Video: Magura Launches Fabio Wibmer Signature MT5 Brake

Aug 5, 2020
by D. Voss  

Press Release: Magura

When Fabio Wibmer performs a seemingly never-ending nose manual in a controlled manner with just one finger on the front brake, time seems to stand still for a moment – and Fabio demonstrates the pinnacle of his breath-taking skills when he attempts to land on a spot as small as a five pound note from a height of more than 16 feet. To achieve feats like this, he must be able to trust his own skills and his material.

The new MT5 Fabio Wibmer by Magura offers everything that mountain bikers need to hone their biking skills safely. The powerful 4-piston brake calliper provides massive power and outstanding heat resistance – and the ergonomic HC 1-finger lever blade offers the finest fingertip control. Here is all the information about the new signature brake in the special Fabio Wibmer design.

Like no other, Fabio Wibmer stands for the Magura motto #whostopsyou in his videos – overcome your own limits, master new challenges and let nothing stop you from achieving your goals, not even many failed attempts. A Magura brake will always stop you safely when it really counts – and together with Magura, Fabio selected this crucial component of his bike. The result? His first signature brake - the MT5 Fabio Wibmer! The signature brake was built in accordance with his wishes and thanks to the proven Magura 4-piston calliper, it offers massive braking power and the finest degree of modulation, giving Fabio the best possible fingertip-control - the optimal foundation for creating the self-confidence to hone his outstanding skills.

To ensure that there is still enough money left for bike parks and training in riding techniques during the bike season, the design of the brake is based on the attractively priced MT5 and is available at an RRP of €269.90. The perfect companion for all aspiring bikers - optimised for the bike park, home trail or street trial use.

Brake Details

4-Piston Brake Power
The award-winning performance of the Magura MT5 in a new look. Thanks to its one-piece, forged 4-piston brake calliper, the brake offers the finest modulation for trials and the best heat management for long descents in the bike park.

Sleek Design
Designed in striking black and gold in accordance with Fabio Wibmer’s wishes. Sheer quality packed in a special signature brake carton, including an exclusive Fabio Wibmer autograph card.

Proven Ergonomics
We gave Fabio the choice – and after testing the five different Magura brake levers, he opted for the shape of the Magura HC 1-finger lever blade for finest fingertip control. Finest modulation, wide lever width adjustment and a defined bite point.

Master: Carbotecture
Lever blade: 1-Finger HC
Pistons: 4
Design: black / gold
Weight: 250 g
RRP: € 269.90 (brake set excl. brake discs)

In addition to the well-known purchasing option at Magura dealers in Europe, Magura also offers the MT5 Fabio Wibmer online via the Click & Collect method. Customers throughout Europe can order and pay online and pick the signature brake up free of charge from their preferred dealer.

All the information you need is at Customers from North America can order the brake at

Please note! The brake is limited to 2000 sets worldwide.


  • 73 18
 woohooo... MT5 for the price of MT7 cuz a youtube-influenza type rider (quite a good one, I'll admit, and cool videos and everything) puts his name on therer...
cannot hide my excitement.. just like Capt. Holt
  • 29 2
 Pleas not that 269,90 is the prize for a brake set and not a single brake. MT7: 219,00 € (single), MT5 Fabio Wibmer: 269,90 € (Set front & rear)
  • 10 15
flag danimaniac (Aug 5, 2020 at 4:07) (Below Threshold)
 @MAGURA-DV: sure.. it's a little stretch, yes... but the normal MT5 retails under 150€ per pair...MT7 can be bought for 320 for the pair.
for a couple of signatures and a HC1 lever the upcharge for limited is ... steep
  • 7 4
 @danimaniac: actually on the magura website it says 107 euros for a single mt5 that equals out to 214 euros for the set, if you get the hc lever for the mt5 it reaches the same cost, the mt7 cost 530 euros btw, you can't really compare to different website costs and call the the same, that's not a legitimate price comparison, although if you where to be buying them it would probably make more sense to get them from a discount site anyways, at least until these end up on those discount sites...
  • 5 11
flag danimaniac (Aug 5, 2020 at 4:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Bikerdude137: I'm not trying to bash Magura here. Look above and read properly please. List prices for limited runs normally don't drop. It's just not worth it in my opinion. The best MT5 ist the one paired with a Shimano or Trickstuff lever anyway Big Grin (okay, that was bashing)
  • 2 0
 @danimaniac: i don't know about shimano levers but the trickstuff ones seem good. Also these are only worth it if either: you really want the hc levers without buying them separately, or: you just like limited edition anything...
  • 4 0
 Yeah, but at least this set of Maguras will actually be in stock
  • 1 0
Yes, if you take the price of the brakes plus extra levers minus installing the levers its actually not too bad a price
  • 1 0
 @Bikerdude137: You can buy mt7 pair with hc1 levers on bike discount for 320 euros
  • 1 0
  • 2 0
 @danimaniac: Rode my new MT7's at Ft. William a few weeks back, bye bye arm pump!

