Mark Smith wrote a review of Magura USA MT Trail Carbon Disc Brake Set on July 17, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been a long time Shimano fan. I have three mountain bikes. One with Shimano XT, one with Shimano XTR and my most recent build with Magura Trail Carbons.
The XT's have more power than the XTR's but neither come close to the stopping power of the Maguras.
The front has so much power it's almost too much. Luckily it's easy to control. The levers feel huge compared to Shimano but I got used to them quickly and that big wide lever makes it easier to control. I paired mine up with the hc storm rotors and I could not be happier with the performance and look of these brakes. They're hands down the best brakes I've ever ridden. And you won't find a better deal than at BackCountry.