If you’ve been riding for awhile, the positioning of your brakes might not be something you give much thought. But to a beginner or even intermediate rider, the idea of adjusting the brakes to better fit your hands may not even register as something you can do. Because of that, Magura has teamed up with SQLab to create what they’re calling the “first ergonomics guide for brake adjustment.”

Magura & SQLab team up to create brake ergonomics and adjustment guide Magura & SQLab team up to create brake ergonomics and adjustment guide Magura & SQLab team up to create brake ergonomics and adjustment guide

Starting with the lateral positioning of the master cylinder on the bar itself, the guide walks you through the steps of determining the best starting angle of the lever, and the reach adjustment based on your hand size.

Magura & SQLab team up to create brake ergonomics and adjustment guide

There’s also a grip size template to help dial in the thickness of your grips which will likely correspond best to SQLab’s own grips, but can easily be translated to other brands as well.

Magura & SQLab team up to create brake ergonomics and adjustment guide

If you’re contemplating new brakes as well as a new position, the interactive buyer’s guide walks you through the vast customization options of Magura brakes including lever choices as shown above. To try it for yourself, check out the link below.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. If only Magura made comfortable levers…. Maybe one day they’ll ditch the radial MC for an inline setup. The lever pivot placement is the worst part of their levers. The pivot should be inline or behind the lever for more consistent lever angle throughout the stroke. That’s why many brands use a cam now. Last time Hope had levers like these was the C2 series.

  2. Magura makes the most comfortable levers for my hands. Shimano levers make my fingers go numb every time.. magura offers the most consistent braking i’ve experienced. Their five year warranty is also the best in the industry.

    • I do believe you’re in the minority here. 17 years working in bike shops and I’ve never found a more widely-hated product than Magura brakes. Tough to work on, tough to find parts for, tough to get to feel decent. Even more people liking Hope brakes than Magura.

  3. Try braking with the middle finger. Almost nobody does it. Thumb and index fingers were made by nature to hold things, like grips on handlebars… When you brake with your index you lose handling power.
    Just my five cents.

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