Magura Marta FR disc brake review

Usefully powerful

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £195.00 RRP | USD $245.00
Magura Marta FR brake

Our review

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

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Marta FR (11)
Brand Magura

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