|Frame||100% Surly 4130 cro-moly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG welded|
|Forks||1 1/8" threadless brazed semi-sloping crown Cr-Mo fork (1Kg)|
|Miscellaneous||What makes a bike an all-day bike? Comfort and reliability. Rides like a bike. It's predictable. The Pacer's conservative geometry and tubing spec lend themselves to a full day in the saddle. Of course, it's equally suitable for those short rides to your favorite watering hole. The 4130 TIG-welded frame and brazed fork are designed to take the edge off the bumps and cracks in the road, but remain laterally stiff for those out-of-the-saddle sprints and climbs.
Though vertical compliance is definitely a goal when designing a new frame, tire clearance is just as important. The casings of your tires flex before your frame and fork do, and wide tires generally flex more than narrow ones, giving you a softer ride. Wide tires can be faster than skinnies on a lot of surfaces that you will encounter on your rig. So, the Pacer was designed to accept 700x28c tires with fenders or 700x32c tires without...while allowing you to use standard-reach or short-reach road caliper brakes.
The Pacer is spec'd with a 1-1/8" threadless fork because of the wide selection of headsets and stems available to accommodate it. Like most Surly frames, this one uses commonly available components: 27.2mm seatpost, 68mm bottom bracket, 130mm rear hub... basically, items that you might have lying around, waiting for a chance to be used. We recommend using standard-reach brakes, but some short-reach fit also.
The durability and versatility of the Pacer make it an ideal commuter, day-tripper, and vehicle for exploration. The frame is offered in 9 sizes (42-62cm), so there should be a Pacer that fits you. You won't be disappointed.
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.