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Surly Pacer and Brake calipers - Long or Short/normal reach?(2 posts)

Surly Pacer and Brake calipers - Long or Short/normal reach?zmarke
Oct 2, 2002 10:29 AM
Thanks to everyone that responded to my earlier request. I think i am going with the pacer since it has relaxed geometry and a long top tube which is what I need for a weekend club ride bike.

Now for the next question...

What brake calipers can you use?
short/normal reach 39-49mm (like 105, ultegra, or dura ace) or..
long reach 49-59mm (like rx-100, some tektros, the new shimano br-600)

I want to use shimano 105s to match my other components but I cannot get an answer to what seems like a simple question.

I emailed Surly and all they could say was what the website stated "we recommend long reach brakes but some short will fit as also."

I am only going to use 700x23 or 700x25 so I do not need it for clearance of tires but I know it also depends on where the holes are drilled on the fork and the seatstay bridge.

Can someone (or lots of people) tell me what brand and model of brakes you use on your Surly Pacer.

Thanks! -
Oct 2, 2002 10:58 AM
why limit yourself with short reach? You never know what the future holds for you.

For them to say 'some short', id imagine they mean the longer-end of the short-reach spectrum.... do your 105's fall in there? If not, i'd certainly heed surly's advice.

BTW - shimano makes a longreach ultegra.