The Clake SLR is a hand-operated rear brake, commonly also called a left hand rear brake (LHRB), specifically designed for motorbike use. It is not a rebadged bicycle system, and offers far better ergonomics, much more power and better feel than any other separate master cylinder system on the market. It also allows room for most stock switch blocks and is the most compact system available.
The Clake SLR will fit any bike running a Brembo PS10 clutch master cylinder – this includes most models of KTM, Beta, Husqvarna, Husaberg, GasGas, TM, and many others. It is suitable for bikes with standard clutches and especially those fitted with auto-clutches such as the Rekluse. it has a FIM race legal ball-ended lever and a decent sized fluid reservoir so that you don’t need to top it up as the pads wear.
The Clake SLR is manufactured inhouse to maintain the strictest quality control, and major components are CNC machined from billet 6061 aluminium, including the lever which pivots on high quality sealed ball bearings. The lever is possibly one of the most unbreakable on the market due to its flexible design, and it can be easily adjusted for reach and folds out to prevent breakage. It features a quality teflon-lined braided hose, not a cheap plastic line.
You can retain your rear brake pedal if you wish buy ordering the dual control Clake SLR. You also have the option of swapping the lever functions (with the use of the optional hose kit) to have the SLR lever operate the clutch and the Brembo lever actuate the rear brake.
Advantages Of The Clake SLR
- Right leg off the peg for stability when braking into right hand corners.
- Consistent rear brake application no matter how bumpy the terrain is.
- Your right foot maintains optimum footpeg position regardless of braking.
- Leaning the bike over in tight turns over does not affect rear brake access.
- Much easier to cover the rear brake during wheelies and prevent flipping.
- Consistent braking despite body position e.g. leaned back on steep descents.
- Starts on steep uphills are easier with both feet on the ground.
- Rear brake access when off the bike e.g. bull dogging steep descents.
- Rear brake control despite your foot knocked off the peg e.g. a tank slapper.
- Ideal for riders with a disability or injury affecting their right leg.
The Dual Control System
There is the option of replacing the rear brake pedal completely, or you can choose the Dual Control system which retains the rear brake pedal so you change between hand and foot operation of the rear brake seamlessly. Click here to read more about the Dual Control system.
Warranty & Pricing
All Clake products are covered by a 12 month warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it take long to adapt to the Clake SLR?
Riders who have ridden a bicycle before usually adapt immediately to the rear brake. Others say they have needed several hours to adapt.
Can I use the Clake SLR in conjunction with the clutch?
The ergonomics allow a rider to simply move one finger between the clutch lever and the brake lever as needed. Some riders do choose to have one finger on each lever to operate both at the same time, and the Clake SLR was designed to make this possible.
Will the Clake SLR lock up the rear wheel if needed?
Yes. A common complaint with some LHRB systems is the lack of braking power but the Clake SLR uses a decent-sized master cylinder and optimized leverage to allow locking up the rear wheel as needed.
Is the Clake SLR easily damaged?
No but a good pair of bark busters is recommended. The system is very compact so unlikely to sustain an impact. The lever is extremely flexible and possibly the most unbreakable lever on the market.
Can I transfer the Clake SLR to other bikes?
Yes, as long as it has a Brembo PS10 clutch master cylinder which is used on most European dirt bikes.
I have small hands, will the Clake SLR work for me?
Yes, it only requires undoing one bolt to adjust the lever to exactly where it suits you.
Is the Clake SLR difficult to fit?
A basic knowledge of how to bleed a brake system is all you need to know. Patience is required as the bleeding process can take longer to fully remove air from the system.
I’m having trouble deciding if the Clake SLR will suit me best, do you have any advice?
See our Which Clake? page for a brief overview of each Clake product. The designer of all the Clake products, Owen Hutchison, also provides his personal opinion on which Clakes will suit various types of riding and terrain. Hopefully this information will help you decide which setup suits you best!
Fitting A Clake SLR