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Road Bikes

If you love the thrill of zipping high-speed over fresh blacktop, we've got a great selection of road bikes just for you! Bike Stop Astoria carries a wide selection of awesome road bikes from brands like Raleigh, Diamondback, Fuji, Giant, Liv, Kestrel, Lapierre, Trek, Salsa, Surly, and more. Whether you're getting ready for a race or just a personal journey on the back roads of your town, we've got you covered. 

Giant Defy Advanced 2
$2,100.00
Smooth, superlight and built for compliance. From gran fondos to epic solo rides, this new, reengineered Defy Advanced Pro represents the pinnacle of endurance road performance. This all-new high-performance frameset is handcrafted with Giant’s Advanced composite and specifically engineered for endurance road riding. With the perfect blend of stiffness and compliance, it delivers a smooth, fast ride quality for your longest, hardest rides. Its innovative technologies include a D-Fuse composite seatpost and Contact SLR D-Fuse composite handlebar, specially shaped cockpit components that work as a system to add compliance and reduce road shocks and vibrations. The frame is also integrated for disc brakes, with flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, plus clearance for high-volume tires up to 32c. The oversized and tapered OverDrive 2 steerer tube boosts cornering precision, while the MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket deliver precise handling and class-leading pedaling efficiency.
Giant Defy Advanced 1
$2,520.00
Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast. Ride farther and faster with an all-new composite frameset that’s engineered with endurance geometry and built-in compliance. Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, it’s engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. And the frame is still stiff in all the ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency as well as steering and cornering precision. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it just the right feel. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles. The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road.
Giant Contend SL 2 Disc
$1,260.00
The perfect blend of confident and capable. Designed to help you take your road riding to the next level, Contend SL Disc is your ticket to longer rides, faster speeds, and more fun than you ever imagined. Engineered with Giant’s lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame technology, Contend SL Disc delivers a confident ride quality that’s lightweight, compliant and balanced for a wide variety of road riding enthusiasts. Seamless disc-brake integration gives you more control regardless of road or weather conditions, and there’s enough frame and fork clearance to run tires up to 28c in diameter. The innovative D-Fuse composite seatpost cuts down road vibrations, delivering a smoother, more efficient ride.
Surly Long Haul Trucker
$1,350.00
The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort, and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all their frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber in the middle of Mongolia? Good luck with that. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options how you can mount racks and carry your stuff. Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. The 3 x 10-speed Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain with Microshift bar-end shifters works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders. Go somewhere. Do something. Ride a Long Haul Trucker.
Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1
$3,465.00
From daily training rides to your biggest race of the year. Lightweight, stiff and ultra-efficient, this composite machine delivers pure road performance to make you podium dreams come true. With its Advanced-grade composite frame, which minimizes weight without sacrificing best-in-class stiffness, the TCR Advanced Pro puts you in position to win. Legendary Compact Road race geometry blends quick, precise handling with aggressive positioning, and the OverDrive 2 front end delivers razor-sharp steering performance. The Variant seatpost helps smooth out the ride, giving you a well-rounded machine that flies from start to finish.
Salsa Cutthroat Rival 1
$3,699.00
Cutthroat brings speed to the mixed surface, ultra-endurance bikepacking race scene. Every aspect was designed to obliterate long-distance cycling route records. An evolutionary leap in all-road bikes, Cutthroat lets you ride long, hard, and fast in comfort. The full-carbon frame and fork deliver race-winning efficiency and offer Salsa’s Class 5 Vibration Reduction System to reduce energy-robbing trail chatter. The DT Swiss C 1800 wheels and Maxxis Ikon tires fly on fire roads and stand up to hours-on-end punishment, all while keeping rolling resistance and rotating weight down so you can keep pushing. The Cutthroat’s SRAM Rival 1x11 drivetrain offers secure, streamlined efficiency with a wide gear range shifted by SRAM’s crisp DoubleTap shifting to maintain speed and momentum in widely variable terrain. And, Rival hydraulic disc brakes deliver ruthless stopping power with precise modulation and a lightweight design; everything you want in a race-ready braking system.
