Paul Components Klamper Short Pull Disc Brake Caliper (All Black) (Mechanical) (Post Mount)

Paul Components Klamper Short Pull Disc Brake Caliper (All Black) (Mechanical)
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Three years of development and we think Paul nailed it, 100% designed, tested and manufactured in house.


  • Designed and built in California
  • Available in long and short pull mechanical braking options
  • 6061 Aluminum, heat treated, anodized * Bigger ball bearings
  • Needle roller bearing thrust washer
  • Stiff backing plates
  • Ball bearing spring plunger locates pad adjusters
  • Easy to adjust pads
  • Rotors sold separately
  • Includes Klamper Caliper for one wheel, and pads
  • 211g per caliper

6061 Aluminum, Heat Treated Steel
Weight: 211g
Finish: Anodized
Anodized Color: Black or Silver
Cable Pull: Short Pull?
Brake Pads: Kool Stop Disc Brake Pads

**Short Pull: This version is designed to work with road levers, including SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo combined shifter/brake levers. It also works great with the Canti Lever, our short-pull flat bar brake lever

Product Story:
When we set out to build this brake, nearly three years ago, we started with a clean slate. Then we tried all manner of whacky 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 believe this is the best mechanical caliper ever made for a bicycle. It’s available in long pull and short pull, just change the actuating arm, both of which are available separately.

We decided not to make rotors. That’s a manufacturing process we do not do, and they are readily available. The pads are Kool Stop sintered metallic.

As always, allow a couple short rides to bed in the pads.

This product was added to our catalog on December 22, 2017

Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 2 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Paul Components Klamper Short Pull Disc Brake Caliper (All Black) (Mechanical)
I have tried a lot of brakes now (Avid BB7 SL, TRP Spyre, some SRAM hydraulic ones, among others) and these are my favorite by far. They are super easy to set up and adjusting them is the easiest of all I have used. I find their stopping power to be more than I even need riding around the city. Some people say they look clunker, I disagree. I think they look well-made and solid. The downside, they are expensive. But I am thinking and hoping that these will be the ones I use for a very long time, helping to justify the price. One note on adjusting, they have large adjusting wheels which I love but the outside one was quite tight at first making it hard to adjust. Over time this tightness lessened making it easier. All in all, I am loving these brakes.