- Magura RT8 C Hydraulic Road Brake Set
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Magura RT8 C Hydraulic Road Brake Set
The challenge facing Magura’s development department in Germany was clear and concise, to build the world’s fastest brake for the road. It had to be extremely light, provide greater braking power and yet still be capable of exact and smooth control.
Top Features of the Magura RT8 C Hydraulic Road Brake Set
- Compatible with all major Shimano STI, SRAM and Campagnolo Ergopower brake lever shifters
- Full hydraulic, rim brake
- Pressure-point adjustment with Allen key 2.5
- MAGURA-Blood mineral oil
- Carbotecture converter body
- Weight: 481 g / 1.09 lbs
- Colour: Black-Red with Red-White Print
- Guarantee: 5-year leak proof warranty after online registration on magura.com
It had to be extremely light, provide greater braking power than any other road bike brake before it, yet still be capable of exact and smooth control. It also sets new standards in terms of aerodynamics. In order to triumph here, Magura brought on board the Canadian bike manufacturer, Cervélo, for its exceptional expertise in aerodynamics.
After more than one and a half-years of intense development, Magura have now created the braking revolution for road bikes, Magura presents the RT8 C, the supplied Convertor will allow you to use all major Shimano STI, SRAM and Campagnolo Ergopower cable operated levers and convert this into a hydraulic system allowing you to use your favourite STI levers.
About Rim Brakes
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake callipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off centre to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot callipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
About the Magura brand
Established in 1893. Magura have lead the way in hydraulic disc brake technology. They were the first company to produce a hydraulic rim brake with the HS33 and the first company to use a cast single piece caliper, the Gustav M which is now 10 years old and has been used by legends such as Tomac, Palmer and the modern brakes are being used by the likes of Liam Killeen and Tyler "Super T" Klassen. For 2007 Magura have introduced a completely new range of forks featuring a dual arch and the Maxle on their freeride fork.
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