Paul offers Campagnolo-compatible cable disc brake

American-made Klamper caliper for the Italian group

Paul Component Engineering machines road and mountain bike parts out of aluminum. Its Klamper mechanical disc brake caliper is now compatible with Campagnolo as well as Shimano and SRAM. 

Love Campy and want the simplicity of cable discs? Paul's Klamper is the answer
Love Campy and want the simplicity of cable discs? Paul's Klamper is the answer

Paul Klamper disc brake specs

  • Material: 6061 aluminum / heat-treated steel
  • Black or silver anodized finish
  • Kool Stop disc brake pads
  • Weight: 211 grams

Mechanical vs hydraulic

The Klamper disc brake caliper relies on a steel brake cable, instead of hydraulic fluid or mineral oil, for its action. Benefits of cable disc brakes include ease of set up (no bleeding necessary!), simplified parts replacement with just a cable and housing, and easier adjustment.

Downsides compared to a hydraulic disc brake can include less modulation, less power and more maintenance as the pads do not self adjust. 

The inner workings of a Paul Klamper disc brake caliper
The inner workings of a Paul Klamper disc brake caliper

Any lever compatible

Through the use of different cable actuator arms, the Klamper disc caliper could be used with SRAM or Shimano drop bar levers, as well as linear-pull (MTB) levers. Now the Chico, California-based company announces compatibility with Campagnolo levers. 

Four color options are offered
Four color options are offered

While SRAM and Shimano have embraced road disc brakes for years, Campagnolo only recently updated its line to offer its H11 disc brakes

Paul Klamper pricing and availability 

A Campy-compatible Klamper caliper retails at  £191 / $208 / AU$ TBD in any of the four colors. 

If you already have a Klamper brake but want to swap it over to your Campy-equipped bike, the Actuator arm kit comes in either silver or black for $32 / UK£ and AU$ TBD. 

The Campy Klamper disc brakes and arm kits are available now through the Paul website.

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
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