We've been making the Motolite brake for years; it's our flagship linear pull brake. We think the design is so nearly perfect that there is no foreseeable reason to ever change it.
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.
We're always trying to improve on our components, but in our opinion the Motolite may already be as good as it gets.