Magura Announces Limited Yellow Edition of MT8 & MT7 Raceline Series Brakes

Apr 21, 2021
by D. Voss  


PRESS RELEASE: Magura

MAGURA RACELINE EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITIES
You can now get your hands on one of these limited Raceline brakes for the start of the 2021 racing season! To all intents and purposes, they're reserved for officially sponsored athletes - but MAGURA is now offering a new edition of the special MT8 and MT7 Raceline series.



Ever since Bart Brentjens won the very first Olympic mountain bike race in Atlanta in 1996, the neon-coloured brakes from MAGURA have been synonymous with pure racing sport! More than two decades have passed since Bart had his first HS33 RACELINE, followed by a yellow GUSTAV M and an MT7 today. These brakes are all still closely linked by one overriding passion – the fight to gain seconds. Nowadays it’s the downhill stars Loic Bruni and Danny Hart or cross-country athletes like Elisabeth Brandau and Yana Belomoina who are pushing their personal boundaries anew with the famous MAGURA neon yellow and aiming to attain the Number 1 position on the winners’ podium! #racingisyellow



MT8 RACELINE
Perfect for cross-country and marathon competitions: super light thanks to the Carbotecture SL housing and an optimal braking feel due to its ergonomic 1-finger HC Carbon lever blade. Trusted by the professionals!

BRAKE MASTER Carbotecture SL
LEVER BLADE 1-finger HC Carbon
PISTONS 2
DESIGN raceline yellow
WEIGHT 195 g
RRP 599,80 €
(brake set excl. rotors & adapters)

MT7 RACELINE
The clearly defined bite point and maximum braking power make it the first choice for gravity pilots.
The 1-Finger HC lever blade modulates the enormous braking power as and when required.

BRAKE MASTER Carbotecture SL
LEVER BLADE 1-finger HC
PISTONS 4
DESIGN raceline yellow
WEIGHT 255 g
RRP 479,80 €
(brake set excl. rotors & adapters)
ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE

To start off the season, MAGURA is offering a limited edition of its yellow brakes to all bikers. In addition to the familiar option of purchasing from MAGURA Pro Shop dealers in Europe, customers can now also order Raceline brakes online via Click & Collect. There are no shipping costs. Customers can pick up the items and pay for them at the dealer of their choice. For more information visit maguracc.com.

Please note: This edition is only available in Europe. The models cannot be purchased in the U.S.




136 Comments

  • 122 0
 Right now even a normal serial bike or component is like limited edition. Overpriced and hard to get.
  • 23 0
 better than a Non-Fungible Token Yellow On Backorder Edition
  • 88 3
 Breaking news: manufacturer announces that a tiny piece of plastic is a new color
  • 142 0
 *braking news.
  • 4 2
 Does appear that all this limited bike parts, is more & more deliberate?
No I do not own a tin foil hat?
Just common sense!
  • 62 3
 How about a more solid bleedport/lever instead of fancy colors?
  • 31 1
 Just swap the levers for Shimano levers
  • 4 2
 It seems like people buy this shit anyway, so why bother? Plus they are specced on lot's of OEM bikes. Why would they do anything but changing colours and provide yet another lever shape?
  • 20 4
 @theoskar57: done that, but went back to magura levers. better feel.
  • 6 5
 its the least servicable break on the market, the lever is basically a disposable product.

Obviously there are enough Magura customers who switch their bikes every 1-2 years. So they never get to replace the lever for 100$ each in case a 0,1$ seal breaks or the crappy cover of the reservoir pops of.

And the raceline where always available for regular customers the past years. So a lot of marketing bullshit for well functioning breaks - until they break.
  • 2 0
 @S851: which magura levers do you have and for which one's did you switch? I haven't replaced mine yet to Shimano but planning to
  • 31 12
 @theoskar57: only to run into variable bite point issue of Shimano levers...

Yeah yeah I know... it can be easily treated with CBD mineral oil, and bleed must be performed while standing on one leg pumping word "G-o-u-r-a-n-g-a" in morse code, then leave the covers open for night, with master cylinder piston pointing towards Osaka. I am surprised why nobody hasn't heard of this method!

