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Surly Pacer Road frame(6 posts)

Surly Pacer Road framezmarke
Oct 1, 2002 2:39 PM
Does anyone own one of these?

How does it compare to other bikes you have considered?

I am interested in building it up with Shimano 105, is this crazy since the frame is only about $400?

I am interested in the frame because I need a small frame 52cm seat tube with a longer than normal top tube 54cm which this bike has but no other "stock production" can come close to except a Lemond.

Any advice would be helpful!
re: Surly Pacer Road frameSpunout
Oct 1, 2002 3:26 PM
"...except Lemond"...

Why not Lemond then? The Surly looks like a touring/commuting bike, if that is what you are after. Lemonds may be more performance oriented, yet still comfortable.
I know GT has really long top-tube..Qubeley
Oct 1, 2002 4:42 PM
My 50cm GT has a 54cm top-tube, amazing. Got it from SuperGo for $399, I believe they sold all of them. Don't know where you can still get one..
re: Surly Pacer Road framebabyhuey77
Oct 1, 2002 5:09 PM
My friend has one of these that he bulit up with a combination of ultegra and dura-ace, along with King hubs. He loves the bike , says that it is great for doing casual group rides. I've ridden it twice and it is ok, the bottom bracket is flexy, but all steel bikes are flexy compared to my Kavik. Overall a good bike if you want something that your not going race with or be competitive. Surly makes great bikes, I have a single speed and love it.
Ooooh! You have a Kavik?Gregory Taylor
Oct 2, 2002 4:54 AM
What do you think of it? I saw the GLOWING review of it in Procycling a while back, and I was wondering whether the bike actually lived up to the hype. I've never seen one...
re: Surly Pacer Road frameJS Haiku Shop
Oct 2, 2002 4:59 AM
so far i have two surly frames, a single speed steamroller and a cross-check built-up for road. the cross-check has a mix of ultegra (triple) and xt, and the frame was way less than $400. if i wasn't working on another merckx, i might redirect my attention to the pacer. so far, i have around a month on the cross-check and about a year on the steamroller, and zero complaints. in fact, the cross-check is way smoother on rough roads than just about anything i've ridden so far. i intend to use it for 'cross season, then refit the tires and fenders and ride it through the year.