Magura Marta SLs

Discuss the eternal "Which fork/bike/tyres should I buy?" questions.
User avatar
The Big Cheese
Forum Tart 2010
Posts: 9509
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 17:04 pm

Postby The Big Cheese » Tue Aug 28, 2007 22:38 pm

nicklouse wrote:get fully kitted up. i was finding them too much on the DH rig at 203mm over braking often.


I intend to :D

I can see me going over the bars - will probably do as you said earlier and go for 160mm - however - what mounts do i order?

User avatar
nicklouse
Lives Here
Posts: 80713
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:14 pm

Postby nicklouse » Tue Aug 28, 2007 22:58 pm

Cheesey wrote:
nicklouse wrote:get fully kitted up. i was finding them too much on the DH rig at 203mm over braking often.


I intend to :D

I can see me going over the bars - will probably do as you said earlier and go for 160mm - however - what mounts do i order?
the 160mm IS (fork and frame ) to post caliper).

i plan to replace my codes with Formula's One brakes.
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
Parktools :?:SheldonBrown

User avatar
The Big Cheese
Forum Tart 2010
Posts: 9509
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 17:04 pm

Postby The Big Cheese » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:07 pm

How comes? Not getting on with them? or too much power :wink:

User avatar
nicklouse
Lives Here
Posts: 80713
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:14 pm

Postby nicklouse » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:12 pm

have a look at them

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/n ... 1677?img=3

and i cant get the rear one to stop sounding like 2 stuck pigs. and this is after Sram tec replaced the caliper and pads. the disc and pads and i changed the bearings in the hub.

i might be changing frame anyway so......
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."

Parktools :?:SheldonBrown

User avatar
The Big Cheese
Forum Tart 2010
Posts: 9509
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 17:04 pm

Postby The Big Cheese » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:15 pm

They look pretty awesome, I take it they are not available as yet? are they due for release soon?

I have heard from various sources that the codes make a hell of a racket, on the rear wheel, couple that with my hope Pro II rear hub racket and I will be far from stealth ...... :lol:

User avatar
nicklouse
Lives Here
Posts: 80713
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:14 pm

Postby nicklouse » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:21 pm

and to the why. i have oros on 2 other bikes and really get on with them.
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."

Parktools :?:SheldonBrown

User avatar
The Big Cheese
Forum Tart 2010
Posts: 9509
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 17:04 pm

Postby The Big Cheese » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:26 pm

Believe it or not, I was looking at Puros and ended up going with the codes 'cause they were on offer...... let me know how you get on with the new bad boys!!!

User avatar
nicklouse
Lives Here
Posts: 80713
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:14 pm

Postby nicklouse » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:31 pm

well i have the K24 160mm on the XC fully and K24 203mm on the FR lite bike. and a mate runs then on his DH rig. so i am looking forward to the new Ones!
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."

Parktools :?:SheldonBrown

User avatar
The Big Cheese
Forum Tart 2010
Posts: 9509
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 17:04 pm

Postby The Big Cheese » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:49 pm

Well, when I change the juicy carbons on the race bike - I'm either going for the Marta's or Formulas - they certainly look nice and from all of the reviews I have heard they are damn good brakes - to be honest I only know Avid (apart from a very bad set of magura Claras I had back in the day) :wink:

User avatar
nicklouse
Lives Here
Posts: 80713
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:14 pm

Postby nicklouse » Tue Aug 28, 2007 23:53 pm

i was running avid 7's last year and i would say the oros are better than them and are lighter.
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."

Parktools :?:SheldonBrown


Return to “MTB Buying Advice”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: core00 and 1 guest