3DV PURPLE Paul Klamper Mechanical Disc Brake: Long Pull for MTB Levers - IS/Post (NEW)
Radical limited edition 3D Violet anodized set of Paul Components Klamper disc brakes! This color matches perfect to retro 1990's ano components in 3DV purple. These are the long pull version, designed for use with v-brake levers or cyclocross levers meant for v/disc. These present a convincing argument for mechanical discs over hydraulic, as their power and modulation are quite similar. As far as mechanicals go, they're by far the best I've ridden, easily beating the BB7 and TRP Spyre.
From the manufacturer
When we set out to build this brake, nearly four years ago, we started with a clean slate. Then we tried all manner of wacky ideas but eventually wound our way back to the tried and true ball bearing in a ramp system. From there we concentrated on the details. We made the balls bigger for smoothness and increased pad travel. We hardened the steel where the balls contact the ramps. We used three hardened steel pins to locate the pad actuator. Instead of a plastic thrust washer we used a flat needle roller thrust bearing.
Then we moved onto the caliper body. This took countless drawing revisions and probably 20 prototypes. We added “fangs” to the inner backing plate for stiffness, and beefed up the outer caliper body where needed.
The pad adjusters went through a similar process. We wanted easy adjustability but staying power. For that we designed detents into the circumference, located with spring ball plungers.
We decided not to make rotors. That’s a manufacturing process we do not do, and they are readily available. Floating rotors with large buttons (like Hope) might rub against the caliper, but we’ve had great results with Shimano Ice-Tech, Sram, Avid, and most other rotor brands. The pads are Kool Stop sintered metallic.
As always, allow a couple short rides to bed in the pads. Around the 3rd ride, these brakes really start to BITE!
BRAND NEW in retail package
- Long pull arm
- 3DV Purple Anodized w/black adjuster
- Single brake
- I.S. / post mount
- Includes pads
- MSRP: $244 per brake