To brake or to disc brake? The debate isn't getting any colder and Surly decided it's best to let you choose. Straggler is bred from Surly's revered rim-brake Cross-Check and comes out a lot the same, but also a little different. Frame geometry is pretty close, and you get all the attachment provisions for racks, fenders, and bottle cages that make these bikes something more utilitarian than a standard 'cross racer. Disc brakes are the obvious change though, and the Straggler sports Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex XD-E Lite rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 700c x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Pedals sold separately
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|Frame||Surly Straggler, 100% Surly proprietary 4130 CroMoly tubing. ED Coated. TIG-welded. Double-butted main triangle|
|Fork||Surly Straggler, 4130 CroMoly, disc only, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eylets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
Front: QR x 100mm
Rear: QR x 135mm
|Rims/Wheels||Alex XD-E Lite|
Front: Formula RX25 disc, 32h, black
Rear: Formula RX2611 disc, 32h, black
|Tires||Surly Knard 700 x 41, 33 tpi|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Apex|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Apex WiFLi|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Microshif 11-32t, 10-speed|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Apex|
|Brakes||Hayes CX Expert w/160mm rotors|
Sizes 42cm–50cm: Promax SP-2010 non-offset
Sizes 52cm–64cm: Promax SP007 offset
27.2 x 300mm, black
* Subject to change without notice.