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180 vs 203mm Rotors

Power, Modulation, Heat Capacity and Personality. Let’s look at some differences between 180 vs 203mm rotors (7″ and 8″). Power Increasing the radius of the rotor increases the brake’s leverage ratio. Using Magura HC rotos as an example we measure about 12.7mm of “usable” rotor / pad interface. Picking a point of reference halfway in the usable interface the we come up with a 180mm (7″) rotor at 83.65mm versus the 203mm (8″) at 95.15mm. The change in available leverage around 12%. This [...]

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Magura Race vs Performance Pads Review

Magura Performance vs Race Brake Pad Review

Initial Ride Test – Magura Performance vs Race Brake Pad Review for MT5 / MT7 models. I love my Magura MT5 brakes. That’s well established here on BikeCo.com at this point I’m sure! Until this month however I had never run the Magura Race Brake pads. I decided to change it up a bit on the last pad change – and WHOA, quite a difference. Magura 8.P Performance Brake Pads As a baseline, I have had no complaints on the Magura 8.P [...]

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Magura MT5 Brake Review – 3 Years

Read through our long term (3 year) trail test in the Magura MT5 Brake Review. 3 years and 4 bikes later I’m still running the same set of Magura MT5 brakes. Same levers, same master cylinders, same calipers. A few sets of brake pads as well as a new rear line are what I’ve put into the system. (My HD4’s routing is longer than the Bronson was) I continue to ride the Magura MT5’s for the same reasons that led me purchase [...]

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