- semi-metallic pad compound;
- aluminum backing;
- weight: 15g;
The Magura MT brakes use magnets in the pistons to hold the brake pads back and stop them from rubbing. These pads (although aluminium backed) must have a small amount of steel somewhere in the backing or in the pad material as there is a part right in the center of the pad that is attracted to a magnet. Accordingly, these pads work without needing springs on the Magura MT brakes.
These pads are only 5g lighter than the TruckerCo steel backed pads but are around 50% more expensive. Accordingly, based on weight savings alone, these pads are not really worth it. With only minor weight savings I am also concerned that the aluminum backing may result in more heat being transmitted to the pistons than with steel backed pads (thermal conductivity of aluminium is much greater than steel).