Centerpull brakes locate the pivot close to the brake shoes, which minimizes flex and maximizes brake power and feel/modulation. The Compass centerpull brakes use forged arms and custom-made hardware to provide the ultimate in strength and light weight.
The brakes require mounting posts that are brazed onto the frame. The posts are not included, but available separately. These brakes do not fit on posts for cantilever brakes.
The brakes are sold as a pair and come with all hardware, straddle cable rollers, and Kool-Stop salmon-colored brake pads.
Made in Taiwan and USA. 10 year warranty.
- Optimized for 42 mm wide tires and fenders
- Braze-on mounting only
- 152 g (per wheel without braze-ons)
- Sold individually
Compass Centrepull Brake - Rinko Version
Compass Rinko centerpull brakes are designed so that both sides of the straddle cable can be unhooked. This makes it easier to remove the handlebars and brake cables from the frame when packing the bike. The special straddle cable is supplied with one fixed end, and one end that must be silver-brazed onto the cable. This allows the builder to set the straddle cable to the desired height, for example, to clear a taillight brazed onto the seat tube.
Compass Pivots can be pre-ordered here