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  1. #1
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    May 2005

    New question here. Magura Louise FR 05 (180mm) or Formula Oro (180mm)?

    I must change my Disk Brake with a new pair !
    Based on my budget that I have to disposition the choice it is between two braking systems:

    Magura Louise FR 05 rotor 180 mm


    Formula Oro rotor 180 mm

    someone that has used them me can give some council!

    Excused my poor English

  2. #2
    Chilling out
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    Feb 2004
    One Sided Opinion ... I've never ridden Forumula brakes, I hear they are good but I've no time on them.

    On the other hand, I have 2+ years going on Magura Louise FR ... I've changed brake pads and had the brakes bled once but otherwise have been maintenance free. They work really well, for me at least, and I could not be happier with a brake system. I'd buy them again for my bike in a heartbeat.

  3. #3
    trail fairy
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    Jun 2004
    I've had the same experience with the Magura Louise FRs, also haven't ridden the Formula's
    but I have ridden extensively with the Juciy 7s Hayes, Shimano XTs/XTRs and I rate the FRs as one if not pound for pound the best brake out there for performance, feel, reliability just plain awesome, I run a 160mm rear and 180mm front, the only brakes I've tried that out performed them by tiny fraction, mainly bling were the Hope Ti 6 pots with 203mm rotors
    slightly unfair comparison but not much in it performance wise..
    good luck which ever way you go..

  4. #4
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    Jan 2004
    Louise FR is probably the best disc brake for the $$ if you are looking for something in that 8" / 7" rotor FR/DH hydraulic, provided you're not a super-heavy rider. I weigh 160-165 and ride steep technical FR and DH on a 45 lbs bike with 200/190 '05 Louise FR and they are plenty powerful, excellent modulation, and installed very easily. the parts appear well-made, the levers have good ergonomics for me, and they're LIGHTWEIGHT. they're less expensive than many, many other hydros that don't have as many good qualities.

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