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Magura MT7 HC Disc Brakes

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Great stopping power with strange engineering choices.

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The Good:

Power, modulation, Noise free, consistent feel when heating up. --> Unparalleled for me with competitors brakes.

The Bad:

Lever handle shape is not great
Clamp using wood screws Overall fragile lever. Made out of plastic which doesn't like being disassembled/assembled a lot.
Bleeding is finicky, takes commitment to remove the last bubbles and syringe removal is not as clean as sram or shimano.

Overall Review:

I wanted to get a more consistent feel when riding long gnarly descent.

I liked the Shimano XT and XTR lever feel but was not happy with it when heating up. Dry season coming, i was also looking for brakes with more modulation.

I used the Guides for the while and i'm relatively happy with them but i was looking for more power and even more consistency in the lever feel/travel.

I went for the Magura MT7 and don't regret it. After several bleeding, i finally get a great strong lever feel. The power is way higher than the Guides and it ramps up very smoothly. Delicate and strong at the same time. 

The only things that worries me is the lever. The clamp is screwed by wood screws and i damaged 1 already by removing and reassembling the brake. An alloy insert overmolded in the plastic would be a much nicer way to do it.

How to stop a train? Ask magura!

The Good:

Saved me from lots of crashes and simply is stoping like.a damn train stopper, kinda confused about levers, seems like plastic but says carbotecture, also like that flip flop thing :D

The Bad:

Was kinda stressful to set them up properly, to bed in the pads was abit pain in the azz but can't complain because they are savers. People talk bad about spongy feeling in levers but i'm really fine with that, got used to dosing the brake pressure just as i need it.

Overall Review:

Lifesaver in lots of near crash situations, some was near death so ye, i fell i love with them.


one of the most powerful brake I have earned so far

The Good:

can stop a truck. lot of tweaks that make it work on every condition.
can be sensible, progressive as you wish. don't need extra disk centimeter, 185 rotor are enough for enduro

The Bad:

the alignment are tricky with the caliber.
don't see magura at race event ( I have done the last EWS in Olargues for instance) where SRAM is prime and helpful.
the lever is the part to have in spare definitely because to be light it is the part that break easily.

Overall Review:

have use the MT7 in various trail and condition ( flowy trail, rocky one in Finale or south of France, wet or dirt) they work very well and the power is incredible compare to other one that I have earned.

I don't have bleed them yet so cannot tel you if it it simpler than SRAM.

The only drawback at that time are the alignement that need to be more precise than other to me for the caliber and the lever than can break .


Product Magura MT7 HC Disc Brakes
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Lever Material Aluminum
Mount Style Post mount / IS
Rotor Sizes 160mm, 180mm, 203mm (Storm HC recommended)
Rotor Mounting 6-bolt
Fluid Type Royal Blood Mineral Oil
Colors Black-Fluro-Yellow (Master), Mystic Grey Anodized (Caliper)
Weight 0 lb 9 oz (255 g)
Miscellaneous Tool free reach adjust
1-finger lever
4-piston caliper with Banjo
Carbotecture SL brake handle bracket and aluminum lever to reduce weight
Remote Mix
Storm HC recommended rotor
5-year leak proof warranty for all Magura brake calipers and brake pistons if they were used with Magura Original Spare Parts
Price $215
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