Here’s a quick go through on installing or trimming your MTB brake lines.
As always the disclaimer! If you have ANY doubts about your mechanical abilities, or about the results before you ride the bike contact a professional… This is really easy when it’s easy – but – you don’t want to be a hero with brakes when your, and frankly other trail users, safety is on the line.
Quick highlights of the video:
If you’re re-routing an internal brake line use a bent cable inserted in the brake hose. Insert the cable in the hose and PULL the hose out slowly through the bike. Insert the new brake hose on the bent cable and slowly PUSH the brake hose through the bike using the cable as a guide.
Use sharp cutters.
Make sure you have all the bits you’ll need including a new olive and barb. Ensure you have all of the parts on the line, in order, before you compress the fittings! (I’ve forgotten the cap, or put the cap on backwards once or twice over the years and if you compress the fittings, well, you’ll need more fittings)
Carefully tighten the assembly without over-tightening and damaging the brake lever. Bleed the brake as appropriate (bleed videos are available at BikeCo.com in our Tips & Tricks or Home Mechanic content sections)
Magura MT7 with HC3 Lever Disc Brake
Magura offers the MT7 with a factory upgrade to the HC3 lever. The Magura MT7 with HC3 Lever provides riders with Magura’s top of the line 4 piston brake and most adjustable lever with adjustable reach and leverage ratio.
The additional braking power of 4 pistons adapted from MAGURA’s motor sport experience gives you the fine control and maximum stability you need on tough Enduro and downhill runs.
Braking power doesn’t need to be heavy. The overall weight is reduced by a Carbotecture SL brake handle bracket and an aluminum lever. These 4-piston brakes stand out thanks to high heat stability achieved through optimized weight distribution. Optimum use of materials exactly where needed.
Magura MT7 Next Technical Details
Weight 255 g
Material Master Carbotecture SL
Material Lever Blade Aluminium
Material Caliper Aluminium
Brake medium Royal Blood
BAT/TPA Yes – tool-less
Banjo Fitting Yes
Reach Adjust Yes – tool-less
Shift Mix Yes
Remote Mix Yes
Recommended Rotor Storm HC
Lever Blade 1-Finger HC lever
Tubing MAGURA disc tube
eBike Switch No
Colors Black-Fluro-Yellow (Master), Mystic Grey Anodized (Caliper)