Speed management à la MAGURA: The one who brakes later stays fast longer - As a hydraulic rim brake, the RT8 TT has a crucial advantage over comparable mechanical braking systems: Friction losses are considerably lower allowing greater efficacy.
This feature allows optimal control. Apart from this, only the slightest of touches is required to produce a high braking power.
The RT8 TT combines rapid deceleration with the best possible modulation therefore providing ideal speed management. "On descents, the cyclist can brake later and more precisely therefore gaining crucial seconds in those few meters before the curve," MAGURA Head of Marketing, Götz Braun, explains. MAGURA's slogan for the RT8 TT is also: “Seconds make the difference!"
Light construction without compromises - The RT8 TT is designed for minimal weight: The carbon brake levers save precious weight, as do the light and extremely stiff aluminium brake bodies. The result of the collaboration is the lightest hydraulic racing bike braking system on the market at only 495 grams.
Maintenance-free and light ergonomic construction - The RT8 TT is a completely maintenance-free braking system and is unaffected by dirt, dust and water. With the help of the hydraulics, changing the brake pads is relatively simple compared to cable brake systems. Numerous patents and 25 years of MAGURA expertise in the field of hydraulic rim brakes underpin the new innovative braking system. Thanks to the clever "quick release" mechanism, the wheel change takes only a moment. The brake lever set-up is also uncomplicated. Of course, the RT8 TT uses MAGURA Royal Blood mineral oil.
In contrast to the often-used DOT braking fluid, it doesn't have to be exchanged and there are no health concerns. Nevertheless, should it be necessary to bleed or to shorten lines, this can be done quickly and simply. MAGURA also provides a five-year warranty covering oil loss from the line.
The ergonomically formed carbon brake lever and the exceptional modulation of the RT8 allow perfect braking, even for cyclists with small hands. "They provide the best braking control for the cyclist and thus also a feeling of security," Götz Braun says. The RT8 also converts the very slightest of touches to high braking power. It is therefore also ideally suited to the needs of the female cyclist taking part in road racing events.
Cooperation with aerodynamics expert Cervélo - MAGURA streamlined the RT8 TT in collaboration with the aerodynamics expert Cervélo using a wind tunnel. The brake bodies are shaped aerodynamically and the hydraulic lines are hidden inside the tubes. The ultra-stiff brake levers form part of the wing profile.
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