Staff Wish List: Rachel Cannon

 Surly Pacer

Surly Pacer

I'm not much of a racer--I just like to get around town and meander through the occasional 30+ mile ride. Sleek, aerodynamic bikes with carbon this and that aren't really for me. Instead, I drool over steel bikes that absorb the bumps but still allow me to race past my fellow commuters. My original bike love was a red 1986 Schwinn road bike, and the 2015 Surly Pacer is kind of like that bike's younger, sexier cousin. With a glittering red paint job, light-ish but durable Cromoly steel frame and Shimano 105 components, she's fast, responsive, and to boot, she's just darn pretty. Plus, I'm 5'3" with short legs, and Surly thoughtfully offers this frame in a 46cm.

By Rachel Cannon, Sales Associate 

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