I did like Shiguras M(saint)T7 on a friends bike though.
  • 7 2
 The over tighteners rejoice!

You would think that they would make the levers "more solid" if there were a need to do so?
  • 5 0
 @justwaki: no such thing as a wandering bite point on my two sets of Shiguras. Had experienced that on pure Shimanos though in the past.
  • 6 0
 @Mr-Gilsch: same here... Shigura set up is spot on.
  • 1 8
flag justwaki (Apr 22, 2021 at 6:16) (Below Threshold)
 @stingmered: I think it's a really good alternative for folks who want a bit firmer lever feel. I liked that it was firm but not stupid firm like old Formulas. Quite surprising actually that MT7 4 piston caliper delivers less modulation than Shimano, Sram or Hope 4 piston calipers.
  • 6 0
 @Mr-Gilsch: same here, Shiguras (MT5 calipers + SLX levers) have an unbeatable price/performance ratio IMHO. No wandering bite point, plenty of power and enough modulation.
  • 3 0
 @madcow-krakow: this is the set up I have and it is exactly as you describe!
  • 5 0
 @Mr-Gilsch: Magura MT-5 calipers, Shimano XTR Race (Non-servo) levers, Magura hose olive and barb here. No bite-point issues. It's all that was advertised and more, very pleased..

Previous pure Shimano setups all had variable bite-point. Previous pure Magura setups all had lever durability issues.
  • 4 0
 My oldest set of Maguras is almost 3y/o and I purchased it with intention to go shigura. Well, Shimano levers are still standing by...
  • 3 0
 @S851: what is the compatability like ? do the caliper banjos fit or do you use magura hoses?
  • 2 0
 @kanasasa: Same. Third season on MT5s, few sets of pads, two sets of rotors, couple different frames, countless crashes, zero bleeds, brakes work like they did when I got them.
  • 3 0
 @pigman65: Magura hose, olive, pin.
  • 3 1
 @chri: Your take. I have two pairs of Magura (MT5 and MT7) and never broke a lever in 3+ years...
  • 2 1
 @pigman65: according to my extensive research you need a magura banjo on the caliper and the only way to get it is as a part of the magura hose kit. Banjos didnt even come with the MT5 calipers i bought, never found any aftermarket banjos either. All magura up to the shimano olive, nut, and master for me has been perfect for 2 seasons so im building a second set for my new bike.
  • 4 0
 @OldDert: Negative, Magura olive and pin with Magura hose. Slightly different diameter hoses between Shimano and Magura. I've done several, sometimes you get lucky and the poor fitting hardware lines up, usually not.
  • 1 2
 @50percentsure: since the olive gets crushed I’d venture to guess that part doesn’t matter. I agree with the magura barb to match the ID of the Magura hose. Have you had a shimano olive not work mating a magura hose to shimano master? I’ve heard all different things on various forums regarding this.
  • 4 0
 @OldDert: Will confirm, olives fit loose, crush crooked. Magura olives and pins only with Magura hoses.
  • 2 0
 @OldDert: I've had about 50% success rate, not worth it. Won't leak in the stand, but leaks riding.
  • 1 3
 @50percentsure: maybe turning the nut a 1/4 turn tighter can fix this for you. Did the trick for me.

I used MT7s and Saint levers (cheapest option in stock - thanks covid). Shimano nut and olive but magura hose and pin.

