The Extralite UltraBrake 2 is the newly refined iteration of what was already one of the lightest V-brakes of all time. The innovative box-section design of the brake arms keeps these brakes incredibly light while also remaining extremely rigid. While only 100 grams per wheel (including all hardware and pads!), the symmetrical arms feature 100mm of leverage, delivering strong stopping power as well as a very precise braking feel. The 7075T aluminum of these box-sectioned arms is further machined into a skeletal structure to increase weight-savings. Not to be overlooked, small details such as the return springs are extra trick; manufactured from carbon fiber these springs feature a tapered design and are micro-adjustable using the “micrometric” tuning bolts. Return spring design elements such as the free-pivoting linkage as well as self-lubricating delrin sliders aid in nearly stiction-free operation. In addition, the brake arms pivot on 4 sealed bearings, keeping performance very smooth while also allowing a well-centered return position.
The UltraBrake 2 features 7075T aluminum construction with an anodized black finish as well as both carbon and titanium hardware. Small parts, such as the washers for the pad-holders, are hard coated to further improve performance and durability. These brakes come equipped with custom Extralite pad holders, Kool-Stop dual-compound brake pads, and all necessary hardware. They are sold per wheel, so a quantity of 2 is needed for a complete bike’s worth. Although these brakes are compatible with any linear/long pull brake levers, the Extralite Ultralever 2+ (available here) is a natural choice (please contact us for other lever options).
|Material (Brake Arms)||7075 Aluminum|
|Material (Return Springs)||Carbon|
|Brake Pads||Kool Stop Dual Compound|
|Weight||100 grams (per wheel)|
|Included Hardware||Pad holders, pads, brake noodle, mounting hardware|