Following on the heels of the successful Racer is the leaner, meaner, racier Racer Medium. It's got fantastic stopping power and thanks to the very stiff and short arms it modulates that power better than any brake we've ever used. The Racer Medium is offered in both a center mount and a braze on configuration.
The Braze-On Racer Medium mounts to a pair of centerpull brake bosses positioned on the fork or seatstays at a specific width and distance from the axle. While it can be more difficult to have a frame fitted with these specially positioned brake bosses, it makes for a much stiffer and cleaner looking brake.
It is important to note that the Braze-On Racer Medium 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.
The Center Mount version of the Racer Medium features an additional bridge piece that runs between the pivots and allows the Racer Medium to mount to frames with a single brake mounting hole above the tire. 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. In this setup the Racer Medium is a medium (or "standard") reach brake with a range of 47 to 57mm.
The Racer Medium come with all necessary hardware: mounting bolts, straddle wire, cable carrier, and a pair of salmon Koolstop Thinline brake pads. Black or silver anodization is available, along with a high polish finish.
Between the arms there is enough clearance to fit a 45mm fender and a 32mm wide tire. We think this is a perfect combination for an all-around do-everything road bike if there ever was one. As a bonus, the brake will not pinch the side of the fender like dual pivot brakes do.
Please note that all of our brakes at Paul Component Engineering are sold per wheel.