Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK
Racer Medium - 057BLACK


Price: $146.00 Item #: 057BLACK
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Technical Information

6061 Aluminum
Center Mount Weight
Braze-On Weight
Anodized or Polished
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

Racer Medium

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.

Spare Parts & Related Components
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.
Touring Pack
Brake bolts, straddle cable and straddle cable holder for one cantilever or centerpull brake.
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.
Moon Unit
Our classic crescent straddle cable carrier for cantilever or centerpull 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.
Brake Pivots
A pair of stainless steel Brake Pivot bushing for use with any of our brakes.
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.