Hydraulic rim brakes Magura-HS33

This is one of not so many rim brakes approved for tandems. I wonder what criteria rim brake must satisfy to get this approval, and who grants it.

You can find lots of "pros" and "contras" of hydraulic versus mechanical break systems elsewhere. I'll mention only what is specific to this particular construction.

My pair of brakes had number of aluminium screws. Three of them broke in several years without any special abuse. Fortunately none lead to any catastrofic failure. With V-brakes, I never had any steel bolt failure during all my cycling life.

I had a 2001 year model - later models are improved in some aspects.

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