Shimano Altus BR-CT91 Cantilever Brake - Silver

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- Alloy cantilever brakes with a polished silver finish, ideal for mountain, cyclo-cross, and touring bikes
- Come complete with Shimano brake blocks
- Spring tension adjuster for easy brakeset-up
- Side mount brake pads for easy pad replacement
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Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
Good product.
By Ken Vernon
10 Nov 2022
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Very pleased with this item. Fitting no problem and used the shoes that came with the cantilever. Braking much improved. Thank you.
Very Good Brakes
By Anonymous
20 Oct 2014
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consfor the price, nothing.
ProsGood design, easy set up, good braking performance
These are very good, inexpensive, well designed brakes, and for a cantilever brake easy to set up. Performance with Salmon Kool Stops is equivalent to a V Brake set up. I use these on a 1990s 531 steel framed bike which has a narrow fork crown. I have tried a number of different cantilever brakes on this frame over the years, and nothing I've tried is as good. It's well worth considering buying the Tacx Brake Shoe Tuner TL4580 to get the best set up.
Questions & Answers (6)
Would you recommend these brakes for a 27" to 700c conversion?
28 May 2020
The difference between the two is 4mm i terms of where the brake pads sit. We could not advise a particular brake without test fitting it.

Thanks - 28/05/20
Front, rear and wire
21 May 2020
Just to double check, I can use it for both front and rear brake and it includes the straddle linking wire?
The same brake can be front or rear, just swap the blocks over,according to an earlier reply we can confirm that this item does include the straddle wire. RT
Are the front and rear brake sets the same
14 Jan 2020
Yes, it's only the way round the brake blocks are fitted that varies. RT 160120
Do these include the straddle wire?
20 Mar 2019
Thank you for your enquiry, we can confirm that this item does include the straddle wire.
Regards. 20/03/19
Can I replace Shimano Altus BR-CT90 brakes with these CT91 brakes as a straight swop? Thanks!
13 Jan 2019
Yes these should be fine to swap for!

Thanks - 15/01/19
How Much Vertical Adjustment On Brake Centre
10 Jun 2017
How much vertical adjustment there is for the distance between the cantilever pivot and the brake block stem? What is the maximum length for this measurement?

This brake has 10mm of adjustment from a length of 22mm to a maximum length of 32mm.