Racer - 052SILVER
Racer - 052SILVER
Racer - 052SILVER
Racer - 052SILVER
Racer - 052SILVER
Racer - 052SILVER
Racer - 052SILVER


Price: $146.00 Item #: 052SILVER
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Technical Information

6061 Aluminum
Center Mount Weight
Braze-On Weight
Anodized or Polshed
Anodized Color
Black or Silver
Cable Pull
Short Pull

Short pull brakes have less leverage than long pull brakes and require a shorter amount of cable to be pulled when they are actuated.

They are intended only for use with short pull brake levers such as our Cross Levers or Canti Levers, or short pull drop bar brake levers.

Brake Pads
Salmon Koolstop Thinline

Brake reach is measured diagonally from the center of the center mount bolt to the top edge of the brake pad.

Additional Information


The Racer brake is a centerpull caliper brake with long reach arms and plenty of clearance.

Based on the classic Mafac centerpull, the Racer brake has been updated with modern materials and manufacturing. The long reaching arms are CNC machined with a T-shaped profile that makes them very stiff. The widely spaced pivots that make room for larger tires and full-coverage fenders. Kool Stop brake pads with spherical washers and sealed pivots with adjustable spring tension round out this fine brake.

The Racer was originally designed to mount directly to the frame via centerpull brake bosses. When a Braze-On Racer is mounted to these specially positioned centerpull brake bosses the brake is especially stiff, weighs less and has a simple integrated appearance.

It is important to note that the Braze-On Racer does not mount to brake bosses in the standard cantilever position, and it will not work with U-brake bosses. Please refer to our support article on Braze-On Centerpull Brakes for more information. Reach is determined by the height of the centerpull brake bosses, which can be positioned by a framebuilder to match up with 700c, 650b, or 26" wheels.

We also make the Racer brake in a Center Mount version. An additional bridge spans the pivots and mounts to the frame with a bolt. The option is given for a shorter recessed bolt to work with modern frames, or a longer non-recessed bolt that works with older frames.

The Center Mount Racer is a long reach brake, and has 57mm to 67mm of reach (when measured diagonally from the centermount to the top of the brake pad). This works great on frames designed for long reach brakes, and can convert frames designed for 27" wheels to 700c, or 700c to 650b.

Please note that all of our brakes at Paul Component Engineering are sold per wheel.

Spare Parts & Related Components
Brake Pivots
A pair of stainless steel Brake Pivot bushing for use with any of our brakes.
Brake Springs
A pair of left and right Brake Springs for use with any of our rim brakes.
Brake O-Ring Kit
A set of four rubber O-ring brake pivot seals for use with any of our rim brakes.
Rim Brake Pads
A pair of Salmon Kool-Stop Thinline Brake Pads for use with any of our brakes.
Brake Bolts
A pair of two stainless steel M6x20 Brake Bolts for use with any of our rim brakes.
Moon Unit
Our classic crescent straddle cable carrier for cantilever or centerpull brakes.
Racer Extra Long Bolt Kit
Conversion kit to change Recessed Center Mount Racer brakes to Non-Recessed.
Spring Adjuster Nuts
A pair of polished Spring Adjuster Nuts for use with any of our rim brakes.
Touring Pack
Brake bolts, straddle cable and straddle cable holder for one cantilever or centerpull brake.
Racer Center Mount Kit
Conversion kit to change Braze-On Racer brakes to Recessed Center Mount.
Funky Monkey Rear
A rear cable hanger for cantilever or centerpull brakes. Mounts to the seat tube or seat post.
Funky Monkey Front
A steerer tube mounted front cable hanger for use with front cantilever or centerpull brakes.