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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:43 am 
Old School Hero

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Am embarking on a new build and have the option of era-correct (2002-2004) Magura brakes, one set of Louise SL and one set of Marta's. Just wondered how these are in terms of reliability, power etc. and whether parts are still readily available.

Any advice or opinions would be appreciated, cheers.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:09 pm 
Old School Hero

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Anyone ? :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:07 pm 
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I had some magura julies on my cannondale scalpel,(2002) and thought they were pants. Can't advise on the models you mention.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:41 am 
Retro Guru

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I had some louises in 2004 and they were really good
Kes


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:08 am 
King of the DuckBoard
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I never had any problems with them. Lovely kit. Easy to fit new blocks. And once fitted and leave & ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:19 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Agreed, no problems with Louises. If you are comfortable with bleeding hydraulics then they are easy to work on.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:06 pm 
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Location: A wretched hive of scum and villainy...
Agree also, 1x Louise + 1x Marta, 1x Marta SL...all great little brakes.
Neat and tidy with very easy servicing.

Carbon brake levers on the Msrta SLs do feel a bit flimsy in my head, but I've never actually had a problem.

All the best,


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