The viral bike video king helped develop some limited-run brakes with adjustable power.
Video sensation and alien-human hybrid Danny MacAskill now has his own signature disc brake from Magura. If you're wondering why MacAskill gets special brakes, check out this video and then come back:
The brakes—appropriately named “MT7 Danny MacAskill”—are based on MAGURA’s four-piston MT7 downhill and enduro brakes, but boast unique levers. Previous to the launch of his signature brake, MacAskill had already co-developed a new one-finger brake lever with Magura. That lever, called HC, has a wide blade and soft contours, and is 12mm shorter than MAGURA’s standard two-finger lever. The HC is available as an upgrade for existing MT-series brakes.
The MacAskill MT7 brake's lever is the same basic size and shape as the HC lever, but adds a mechanical leverage ratio adjustment. This should allow riders to make the brake feel more powerful by reducing the pull force needed to reach lockup, or dial in a wider modulation band with less of an on/off feel to the power. According to MAGURA’s press materials, this feature was borrowed from the company’s motorcycle products. Lever reach is independently adjustable from the ratio adjust.
By MATT PHILLIPS on Bicycling.com