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Magura unveils road converter

Written by: Herbert Krabel
Added: Thu Apr 19 2012

Magura finally unveiled the long anticipated hydraulic road lever conversion option at Sea Otter Classic called simply MC1. We played with this Magura conversion system a little while on a trainer, but did not take the bike out for a ride. Initial impressions though were positive. The MC1 is a closed system, but weight, MSRP and availability date were not yet released, and we did not have the MC1 system in our hands away from the bike.

Magura also brought their entry level RT6 TT brake to the Sea Otter Classic. Unlike the RT8 TT, this less expensive version does not have a carbon brake lever and some of the titanium hardware, but is otherwise in form and function identical. The $299 per wheel MSRP and the all black paint scheme of the RT6 TT should make this Magura offering a popular one.

A Cervelo R5 with SRAM Red components was used to display the MC1 conversion kit.

The side view of the MC1 system.

This RT6 TT brake looks very good in all black.

No carbon here, but that should be no deal breaker.


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