Surly Steamroller Frameset
$500.00
Whether you're commuting to work, turning left on the track, or just cruising the city streets, Surly's Steamroller is your rig of choice! Its tough chromoly frame and fork ride smooth like butter and deftly maneuver the pothole-strewn pavement of the urban jungle. Its agility comes from a geometry that leans more towards the road than the track. And with Fatties Fit Fine tire clearance, you can run comfy wide tires or even knobby 'cross rubber.
Trek Domane AL 3
$1,019.99
Domane AL 3 is smooth, stable, and confidence-inspiring. It's perfect for new riders and anyone looking to upgrade to a versatile aluminum road bike built for a comfortable riding experience. The quality parts are ready to tackle fast group rides and adventures that stray from the beaten path to rougher roads. It's right for you if... Domane AL 3 is the right choice if you're pretty confident you're going to take to road cycling, and want a great first road bike or an upgrade that will be your companion for years to come. The tech you get The full Shimano Sora groupset has 18 speeds with integrated brake/shift levers. It's a lighter parts group than Shimano's introductory groupset and provides a wide range of gears that"s great for climbing. Domane AL 3 has a lightweight Alpha Aluminum frame with a stable Endurance Geometry for a confident ride, plus mounts for fenders, racks, lights, and more. The final word Lighter parts, with 18 speeds for easier riding on varying terrain, an advanced aluminum frame, and a comfort-first geometry designed to help you fall in love with road cycling. Plus, it's built in Trek's performance heritage and backed by a lifetime warranty. Why you'll love it - Domane AL 3 is a great-looking bike for a great value, and it's a super foundation for a happy future of road riding - A lightweight frame and quality parts make it a totally appropriate platform for fast group rides - The stable Endurance Geometry is comfortable over long distances, but this is still a quick race bike - The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork, which swoops forward toward the dropouts, absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't fatigue as quickly
Trek Domane SL 5 Disc Women's
$2,699.99
Domane SL 5 Disc Women's is all about smooth riding, speed, and efficiency at a great value. It's great for riders who want to make the jump to carbon, and want to get a lot for their money when they do, including disc brakes, women's specific touchpoints, a performance drivetrain, and Front and Rear IsoSpeed. It's right for you if... You want to go where cars aren't likely to be found—way out on the open road, far away from everything. You side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a women's specific bike, and you want a carbon frame with a super smooth ride and the all-weather stopping power of disc brakes. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, powerful flat mount disc brakes, and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset. Domane SL 5 Disc Women's also comes stock with touchpoints designed specifically for women, internal cable routing for clean looks, a Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, and a stable Endurance Geometry for comfort on the longest days and roughest roads. The final word Carbon, comfort, capability. Domane SL 5 Disc Women's is a smart buy if you're making the jump from aluminum and want a big jump in tech to go with it. It has a lighter frame, women's specific parts, Front and Rear IsoSpeed, flat mount disc brakes, and a carbon fork. Why you'll love it 1 - It's a lightweight carbon bike with disc brakes at an exceptional value, and it has touchpoints designed specifically to provide a better fit for women from the start 2 - This bike has a "go anywhere, do anything" mentality, which makes it the perfect companion for your most epic road adventures 3 - It's the most affordable bike with disc brakes and both Front and Rear IsoSpeed 4 - Domane SL 5 Disc Women's is fully capable of racing, riding rough roads, and performing exceptionally well in all weather conditions
Giant TCR Advanced 2
$1,900.00
The most efficient race bikes have the perfect balance of light weight, stiffness and smooth compliance on the road. The TCR Advanced delivers on all three, making it a versatile performer for competitive road riders. The Advanced-grade composite of the TCR Advanced frame manages to shave every gram possible—without sacrificing its pedal-stomping stiffness. The OverDrive steerer system and MegaDrive downtube are engineered for the precise handling so you can rail corners at speed. And the Variant seatpost is engineered for an ideal blend of efficiency and compliance—so you stay fresh until the finish on those big days in the saddle.
