Paul Neo-Retro Canti Brake
Paul Components is a small outfit from Chico, CA that has been manufacturing high end bicycle components since 1989. Their work is beautiful, rugged and thoroughly well designed.
The Neo Retro cantilever borrows its shape from the old Mafac tandem touring cantilevers, but every aspect of the brake has been updated for improved functionality and durability. The Neo Retro model features wide low profile 6061 Aluminum arms, O-ring sealed pivots, external spring system (easy to clean, easy to adjust), a long straddle cable and a simple Dia-Compe yoke. Kool-Stop threaded v-style pads included.
These are some of the strongest cantilevers available and offer the greatest amount of tire/fender clearance. Recommended uses include touring and mixed terrain riding. Note: some people prefer the lower profile (less wide) Touring Canti for smaller bikes with panniers.
Available in Matte Silver, Polish Silver and Black.
Note: see also the Paul Rack Adapter bolts if you are planning to use this or any other Paul brake as a front brake with a Nitto or other brand cantilever mounted front rack.