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    Next stop.

    Even though the MT4s are already some of the smoothest, most powerful, and most reliable brakes on the market, the German engineers at Magura found room for improvement, and thus created the Magura MT6 Next Brake.

    First, what's "next"? To make the Next generation better, Magura's original MT brake platform was scrutinized top to bottom. Magura's engineers kept materials consistent, including the proprietary, injection-molded CarboTecture master cylinder, because CarboTecture is insanely light, strong, and reliable, and it finds perfect application here, and the CarboTecture SL used in the MT6 and MT8 models is even more so across the board. For Next, the housing and the piston itself were refined to be even lighter, stiffer, and more efficient in movement for greater control and consistency. The master cylinder also retains its radial (perpendicular to the handlebar) configuration, because that affords the best modulation and sensitivity for the lever. The hardware of the lever pivot, however, has been simplified to improve reliability, reduce weight, and it's been moved 20mm closer to the handlebar, increasing leverage for even greater feel and control. Like the MT4, the 6s get some of the lightest and most comfortable alloy levers in the game.

    The MT6's calipers are where we find the major upgrade over the 4s, however. The two-piston caliper is forged into an even lighter, stronger shape than the 4's, saving a bit of weight and making the system more reliable. The brake pads are still top-loaded, too, for easy swapping, and any previous MT brake pads will work with the new calipers. But for the Next series, Magura engineered a new compound that increases friction, reduces noise, and prolongs pad life. As opposed to the MT2's fixed system, the MT4, 6, and 8s' caliper hose banjo is adjustable, to make it easier to route the brake's hosing, no matter where on the frame the caliper is installed. Finally, the MT's bleed plug has been reinforced to be more difficult to damage in the event of a crash, further ensuring that the Next generation of Magura disc brakes, like all before them, last years beyond the competition.

    The Magura MT6 Next Brakes come in a Black/silver color scheme only, and one caliper/lever set weighs approximately 320 grams. They come individually, in left- and right-hand variants, so please order one of each if you'd like a complete set. The calipers are post-mount style, and the brakes do not include rotors.

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    Tech Specs

    Lever Adjustability
    Mount Type
    not included
    Claimed Weight
    320 g
    Recommended Use
    cross-country, trail, all-mountain
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

    Tech Specs

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    Great stopping power, light weight.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been running the MT6 ask my rear brake for a month (MT7 up front). The composite housing in the lever ensures light weight while keeping strength on par with other brake manufacturers. It took a few rides to dial in the modulation but once it was set, I had little to no reservations about the performance of these brakes. If you are shopping for a great set of brakes for a XC/Trail bike, I recommend taking a look at the Magura line up.

    For those who wish to have some serious stopping power in their brake set up, the MT7 quad piston calipers are definitely worth checking into.

    Solid stoppers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Magura has redeveloped their brakes recently and have made impressive improvements. These new MT6 brakes provide smooth consistent stopping power. The modulation and feedback from the lever is great. The stopping power is comparable to an SLX brake from Shimano and these won't let you down during a ride.

    Sure there is a little work to get these set up properly, and bleeding isn't quite as easy as some other brakes on the market, but these stoppers work exceptionally well once properly set up.

    I pair this brake with an MT7 brake in the front and this MT6 as the rear. I find you get a little more stopping power from the 4 piston MT7 brake in the front and a lighter weight rear brake with the MT6. Overall that combination is an excellent one for anyone looking for tons of stopping power without added weight.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Almost everything about these brakes are pretty sweet. They have great stopping power and feel great. I have a couple of wheel sets that I haven't had any problem with them lining up or needing adjusted after switching them around quite often.

    Powerful brakes

      The MT6s definitely took some getting used to for me, but now that I have been riding them for a couple weeks, they are awesome. The Maguras have are powerful and consistent, great for fun rides and XC races.

      Great Brakes, but require work.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've been using these brakes for several months now, and there are things that I like about them, and things that I don't like about them.

      Likes: Good feel. Plenty of Power.

      I've been using these on my XC race bike, and I like how they are much more powerful than Sram XX brakes. I get much less arm pump using these than I did using Sram because I don't have to pull as hard to get the braking power that I need.

      I also like how much better the lever feel is than the old Magura brakes. And there is an easy on the fly lever reach adjust screw which I do love (something that Sram's XX brake is lacking).

      Dislike: They require a bit of work. I've had to re-bleed these brakes a few time to maintain a good feel. They tend to get a bit squishy if you don't maintain them. One of the reach adjust screws fell out and I had to replace it.

      Good brakes overall, but they require maintenance.

      Great Performing Brakes

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      After a short bedding in period the MT6s have worked flawlessly at slowing me down. One of the biggest strengths is the value that the brakes provide. The lever feel is awesome and they offer great modulation, it also doesn't hurt that they are one of the lightest brakes on the market. Overall a solid set of cross country brakes.

      Great stopping power, but difficult...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      When these brakes are working properly, they are spot on. They have great stopping power, and little free play which I like. However, to get these brakes to work correctly is very difficult. I have taken these to the shop a few times already in the course of a month. Once they are working properly they are great, but make sure they are working properly when you get the bike, because they are very difficult to bleed as well. But the brakes are still worth a try for sure to see if you like them or not.

      Solid performers

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are Magura's entry level race brake and my first set of Magura brakes. They don't have the on the fly adjustments, but I find that I rarely need them. They work just great for everything I am doing. They have a lot of power and make no noise. The lever feel is awesome. I find myself skidding much less because of the great feel compared to my Shimano XT's with their on/off feeling.

      A well rounded set of brakes.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Being lightweight and consistent throughout your ride this is an ideal set up for your XC bike. I had a pair of Avid XX on my old bike and they wouldn't do anything for me. Do yourself a favor and get a pair of these.

      massive improvements in design

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Last year I ran the Magura mt4 and I had some complaints about lever design and the fact that there was no reach adjust. This year magura revamped their MT series brakes to have a better lever to work with the effective and recommended 1 finger braking technique, the reach adjust and contact points are both adjustable so any hand can use this brakes and they took far less time to break in for me than last years model. Great set of xc brakes

      Perfect for racing

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      While these aren't the strongest brakes Ive ever ridden, (and they aren't designed to be) they offer tons of modulation and reach adjust. I have them on my XC race bike and they do the trick without hesitation. I have yet to hear a squeak out of them in the wet and they love racing in the dust. The MT6's do exactly what they are designed to do, be light and reliably slow you down.