Centerpull brakes locate the pivot close to the brake shoes, which minimizes flex and maximizes brake power and feel/modulation. The Compass 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.