Magura Marta FR disc brake review

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£195

Magura Marta FR brake

BikeRadar verdict

2.5 out of 5 stars

"Looks good, but more expensive than the more adjustable Louise brakes"

Friday, May 13, 2011 3.00pm By

The Marta has had a grunge green FR makeover, and although it’s a usefully powerful brake, you’re mostly paying extra for aesthetics rather than improved performance. It comes with 180 and 203mm options of Storm rotor, plus a new green and military stencil style finish with white hose lines. There are no changes to the reservoir capacity or the single-piece calliper of the standard Marta though.

The closed lever design is awkward to slide onto carbon bars and the calliper hose either exits at 0 or 90 degrees (optional upgrade) rather than being truly angle adjustable. Power and feel are great, but indistinguishable from the only-slightly-heavier-but-much-cheaper Magura Louise and Louise Carbon brakes, which also have bite point adjustment and hinged clamps.

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Specification

Name:
Marta FR (11)
Brand:
Magura
Price:
£195

Weight (g):
413
Brake Rotor Diameters:
180mm 203mm

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