Magura marta raceline weight

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by nifrodne

Does anyone known the actual weight of the magura marta raceline ?
Don't know if to buy the Xtr brakes or the Marta's...


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by bluefww

I think Magura brakes tend to be of or very near specified weights. I.E. 280g for the Racelines.

I have a further question:

Has anyone used them? How do they compare to the Marta SL / Magnesium. Supposedly they're both a lot lighter AND suitable for all applications as opposed to just XC. Seems slightly strange. I think the lever assembly is effectively the prototype for the MT8 ... though calipers and reservoir and of the Marta line.

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by Gran Sport

eliflap has the racelines on one of his recent(ish) builds @

weight was frankly dissapointing & not much different to the cheaper semi magnesium marta's that have been out for a couple of years now - the new MT8 brakes look like they are worth the extra coin - but probably still not as great as R1's are.

Magura MT8 disc brake – First ride review ... e-12-44665

Formula R1 disc brake review ... rake-37555

Shimano XTR M980 Race disc brake review ... e-11-44613


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by danlaf

i owned magura

worked great but broke a carbon lever and they seem old looking!

will go with shimano for the look and the power of braking

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