One of the most important goals that Odyssey had when they sat down to work
on new braking designs was to make the whole system easier to install
(and remove) without sacrificing performance. They also wanted to be sure
that every component would be very affordable too.
The Springfield Brake drops the two ordinary (and
confusing) brake springs and replaces them with one central spring that
applies the same force to each arm, requiring no additional adjustment.
This makes assembly incredibly easy - just bolt it on and go. The brake
arms are designed to maximize stiffness and save weight without adding
excessive cost. By die-casting the arms and using shared tooling to make
each side, the Springfield meets all of the original design goals,
resulting in a very powerful and affordable brake.