First Look: 2015 Magura MT Next Disc Brakes & eLECT Electronic Suspension

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Magura's MT NEXT generation of hydraulic disc brakes are lighter, more ergonomic and more individual than ever before. They’re designed to be well-suited for steep trails and long runs on your trail, all-mountain, enduro, and downhill bikes. We traveled to Sedona, Arizona to check out the lineup.

Among the highlights of the new line are a tool-free reach adjust lever and an adjustable bite point to enhance the system’s ergonomics and optimize the application of braking power. Magura further developed the tested and tried one-piece brake caliper technology first introduced in 2001, adding more precision and braking efficiency. The magnetiXchange brake pad system also makes pad changes a breeze. All brakes are compatible with all Magura Storm and Storm SL discs.



The new Performance models are said to provide maximum braking power and use proven four-piston technology inspired by motorcycle racing.

MT5 Features

- Ergonomic, 2-finger, aluminum anodized lever (aluminum two-finger brake lever)
- Carbotecture SL housing & handlebar clamp, aluminum cover
- Adjustable lever reach
- All-in-one, 4-piston brake caliper with banjo, polished black anodized
- Weight: 380g
- MSRP: $200 per brake

MT7 Features

- Carbotecture SL brake lever housing and aluminum handlebar clamp, anodized brush-finished aluminum cover
- Ergonomic, 2-finger, hollow aluminum anodized lever (aluminum two-finger brake lever, fluro yellow)
- Toolless adjustment of lever reach and bite point
- Forged, mystic grey, 4-piston brake caliper with banjo, mystic grey anodized
- Weight: 355g
- MSRP: $320 per brake

MT2 Features

- Ergonomic 2-finger Carbotecture brake lever, Carbotecture housing and Carbotecture handlebar clamp
- Adjustable lever reach
- All-in-one, 2-piston brake caliper, glossy black
- All screws with Torx T25
- Weight: 365g
- MSRP: $104 per brake

MT4 Features

- Ergonomic, 2-finger, hollow aluminum anodized lever (aluminum two-finger brake lever)
- Carbotecture housing & handlebar clamp, aluminum cover
- All-in-one, forged, 2-piston brake caliper with banjo, polished black anodized
- All screws with Torx T25
- Weight: 345g
- MSRP: $190 per brake

MT6 Features

- Carbotecture SL housing & aluminum handlebar clamp, aluminum cover
- High-quality, ergonomic and finely-crafted 2-finger brake lever with sportive, classic optics
- Toolless adjustment of lever reach and bite point
- Forged, ergonomic, 2-finger, hollow aluminum anodized lever (aluminum two-finger brake lever)
- 2-piston brake caliper with banjo, polished black anodized
- Weight: 320g
- MSRP: $270 per brake

MT8 Features

- Full-carbon brake lever
- Optimal heat resistance
- Toolless adjustment of lever reach and bite point
- Forged, 2-piston, aluminum brake caliper with banjo, mystic grey anodized
- Weight: 299g
- MSRP: $370 per brake

eLECT Electric Suspension System

Last year Magura introduced the eLECT fork. Now they are introducing the first fully-electric chassis.

Sensitive 3D acceleration sensors perform measurements to find out if the bike is on a downward or upward incline or on a level stretch – then they automatically block the forks and dampers in Auto Ride Mode if required. Even during a jump, the sensors register the sudden altitude loss and open the lockout independently within just 200 milliseconds. This cutting-edge technology can even be adapted to match individual riding styles. Thanks to ANT+ technology, riders who still prefer to operate the fork, damper or overall chassis by button press can also control the eLECT suspension system using the wireless remote control.

The storage battery is unobtrusively within the chassis. It is micro USB-rechargeable and gives riders 40 hours in automatic mode and 60 hours in manual mode, providing long-term biking enjoyment. All fork suspension models built in 2010 and later can be retrofitted with the new eLECT suspension system.

Visit www.magura.com for more details.

Photos by Ian Collins and Magura.
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