Posted by: Brocklanders
Posted by: RAHrider
Posted by: T-mack
I know you said Shimano but Magura MT5 can be had for cheap on Jenson and, as a clydesdale myself, will never go back to shimano calipers. I'm currently on Mt5 calipers with xt levers but the stock MT5 system is tough to beat for value and power.
What's the deal with shimano levers matched with magura calipers? Why not magura levers?
Had maguras on my last bike. Really liked them, the drawback for me was the replacement of levers because they are so delicate. Had to replace 2 in one year. So in the long run cheaper for me to run the XTs. No they wouldn't warranty them, a light crash still considered a crash in their opinion. They crack inside and lose pressure oh so slowly.....
Yeah my rear lever developed leaks twice so I tossed them and got the XT masters. The power is immense and zero fade. I'm all about 1 piece calipers, 2 halves bolted together in such a high pressure, small package just seems ludicrous to me.