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    Lightweight pads for Magura MT series brakes

    Has anyone used the Jagwire mountain pro pads with their Magura MT series brakes? They are aluminum backed for weight savings. The Magura MTs use magnets in the pistons to hold the pads back, how does that work with alu backed pads? Do these come with springs? No info on the jaqwire site. I'd be interested to hear from anyone that has given these a go.

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    Tig, how much grammage would you expect to save?

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    Wouldn't lighter pads warp under heat and cause brake function issues?

    If you want the brakes to work as expected, don't mess with them. Look elsewhere to shave grams.
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    Weight-wise the savings aren't huge. Standard pads around 18g, lightweights maybe 10g.

    Hawg - have you got some data to back up alu pads warping under heat?

    I 'think' warping is unlikely. I've use alu backed pads extensively in my Hygia SLPs. I found there were some benefits to the lighter pads beyond just small weight savings. The lighter pads cooled down quicker.

    I have not used them in a mineral oil system like the Magura's so was wondering if anyone has had some real world experience with these pads?

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    I've always liked the Magura magnet in the piston to keep the pads from dragging and keeping them out of the way for inserting the rotor when putting the wheel back on. That would be the item I'd most hate to give up with the alloy backed pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigWorld View Post
    Weight-wise the savings aren't huge. Standard pads around 18g, lightweights maybe 10g.

    Hawg - have you got some data to back up alu pads warping under heat?

    I 'think' warping is unlikely. I've use alu backed pads extensively in my Hygia SLPs. I found there were some benefits to the lighter pads beyond just small weight savings. The lighter pads cooled down quicker.

    I have not used them in a mineral oil system like the Magura's so was wondering if anyone has had some real world experience with these pads?
    No data. Just using common sense for safety concerns. Why change what works on something that has proven itself and weighs in at nothing in the first place?
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