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Paul Love Lever Compact (V3)


United States


Paul Love Lever Compact Brake Lever

  • Intended for mountain bikes, but popular for BMX racing too
  • Available by at least 2010, but not likely before 2008 (the current version, as shown)
  • This model can be thought of as the third (maybe fourth?) Love Lever version - the previous version had the same aggressive blade and hollow pivot, but with silver bodies and anodized (colored) blades, and a finer-grooved barrel adjusters and lock nuts
  • CNC machined in house (Chico, CA) to exacting specifications using the finest materials
  • Love Levers are one of Paul's perennial best sellers, and they believe you'll love the action and the ergonomics of these beauties
  • Their design balances comfort and weight without feeling flimsy in your hand
  • Designed for two-finger operation and easy adjustment
  • The lever blade is about 20mm shorter than the 2.5 model - the Compact fits two fingers comfortably and weighs less
  • Compatible with all long pull cable operated brakes
  • Recommend for use with Paul Motolite brakes
  • Will work well paired with any v-brake, mechanical disk brake, or other long pull brake
  • Don't have a return spring - the springs in the brake arms will have to close the lever
  • The pivot features a lightweight hollow pin (super accurate and light hollow core pivots) made of stainless steel, and its large bearing surface and precise machining reduces play while allowing the lever to swing smoothly
  • Spare parts are available for pivot overhauls
  • A 5mm set screw in the side of the lever perch allows you to adjust the reach, setting the distance from the bar to the lever to fit your hands
  • Barrel adjusters are included for fine-tuning your brakes, and their oversized design and smooth shape makes it easy to adjust them by hand
  • Technical information...
  • Material: billet 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Weight: 125g (4.41 oz) for a pair - Source: Paul
  • Weight: 2.2 oz (62.4 g) - Source: Dan's Comp
  • Weight: 59g (2.08 oz) - Source: Niagara Cycle
  • Finish: anodized
  • Anodized colors: black, silver, red, blue, purple, green, gold, orange, pink
  • Intended brake use: linear brakes
  • Brake lever actuation: long pull
  • Cable pull: 33mm of cable pull
  • Reach: 2.5" (63.5mm) - adjustable to 2" (50.8mm)
  • Clamp size: 22.2mm (equivalent to 7/8") - standard for BMX bars
  • Lever length (for fingers): 58mm (2.28") - Source: Paul
  • Adjustment: cable barrel, adjustable reach
  • Lever includes installation instructions and a Paul logo sticker
  • Hot lever tip of the day: Do not over-tighten the lever clamp screw - it’s better that the lever moves in a crash than bend
  • MSRP: $68.00 USD (each)
  • Sold for $54.99 USD at Dan's Comp in mid-2015
  • Made in U.S.A. (Chico, CA)
  • Available at Planet BMX in a large assortment of colors - … rakes.html

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  • Posted 2015-06-14 4:44pm
  • Updated 2016-10-06 9:49pm