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Magura MT5 (No rotor or adaptor)

Product code: 13583

£79.17

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Magura MT5 (No rotor or adaptor)

  • Incredible braking power for a low price!

- Sitting above the MT4 and below the MT7 in their range, the Magura MT5 brake is a great option for those looking for super powerful braking on a slightly tighter budget.
- Magura's "Carbotecture" material is again used to construct the brake lever.
- Ergonomic lever design feels comfortable to use, and gives a good amount of power.
- Alloy lever blade offers improved power and rigidity over the Carbotecture blade on the MT2.
- Split bar clamp allows easy fitting and removal, without having to take off your grips!
- Utilises Magura's tried and tested sealing system, designed to work flawlessly with mineral oil.
- Bleeding is quick and easy thanks to simple bleed plug.
- Specially selected hydraulic piston ratios give good mechanical advantage and enhanced braking power.
- Four-piston caliper is shared with the Magura MT7, giving incredible amounts of braking power.
- Supplied with MT5 pads, meaning a pair of pads rather than the 4 individual pads fitted to the MT7 caliper.
- Post mount fitting is ideal for many of the new frames on the market.
- Only available in Black.
- Brakes are supplied with 220cm hose, so can be used for front or rear, and come with all the necessary fittings to shorten the hose to your desired length (for assistance, you can refer to the manual supplied with the brake, or Magura's website).
- Brakes supplied pre-bled with bolts and hose fittings, without rotor or adaptor.. If you require an IS adaptor, please see the additional information tab.
- Sold individually.
- Weight: 255g

Upgrades over the MT2 brakes:
- Alloy lever blade.
- Upgraded hose.
- Upgraded brake fittings.
- Improved caliper body.
- 4 piston caliper.

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.

Important Information:

To correctly fit the lever to the handlebar, the bolt with the arrows pointing towards it must be gently tightened first until the gap is closed, then the other bolt should be nipped down. Do NOT tighten this bolt right down, normally there will be a gap of around 2-3mm when the lever is tight on the bars. Over-tightening the bolts or not following this procedure is likely to crack the lever clamp and this is not covered under warranty.

Additional Information

Please note that both Magura and Hope IS adaptors will work with these measurements.

Please read down the list of brake options to the one you wish to use, then you can see which rotor and adaptor to purchase separately:

- 160mm front brake with:
Post Mount fork = 160mm rotor and no adaptor
IS fork = 160mm rotor and adaptor A (please you will need to add 2.5mm of washers between the adaptor and the caliper).
+20 fork = Not possible
+30 fork = Not possible

- 180mm front brake with:
IS fork = 180mm rotor and adaptor F
+20 fork = 180mm rotor and adaptor A
+30 fork: Not possible

- 200mm front brake with:
IS fork = 200mm rotor and adaptor B
+20 fork = 200mm rotor and adaptor F
+30 fork: Not possible

- 160mm rear brake with:
Post Mount frame = 160mm rotor and no adaptor
IS frame = 160mm rotor and adaptor F
+20 frame = 160mm rotor and adaptor A
+40 frame = Not possible
+50 frame = Not possible

- 180mm rear brake with:
Post Mount frame = 180mm rotor and +20PM adaptor (we do not sell this item)
IS frame = 180mm rotor and adaptor B
+20 frame = 180mm rotor and adaptor F
+40 frame = 180mm rotor and adaptor A

- 200mm rear brake with:
Post Mount frame = 200mm rotor and +40PM adaptor
IS frame = Not possible using items we sell, and not recommended as it is highly likely to break your frame
+20 frame = 200mm rotor and adaptor B
+40 frame = 200mm rotor and adaptor F

Questions

Chris

Howdy, Iím looking to get the Magura mt5 as a front brake, I want to run a 180mm disc. What adaptor do I need for my disc only trialtech fork. (24Ē) What rotor would work best with this setup? Thanks in advance Chris

Posted by Chris

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Chris!
We typically recommend using the same brand rotors as the caliper you're using as often they will be sized to fit the specific pad dimensions of their brakes. For example, Hope Trial Zone calipers use much deeper pads so you need to use the Trial Zone V2 rotors to give suitable pad contact.
As a result, we would recommend the Magura Storm HC rotors to go with the MT5 calipers, although the Shimano SLX rotors would work too.
In terms of adaptors, if you're using the Trialtech Sport Lite forks then either the Magura or Hope IS Frame/Fork to Post Mount Caliper adaptors in a Front 180mm size would work fine. However, if you're using the Trialtech Sport forks then you'd need to a different adaptor as they feature a +20mm IS disc mount. If this is the setup you're using, please get in touch and we'll do our best to find a solution for you.

