The MotoBMX is in many ways identical to our Motolite brake. The major difference is that the arms of the Moto BMX do not have the scalloped relief found on the front of the Motolite arms.
By removing the large scallop on the front of the arm, we've made it so the collar can easily slide up the arm another two centimeters. On a Pro sized BMX frame, the Moto BMX brake will work with both Pro and Mini (13$frasl;8") sized rims. It will also allow for 700c wheels on frames designed for 26" wheels.
The brake arms are precision ground and then CNC machined into a light weight, but more importantly strong and reliable form. A brake collar fits around each cylindrical arms and holds the Kool-Stop brake pads in place, while allowing them to be finely tuned for height and toe-in.
First introduced in 1990, our brake pivot mechanism has an excellent track record. A stainless steel bushing mates the brake to the frame's brake posts and provides a larger bearing surface with a tightly controlled tolerance.
These pivots are pre-greased for smooth action and sealed to keep them that way. Specially wound square springs offer a snappy return and are easily adjusted and balanced.
The quick-release mechanism is simple but reliable, allowing you to easily open up the brake when you need to, but never rattling open on its own.
The cable enters the brake through a curved noodle with a Teflon lining for reduced friction. Thanks to the switchable brake arms the cable can be routed into the brake from the left or right.