The German-designed and -engineered Magura MT6 is an excellent lightweight hydraulic brake option that totally holds its own on fast cross country courses and technical mountain descents alike. As an example of their thoughtful design, Magura brakes feature fasteners that are fitted exclusively for Torx T25 wrenches. The brakes are equipped with a mineral-oil based hydraulic system that is easily serviced with a simple bleed process. Many of the brake's individual components are easily replaced for maximum practical service life. This version of the MT6 Next is finished in an attractive yet neutral theme of black and polished silver to dress up just about any bike build.
Magura's reliable master cylinder is equipped with their unique injection-molded Carbotecture SL composite body that is both impressively lightweight and incredibly strong. The confidence-inspiring two finger lever is forged from aluminum in a lightweight scalloped design. A simple on-the-fly mechanical reach adjustment allows the lever to be quickly tuned to rider preference. The lever features simple actuation that is perpendicular to the handlebar with excellent modulation and rider feedback characteristics . The lever lacks a direct connection to the piston, an intentional design feature which helps protect the sensitive contents of the lever body in the event of a crash.
The MT6 Next's flashy silver-polished caliper is machined from a single aluminum block, in contrast to other manufacturers' bolt-together clamshell calipers. This dependable design increases the stiffness of the brake as a system for better response at the lever while eliminating a possible failure point. Magura's unique pad retention system eschews the all-too-common flimsy pad springs and instead uses magnets to securely hold the steel-backed pads to the pistons. A threaded aluminum retaining pin securely holds the pads in position without restricting their movement.
The Magura MT6 Next is sold as a single complete brake (lever, hose, and caliper) that can be used as the front or rear brake; for a complete front and rear set you will need to order two brakes. The lever features a clever flip-flop design that is both functionally and aesthetically symmetric, allowing it to be used on the left or right side of the handlebar. The brake is pre-bled and includes a full length 2150mm long hose to fit almost any bicycle. Each brake includes a barb and olive set required for shortening the hose to an acceptable length. The caliper is designed to be mounted to standard post mount tabs, with a pair of lightweight M6x15 aluminum caliper mounting bolts included. This brake does NOT included a rotor or caliper mount adapter - if these are required, they will need to be purchased separately.
|Weight (complete, uncut hose)||239 grams|
|Caliper Mount||post mount|
|Hydraulic Fluid||Magura Royal Blood mineral oil|
|Recommended Use||Cross Country, Trail, All-Mountain, Enduro|