Daan

Hi guys, running the Hope Trial Zone (with the race lever, not tech 3) at the moment, and was wondering if switching to the Magura MT5 (or MT7 even) would give me more power. Rode a bike with an MT7 recently, and it felt a lot more solid than my Hopes, both in lever feel and in instant lock up power. However, I'm not sure if this could be due to my disc mounts being slightly out of alignment (caliper doesn't sit at an exact 90 degree angle on the disc, though it is close) combined with the huge height of the Hope pads and discs, which might make this even more noticable, or that it's simply that the Magura's are just more powerful. What's your experience in this? Worthwhile upgrade, or not much in it?

Posted by Daan

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Daan!
In our experience, the 4-piston Magura brakes do have a little more power than the Hope brakes. The mineral oil and slightly lighter lever return spring do give the brakes a slightly different feel compared to the Hope brakes too, although we're split here as to which feel we prefer!
That said, if your caliper setup isn't quite right then you will still have a slightly flexier/spongy lever feel as disc brakes are very sensitive to correct alignment.
The only thing to be aware of is that the Hope brakes have a full range of spares available, whereas Magura don't really offer anything other than complete brake levers or calipers. As a result, if anything does happen to your MT5 then it might be more expensive to repair than with a Hope brake.
If your current brake needs to be replaced then it's definitely worth considering the MT5, but if your Hope brakes are still working fine then you may get more benefit from trying to get your disc mount faced, and possibly some fresh pads and rotor.
If you haven't tried them already, we highly recommend upgrading to the Trialtech Sport or Jitsie Disc Brake Pads - they're available for both Hope and Magura calipers, and make a big difference to the performance of your brakes!

Lachlan

Hello, when you say that these brakes come with all the necessary fittings to shorten the hose what is that exactly? And is this brake 79.17 pounds or 95 pounds money wise? Thanks, Lachlan.

Posted by Lachlan

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Lachlan!
The brakes are supplied with a replacement olive and hose insert.
If you're not confident shortening your brake hose(s) yourself, we offer it as a workshop service here. This means we can cut your brake(s) down before they leave us, so once they arrive you can simply bolt them on.
For pricing, please make sure the country flag in the top corner of the website is showing your location correctly. At the time of writing, £79.17 would be the price without UK VAT, so if you're outside the EU this is the price you would pay. £95 is inclusive of UK VAT, so if you're in the UK or the EU this is the price you would pay.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

Lachlan

Hello, is the mt5 brake more reliable then the hopes especially with the lever? Thanks, Lachlan.

Posted by Lachlan

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Lachlan!
Due to the Hope levers being made out of aluminium rather than Magura's Carbotecture material, they tend to be more impact resistant and show less signs of wear and tear than the Magura brakes do in the long term.
Hope also supply a full range of spare parts, so if you need to replace any parts of the lever then you can do so. Magura only supply a limited range of spare parts for their levers, short of buying a full new lever itself.
That said, the MT5s are fairly reliable brakes and as long as they aren't damaged through impacts/crashes they should be fine.

Richard Lawson

Hi, Has this the same power as the MT7 or less? (Not sure if it just had less adjustment or if itís also not as powerful? Regards Rich

Posted by Richard Lawson

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Richard!
Due to the slightly different lever pivot design in the MT5 to the MT7 the MT5 has slightly less power, but it's still a lot more than most other brakes on the market.
We know of riders who have gone from the MT5 to MT7 and vice versa, and there isn't a particularly noticeable difference in power overall.

Tiago

Is this a good brake for a trial 20'? Would you know to tell me what he loses for hope Trial zone?

Posted by Tiago

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Tiago!
The MT5 would work well on a 20" bike! Crewkerz complete 20" bikes use the Magura MT7 brakes which are very similar to the MT5s, but with a little extra adjustment options on the lever itself. In terms of power there will be more than enough.
The Hope brakes have an advantage in that spare parts are available for every part of the brake, whereas Magura only offer spare complete levers or complete calipers. This means if you damage a part of the brake lever or caliper it will usually be more expensive to fix than the Hopes. The Hope levers are a little stronger too due to them being made out of aluminium rather than the Magura Carbotecture material.
If you were looking for a slightly lighter option, the Magura MT4 brakes are 2-piston rather than 4-piston so save a little weight, although this does mean they have a little less braking power. For a 20" bike it should be more than enough though. We also have Trialtech and Jitsie upgrade disc pads for both the MT4 and the MT5 brakes should you want them.

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