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Magura mt4 or mt5/7?


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On 04.09.2021 at 9:50 PM, Private Repress said:

I run an MT4 on the back of my giant trials team and it’s plenty powerful enough with great modulation.  
 

If you want that extra reassurance an MT5/7 will offer it. They seem to bite just that little bit more. I have a mixture of bikes, and run all three across them as rear brakes. 

Txh for your answer. Which one disk you are use 180 or 203 on mt4?

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28 minutes ago, Lomani said:

Txh for your answer. Which one disk you are use 180 or 203 on mt4?

180mm MT5 on the 26inch giant STP: (this has Shimano zee levers). 
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180mm MT4 on the 26inch giant trials team:

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203mm MT trail sport on the 24inch Marino.

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I also run a MT7 on the rear of my 27.5inch enduro bike with a 203mm rotor. 

Of all the brakes, the MT trail sport is my favourite. They are sold as a pair, the front is 4 pot and the rear is 2 pot. I run them the opposite way around for more power at the rear and a lighter front end. I also run jitsie pads in the rear. 
 

Crucially though, I’m a relatively heavy lad, the mt4 on the giant trials team which I run a smaller rotor with bigger wheels works absolutely fine for me. Great modulation, lighter than a MT5/7 calliper and plenty enough bite to hold when the back wheel isn’t bang on a ledge / rail. It’s also running standard magura pads. 
 

A couple of questions to consider the answers to in helping you make a decision:

 

1. what type of riding are you doing? Natural, TGS or street. Or maybe a mix of all?
 

2. What bike are you looking to put the brake on? What size wheel?

3. If you are more than 15 stone I’d for an MT5 or 7.

hope that helps 

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10 hours ago, Private Repress said:

180mm MT5 on the 26inch giant STP: (this has Shimano zee levers). 
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180mm MT4 on the 26inch giant trials team:

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203mm MT trail sport on the 24inch Marino.

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I also run a MT7 on the rear of my 27.5inch enduro bike with a 203mm rotor. 

Of all the brakes, the MT trail sport is my favourite. They are sold as a pair, the front is 4 pot and the rear is 2 pot. I run them the opposite way around for more power at the rear and a lighter front end. I also run jitsie pads in the rear. 
 

Crucially though, I’m a relatively heavy lad, the mt4 on the giant trials team which I run a smaller rotor with bigger wheels works absolutely fine for me. Great modulation, lighter than a MT5/7 calliper and plenty enough bite to hold when the back wheel isn’t bang on a ledge / rail. It’s also running standard magura pads. 
 

A couple of questions to consider the answers to in helping you make a decision:

 

1. what type of riding are you doing? Natural, TGS or street. Or maybe a mix of all?
 

2. What bike are you looking to put the brake on? What size wheel?

3. If you are more than 15 stone I’d for an MT5 or 7.

hope that helps 

My bike 26 street trial, and weight 78kg. 

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On 13/09/2021 at 10:18 AM, Lomani said:

which one ?

A standard magura pad that’s well bedded in is great for street. I have jitsie pads on my Marino and Giant STP - these are super granny but the power fades immediately after you feather the brake, I.e doing a manual. I’d say try the standard pads and if you feel you want more bite then consider jitsie/trial tech pads (which are the same)

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On 11/26/2021 at 4:24 PM, Szymon said:
Which brake disc to choose for the front: HC or SL.2?
Why is HC so popular?

It would seem to me that the hc has more surface area to grab, great for on off breaking, where the storm has less which is better for heat management. I run both and the difference for trials has been hardly noticeable 

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