Magura MT2 Disc Brake System

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $121.99


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Product Description

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.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jersievers

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2013

Strengths:    Light weight and price

Weaknesses:    Fundamentally flawed with plastic clamp.

Bottom Line:   
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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicolas a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2013

Strengths:    Braking power
progressivity
Don't heat up


Weaknesses:    Noise with Storm SL rotor

Bottom Line:   
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.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Guillermo

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.

Bottom Line:   
They are a really good brakes, i love them, they are powerful, and have a very nice feeling. They really worth for the money.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nurse Ben a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2012

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...

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Haw RIdge

Duration Product Used:   one month

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Juicy, Tektro Comp, Shimano Deore, Bengal Helix, BB5/7

Bike Setup:   KH 29, Nimbus Impulse 36

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mauricio Perez a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2012

Strengths:    POWER, LIGHT, GREAT LOOKING.PRICE 259 USD FOR THE BRAKESET INCLUDING ROTORS AND ADAPTORS FRONT AND REAR GREAT DEAL

Weaknesses:    NOT A WEAKNESS AT ALL BUT THE INITIAL BITE IS BETTER IN OTHER BRAKES LIKE FORMULA OR AVID´S

Bottom Line:   
INCREDIBLE BRAKING POWER FOR A BRAKE SET UNDER 300 BUCKS, VERY EASY TO ADJUST AND WEIGH LESS THAN MANY OF ITS COMPETITORS OF HIGHER PRICE.

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Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   PRICEPOINT

Similar Products Used:   AVID CR, SHIMANO SLX, FORMULA RX.

Bike Setup:   ALUMINUM HARDTAIL (VISION BIKES) SRAM X5 SHIFTERS AND REAR DERAILLEUR XTR FRONT DERAILLEUR FISIK NIESENE SADDLE DEORE CRANKSET LOOK QUARTZ PEDALS MAGURA DURIN 80SL FORK, DT SWISS X-420 WHEELSET AND MAXXIS IGNITOR 26 X 2.35

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