Magura introduces new CT disc brake

Magura has introduced the new CT, a disc brake for city biking, all-road biking and light mountain trails.

Available in 2- and 4-piston versions, it is ‘ideal’ for normal and e-bikes, in combination with the Magura e-bike optimised kit, said the brand.

The Magura CT’s newly developed axial master cylinder is made of Carbotecture, a reinforced high-tech polymer that is light in weight but resistant to impact and tearing. The Magura CT also has an enlarged expansion reservoir that reduces the risk of air being trapped in the system and ensures reliable long-term operation, said the brand. Like all Magura brakes, it incorporates Easy Bleed Technology and uses environmentally friendly Royal Blood mineral oil as a brake medium.

The Magura CT uses 2-piston and 4-piston brake callipers from the MT model series. This means that it is available in three variations: CT5 with 4-piston calliper, CT4 with 2-piston calliper and CT4 FM with flat-mount calliper. Users can select the variation that matches their needs. The CT5 and CT4 both have high heat stability.

The new CT brake masters can also be retrofitted onto existing MT brake systems. With this mix and match approach, Magura is offering its customers “more customisation options and at the same time conserves resources in the interests of sustainability”, it said.

Also following the system concept, Magura offers the optional ‘e-bike optimised’ kit for use on e-bikes. This includes durable, quiet SPORT brake pads with short bed-in times and reinforced MDR-P or MDR-C rotors, prevents premature wear and ensures constant braking performance even for bikes with electric power.

The ergonomic features and power leverage ratio of the Magura CT are ‘perfectly’ matched to the requirements of city and all-road biking, said the brand. A clearly defined bite point, low manual hand force requirement and simple modulation, the CT assures riders a feeling of safety and absolute control in all situations, with or without electric assistance. The CT can be optioned with 2- or 3-finger lever blades depending on usage scenario and changed as needed.

The Magura CT is available now with selected bicycle models. Aftermarket availability is planned for early 2022.

Rebecca Morley

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