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Feb. 3, 2020, 9:06 p.m. -  Andrew Major

I'm not sure what to say about broken levers. It's anecdotal, but I ride with a number of folks riding MT5, Trail, and 7 series brakes and I'm not seeing any more broken master cylinders from Magura than other brands. I've been personally on the brakes for a few years, never broken a master, and I've broken other aluminum master bodies in that timeline. Crashing is crashing. I do find it's a little trickier with Magura to find that magic tension point on the clamps where the levers spin in a crash but don't move during regular usage but I wouldn't call it an issue.  The MT5 masters are technically stronger (same material as BMW Enduro motorcycle clutch bodies) but I'm not sure if it's extensive enough to make a difference on the trail.  The Dominions deliver similar power to the MT7 but it's a very different feel at the lever. It's going to come down to personal preference entirely.  I don't get how the 'shigura' is the second coming but to each their own. I felt the combination of the Servowave levers and MT7 calipers made for a weird power curve that didn't feel anywhere near as intuitive as the stock levers. I was much happier with non-Servowave XTR master cylinders, which I switched to for closer reach than the original MT7, but then started getting the wandering bite-point issue. Once Magura released the HC lever blades I was happily back on their masters.  If you do decide to make a switch check out the Cura4 in addition to the Dominion. I'll have a review of the Formula brakes submitted soon and I think they have the potential to be the best of all worlds for some riders.

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