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Magura MT2 Twin Caliper Hydraulic Disc Brake

Product code: 13126

£132.50

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Magura MT2 Twin Caliper Hydraulic Disc Brake

- Single lever with twin caliper hydraulic disc brake system comprised of a Magura HS33 Lever and a pair of Magura MT2 calipers.
- A Trialtech Hose Splitter (may be supplied in Black or Silver depending on our stock) allows easy installation of the twin hoses to the calipers.
- The larger 14mm piston diameter in the Magura HS33 lever compared to the standard piston in the Magura MT2 lever means there is no loss of power despite the lever activating two calipers.
- This system means that both front and rear brakes can be applied simultaneously via one lever.
- Ideal for use on diverse applications ranging from mountain bikes to multi-wheeled dog rigs.
- TPA system in the lever gives easy, tool-free bite point adjustment.
- Split bar clamp allows easy installation of the brake lever even with restricted space.
- Brake supplied with a pair of 1600mm long hoses, plus a 420mm lever-to-splitter hose. Other hose configurations are available upon request - please e-mail us for more information.
- Supplied as a fully bled, ready to bolt on system (including pads) - disc brake rotors and adaptors sold separately.
- Weight: 457g

We have made a disc brake guidance and information sheet which will be very useful if you are not experienced with disc brakes (or even if you are!). We strongly recommend having a look over it before fitting your new brake. This can be downloaded here.

Despite this being the 'wrong' lever for the calipers, this system works because the ratio of piston areas is returned to standard. If you fit two calipers to the original lever, this halves the amount of brake pad travel, doubles the power and doubles the amount of 'flex' at the lever. Most disc brake levers have a 10mm piston diameter, so the area of this is around 78mm^2, and the Tensile lever is a 14mm piston, giving a piston area of 154mm^2, almost exactly double. This provides the correct amount of fluid flow from lever to caliper, so the amount of brake pad travel, lever feel and power is the same as the original.

The lever doesn't have an expansion reservoir, but from previous customer feedback this doesn't seem to be a problem. The reservoir is only required if the brake gets very hot and the fluid starts to expand, such as a downhill bike. The advantage of using a 'closed' system lever like the Tensile is that you can adjust exactly how much lever throw is required before the brake starts to bite.

The brake is supplied pre-bled by us, but if you do need to bleed the system in future, there are two ways to do this. One is to bleed from one caliper, up the hose, through the lever, down the next hose and out of the second caliper. Alternatively it is possible to bleed the calipers & lines separately, then bleed the lever itself, and attach the three parts together.

Questions

Ritchie

Would it be possible to purchase this with both cables being 1350mm long so that they would have equal reach to 2 front wheels for a project? Thanks

Posted by Ritchie on 19/02/2016

Reply from TartyBikes on 22/02/2016

Hi Ritchie - This should be no problem. We'd need to custom order/build the brake for you to do this. If you can e-mail us at TartyBikes@Gmail.com, we can get the ball rolling! Thanks, Mark

Jeff Murphy

Can I just buy the Tensile Tacco Lever with the fittings that go to the lever? My mount bike already has shimano hoses and XT hydraulic calipers. If not can I get the hoses Front 800mm rear 1600mm?

Posted by Jeff Murphy on 20/02/2016

Reply from TartyBikes on 22/02/2016

Hi Jeff - There are two ways you can go about doing it. If you've got a full Shimano system already, you should be able to simply re-use the fittings already attached to your Shimano levers to go directly into the Tensile lever (they both use the same M8 sized fittings). Alternatively, if you'd prefer us to bleed and set up the brake for you, we can cut down the hoses on the existing brake we have in stock to suit your 800mm/1600mm needs. If you'd like to do this, simply order the brake through the website, then in the 'Notes' section for your order ask to have them cut down to your specified lengths. Thanks, Mark

Rob Ward

Hi I have a trike with 2 shimano M615 calipers on the rear. 1. would the HS33 lever be capable of running both? 2. could you guys supply the 3 hoses, fittings, splitter etc? 3. Is it very tricky to set up / bleed as I may need to route hoses through the frame first? I could send the calipers to you for bleeding and then route it all externally but I'd prefer not to if possible. 4. Whats would the price be as i already have the 2 calipers? Many thanks Rob

Posted by Rob Ward on 17/09/2017

Reply from TartyBikes on 18/09/2017

Hi Rob - Unfortunately, due to the hoses and fittings required for the Shimano brakes and the Trialtech Splitter/Magura levers that wouldn't be possible, sorry. Your best option would be to try and get hold of a Tensile Tocco lever. They have two M8 fittings at the lever, so you can run a hose directly from each caliper into the lever without a splitter. Most other brake levers have a single fitting point at the lever, so you'd need to use a splitter. You'd run into issues with this though as the splitter requires M6 fittings which aren't available for Shimano hose kits. Sorry!

Michael Albrecht

If I already have the HS33 lever can I just buy the split hose and use any caliper? As long as the calipers fit the hose.

Posted by Michael Albrecht on 05/12/2017

Reply from TartyBikes on 07/12/2017

Hi Michael - Theoretically that should work, although we've found the only suitable calipers are MT2s. The Trialtech Splitter requires an M6 barbed fitting, and most disc brake hoses tend to use M8 calipers. The MT2s are the only ones that use M6 as standard. Thanks, Mark

Eleder Rios

Hola, solo puedo accionar los frenos de mi bicicleta de montaña con una sola mano, este sistema es útil? Tiene potencia de frenado? Graciasr

Posted by Eleder Rios on 19/12/2017

Reply from TartyBikes on 19/12/2017

Hi Eleder - This brake should be perfect for you. It was designed for that application so we can't see why it wouldn't work! The larger piston in the lever ensures that you still have the same level of braking power as normal. Thanks, Mark

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