How much brake force does a trail rider really need? Magura’s engineers have spent a lot of time thinking about this question and even more time dialing in the performance through intense testing. Magura’s result: 2 pistons in the back, 4 pistons in the front! Read everything about the new concept directly from Magura:
The experience and brakes know-how of Magura‘s engineers are all it takes, as the test results and feedback for the new Magura MT8 and MT7 generation amply demonstrate.The performance of both MT models in each of their specific areas, cross-country racing and gravity-assisted biking, has been confirmed by numerous best-in-test awards in the trade press.
Between cross country racing and gravity, however, there is a whole range of disciplines, from trail to enduro which, thanks to market and customer feedback, has opened up further potential for product optimisation and a whole new calculation.
The performance of the MT7 was superb. With a little less weight at the back and modified trail performance, it has been optimised even more.
The MT8 stands out thanks to its low weight. On long descents during long tours with full suspension bikes, customers want adequate performance from the front wheel in particular.
Which is why Magura engineers have combined the 2 pistons from the back wheel of the MT8 and the 4 pistons from the front wheel of the MT7 to create a new brake for trail bikes from 120 – 140mm (27.5, B+ or 29 inch, depending on tyre size) for the new MT Trail Carbon.
“They‘re the perfect brakes for me,“ enthuses bike mountain climber Harald Philipp. “When I‘m riding the front axle brake guarantees 95% safety and the rear wheel brake provides perfect control.“
The MT Trail Carbon has a shiny deep black carbon design on the handlebars and high-gloss chrome on the brake calliper. The Magura MT Trail Carbon fits perfectly in the important and interesting field between MT8 and MT7 and gives bikers a fantastic choice of brake performance for wherever they want to ride, for their bike and – very importantly – for their own personal weight.
Magura offers for the future a selection of various brake pads and disc sizes for all kinds of use. Thanks to the Magura Shiftmix clamp the Shimano I-Spec I and II and SRAM shifters can be assembled cleanly and neatly with the brake. Magura is once again setting new standards and creating innovative solutions with the MT Trail Carbon disc brake, with its 2 pistons in the rear and 4 at the front.
Text & Bilder: Magura PR
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