By controlling all of the ingredients in the rubber compound and by milling all of the rubber in our own factory, Kool-Stop is able to constantly improve the quality of our brake pads and maintain rim friendliness. Our internal backbone pads were the first of their kind and continue to provide consistent high performance braking. New models that fit the demands of the market are introduced regularly and compounds suitable for different rims are developed (aluminium, carbon, ceramic, etc.).

  • V-Brake

    The “direct pull” cantilever, also commonly known as the “V-Brake” is a design, using only a single cable. The cable housing connects to one arm, and the inner cable runs across the top of the tire to the opposite arm. When the brake is applied, the housing pushes on one cantilever while the inner cable pulls the other.

  • U-Brake

    A U brake is a brake that works like a center-pull caliper, only with the pivots mounted didirectly to the frame or fork. The “L”-shaped arms cross over above the tire, so the left brake shoe is operated by the right side of the transverse cable. A U brake uses studs (bosses) attached to the front fork or frame above the rim, rather than below it, as with conventional cantilevers. U brakes use the same type and placement of studs as roller-cam brakes do.

  • Caliper

    Caliper brakes are self-contained mechanisms, attached to the bicycle’s frame by a single bolt for each brake, front or rear. The arms reach downward from above the tire, and need to be long enough to get around the tire.

Smooth Post Cantilever

*See individual product pages for other compound/color options.

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