Magura MT6 Opinions

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bikemaniack
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by bikemaniack

Hi,

I would like to know,what do you think about that discbrake,what's your opinion. How much it weight(some pics on scale,different of that what i can find on web).

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bikemaniack
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by bikemaniack

nobody using them????

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by jmartpr

We distribute Magura and most people just go for the MT8s or the MT4s....the MT6 are great but they right in the middle with very few improvements over the MT4 and with a little more $$$ you get the MT8 which it's a big improvment over the 4 and 6s

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by VTBike

jmartpr wrote:We distribute Magura and most people just go for the MT8s or the MT4s....the MT6 are great but they right in the middle with very few improvements over the MT4 and with a little more $$$ you get the MT8 which it's a big improvment over the 4 and 6s



According to Magura - and the new article on the MTBR homepage; the only difference between the MT line is the weight. From my understanding, the only thing that sets the 8 apart from the 6 is the fact that its made of carbon, and saves some weight. In my mind, this is worth the $100; but I wouldn't call it a big improvement. Is there something I am missing?

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You are basically right....The master cyclinder on the MT 2, 4 and 6 is made out of composite while the MT8 is carbotecture which is carbon. The lever on the MT8 is also in carbon. But as you mentioned it all comes down to lower weight. Our biggest seller are the MT4s and MT2s because they offer almost all of the improvements of the top end models with a small weight penalty. Of course when going all out then the Mt8 wins plus they look awesome.

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by bikemaniack

The master cylinder of MT6 ic made of carbon!!!

dcash5
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by dcash5

I have the MT4s and unfortunately the weight is alot more than quoted. Actual is 740g for the full set including discs and hardware.

Also they use torque bolts all over it - not exactly multitool friendly.

Yet to ride but will report bk later!

Elstorma
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by Elstorma

Actually all the mt series brakes have carbon masters...
Mt 2 and 4 is made of wat magura calls carbotecture, while 6 and 8 are the higher spec carbotecture sl.
Mt8 has alu hardware and carbon levers. Mt6 levers are alu.
Mt 4 has the bat external reach adjust knob, while mt2 goes bare basics with simple 2 pc calipers and no banjo connection...

I personally have been riding the mt2, and have been quite happy with it, the only gripe I have had so far is the small or smaller pad clearance than the shimano brake system, which inevitably means more fiddling around to get the setup right...

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Sandal
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by Sandal

can you tell the wight of MT6 and 8? better bure brakes without rotors, adapters to compare apples to apples to R1, alike
weight concerned = good, weight obsessed = bad!

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by bikemaniack

There's not so many pictures on scale on web,bu people says,that cuted front brake weight +/- 200grams.

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Robin v Berkel
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by Robin v Berkel

here are my MT8 on scale

front 76cm ( wil be cut to 62cm sime als R1 ) and rear 137cm
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R1 with Carbon handels and carbon klems onlye this set leks olie so set is lichter then normal when its full of olie
front 62cm and rear 137cm
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cannondale Rush carbon SL team 8.75kg/19.29 1x10
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old WW bikes
Epic carbon 2006 9.3kg
Spark 10 2008 8.2Kg
Anthem Adv 9kg ( solt after 3 weeks not done )
scalpel 2009 7.97kg

ratherbeintobago
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by ratherbeintobago

jmartpr wrote:We distribute Magura


Any word on floating Storm rotors?

Andy

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by PekkaEpic

i have ordered the XTR M987´s and i kind of don´t wanna let the LBS down by not buying them and instead going for the R1´s but how good are Formula brakes generally?
I have no experience of them at all so i know very little about them.
i Understand the R1´s are light very light but that´s about it :)

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