As with the MT4, the brake lever supplied on the basic model in the MT range is made from Carbotecture. The lever and clamp are manufactured from aluminium. The two-piece brake calliper provides for a more economic production process, and Magura passes on this price advantage directly to the end customer. As a basic model, the MT2 is only behind its bigger sisters in tipping the scales, as it delivers the same braking power and optimum lever geometry as the models toward the top end of the range. Value-for-money even for the thrifty - and for all those who aspire to thrift. Rotor and adapter sold separately.
Weaknesses: Fundamentally flawed with plastic clamp.
All the early versions of the MT series had AL clamps including the "mix master" style clamp. Then production comes and they have the Carbontechture clamp.
All instructions mention the AL clamps or the Carbon on the MT8. The included instructions are for the MT8 even. Didn't they test these.
They specifically say 3Nm for the camp torque, clamp top then clamp bottom. There is no way to get the top clamp to 3Nm without pushing out the wrench from the allow bolt, stripping it.
That said you don't need 3Nm to keep them from moving on the bar. 2-2.5Nm works. Both of my lever cracked on the first ride...seems other people have had this happen too.
Specialized has many many many bikes speced with the MTS, I assumed they tested the heck out of those, they also have an AL clamp. Many friends around here have them and have no problems.
I am switching back to Shimano.
WHen they were working, they were great brakes, I have lost faith in them and I will not play that game with my brakes.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 24, 2013
Strengths: Braking power
Don't heat up
Weaknesses: Noise with Storm SL rotor
Was supplied on my Cannondale F29 (180mm and 160mm).
Good stopping power, good progressivity. Don’t heat up. I don t have long term feedback as they have only one months.
With my Storm SL rotors and 7.3 pads (seems like they are cheap quality OEM only pads), they makes a lot of sound, not squeaking but a taktatktak intermitive sound, like a vibration. That’s because the sharp edges of the pads are entering the big holes in the Storm SL pads. So you have to remove the pads and make them a chamfer, that solutions very well. I also think that with better quality pads (7.2 or 7.1) it will solve the problems.
Date Reviewed: September 15, 2012
Strengths: Price, weight, power, modulation and ergonomics.
Weaknesses: Non really, the only thing is that the pads that comes from factory are the performance type and they run out relatively fast, now i bought the endurance type so let's see how much time do they last.
They are a really good brakes, i love them, they are powerful, and have a very nice feeling. They really worth for the money.
Strengths: Inexpensive, lightweight, mineral oil, well moderated (ie not grabby)
Weaknesses: Lightweight lever and body made of mylon, so durability issues to be dentermined over the long run...
I bought these to replace some squealing Tektro Comps whcih I bought on the cheap and they were cheap! I like mineral oil brakes so the only other choice is Shimano. I previously ran Magura rim brakes, so these seemed like a natural choice. The price was right, they are very light, easy set up, shortening the lines without bleeding was a no brainer. My 185 rotor was a little out of true, but fixable, then 200mm rotor was true. Both brakes bedded in easilly, run very smooth, power is gradual, so not grabby. I like that the pads can be removed from the brake without removing the caliper. Nice brakes, durability of the nylon lever and body TBD.
Hesitate, what to buy?
Magura with 160 storm rotor weighs 345 grams per side, has the new lever material Carbotecture, but MT2 - is the most simple model among new magura brakes. Shimano has rating on mtbr 4.71, but the weight is under 300 grams without the rotor. Magura goes with storm rotors, f ... Read More »
Ok guys, I wanted to upgrade the brakes on my 2012 bad boy 5 and purchased a pair of maugura mt2's. Here's my question, do I need to purchase magura's brake adapters or can I use the stock one's (160mm)? Stocks are the shimano m446 hydraulic disk brakes.
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