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Old 10-12-11, 07:55 AM   #1
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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"...

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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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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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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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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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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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