The Pacer sits in an interesting category of bicycle. These days, most road bikes are made of some material other than steel. The current zeitgeist of road bicycles and road bicycling generally tends to overlook things that are not screaming for attention like a spoiled child, and the Pacer is a bit of a loner. Pacer likes to put in the big miles and hang out in the country, way out in the country. Pacer cares not about the weather. It remains indifferent mile after mile, you just provide the propulsion and Pacer will handle the rest.
While the Pacer is not what most would consider a racing bicycle, it’s geometry easily identifies it as a laid back performer, capable of descending, cornering and handling right there with all the flashy guys. As with all Surly frames, it’s made from our proprietary, size specific, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel so it has a lively ride that won’t kick the absolute shit out of you for the duration of your ride.
This year we’ve changed the spec on the Pacer to be more in line with what we think this bike is capable of. We gave it a Shimano 105 group, which is squarely in the realm of performance road componentry, perfectly in line with the Pacer’s pedigree as a comfy, high-mileage, all day rider. It has clearance for tires up to 32mm wide to further smooth out the bumps in the road. If you like doing gigantic road rides, hauling ass and not getting beat up by your frame, you’ll think the Pacer was sent to you from on high. It also works well as a credit card tourer or light-duty commuting missile. Plus, unlike any sub two pound carbon fiber racer, it won’t break in two if you knock it over in the garage.
Select a few bike sizes to compare.
|Reach||14.9 377.4||14.9 378.4||15.2 385.0||15.3 389.0||15.3 389.5||15.5 394.6||15.9 403.6||15.9 403.8||16.3 413.1|
|Stack||19.6 498.9||20.3 514.8||20.3 516.5||20.6 523.0||21.2 539.4||21.9 557.4||22.7 576.3||23.3 592.6||24.1 611.7|
|Head Tube Angle||71.0º°||71.5º°||72.0º°||72.5º°||72.5º°||73.0º°||73.5º°||73.5º°||74.0º°|
|Head Tube Length||3.3 84.0||3.9 99.0||3.9 99.0||4.1 104.0||4.7 119.0||5.4 136.0||6.1 154.0||6.7 171.0||7.4 189.0|
|Seat Tube Length||16.5˝ 420.0||18.1˝ 460.0||19.7˝ 500.0||20.5˝ 520.0||21.3˝ 540.0||22.0˝ 560.0||22.8˝ 580.0||23.6˝ 600.0||24.4˝ 620.0|
|BB Drop||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0||2.8˝ 72.0|
|Wheelbase||38.6 980.9||38.7 982.9||38.8 985.6||38.9 987.2||39.1 992.8||39.3 998.8||39.7 1008.6||39.9 1013.7||40.3 1023.4|
|Chainstay Length||16.1 410.0||16.1 410.0||16.1 410.0||16.1 410.0||16.3 415.0||16.3 415.0||16.3 415.0||16.3 415.0||16.3 415.0|
|Top Tube Length, Actual||19.5 494.1||19.9 504.2||20.6 522.9||21.3 540.0||21.9 555.0||22.2 565.0||22.8 579.4||23.2 590.0||23.8 605.0|
|Top Tube Length, Effective||20.0 508.5||20.2 514.3||20.7 526.4||21.3 540.0||21.9 555.0||22.2 565.0||22.8 579.4||23.2 590.0||23.8 605.0|
|Seat Tube Angle||75.5°||75.5°||74.5°||74.0°||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Standover Height||28.5 723.7||29.3 744.9||30.1 764.4||30.5 775.9||31.2 793.7||31.9 811.5||32.7 830.7||33.4 848.3||34.1 867.3|
|Fork Length||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0||14.8 376.0|
|Fork Rake||2.0 50.0||2.0 50.0||2.0 50.0||2.0 50.0||1.8 45.0||1.8 45.0||1.8 45.0||1.8 45.0||1.8 45.0|
- Frame Construction
4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, ED coated
- Fork Construction
4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, brazed lugs, ED coated
- Rear Dropout Configuration
- Rear Hub Spacing
10 x 130mm
- Front Hub Spacing
10 x 100mm
- Rear Brake Compatibility
Rim - Caliper (mid reach)
- Front Brake Compatibility
Rim - Caliper (mid reach)
- Head Tube
- Steerer Tube
- Crown Race Diameter
- Stock Headset Upper (S.H.I.S.)
- Stock Headset Lower (S.H.I.S.)
- Seat Collar
- Seat Post Diameter
- Front Derailleur (Clamp)
- Max Chainring (CL)
1x (Road): 50T
2x (Road): 39/53T
- Bottom Bracket
68mm threaded (1.37" x 24TPI)
- Tire Clearance Frame 
700c x 28mm (w/ fenders)
700c x 32mm (w/o fenders)
- Tire Clearance Fork 
700c x 32mm (w/ fenders)
700c x 35mm (w/o fenders)
- Rigid Fork Spec
376 x 50mm (42 - 52cm)
376 x 45mm (54 - 62cm)
- Max Suspension Fork Length 
- Bottle Mounts Frame
- Bottle Mounts Fork
- Rack Mounts Frame
- Rack Mounts Fork
- Fender Mounts Frame
- Fender Mounts Fork
- Other Features
Downtube mounted shifter bosses
 Different tire and rim combinations will result in different clearances.
 Depending on drivetrain configuration, tire clearance may be limited by the chain and not frame.
 Listed chainring clearance is worst case scenario. Clearances vary widely depending on components and configurations.
 Suspension fork length listed at full extension (not at sag)
This Surly product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for three years from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.
This warranty does NOT cover the following:
- Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assembler
- Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition or for commercial purposes, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use
- Installation of components, parts or accessories not originally intended for or compatible with bicycle as sold
- Damage or deterioration to the paint, surface finish, aesthetics or appearance of the product
- Normal wear and tear
- Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly
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