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    SRAM Brake Reach

    Apologies if this has been posted. I couldn't find anything useful from the search function.

    What are the reach for SRAM Brakes? I can't find anything beyond "I wish they came in 57mm" or "I wish they made brakes with different reaches"...

    Thanks!

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    SRAM's web site gives no reach information on any of their road calipers and I have to assume they sell only "short reach" (37 - 47 mm) calipers. Even Apex, which should be the brakes used for any touring application, doesn't claim a "long-reach" (47 - 57 mm) version is available

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    SRAM's web site gives no reach information on any of their road calipers and I have to assume they sell only "short reach" (37 - 47 mm) calipers. Even Apex, which should be the brakes used for any touring application, doesn't claim a "long-reach" (47 - 57 mm) version is available
    For touring, people uses cantilevers or v brakes, not caliper brakes.

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    That is exctly why I posted my question. The SRAM website gives no useful info. The only thing I could find, was on another forum, complaints that they don't offer a 57mm reach brake and that Apex, Rival, Force and Red are all the same....

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims_s View Post
    For touring, people uses cantilevers or v brakes, not caliper brakes.
    It depends. I built up a light touring bike with Apex dual pivots, and my loaded touring bike has discs. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
    That is exctly why I posted my question. The SRAM website gives no useful info. The only thing I could find, was on another forum, complaints that they don't offer a 57mm reach brake and that Apex, Rival, Force and Red are all the same....
    While I've never measured them, my Apex brakes are definitely short reach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slims_s View Post
    For touring, people uses cantilevers or v brakes, not caliper brakes.
    Not all. Many light touring bikes use long-reach sidepulls and these will clear moderate width tires even with fenders. I had an older Trek that had long reach 105 dp brakes and they allowed 700-28 tires and Esge fenders.

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    I called SRAM and was told all their brakes are "standard reach 39-49mm"....

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    Tektro makes a variety... they may even make the ones SRAM sells,
    under a different name..

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