Magura BIG disc brakes

 

Magura has been making hydraulic components in Germany for many years, for both motorcycles and bicycles. The BIG brakes are no exception, designed for use on quad bikes and various heavy-duty machines. We have tested them to red-heat-- and we trust them so much so that they are now standard equipment on our tandem trikes (gtt). 

One of the BIG's attributes is that the brakes are made in a left and right caliper. This is a much better format for trikes as both calipers are mounted in exactly the same way, rather than one being upside-down. If you are seriously interested in this option, you would be better off to have it incorporated as an upgrade at the time of ordering your (new) trike; it is more costly to purchase the brakes as a separate upgrade later.

A brakeset, with just the one lever operating both calipers, is also available. Known as the BIG Twin, this is nifty news for riders who require all controls on the one handle.

 


Magura BIG Single (per side),  $425.50 (USD$265)                                             Magura BIG Twin (per set),  $629.50 (USD $390)                                                      Conversion cost per hub,  $150 (USD$115)
Cost as an upgrade at time of purchase,  $600 (USD$450)

 

 

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