Video: New Brakes From Magura, Shimano, & TRP - Eurobike 2018

Jul 10, 2018 at 8:46
by Mike Levy  


With all sorts of new gear to go faster, it's probably a good idea to look at some brakes that will slow you down. Magura, Shimano, and TRP are all featured, and you can also check out Hayes' brand new New Dominion A4 that was just reviewed by RC. Want all the power and don't care about price? The Trickstuff Maxima might be just the ticket for you.


HBDA4


MENTIONS: @Magura @shimano



53 Comments

  • + 202
 hey PB! Videos are sweet but please keep the photo reports coming! It's easier to see details on a picture than on a video and most of all they are way better to look at while you are at work!
  • + 54
 hahaha I am trying to watch a video without the sound in an incognito tab so my boss doesn't know im on PB. I agree with this Statement!
  • + 32
 Yes please! Less videos, more photos.
  • + 7
 @rockchomper: heads up. Even in an incognito tab, your boss can still see what your doing if they wanted to look.
  • + 8
 We're not about to stop doing words and pictures, we've just added some resources to add video to the mix.
  • + 1
 @cthorpe: True but all the computers at my company share a google account so whatever someone looks up pops up in recently searched so this way its not on the recommended drop down / recently searched bar! but thanks for the heads up!
  • + 3
 Less videos, more photos, I live in a rural area with terrible wifi and miss major information regularly because of videos useage. Simple media that we can drool over
  • + 2
 @brianpark: seems like (based on this post and many others) PB IS skipping on written/picture media. not sure why you would say such a thing with plenty of examples saying to the contrary.
  • + 3
 @g-monster: he went into detail about it in a video.....
  • + 4
 @brianpark: that's great, but for something like this video adds nothing. It's harder to see what they're talking about, and harder to follow since none of these guys can talk to a camera. Hearing them 'um' and 'uh' while they try to figure out what to say is distracting.
  • + 1
 Let's not forget so quickly what a huge step in the right direction pinkbike made when they let Vernon felton leave. Yeah videos suck but cut them some slack, they're doing awesome.
  • + 1
 @rockchomper: ingonito tabs do not prevent your employer from seeing your web traffic. use a VPN. VPN's are cheap and great for protecting yourself
  • + 1
 Simply Agreed.
  • + 17
 Why yes, of course ... thank you shimano! A new i-spec every 2 years. Now no brake is compatible with no shifter! You have to scour the internet to find adapters for older shifters to install them on new brakes and vice versa. Make up your damn mind! This is just utter garbage...
  • + 1
 wolf tooth will probably make an adapter
  • + 12
 Dear Magura marketing d00d,
I thought you worked for Hope the whole time you were in front of the camera.
#situationalawareness
  • + 3
 Am I the only one that thinks it looks retarded when people tuck their ears into flat peak baseball caps?
  • + 1
 Maybe he's hoping they will stick out less
  • + 11
 Shimano y’all need a new guy to explain this man this guys sucks, trp.. plastic brakes for 400 dollars I don’t think so
  • + 11
 Nobody likes videos...
  • + 6
 Looking forward to the new Shimano 4 piston brakes.
What's the deal with a ergonomic lever design at Magura? 5 different designs (all expensive) while Shimano does it with one?
  • + 4
 It's too bad. The MT5s and MT7s are great brakes but the lever sucks... When the only issue you got left to solve is the lever shape, it seems a bit odd that they don't fix it. There's as much people begging for two-finger levers than there are for triple cranksets.

I bought MT5 and love them, paid like 200$ for brakes & rotors. If I want to change from two-finger to one-finger levers, it's a 150$ option (HC1 levers are 75$ each!). That's ludicrous.
  • + 1
 @guylovesbike: and don't even bother, I did and hc1 on mt5 are no better than the stock ones, still to long and if you adjust the reach the lever gets wobbly.
When I get back to the Guides everyone loves to hate on another bike it's like getting home again
  • + 8
 The Shimano guy couldn't have been more informative.
  • + 1
 C'mon what are you talking about, that was very performa... Ehh, informative.
  • + 4
 I rode a friends bike and he had theTRP Quadiums, they felt so nice and had so much power, aswell they did not suffer from heat fade at the bike park. If you havent ridden them they are directly in between Sram and Shimano for modulation.
there is a ton of modulation in Sram brakes
Shimano's modulation is on / off all or nothing very touchy
TRP went directly in between Sram and Shimano on modulation and i think its a perfect compromise!
  • + 13
 Sean brakes don't have good modulation, they're just weak.
  • + 3
 Hey thats my expirence with the Magura MT7s.
  • + 3
 @CullenHerring: hahaha maybe I confused power for modulation on sram just kidding i like my guide brakes but I do agree more power would be nice!
  • + 3
 @CullenHerring: I have both newer XTs and 2018 guides. I'd take the guides any day (assuming reliability remains) . Bite adjust is so nice. I can bleed them in 25mins from scratch and the power is there as much or little as you want. Bite adjust allows you to find that sweet spot for power.
  • + 9
 enyvärserry
  • + 4
 Where are the 4 pot Deores Shimano!?!?!?!
  • + 5
 Brakes are for pussies..
  • + 18
 this guy fucks.
  • + 2
 XTR brake has the freestroke you expect from XTR... Ah, so that screw that does F'all then! Nice one Shitmano, as usual not interested in what people say about your stuff.
  • + 2
 I just replaced the reach adjuster with a longer one. Perfect
  • + 1
 So Shimano has a new I-Spec "standard".

"The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from" (Andy Tanenbaum)
  • + 0
 Zee bike makes me happy, I love to break a lot because I have no balls. Time for a break upgrade...4 piston with alalumeenum! For for us Americans aluminum Smile
  • + 2
 Anyone try the new 4-piston XTs?
  • + 2
 Yes. They are fantastic.
  • + 1
 I have a pair, but have yet to try them out. Shimano claims they have better modulation than saint's, but slightly less power- I have my doubts. Shimano's reasoning is that the saints are for heavier DH bikes which need more power/less modulation while the XT's are supposedly for lighter enduro/trail bikes, but also good for ebikes? ebikes are way heavier than DH bikes so that reasoning doesnt really make sense. However, the main reason i have my doubts, is that they appear to be the exact same mold as the saint's and zee's. I suspect it is the same exact caliper as the saints with different stickers and possibly different materials and internals. They are the exact same weight as the saint caliper. I am still running the saints at the moment and have yet to try the XT's, but the saints are the best brakes ive ever ridden . I suspect the XTR 4-pots will be noticeably different than saints in terms of weight and performance. Ill have tried out the 4-pot XT's by the time i get my hands on a pair of the new 4-pot XTR's.
  • + 3
 I need a Kit Kat bar.
  • + 1
 XTR Enduro brakes....lighter...better braking performance....SAVE ME!
  • + 1
 trp and hayes master cylinders just look so..Taiwanese OEM...
  • + 1
 Yeah, the brakes were the reason Gwin is a Champion. F'n idiot.
  • + 1
 liquid nitrogen DOT4.1 fluid is next
  • + 1
 What does lightweight performance mean?
  • + 0
 Look At The *ucking Camera!
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