Would still try these on a trail bike though as the MT7's took a bit of getting used too, minimum pressure at the lever yielded a huge amount of grab at the rotors, so much that I washed the front and came off on the first run lower down the track in some loose stuff. I would think the MT7's would be far too much on a trail bike.
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: You can buy mt7 pair with hc1 levers on bike discount for 320 euros

  • 2 0
 @Ieazo: Pad selection is key. I found the Magura Gold pads to have a too much bite and were fairly expensive. I am currently running the Galfer Green pads and love them. The have less initial bite but the overall power is the same or better. Plus they are half the price!
  • 1 0
 @bobthestapler: insane amount of bite on the gold pads, too noisy too
  • 1 0
 Also they come with better leavers than the weird two finger MT5 brakes.
  • 2 1
 @danimaniac: I agree. A Shigura setup is a better option, and is only 200eur (and that’s before you’ve sold the plastic Magura levers to someone that broke one)
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: that's actually where i got mine, i'm just saying that a legitimate price comparison would be from the same source, that doesn't mean that if you find it for cheaper somewhere else you shouldn't get it, if anything you shoulf get it if you find it for cheaper...
  • 1 0
 @Bikerdude137: i got mine from bike components for 295
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: i live in Canada so customs ended up costing 75 cad, still cheaper then buying it from Jenson usa where i would have spent 700 dollars + shipping + customs
  • 2 0
 @danimaniac: i don't agree with everything you say, but i like the Brooklyn 99 reference in there, limited edition runs generally aren't worth it, although if i had the money i definitely would have gotten the yellow mt7, i'm not willing to spend 600 euros though so... (the only place i founds selling them had it for 600 euros not including shipping or other costs. Also no hc3 lever either)
  • 1 0
you don't have to. Thanks for staying positively factual!
Actually we're pretty much on the same page ;-)
  • 53 0
 Sweet, Gabriel Wibmer's cousin got a new signature break.
  • 2 0
  • 7 0
 Haha you've been waiting a few months to make that joke, haven't you?
  • 3 0
 This should be El Capitan comment.
  • 3 0
 @Radley-Shreddington: A few more upvotes and @NYShred comment will Reign Supreme
  • 10 1
 I love my MT5s had them for a year now. No issues at all just awesome modulation and stopping power. I'm generally ham fisted and haven't stripped any threads.
  • 3 4
 Do you zip tie the levers or put up with the rattle?
  • 5 0
 Would you rather win a WC/Crankworx or have a brand make you a signature piece?
  • 2 0
 depends how much each pay
  • 5 0
 Not enough signatures on it! I want every millimeter converted in Fabio's signatures.
  • 2 0
 I'd buy that. Been on an MT5 for 6 months, honestly best brake I've used. Careful installing the master cylinder it's made of cheese, but once it's mounted it's forgotten. Bite point hasn't moved in 6 months, power is on par with Shimano, and modulation is feathery sublime.
  • 8 7
 Before anyone says anything about breaking there brakes easily, think about how you did it and whether it was your fault, if you are unsure feel free to ask, don't automatically blame the company if it could have been avoided...
  • 11 10
 yeah.. ever screwed into the carbotecture lever with the told Nm and still got a ripped out thread?
  • 8 7
 @danimaniac: a torque wrench isn't an excuse to not be careful, you should still feel while tightening it down to make sure nothing breaks, i've screwed into it with 5 nm and it still didn't break too... (at the clamp obviously)
  • 11 2
 Broke the lever while braking on the Champery WC track. Probably my mistake. Margura ist like if e13 and Crank Brothers joined forces to male a Brake
  • 4 4
 @dark-o: i was talking about problems while working on the bike, if you broke it on the trail it could very well be something else (what broke exactly?) Also unless you're danny hart in 2011, the champery world cup track is probably pretty hard on the brakes (and gnarly as f*ck) so i'm not surprised that's where they broke, cheers! (Yes i'm a Canadian who says cheers)
  • 4 5
 @Bikerdude137: talkin' bout the Hex-Screw on top. Bleedport or however you'd wanna call it. Same can happen trying to screw in the fittings after cutting the hose to length... it's just no ideal.

