You’re turning 30 and you want to celebrate. What to do? If you’re PAUL Components you make a limited edition run of parts, that’s what. Only, these may be a bit over the top even for PAUL’s exacting standards. Not only do you get an extremely limited group of parts, you also get a bespoke Poplar case that came out of the same machine shop as the parts themselves.

PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets

What’s in the box?

When it comes to the actual components, inside each box you’ll find a set of short pull Klamper brakes, Canti brake levers, and a quick release seat collar – all with a matching Smoky Pewter and Purple anodized finish. To commemorate the 30th anniversary aspect, each part is engraved with a ’30’.

PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets

 

You’ll also find a limited edition commemorative bottle opener in the same Smoky Pewter finish.

PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets

PAUL wanted to make sure the presentation box was as special as the components, so each started life as a block of American Poplar in Paul’s wood shop at his house. Always happy to elaborate on their processes, there’s a step by step account of how each box was made on their site. But the short version is that it required trips back and forth between the wood shop and the machine shop and modifications to their machining set up to allow for the CNC machine to cope with the sawdust instead of the usual chip and coolant mess.

Each box is individually numbered and is fitted with brass hinges and a latch.

PAUL Comp turns 30, celebrates with 30 pewter & purple limited edition boxed sets

Just 30 of these limited edition box sets will be available, and the only option is the choice of seatclamp size (30.0, 31.8, 33.1, or 35.0).

The price? Many special editions also come with a special price tag, and in this case, that would be the same as the year PAUL Component Engineering got started. $1,989.

19 COMMENTS

    • Collectors piece. Nothing in the box will ever be removed or used on the bike. Kind of like shimano and campag 50 anniversary groups.

  1. I’ll wait for the 100th anniversary edition. I’m sure $1989 for two mechanical disc brakes and a seat clamp will be a great deal in 70 years if you with inflation etc…

  2. It’s funny how almost every time there is a post about Paul components, people come out of the woodwork to smirkingly say how dumb and expensive the products are- and yet, there Paul is, still in business after thirty years. He does it by making high grade versions of old-fashioned designs, ones most people have moved past, like rim brakes, or thumbshifter mounts, or mechanical disc brakes, but that some people still happen to want. Paul survived the 1995-1996 CNC bust, one of only two companies to do so out of a few dozen, and even if you don’t like his stuff, you have to admit that he could have moved on to more lucrative pastures long ago. Instead of doing that, he stayed in the bike industry and is a part of bike culture, at least in the US and Canada. Let’s also not forget his role in the mid 90s in popularizing singlespeeds with the WORD hub.

    • Word!!!! Everything they make doesn’t just look cool, it performs even better for their intended use. I’ve had the Mini Moto brakes for 3k miles and they are incredible.

    • Paul is indeed legendary and makes some great components, but does that really warrant an overpriced box set and a ‘news’ story about a new color every few months? At this point Paul is leaning more towards a Rapha-like (anti)fashion statement for the tragically un-hip, holier-than-thou hardcore cycle nerds…
      Prove me wrong! ;0D

      • Prove you wrong? Rapha sells expensive kit made in Chinese sweatshops. Paul puts his own sweat into the components he machines in California. Still can’t tell the difference?

      • You can scroll past the articles you know right? I hardly see Paul advertisements pushing different colors. Who cares that the press covers their product launches? They guy makes great stuff and is a great employer from all accounts that takes care of his people. I’m not in the market for insanely expensive Paul parts (although his skewers look sweet) but think it’s great the company exists in this world of ceramic headset bearings and wheel sets that cost 2k more than identical wheel sets without a special decal.

    • Yup. I’m still going to buy one (expensive) QR skewer for my ‘cross bike. And nah, I’m not the market for any commemorative products but admit they look pretty (CK, White Ind., etc.). It’s all good.

      • Short pull Klamper brakes – $221 / ea x 2 = $442
        Canti levers = $158
        Seat post colar = $68.50

        Parts Total = $668.50

        Box, bottle opener and engraving = $1320.50

  3. A lot of limited edition stuff coming out. Just this past week, Paul, Unior, and BLB/Squid. Nothing new but paint or anodizing. It must be Christmas!

  4. I think it would’ve been cool to etch the 30 into the parts before anodizing them. Other than the gorgeous pewter finish it’s a bit disappointing. Wonder who’s going to install a set for NAHBS next year?

  5. When items like this come out, I keep thinking it is the top of the market cycle and we should all be in cash or short positions, but then something even more moronic comes out to prove me wrong. But I still think this product launch has put us at the tippy top.

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