has let some information leak on their newest prototype brake
, including some very interesting materials that it uses. Inside you can read the press release and have a look at what's on the horizon.Read on,Our Goal:
To create the best bicycle disc brake in the world. At Magura, we firmly believe that we make the best hydraulic disc brakes in the market, since it has been our core expertise for decades. But we also realized that to create another revolution in disc brakes we would need to change our way of thinking. We needed to study what riders are demanding. What do non-competitive athletes need? What do professional racers require? How do we create brakes that meet the needs of both average cyclists and hard-core racers? How do we overcome individual preferences?Our Method:
We studied, listened, tested and repeated. The MISSION PERFORMANCE goal would not have been a success without the feedback of the world’s most discriminating riders, both recreational and professional. We consulted riders at the world’s biggest and best mountain bike festivals. We ran The Magura Crash Contest to gain insight on defects, failures and crashes that consumers have had riding various products from the world’s disc brake manufacturers. We utilized social networking sites to garner feedback from our core global audience. And finally, we carried out spectacular endurance tests at the MISSION PERFORMANCE Test Lab to ascertain the shortcomings of current disc brake offerings.Magura Performance Faktor:
Through exhaustive testing and feedback we finally divided disc brake performance into four categories: Weight, Heat Stability, Performance and Ergonomics. Each was evaluated as individual Performance Faktors and allowed us to take into account the needs of all riders, from XC riders to Downhill racers. Since one brake may be very light weight, yet suffer from poor performance under extreme conditions, and another may have excellent power but be exceptionally heavy, the best brakes in the world cannot specialize in these aspects alone: they must excel in all factors.Carbotecture®
is a revolutionary new injection-molding compound which cannot be compared with either conventional fiber-reinforced plastics or laminated carbon sheets. It has a high concentration of carbon fibers embedded in its thermoplastic matrix which makes it half the weight of aluminum, yet considerably stronger, extremely resistant to impact and fracture, and gives it very high fatigue strength. Its tensile strength per density is twice as high as aluminum or magnesium and six times higher than that of steel or die-cast zinc. Carbotecture® is also much more homogeneous and predictable than aluminum, allowing for further lightening of key components. To utilize this revolutionary material, Magura created a new manufacturing process called Carboflow®. Magura’s proprietary new process allows the company to maintain its exacting standards and maximize process reliability, precision and manufacturing tolerances with the lightest possible material distribution. The Carboflow® process has the added benefit of allowing complete in-house processing at MAGURA Germany and allowing maximum process reliability, dimensional stability and precision manufacturing opening unprecedented options in terms of component design.This is just the first glimpse of what is coming with a complete launch scheduled in Summer 2011. Stay tuned for more to come over the next four months, as we will of course be releasing more information during that time and you won't want to miss even a bit!www.magura.comSource: Magura All that tech talk does sound promising, but lets hear what you think.