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Old 10-02-10, 05:45 PM   #1
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Long Reach Brake Calipers for Larger Tires?

Surly Creamroller

want to run 37c. WTB All-Terrain

Tektro R556/R559

or

Tektro R737

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R556 should do it. I've got one and it's huge
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Wait, doesn't the reach need to remain the same? Don't you need like... "wide reach" calipers? Or am I missing something here?
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Wait, doesn't the reach need to remain the same? Don't you need like... "wide reach" calipers? Or am I missing something here?
Correct. Reach is the distance from the mounting hole to the braking surface of the rim. If the current calipers fit, then longer reach calipers will put your brake pads below the rim.
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