Surly Pacer Bicycle

Surly Pacer Bicycle

The Pacer is not what most race-inspired roadies seem to drool over. It isn’t made of ultra-light, super-expensive materials, and it isn’t festooned with lots of bright colors and graphics. For years it was sold only as an understated frameset that didn’t draw a lot of attention to itself, but it rode great and people who rode one loved it. Why wouldn’t they? A nice steel road bike just makes sense.

This is not a racing bike. It’s a bike meant for all-day rides. That may not be glamorous but it makes a lot more sense for how people actually ride than many road bikes out there. Pacer’s geometry and Surly-designed CroMoly steel tubing make it fast and efficient like a road bike should be. It’s lively while climbing, and descends with equal agility. It’s comfy too.

The clearance for tires up to 32mm is a nice feature for an all-day bike. Higher volume tires take the edge off the bumps and jangles which otherwise can harsh your ride. The frame is designed around common component standards, so there aren’t many restrictions about how you can build it. If you choose the Pacer complete bike you’ll find it has a nice mix of parts that work well and are durable. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it doesn’t really need them. Add water bottle cages and fenders if you like, then get out and ride.

There are a lot of other road frames out there that are flashier, more exotic, and full of promises most riders only dream of fulfilling. The Pacer doesn’t need to make promises. It’s too busy out there in the sun and rain, pounding out miles, flying down the road, getting ridden hard day in and day out.


Frame: Surly Pacer, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded

Fork: Surly Pacer, 4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown, tapered and butted curved blades with dual dropout eyelets

Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 30.0mm


Crankset: Shimano 105 FC-5750, 34/50t. Black

Bottom bracket: Shimano BB5500, Black

Front derailleur: Shimano 105 ST-5700, Black

Rear derailleur: Shimano 105 10sp RD-5701, Black

Cog or cassette: Shimano 105 10sp CS-5700, 11–28t

Chain: Shimano 105, CN-5701


Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black

Brakes: Tektro R359, Black

Brake levers: Shimano 105 ST-5700 STI, Levery

Shifters: Shimano 105 2x10 ST-5700 STI, Black

Stem: Kalloy AS-025N, 31.8mm. Black

Handlebar: Salsa Pro Road 2, 26.0mm bar clamp. Black

Saddle: Velo VL1353, CroMoly rails. Black vinyl. Black. 

Seatpost: Kalloy SP-248D, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black

Extras: Cushy cork bar tape


Front Hub: Shimano 105 HB-5700, Black

Rear Hub: Shimano 105 FH-5700, Black

Rims: Alex DA28, Black

Spokes: DT Swiss Comp, 2.0/1.8

Tires: Schwalbe Durano, 28mm. Kevlar.


Pacer is also available as a frame set, get in touch for more info and availability -

1999 EUR