Centerpull brakes locate the pivot close to the brake shoes, which minimizes flex and maximizes brake power and feel/modulation. The Rene Herse centerpull brakes use forged arms and custom-made hardware to provide the ultimate in strength and light weight. The leverage of the arms is optimized to provide superior braking power, yet the pads have plenty of clearance in case your wheel goes out of true.
These brakes are mounted to backing plates for frames without direct mount posts for centerpulls. These brakes do not fit on posts for cantilever brakes.