MAGURA REVIVES THE GUSTAV PRO BRAKES

Thicker rotors and more oil volume mean more consistent performance

MAGURA REVIVES THE GUSTAV PRO BRAKES

(Press Release – Magura Brakes)

MAGURA GUSTAV PRO Disc Brake

Gustav, the founder of MAGURA, was a true thinker and innovator of his time. His constant drive for progress inspired a braking system that revolutionized the scene in the 90s: MAGURA´s first hydraulic disc brake for bicycles – the MAGURA GUSTAV M.

Since then, the name GUSTAV has been reserved for products that achieve the pinnacle of innovation and performance advancement – and this new brake does exactly that.  With the new GUSTAV PRO, MAGURA presents a new disc brake for e-MTB use as well as for Gravity and SUV mountain bikes – and it’s so much more than just raw braking power.

Performance In The Name

Any rider who is familiar with the MT7 knows that we really mean business when it comes to performance – and with this brake, we’ve taken it up a notch yet again. For more control, later-occurring braking points, and less hand and arm pumping. If truth be told, anyone can produce brakes that will stop light bikes – but this newest brainchild of ours will brake even the heaviest of bikes with the greatest of ease. MAGURA has now opened up a whole new vista of bicycle brakes with the GUSTAV PRO’s 2.5 mm thick rotors and 40% more pad volume. For consistent performance from the summit down into the valley.

Thanks to their mass, the rotors and pads heat up a lot less and stay in the sweet spot longer, where the brake can constantly give riders its best performance with the best possible friction values. Fading? This brake doesn’t even know what that is.

When you pull on the lever blade, you’ll feel right away just how intuitive our brake is to operate.

We’ve reduced the overall pressure level by enlarging the pistons to 12 mm in the brake master and 19 mm in the caliper, so less pressure is lost thanks to the spreading of the hose. This results in a well-defined and consistent bite point with outstanding modulation. 

Despite its sheer power, the GUSTAV PRO offers a calm braking feel like no other brake can, giving riders the best possible degree of safety in every situation.

Even under a full load, the rigid 2.5 mm rotors and the minimal heating of the system ensure vibration-free braking that’s particularly smooth. 

The GUSTAV PRO is also fully compatible with the Bosch eBike ABS.

More Miles – Less Worries

No serious rider brakes just for fun. That’s why we’ve doubled the time interval until brake maintenance is needed.
Extra thick brake pads with 40% more volume and thick 2.5 mm rotors with a 2.1 mm wear limit will keep you away from the workshop for twice as long as usual.

Wear plays a particularly important role with modern e-bikes. Their weight, power, and speed have placed new demands on brake systems – but the GUSTAV puts an end to annoyingly short maintenance intervals. And if you DO need to go to the workshop, a large air gap between the pad and the rotor, plus a new bleeding valve make many tasks a lot easier.

Installation With Ease

With the innovative MAGURA EASY LINK technology, MAGURA offers a simple plug-and-play connection of the brake line: many riders who use MAGURA ABS components and the MAGURA Cockpit Integration will be familiar with this technology. In the GUSTAV PRO, MAGURA has integrated its EASY LINK technology for the first time invisibly into the brake master of a disc brake – so you can now disconnect and connect your brake hose from and to the brake master at any time without special tools. This is a real game changer for initial installation and all maintenance work on the bike – not least with cumbersome headset cable routing.  EASY LINK will also be your best friend if the inevitable finally happens and you need to repair crash damage.

MAGURA EASY TUBE TECHNOLOGY (ETT)

For a long time, brake hoses have had a rigid design for both retailers and end customers. That’s all about to change because MAGURA has developed a new system for the flexible creation of brake hose connections – EASY TUBE TECHNOLOGY. All you need is the length of brake hose (sold by the meter) and the corresponding ETT connection sets. The technology makes it really simple to create MAGURA EASY LINK connections for GUSTAV PRO and MT disc brakes with EASY LINK adapters.

Especially in the specialist retail trade, the ETT product portfolio is not only more flexible but also less wasteful because MAGURA offered 2.5 m long brake hoses in the aftermarket – but only about 0.8 m was actually needed for the front wheel. With the new ETT connections, dealers can now cut their required lengths to the exact centimeter from a roll of material and use them flexibly. Retail customers will also benefit from greater flexibility.

ETT Hose Connections for Brake Masters

To connect a brake hose to a brake master, MAGURA offers a modern alternative to the classic clamping ring connection – EASY LINK. EASY LINK is used on the MAGURA GUSTAV PRO, the Bosch eBike ABS control unit, and the MAGURA Cockpit Integration (MCi). EASY LINK simplifies and speeds up the initial installation of brakes and also enables re-opening and re-closing. MAGURA offers crimped and screwed ETT versions to create the EASY LINK brake hose ends. The screwed version features particularly easy handling without special tools. The set simply consists of an adapter to press into the hose, a slotted clamping ring, and a union nut. For the crimped version, MAGURA offers a mechanical and an electronic crimping tool. EASY LINK is now available for more than just a few special brakes – and thanks to the new EASY LINK adapters, the brake masters of the MT and MT C series can also be retrofitted with EASY LINK.

ETT Hose Connections for Calipers

Screwed ETT connections can also be used to connect brake calipers. MAGURA offers ETT connection sets for calipers with banjo connections (GUSTAV, CMe, MT4 to MT8) and for calipers with straight M6 connections (MT SPORT, MT2, MT4, MT C).

Overview of ETT Connection Sets:

  • ETT EASY LINK adapter set
  • ETT EASY LINK crimp sleeve & ETT EASY LINK crimp adapters
  • ETT banjo caliper connection set (for GUSTAV, CMe, and MT4 to MT8 calipers)
  • ETT M6 caliper connection set (for MT SPORT, MT2, MT4, MT C callipers)
  • EASY LINK 1 valve (adapter for brake masters with coarse threads (including MT2 to MT8, MT C))
  • EASY LINK 2 valve (adapter for components with fine threads (including 40° brake line outlet))

GUSTAV PRO Brake Pads

Because the brake pad is more than just a wearing part, we have invested a lot of work into the development of the GUSTAV PRO brake pad. As a perfect all-rounder, it achieves the valuable sweet spot between braking power, stability, low noise, and durability. In the overall system, the GUSTAV offers a particularly quiet, reliable and yet powerful braking sensation! With 40% more pad volume compared to the MT7, you stay out of the workshop for a long time.

MAGURA Shiftmix

The brake is optimized for Shiftmix, regardless of the delivery status. The required interface is always on board – integrated into the handlebar clamp. This means you can mount the Vyron remote, Shimano, and SRAM shift levers directly on the brake lever.

PRO Brake Levers

Anyone familiar with our #customizeyourbrake lever selection knows that we are serious about ergonomics. The new PRO brake lever on the GUSTAV is based on the HC-W brake lever developed together with Loic Bruni with a customised min-reach setting. It offers a comfortable length to save hand force, and yet a crisp pressure point feel. In the event of a fall, a predetermined breaking point near the lever blade’s tip ensures that the brake lever sustains less damage. Changing the lever is now quicker than usual, thanks to the bolted lever bearing point. The Reach Adjust is elegantly integrated into the lever and is, therefore, well protected.

The GUSTAV PRO and EASY TUBE TECHNOLOGY kits will be available in September of this year (2024).

All of the information on MAGURA’s new brakes and ETT kits can be found on the MAGURA website.

 

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