Rene Herse Rinko Centerpull Brake, Direct Mount


The Rinko version of our Rene Herse centerpull brakes. Both sides of the straddle cable can be unhooked to facilitate removing the handlebars and brake cables from the frame when packing the bike. The special straddle cable is supplied with one fixed end, and one end that must be silver-brazed onto the cable. This allows the builder to set the straddle cable to the desired height, for example, to clear a taillight brazed onto the seat tube.

Function and other features are the same as the standard Rene Herse centerpull brakes.

Sold individually, to give you a maximum of flexibility when spec’ing your bike. Requires Rene Herse centerpull braze-ons to mount the brake.

Each brake come with all required hardware, a straddle cable roller, and Kool-Stop salmon-colored brake pads. Includes one set of standard and one set of angled washers to set toe-in. Please select standard brake bolts or rack-mounting bolts.

Made in Taiwan and USA. 10 year warranty.

Note: These brakes are intended for framebuilders, who can braze the straddle cable correctly. Please allow a few extra days for assembly and shipping of these brakes.

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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.

The brakes require mounting posts that are brazed onto the frame. The posts are not included, but available separately. These brakes do not fit on posts for cantilever brakes.

Sold as a single brake (for one wheel).

Also available in a standard direct mount version and for bolt-on mounting.

  • Rinko Compatible
  • Optimized for 42 mm wide tires and full fender clearance
  • Braze-on mounting only
  • 129 g (titanium eyebolts; per wheel without braze-ons, pads)
  • Steel eyebolts add 8 g (per wheel) plus 1.3 g (straddle cable yoke)
  • Downloadable installation instructions
  • Made in Taiwan and USA
  • 10 year warranty

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