Giant ToughRoad SLR 2
$1,000.00
Fly through city streets. Climb a rugged mountain pass. Ride some gravel or venture into the woods. Now you can do it all on one ride, with one quick and capable machine. With its lightweight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame and a smooth-handling composite fork to take the edge off bumpy roads and trails, ToughRoad SLR is made for adventure on unpredictable terrain. Featuring fast and stable 700c wheels and flat-bar rider positioning, it has a ride quality that’s rugged yet agile. The D-Fuse seatpost adds compliance, and the bike is fitted with wide tires to smooth out rough terrain. Powerful disc brakes give you all-weather control, and customized front and rear racks accommodate multiple bags for long trips.
Surly ECR 29+
$1,900.00
The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly is offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 29+ sizes have two water bottle mounts and one set of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
Soma Smoothie Road Frame
$429.99
Soma's Smoothie road race frame is agile and responsive. Excellent for stage races and competitive club rides. But also comfortable enough for daily commutes and charity rides. The semi-compact geometry allows for more standover clearance and fitting options, but they don't cheat you by only offering 4 sizes. - Based on modern road geometry, the Smoothie is speedy and nimble - Tange Prestige heat-treated butted CrMo steel; butted CrMo rear end - Rear rack and fender mounts - Compact-style geometry
Liv Langma Advanced Pro 1 Disc
$3,315.00
This lightweight racing bike delivers the speed and strength needed for any climb, race, or epic ride. Impeccably handcrafted for the toughest climbers, passionate cyclists, and fierce competitors, Langma is the secret weapon for charging the breakaway. Langma is programmed for both climbing and quick accelerations so you can conquer the steepest climbs, power in the peloton, rail technical descents, and attack the group! This bike is a true companion for a determined rider. Features: - Aero-inspired tubing that thickens as it nears the bottom bracket for optimized aero features and pedaling stiffness - Flat mount disc brake integration for superior control and aesthetics - Front (12 x 100mm) and rear (12 x 142mm) thru-axle technology - Giant SLR WheelSystem for leading efficiency - SLR Tubeless tires to improve overall performance, ride quality and durability - All new Contact SLR Flux, composite stem for an aero advantage with an optimized stiffness to weight balance - Accommodates up to 28cc tire - A lightweight Advanced Composite frame is hand-crafted in-house to provide optimally tuned stiffness and compliance for female riders. CompactRoad Design creates a lighter, stiffer, smoother ride with better fit and precise handling - PowerCore bottom bracket for unrivaled pedaling stiffness and stability - OverDrive 2 steerer for unprecedented steering performance, stiffness and control - MegaDrive tube design adds steering and pedaling stiffness - Equipped with RideSense, a chainstay-integrated wireless data transmitter that sends wheel speed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer - LivRight Sizing Philosophy for the perfect fit across all sizes - Designed using Liv’s 3F Design Philosophy to build bikes for women
Giant ToughRoad SLR GX 1
$1,380.00
Adventures aren’t always smooth and easy. This lightweight drop-bar bike makes it fun to ride rough roads, gravel and dirt. A lightweight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame, smooth-handling composite fork, and drop-bar positioning make ToughRoad SLR GX the right choice for adventuring into the unknown. When the pavement ends, your ride doesn’t have to. The fast-rolling 700c wheels are fitted with high-volume 50c Giant tubeless tires. These allow you to run lower tire pressure for comfort and traction, and they also reduce the risk of flat tires. The D-Fuse seatpost absorbs road vibration and shocks to help minimize fatigue on long rides. And powerful disc brakes with 160mm rotors give you added confidence and control on rough roads and in all types of weather. Thoughtful details including integrated rack mounts and the X-Defender downtube complete the package, making ToughRoad SLR GX the perfect machine for tackling imperfect roads. - Top-end ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost - Giant composite fork with alloy/composite OverDrive hybrid steerer - Giant SX-2 Disc wheelset with Giant CrossCut Gravel 2 tubeless tires - Shimano Tiagra 10-speed drivetrain - Giant Conduct disc brakes
Liv Avail 3
$680.00
From epic solo adventures to group road rides, Avail is light, comfortable and engineered for female riders. Comfortable for the long haul, lively on the climbs, and confident on the descents, this versatile endurance road bike will help you cover miles with bliss and ease. Avail features the latest endurance frame geometry and an Advanced-grade composite fork with the OverDrive steerer, for precision steering and to keep you fresh for more miles. The PowerCore bottom bracket transfers power directly from each pedal stroke into the road for superb pedaling efficiency.
