Magura has succeeded in delivering one of the most powerful brake available today (click to enlarge).
The Lowdown: Magura MT7 NEXT brakes
High-end braking has changed emphasis in the last five years. Instead of sub 300 gram stoppers that suggested stopping, the priority has shifted to brakes that hit hard and apply massive decelerating forces to your body. Riding styles have changed as bikes have become more capable and terrain more rugged. Riders now prefer a firm lever feel where you know exactly when the pads hit the rotor. And reliability and maintainability is now top of the list when it comes to rider demands.
This is Magura's answer to all these needs. They started by redesigning the rotors from the ground up. Now they've attacked the segment with four pistons and four brake pads for each brake. Aside from prodigious levels of power, they also emphasized modulation. The Magura MT7 succeeds in all these departments.