Also had the magura lever durability issue.. Shigura was the cheaper option and I had wanted to give it a try anyway.
  • 1 0
 @justwaki: Do you not get problems with dead insects in your oil after leaving covers open over night?
  • 3 1
 @aljoburr: I use CBD oil with active THC. They fly to Mars after taking a short dip.
  • 1 0
 I've been so disappointed in Shimano brakes lately and while I've never ridden SRAM brakes I don't really have any desire to. So that being said the Magura MT5 imo is the best value for your money in a quality 4 pot setup, even if the MC is basically constructed like a child's toy. The only real benefit to the MT7 is that it comes with a better lever, but for that money I'd be looking at something made of aluminum!
  • 2 1
 @theoskar57: doesn't feel as good IMO , has less modulation with shimano levers
  • 2 1
 @stankiec: the MT7's already feel very on off for me, wonder how it they would feel on Shimano
  • 1 0
 Screw that, I just want parts you can service.
  • 2 0
 @theoskar57: Maybe a problem with setup or pads. My MT5 and MT7 are super progressive...
  • 1 0
 @theoskar57: original MT7. tried with XT8000, but didnt liked the flex. now have xt8100 on my desk, so tempted to try them with magura calipers again.
  • 47 5
 Pro/team only colours should stay pro/team only.

What is next? Red Bull releasing a line of helmets?
  • 13 0
 Also like Hope does it with their (absolutely sick) green parts. Love it.
  • 8 2
 @zweiradmechaniker: more like fox factory orange lowers. You can't buy hope green stuff from home You have to wait until the sponcered riders sell their parts off.
  • 4 0
 Uhm.. thats the point.
  • 6 3
 It's just a colour, what's the big deal?
  • 3 0
 @lacuna: it looks bloody awesome ...
  • 3 1
 @BaGearA: I mean why should it be restricted to pro/team riders
  • 5 0
 @lacuna: Yellow is the fastest color
  • 4 1
 @lacuna: same reason redbull helmets aren't sold to everyone
  • 2 0
 @DAN-ROCKS: what reason is that?
  • 3 0
 @lacuna: perception of scarcity and exclusivity. People want what they can’t have, so it gives allure to a brand, and also strengthens brand association/identity with the pro riders who have access to exclusive parts/colors that are flaunted rather than covered up. Or so the armchair marketing psychologist in me suspects the rationale to be.

I know I’d buy hope green accented brakes in a heartbeat, but that’s because I want to bling my incoming Ripmo AF with colors matching the DVO suspension. I did find a British site that stocks a lot of green hope brake parts... where there’s a will, there’s a way.
  • 26 9
 these would look fantastic on that gold pole...
  • 4 0
 @reindeln: daaaym i'm printing that off for the garage wall
  • 2 0
 @buttmonkey5000: print it on a postage stamp? Unless I’m missing the high res version...
  • 1 1
 @reindeln: A bit higher rez:
ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb20484511/p6pb20484511.jpg

Nicest thing about printing it off is that you can tear it in half and you're only out the cost of the inkjet cartridge.
  • 9 1
 I have used MT5s (with the split MT7 pads) on all my bikes for about 5 years now - never had any issues. Easy to change pads, great feel and stopping power. I swear by them. The new MT7 in yellow are tempting, but I already used some of the plastic piston inserts to get half way there >

The SRAM brakes that came on my Capra didn't last a weekend at the bikepark and were swapped out in double time for MT5s - 2 seasons later I've not even had to bleed them.
  • 3 1
 Same here, I actually replaced the SRAM Code Ultimates that came on my Capra with my trusted MT5s... I had to bleed them all the time, which the Maguras basically never require.
  • 3 2
 @DavidGuerra: weren't these Codes touted by all media outlets as a breakaway with SRAM's reputation?
  • 13 2
 With no stock globally, I'm Loving my limited XT brakes....
  • 3 0
 Better hurry. Only 3 left in stock!
  • 3 0
 Feels like all sorts of manufacturers are just scraping the bottom of their parts bins trying to put together "new" products. Then slapping on some new paint and call them "special edition" to justify the low number produced and the high price tag. But the thing is, it's better than nothing, so can't really complain...
  • 14 9
 Are they going to leak straight out of the box, just like my MT5s and three warranty replacements I've gotten? Just asking.
  • 12 3
 that's weird. Haven't had a single issue with my MT5s
  • 27 3
 so you're saying that 4 consecutive sets had identical problems?

