** Note **
We do not stock Paul parts on our shelf. We order them as they're ordered. The Paul Components factory in Chico is close by so in the past we could get Paul parts orders out the same week. Covid has changed all of that, and delays are unpredictable. Under their current constraints and higher demand, production is jammed and orders could take a few weeks.
These parts are not available for same day in store pick-ups or expedited shipping orders.
Current lead time on all things from Paul is 6-8 weeks. Please do not order unless you can wait that long, sorry.
-----------------Paul Price of Chico, California is a rider-machinist who makes fine and expensive bike parts, and he's really come through with this set of centerpull brakes.
They're designed for tires between 32mm and 44mm wide, and have ideal clearances and details. Each arm adjusts independently, which itself is no great shakes, but the neat thing is, you can tailor the spring tension light or stiff, as you like.
He based his design on the Dia-Compe, which is a great place to start, because that's one great brake. But then he made minor changes here and there to optimize everything, and the result is one hellatiously fantastic brake.
It's not cheap, but neither is dinner for two and a movie afterwards. If you can handle the initial sticker shock and accept that super fine American-made goods are worth ponying up for, you'll be delighted with these.
Make sure your bike has the right clearances for them. They're good for the A. Homer Hilsen of ours.
Center mount with recessed allen hardware—normal for modern bikes. Includes brake pads, and Dia-Compe straddle wires and hangers.
57-67mm brake reach.