Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation

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Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation

Post by Reid_Welch » Mar 11, 2018 9:26 pm

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Was installed yesterday by self on Juiced Crosscurrent S, front only.

It was an easy installation. The kit can be used for either front or rear. I had to shorten the hose, of course, and instructions in the kit explain how to do that without requiring bleeding afterward.

The increase in braking power is more than expected. The great point: the modulation or controllable feel of the brake power is very much superior to the former Tektro HD-E350 brake. I could surely do an endo with the power of this brake, but to prevent that, I have been practicing controlled partial endos. Yet I won't endo this bike because the Magura modulation is so consistently mild. You can feel everything through the Magura lever, so it seems.

I had planned to also fit a 203mm rotor. Couldn't, though, because the low-end Suntour spring/oil damped fork can't clearance but a 180mm. Never mind. There is PLENTY of brake power to haul me down fast from 28mph. So, until the day comes when I upgrade to a better fork I will keep the 180mm disc. It works great with the Magura MT5

I will not upgrade the rear, still Tektro brake. In fact, I am going to downgrade it with a 160mm rotor tomorrow, to further equalize the usable brake without rear wheel lockup that can be applied between front and rear wheels in a fast braking situation.
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Re: Magura MT5 four-piston front brake improves brake power and modulation

Post by rberger » Mar 27, 2018 9:39 pm

I put these on my 2011 ICE Trike for the two front wheels + 180mm disc and its been great! Love not having to constantly adjust the old BB7s. I put a cheap Tektro mechanical brake on the rear wheel with the hub motor for a parking brake.
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