Magura has reworked their levers to shave a few more grams, offering an MT8 SL brakeset that comes in under 200g per wheel. With a claimed weight around 195g (excluding rotor), they’re now among the (if not the) lightest mountain bike brakes on the market.
The MT8 Pro gets a lightweight alloy lever that adds a few grams but also gets a tool-free reach adjust. Both are designed for single-finger braking, and other levers are available and in development for anyone wanting two-finger braking or additional position adjustments…like the MacAskill HC3 levers.
The MT8 calipers carry over unchanged for 2019. Retail for the SL set is €279.90.
Not shown, there’s a new MT Sport brake that comes in at the bottom of their lineup for basic hydraulic brake performance on price-point bikes, commuters, etc.
Flat mount disc brakes for mountain bikes are a thing now, with Cannondale and Canyon being some of the first brands to spec it. As that standard grows, Magura is ready with a flat mount caliper for their MT4 and MT8 SL series brakes. They keep the same size pads and pistons despite the smaller appearance.
Speaking of appearances, those colored rings on the calipers now come in 12 different hues. Customize the color to match the rest of your bike.
They’re also ready for more wheels now, with a new CenterLock rotor option. Called the Storm SL, it’s a two-piece rotor meant for high braking loads and performance.
A fan of the brand? They still have some of their 125th anniversary brakeset available. Details are in this post, just a few pics here.