscious XC racer crowd, and a four pot version for the enduro sect who prioritize power and smooth braking feel.

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Formula Cura 4 gravity brakes launched


Formula has launched a new gravity-oriented brake, the Cura 4. Highlight features include four 18mm diameter pistons aimed to provide the rider with immense stopping power.

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Magura MT1893 brakes, updated Vyron, and more


Magura has updated multiple product offerings for 2018. Arguably the most noteworthy is their 1893, a collector’s edition MT7 brake that features the HC3 levers and a sparkling chrome finish.

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Danny MacAskill talks beer and Magura brakes


For many, the Sea Otter Classic is about watching Danny MacAskill perform – and hopefully getting the chance to meet the YouTube star. Mtbr was lucky enough to do both.

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Magura 125th anniversary brakes launched


Commemorative MT1893 feature polished chrome 4-piston calipers, and masters engraved with the founding year of 1893.

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How To Clean Your Disc Brakes


Squeaky disc brakes are hated far and wide in every corner of the mountain bike community. Here’s what you can do to stop the madness.

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TRP G-Spec Quadiem brakes review


Smooth lever throw, gentle initial bite, superb overall control and modulation, and ample end power make the TRP G-Spec Quadiem a solid aftermarket option for anyone seeking top-line, four-piston braking performance.

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TRP unveils new product focused website


Well-regarded component maker TRP has launched a new website, which now includes video content, more detailed product descriptions, and enhanced images.

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Magura MT Trail brake review


Magura’s MT Trail borrows heavily from the motorcycle world to deliver a lighter, more powerful, yet well modulated brake.

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How to switch your hydraulic brake levers


There’s two ways to set up brake levers, normal style or moto style with rear brake actuation on the right side. With care, you can swap your levers easily.

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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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New SRAM Code DH brakes released


Brakes have improved dramatically over the years, but the Code DH brake has largely been unchanged. Now, it gets Guide technology and robust construction to deliver powerful and consistent performance on the longest descents.

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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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Shimano announces new Deore groupset, wide-range SLX, and XT goes boost


Shimano just overhauled their budget groupset, plus added a number of great new options for value-oriented consumers.

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How to improve your mountain bike braking technique


Braking technique and how to stop faster are vital skills for all mountain bikers. Braking as late as possible and keeping traction will make you a lot faster out on the trails. Body, position, brake position and modulation are important features to help you brake as effectively as possible.

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Rémy Métailler chooses TRP Brakes for 2017


TRP announced this week a new partnership with French freeride and video star Rémy Métailler. Known as the ‘Flying Frenchie’, Métailler brings to the table a level of riding matched by few in the mountain bike world which is sure to prove a valuable asset to TRP.

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How To: Bedding In New Disc Brake Pads


You just bought new brake pads, but your braking performance is worse than before. So what the heck is wrong? Check out this video to find out.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part III: Brakes


What is the most critical piece of gear on your bike? And by that we mean, which component, if it sucks, will have the biggest negative impact on your ride? Exactly…

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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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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot MTB components


An awesome frame is a good thing, but it’s the components that dial it in for your riding terrain and style. Here are some of our favorite components from a sea of contenders.

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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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Prototype power meter measures braking forces


Have you ever wondered how much speed you’re losing by death gripping the brakes?

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Formula switches to mineral oil for next gen of brakes


While we once lusted after Formula brakes, fierce competition from Shimano and SRAM has made it harder to justify shelling out for the Italian stoppers. Will a new master cylinder design and switch to mineral oil change that tune?

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