Paul is reintroducing their Duplex brake lever. And, as its name suggests, the little lever will pull double duty to stop both the front and rear brakes at once.
It’s more of a labor of love than a profit leader, really. Originally designed for bicycle polo where one needs to stop on a dime while holding a mallet, the Chico made Duplex has found its way to more specific applications such as tandem/cargo bikes with dual brakes and those who are unable to operate separate levers.
The 94-gram symmetrical lever is compatible with both long- and short-pull brakes. They are available today for $164 in polished, or $152 for anodized black, purple, blue or silver.