Magura’s new Louise stumbled into the front door today. It appears that they’re going to keep last years design (which has been a favorite hydraulic brake of mine for a while) around for a while longer until these are a proven winner. The 2008’s have numerous differences mainly the fact they’ve designed the caliper as a two piece, which should make the maintenence of the pistons a possibility. Most other design differences appear to be cost effective changes which have effectively brought the price of the brake system down a whopping $45 per wheel compared to last years unit ($125 compared to $170 per wheel).
so far…. i’m still liking the 2007’s better based purely on appearence. The word isn’t out yet on how well these perform but i’m sure that we’ll let you know soon enough (as we’re sorting out a set on a Knolly Endorphin). If they keep the dynamics of the 07′ system then Magura will surely have created another outstanding brake.