what if I told you that there is one constant in every one of these scenarios??? do you think you could detect what the constant is? lol
  • 2 1
 @conoat: I would agree with you. But I don't see how getting rings of oil leaking around the caliper piston's after a fresh bleed in accordance to manufacturer's instructions is in any way related to me. Search "Magura MT5 Fail" on YT to see my issues with those brakes.
  • 7 0
 you should've bought another colour of brakes.......
  • 7 3
 @uzurpator: you may believe you were doing things 100% correctly, when in fact, you were not. Not trying to be a dick, but I have seen some shit as a mechanic.

are you positive the "rings of oil" was brake fluid? becuase brand new brakes are assembled with lubricant on the pistons, and it's completely normal for a small amount to come out when they are first used. it shows up as a tiny ring at the edge of the piston bore. usually stops after 4-5 cyclings of the piston.
  • 4 2
 @conoat: If they warrantied 4 sets, then I gather that there might have been some issue with them and not just a little courtesy. That and the fact that Maguras, at least the warranty replacements, come in dry - you need to fill and bleed them initially.
That being said - I run a little chop-shop and have worked on, literally, hundreds of brakes over the last 15 years. Watch the video I urged you to find.
  • 3 4
 @uzurpator: wanna give me a link to the video in question?
  • 6 0
 @uzurpator: strange how you have to try and justify personal experiences with people isnt it?
there are such things as bad production runs across all industries. an example is, I had some hmi screens that kept on failing on me, i had 4 fail, and the replacements failed shortly after. They kept trying to blame my system. they asked if i had surges or spikes occur. They stopped replacing them and i heard nothing, months went by and i was told that they had a bad production run and found a flaw on a circuit board that caused it. keep in mind, these hmi screen are 4k a pop!
  • 5 5
 @uzurpator: Ok! that is the one I watched. let me dissect this for you....


you literally have no clue what you are doing. That's ok. lot's of people do not. I was chuckling watching this. especially the part about detatching the syringe from the caliper bleed port. Have you ever heard of gravity? Magura has mulitiple videos showing you the steps. Your flip dismissal of the process says that either you haven't bothered to watch them, or you cannot comprehend them.
  • 3 2
 @conoat: don't worry about him. Sounds like the dude just loves to hear himself talk.
  • 3 1
 @conoat: Where precisely I said about detaching a syringe from the caliper bleed port, where I have literally shown detaching a bleed kit from the caliper bleed port? Just curious.
EDIT: And how does me detaching anything from anything make the calipers not leak?
  • 2 4
 @conoat: it's a user = id10t error me thinks.
  • 2 1
 honest question, I used to have older magura HS33. Then bought some newer HS22 and then some Magura MT Sport, are they all plastic because the flex is soooooo bad. The bite point feels so nice, but each of the lever assemblies you can easily pull the the bar with the flex and crush your fingers.

Is this what is expected even with high end Maguras? they aint not Hopes!
  • 5 0
 These 600 dollar brakes will look beautiful on my 1500 dollar bike
  • 2 0
 They sure will and the MT8s are phenomenal brakes.
  • 5 1
 Comments on this thread = those that have Maguras and love them and those that do not and yet still talk ****
  • 3 0
 Just switched from Shimano Zee's to Magura's MT7 and they are by far the best brake I have ever had. Will never go back to a Shimano product again.
  • 2 0
 Same switch and i'm loving it, more power, more modulation, better lever feel, like the look too. if something happens with levers i either get another mt7 or if available ill consider trickstuff
  • 1 0
 JUST bought a set of MT7s from my LBS. Would definitely have loved this less subtle color on my all black bike. Good throw back to the hs33. That day in atlanta was so hot that the heat is pretty much all I can remember...
  • 4 0
 But they won't match my bike Frown
  • 2 0
 Buy ohlins suspension then you’ll have a good yellow theme to match Wink
  • 18 0
 Buy a new bike to match
  • 1 0
 My Mega is one of the few bikes that those would match perfectly. So of course I am not going to buy them...
  • 4 0
 Looking forward to see their "discreet fit-all" unlimited edition.
  • 2 0
 thanks, but im not into christmas tree bike visual. Im keeping my gunmetal MT7 calipers without plastic rings, they look awesome!
  • 1 0
 What about a special, metal, raceline lever inspired from the original Gustav M's? Best feeling lever I tried ever, maybe better than the new old stock St 765's I have on my my7's now.
  • 3 0
 They are bright yellow to remind you to bring a set of torx keys on the ride to adjust your lever or caliper?
  • 1 0
 Not to mention the T25 for rotor bolts. You are welcome to bring the whole set for weight training if you wish.
  • 3 0
 dedicated one-finger braking!? it'll never catch on,
  • 2 0
 Never had any issues with my Maguras, best breaks for me, easy for bleed. Sick colour, would look nice on my BigS Enduro...
  • 4 0
 'Carbotecture'
  • 2 0
 Germans and their love affair with making everything possible out of plastic.
  • 1 0
 As opposed to other countries that don’t?
  • 1 0
 @extratalldirtrider: that is correct
  • 4 5
 Hey Magura, 1998 called, they want their selective colour back! This is such a dated trick...looks awful...It doesnt help that both Loic ( way out of focus btw ) and Danny are candid shots taken outside while the girl was done in studio...clearly those 3 were never in the same room...It looks cheap, it makes the brand look cheap and just shows how much Maguras really care about their brand...