by the wa.. I just HAD to jump onto your comment.. as you invited anyone to bash magura for the plastic levers Razz
  • 6 2
 @Bikerdude137: The lever snaped just in 2 pieces. No track in the whole world is so hard that this should happen, unless you have levers made out of Plastic which flex like hell. It's also pretty nice if you send in Brakes with a broken lever and get a replace withe a leaking caliper
  • 5 2
 @danimaniac: i still don't understand how so many people manage to break all these parts... it's literally never happened to me and all the other people i know who use them, they also searched to make sure they where doing it correctly though...
  • 3 2
 @dark-o: how did it break? Did you pull on the lever and it cracked? Did you crash and it snapped in half? Did the lever fall apart at the clamp or what? You have to explain for me to be able to understand what you mean
  • 9 0
 @danimaniac: That EBT bleed port! Despite being aware of everyone's complaints and knowing how soft cheese it is, I managed to mangle mine within a few bleeds.

It is a screw but it isn't a screw. That's what needs to be made abundantly clear. Yes it was my fault, I used 0.75896 Nm more torque than recommended but that's because I was still thinking of it as a screw.

It's not, its a lid. Think of a lid that pushes on or pops off, turning it makes no difference to how closed it is.
As long as the O-ring is in the hole the seal is done, tightness makes no difference.

PS Magura UK are awesome! During lockdown Chris saved me from going bonkers over my MT7's
  • 5 0
 I would be willing to be a lot of money that people stripping the screws on the lever clamp never bothered to read the installation instructions properly that state -

“First tighten the upper clamping screw (2), then the lower one (3) with tightening torque of 4 N·m (35 lbf·in).

The clamping screw is in contact at the top, there is a gap at the bottom!

The brake lever can be rotated by hand when forced. It is advanta- geous if the brake lever can rotate in the event of a fall.
This reduces the danger of irreparable damage to brake lever or handlebar.“

It is not designed to have equal pressure applied by the lever clamp! Always nip up the top bolt first and use the lower to apply enough pressure to lock the lever on the bar.
  • 3 2
 @jawa: probably a better idea using a design that’s not that sensitive to mistakes.
  • 1 0
 @Bikerdude137: Never had any issues with my MT7's. Super robust brakes. Shimano levers with all those plastic bits are another story....junk that breaks easily in a crash.
  • 2 0
 Never had a problem with my mt5 breaking. It's been on for 5 years and the levers were just replaced cause they started leaking. Now I have Shiguras. Would of bought magura levers but no one had any at a decent price
  • 2 0
 @jawa: someone said that they blew up the clamp entirely, when magura asked if they tightened the top bolt fully first, they just didn't respond...
  • 2 0
 @cboutin: actually i had a friend who snapped off the reach adjust knob, most people just tighten down brakes all the way so they don't move, if you do that any brakes will fall apart in a crash, the only problem is that magura doesn't idiot proof their brakes, instead those people end up stripping it in the shop instead of snapping it at the trails...
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriousmic: they're germans, they don't idiot proof their brakes...
  • 1 0
 @munkiemagik: i can definitely see how that might have happened, i always try to tighten it without a torque wrench, the torque wrench could be off by a bit causing it to break, it makes more sense to just barely tighten it until it's fully seated then it does to use a torque wrench without thinking and then snapping it in half, if i see a torque as low as that written down you bet your ass i'm putting the torque wrench down and doing it by hand...
Obviously not everyone is going to think like that but if people at least be careful and make sure they know what to do when screwing it together there would be a lot less bad reviews
  • 1 0
 @jawa: that clamping style is also used on the race face stem I just picked up. I Agree with the idea of brake levers that can rotate in a crash but don’t think a special clamp design is needed to achieve the correct torque. Any idea why this new clamp style is showing up?
  • 7 4
 Great brakes once you cut off & bin the plastic lever & fit a shimano one instead.
  • 5 1
 I'd rather the Remy Metailler Signature Edition Dominion
  • 3 1
 I'd bust a nut for that
  • 1 0
 @Artikay13: it would have cost you nothing to not say that
It was funny though so take my shamefull upvote
  • 3 0
 That white canyon looks the bees knees.
  • 2 0
 Had mt4's & a Vyron, great products & excellent customer service when needed.
  • 2 0
 2000 sets times six signatures per set... Fabio's hand must be cramping hard
  • 9 8
 Never again, even if it had Scarlett Johansson's private number etched on to it
  • 4 3
 I'd be tempted to buy Magura product if they offered it with a factory mechanic who's with it all the time. He could doy laundry, too when I'm not riding.
  • 1 1
 Typically signature product represent something unic, what is special about MT5 with small 'signature'?
  • 1 0
 Them's the brakes
  • 1 4
 Will they leak like the standard mt5?
  • 2 4
 Magura Break Levers.
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