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Added reply in a thread There will be Enduro Racing at Sea Otter 2014 11/27/2013 4:12 AM
There's just no way that they can have good stages at Sea Otter. The "singletrack descents" are going to be a joke. The DH is laughable and the SuperD is a road race there's just no way.
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Added a product review for Magura MT8 Disc Brake 11/20/2013 4:14 PM
The Good: Very light, great modulation and feel at first.
The Bad: Not durable or reliable in the slightest.
So I originally started with the older Martas on my Glory, sold it, and replaced the Saints on my Fury with MT8s because the Martas were sick and I figured the MT8s would be also. HOWEVER, first weekend on them I warped both 8 inch rotors really badly, so I replaced them with older Magura two-piece rotors that are badass and I still use with my current Saints. Flash forward 2 years later and I have just burnt through my 3rd brake. I had one master cyclinder go, one cracked piston, and the latest one is the most infuriating, I crashed or bumped my bike or something because the rear caliper has a scuff mark on it at the bleed port which shattered the carbon around the port, making it impossible to keep fluid in the brake. For brakes that aren't supposed to need much bleeding I probably got these bled once every two months at the least, during race season it was every two weeks.
For the record, I was using these for DH riding and lots of racing which is not their intended use. These brakes are super light but still deliver tremendous power and modulation when fresh. Something I like on the Maguras over the Saints is that MT8s modulate much better, but I just couldn't rely on these brakes to get me through a race weekend or a roadtrip without needing attention. Also they're really expensive, I got em on a deal through a friend for 60$ so of course I used them, but if you're gonna blow this much money get zee brakes and a titanium coil for your shock instead.
I suggest these brakes for XC or All-Mountain if you're careful.
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