The Clake One was one our first products, a single lever clutch and brake system that first applies the clutch and then the rear brake. It is intended to complement an auto-clutch fitted to your bike – for anyone without an auto-clutch it is highly recommended you look at the Clake Two or Clake Pro Lever systems.
As you pull the lever towards the bars, it first disengages the clutch then applies the rear brakes. You can adjust the point in the lever’s travel at which the brake is actuated. The Clake One features our unique force balanced clutch and our profiled cam system to allow you to tune the system for different bikes and rider preferences. It is available in either hand operation only (it replaces your rear brake pedal) or dual control in which case you can also use your rear brake pedal.
All the major components are CNC machined from billet high grade aluminium alloys, including the lever that is made from tough billet 6061 and folds out to prevent damage. The Clake One comes complete set up with all lines, fittings, sealing washers, and cams fitted ready to bolt on to your bike.
The Dual Control System
You can choose to either remove your rear brake pedal or keep it. If you choose to keep it then you can order the Dual Control version of the Clake One which allows to change between hand and foot operation of the rear brake seamlessly. Click here to read more about the Dual Control system, and see the pricing below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it take long to adapt to the Clake One?
Riders who have ridden a bicycle before usually adapt immediately to the rear brake. Others say they needed several hours to adapt. Most riders only pull the clutch in just enough to change gears, but some riders who pull the clutch in close to the bars will initially find the rear brake being applied but quickly adapt to only pulling in the lever enough to proper gear changes.
Is the Clake One easily damaged?
No but a good pair of bark busters is recommended. The lever is designed to fold out to minimize the chance of breaking and teflon wiper shields protect the internals.
Is it hard to pull the lever in to operate both the clutch and rear brake?
No, the Clake One uses a force balancing system to reduce clutch pull, and the rear brake uses the same ergonomics and features of our SLR to achieve excellent braking performance.
Can I transfer the Clake One to other bikes?
Yes, and the range of cams allows for fine tuning. You will need our hydraulic conversion kit if fitting to a bike with a cable clutch. It is important to match brake fluids correctly when changing over, contact us for more details.
What if the standard setup doesn’t work for me?
When ordering your Clake One if you specify your bike model and intended use we install the appropriate internal cams. If you don’t like the setup, contact us and we can advise on cams to suit. These can easily be changed in minutes and cost AUD $22 each.
I have small hands, will the Clake One work for me?
Yes. The Pro Lever is available with different reaches for the lever and again this can be specified when ordering, or altered retrospectively by means of cam changes.
Is the Clake One difficult to fit?
A basic knowledge of how to bleed brake and clutch systems is needed, and a vacuum bleeder makes the process easier. A comprehensive installation video is available here on our website. Patience is required as the bleeding process can take longer to fully remove air for the system.
Isn’t the Clake One very expensive for something that doesn’t make my bike go faster?
All Clake products are manufactured inhouse to maintain the strictest quality control – we believe this if far more important than reducing the price and quality that overseas production would entail. Clake products are all aimed at providing greater control over your motorbike, allowing for better technique, safer riding, and for many, faster riding too. Clake products can be transferred to your next bike and should be considered a long-term investment in your riding safety and ability.
I’m having trouble deciding if the Clake One 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 how the Clake One, Clake Two and the Pro Lever will suit various types of riding and terrain. You can also click here for a chart comparing all the technical details of each Clake product. Hopefully this information will help you decide which setup suits you best!
Clake Dual Control System - Retaining The Rear Brake Pedal
The Clake One, Two and Prolever all have the option to run a unique dual control system that offers the ability to seamlessly swap from hand to foot rear brake activation whilst maintaining consistent brake pressure and perfect feel.
If you plan on using both hand and foot operation this system is without the best available both in terms of transition between modes of operation and outright braking power and feel.
We achieve this by using two separate hydraulic systems with a mechanical connection between them. Braking power from hand operation is maximized by running a hydraulic circuit directly from the Clake’s brake master cylinder to the rear brake caliper. A separate hydraulic circuit runs from the bikes standard rear brake master cylinder to the pedal slave cylinder mounted on the right hand side of the clake body. The slave cylinder’s piston pushes via a roller bearing and rocker arm on the rear brake piston in the Clake One (see diagram).
The Clake Dual Control kit consisting of the pedal slave cylinder that bolts onto the Clake body and the hydraulic line and required fittings.