The Paul Components Touring Cantilever Brake is a powerful cantilever brake with a similar design to the Neo-Retro, but with the arms angled upward. This gives the brake a much narrower profile without significantly reducing stopping power. The narrower profile of the Touring Canti can be desirable if you're riding with large panniers or if your current brakes don't give you enough heel or calf clearance.
The arms of the Touring Canti are machined from lightweight 6061 aluminum. Their T-shaped cross-section prevents the brake from flexing too much under load. The brake pads mount to slots in the arms that allow for vertical positioning. The toe-in and angle can be fine-tuned thanks to the spherical washers on the brake pads’ threaded posts. Like all of Paul's brakes, the Touring Canti has a sealed pivot mechanism. Rubber seals and a stainless steel bushing keep the brake arms turning smoothly no matter what you’re riding through. The spring tension can be adjusted in both pivots to center the brake and to adjust the strength of the return swing.
The Touring Canti comes with pivots pre-greased and with all necessary hardware. Paul recommends running the Touring Canti with a lower straddle wire to maximize stopping power. Having the cable carrier between 1" and 2" above the tire is a good range.
Brake Type: Rim Brake
Brake Lever Pull: Short Pull
Brake Mechanism: Cantilever
Mount Type: Brazed-On Fittings (Posts)
Front/Rear Specific: No
Weight: 99g (Each)
This product is expected to become available for purchase on Tuesday, February 15, 2022