To celebrate 125 years in business, Magura is releasing this chrome and black limited edition MT1893 brakeset. It represents the culmination of four generations in the business and countless iterations to their hydraulic mountain bike brake designs. But that’s not all…inside the press release were a few gems showing upcoming products and future plans.

limited edition 125th anniversary magura mt1893 mountain bike brakes

The MT1893 brakes get all of Magura’s tech, including the massively adjustable HC3 levers designed for Danny MacAskill. The master cylinders are engraved with the founding year, and the set comes packaged in a special wooden box. Retail is $599, available June 7, 2018.

Magura says model year 2019 is all about taking their existing product line and refining and optimizing it for “Enhanced Performance”. What that means for the internals remains to be seen, but there are a couple of external design changes and upgrades being shown.

Above, the new Flat Mount versions of the MT8 SL ($285/wheel) and MT4 ($115/wheel). They hint that new race mountain bikes will be spec’ing the flat mount standard, so they’re ready with two options. They’ll be compatible with up to a 180mm rotor and use the same pads as their standard mount calipers. Available July 1, 2018.

Speaking of refinements, for the upgrader that has everything there’s the Magura HC carbon brake lever. It’s made of woven carbon fiber in a method they call CarboTex, which results in an extremely light yet strong construction. The single-finger shape is 10mm shorter than the standard 2-finger lever, but has 25mm of tooled reach adjustment. All in, they come in at a claimed 12g per lever, or 26g lighter than a pair of alloy levers, but retail for a whopping $125 per side. Available later this year.

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Klaster_1
Klaster_1
4 years ago

>new race mountain bikes will be spec’ing the flat mount standard
Please no.

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4 years ago
Reply to  Klaster_1

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Jam
Jam
4 years ago

What a joke. Flat mount is a road bike standard, it should stop there. Post mount is much easier to setup and this will likely result in poorly set up brakes by anyone inexperienced.

D-con
D-con
4 years ago
Reply to  Jam

This.

But at least we can all agree that the bike industry seems to have a hard time not shooting itself in the foot with needless change, right?

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
4 years ago
Reply to  Jam

If you’re “inexperienced” you most likely should not be setting up anything flat, post, whatever. So sure, let’s go back to V-brakes, no need for change.

Tunkki
Tunkki
4 years ago

> flat mount
> mtb
> no

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
4 years ago
Reply to  Tunkki

Unless you ride SS that pesky derailleur flipping your chain around on that cluster came from road…. u gonna cway now? pffft.

Dockboy
Dockboy
4 years ago

I think the flat mount may be a flag for new drop bar brakes, not some half baked plan to replace a good, reliable standard.

Shafty
Shafty
4 years ago

Flat mount can already be a pain, but let’s not pretend we didn’t all see this coming. The worst will be entry level models with mechanical versions.

Dude
Dude
4 years ago

Flat bar cyclocross? Maybe?

Lasse2000
Lasse2000
4 years ago

But could be interesting to combine the flat mount mt8 caliper with Shimano roadbike hydraulic brakeshifters. Shigura on gravel bikes!

FFM
FFM
4 years ago
Reply to  Lasse2000

Praying Magura makes some drop bar levers for single speed cyclocross too.

Tilla85
Tilla85
4 years ago
Reply to  Lasse2000

It will work, and also the Rotor Uno groupset uses MT8 flat mount calipers too, and they are by far the best road disc brakes I’ve tried so far.

DP
DP
4 years ago

Should inexperienced people really be setting up their brakes? If ya don’t like it don’t buy it. 🙂

Me
Me
4 years ago

Im just curious-what is the advantage of flat mount brakes?

dockboy
dockboy
4 years ago
Reply to  Me

More compact mounting points and an (so I’ve read) easier frame prep. It lets calipers tuck inside the rear triangle a little better, and removes threading from the frame. Because the bolts come in from below, a mechanic has an easier time getting a wrench in the bolt. Ever try to adjust a post-mount brake inside a rear triangle or under a rack?

CHKPNT
CHKPNT
4 years ago

I actually welcome the idea of flat mount on MTB… They are lighter, sleeker and imo easier to set up. y’all are just hatin to hate

Moto9
Moto9
4 years ago

Why isn’t there a floating caliper yet?

Mike
Mike
3 years ago
Reply to  Moto9

Been out quite a while actually. Sadly few cyclists are willing to pay the price for a superior rotor design.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago
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Christophe Meursault
4 years ago

why do they still have 2 finger brake levers as standard? it’s not the 90s. brakes actually work these days