The option is there on all drop downs worldwide now. They will show as SOLD OUT for about he next 36h in the US and International stores while the software syncs. You can sing up for an in stock notification and you'll here as soon as they are ready to ship, again that is by Friday of this week.
White 2003 Balfa BB7 w 5th Element Shock, Brake Therapy, Boxxer Team, Mag30s and Intense Rubber. Such a weapon for sending your carcass off silly old freeride features.
I was at the bank taking out the cash to buy the next bike (the Very First Reign X1, 2006) and the teller, a young guy asked me what the wad was for. Cheeky I thought, but I was i n such a good mood en route to soon-to-be new bike day that I indulged him. He followed up with 'are you selling your old bike?'
The serendipity of exchanging my beloved Balfa for a different wad of banker money later that evening makes for a good story but to this day I wish I had kept it. 10+" of single pivot rowdy was just such fun. The travel ended when the saddle was in the tire. 26 may be dead but I'd still shuttle it.
I was advised to try Magura MT7s from a friend recovering the use of this arms after a C-spine injury, he found they had 'the most power for the least effort'
I found this true and the application of the clamp to the rotor really jived with me. A lot less on/off than typical Shimano yet more confidence inspiring than a sram dish sponge.
The issue was the levers. I found myself not a fan of the feel, material choices, durability, bleed porting or even the look / industrial design. Having a real love for Shimano brakes and the wanting to match the group for which I already had m9000 cranks, mech, chain and originally cassette (OneUp'd to 11-45) I purchased some M9000 trail levers and cut the MT7 levers loose.
I wouldn't ascribe magical powers to the hacked setup but I did immediately have the ability to cast spells on forest gnomes causing them to burst into chorus, have won the lottery 52 weeks in a row and last month I cracked the sky with a wink and a nod. Probably unrelated... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_experience