Word of advice, next time, hire a pro , oh and fire whoever in your marketing thought this was a great concept cause it seriously isn’t
  • 2 1
 To each their own. I happen to really like the bright yellow in contrast to my gray Transition Spur frame.
  • 1 4
 @extratalldirtrider: lol, what?? completely irrelevant.Glad you like yellow agains grau, I like double fudge ice cream but it has nothing to do with my original comment
  • 4 1
 @neroleeloo: I’m not sure if you even know what irrelevant means.
  • 3 0
 Does it come with 9 different lever options?
  • 1 0
 I have a set of raceline MT7s. Someone interested? Message me. I'll sell with new pads and a new brake line for way less than retail.
  • 1 0
 pm me
  • 2 0
 Sonny, back in my day they were all yellow until the crazy-ass BLUE ones came along!
  • 1 0
 Oh of course these come out right now as I’m in middle of installing a a new set of mt7 SL’s on my bike I just bought. Typical!
  • 1 0
 they have been available for years
  • 3 0
 Welcome to 1980!!!
  • 3 1
 Will this paint peel of like in previous model?
  • 3 1
 I thought all their brakes were yellow
  • 2 0
 No the normal mt7 have a gunmetal caliper with yellow accents.
  • 2 0
 Huh? I’ve had these exact same MT8 brakes for over 2 years now.
  • 2 0
 Yeah I dont know why Magura is saying they are "now available" the MT7 and MT8 racelines have been available for purchase for a number of years now. I have seen them on Worldwide Cyclerys website before.
  • 2 0
 pretty sure the resale value of my bike is better after putting them on
  • 1 0
 What a spicy color. Do wish they were cheaper but what can I say the looks are everything.
  • 1 0
 Since the safety vest yellow and racing red will match so well with the color scheme of 95% of bikes
  • 1 0
 Bart is still incredibly fast on his home trails in Nijmegen, check him out on Strava
  • 5 5
 note to self. If you are going make the first comment, check your spelling!! ma=man
  • 8 1
 Sorry mate, but buttmonkey5000 beat you to it, anyway
  • 2 0
 My favorite color is ham
  • 1 1
 So now they're spongy like spongebob. Terrible lever feel and those familiar dials to adjust your butthurt rate on-the-go
  • 1 0
 Isn't everything nowadays limited edition?
  • 1 0
 Currently 0 magura brakes available on Q.
  • 1 0
 No new lever design for a 2021 season? Magura is getting lazy.
  • 1 0
 Im lookn for a 203 mm MDR-P rotor
  • 2 1
 me vs Magura brakes score is 0:4
No thank you
  • 1 0
 just buy Formula Cura 4...
  • 1 0
 Is the bleeding kit included? Hope so, they will need Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Kinda cool but they look green
  • 1 0
 Did I see bar ends???
  • 1 1
 You da ma Bart.
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