Liv Langma Advanced Pro 1
$3,465.00
The Langma Advanced Pro is engineered for aggressive climbing, descending and accelerations. The frame’s slender tubing creates an extremely fast and lightweight racing machine, while the downtube thickens as it approaches the PowerCore bottom bracket for pedaling stiffness strength. With Liv’s 3F Design Philosophy and cutting-edge lightweight aerodynamic innovations, Langma Advanced provides the winning advantage for every effort, from long hilly races to fast-paced criteriums.
Liv Langma Advanced Pro 0 Disc
$5,250.00
This feather-light racing bike delivers the speed and strength needed for any climb, race or ride. The Langma Advanced Pro Disc is engineered for aggressive climbing, descending and accelerations. The unrivaled stopping power of disc brakes provides the confidence to carry speed in fast corners or tight quarters. The frame’s slender tubing creates an extremely fast and lightweight racing machine, while the downtube thickens as it approaches the PowerCore bottom bracket for pedaling stiffness strength. With Liv’s 3F design philosophy and cutting-edge lightweight aerodynamic innovations, Langma Advanced Pro Disc provides the winning advantage for every effort, from long hilly races to fast-paced criteriums.
Giant ToughRoad GX SLR 1
$1,365.00
Sometimes the best adventures are the toughest ones. The ones that test you. Be prepared for whatever comes your way, with a lightweight drop-bar adventure bike that can tackle paved roads, gravel or dirt. When the pavement ends, your ride doesn’t have to. A lightweight ALUXX SLR aluminum frame, smooth-handling composite fork, and drop-bar positioning make ToughRoad SLR GX the right choice for adventuring into the unknown. The fast-rolling 700c wheels are fitted with high-volume 50c Giant tubeless tires. These allow you to run lower tire pressure for comfort and traction, and they also reduce the risk of flat tires. The D-Fuse seatpost absorbs road vibration and shocks to help minimize fatigue on long rides. And powerful disc brakes with 160mm rotors give you added confidence and control on rough roads and in all types of weather. Thoughtful details including integrated rack mounts and the X-Defender downtube complete the package, making ToughRoad SLR GX the perfect machine for tackling imperfect roads.
All-City Mr. Pink Tenth Anniversary
$2,399.00
All-City's flagship road racer was designed to carry you as quickly and efficiently as possible over any road surface. From pot-hole-filled city streets, to smooth country roads, and gravel centuries, this bike does it all with the style and smoothness that can only come from high-end steel. Geometry-wise, it’s a classic racer, but they've made tweaks to the equation that remove the limitations associated with your average road bike. It has clearance for 32c tires (28’s w/fenders) for mixed-terrain riding, hidden fender mounts for foul-weather days and an ED coating for rust prevention and longevity. The perennial favorite Columbus Zona tubeset is lightweight and provides a stiff, yet remarkably comfortable ride. Included with the frame is the excellent Whisky No. 7 Road Plus carbon fork, which is a remarkable 1.45lbs lighter than the previous steel version. The Mr. Pink sports all of All-City's classic steel touches: a custom head badge, All-City signature dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, internal top tube cable routing for the rear brake, a pump peg and reinforcement stars on the bottle bosses. These are the signifiers of quality that inform, at a glance, that this is a high-end, hand-crafted machine. This is the frame that won the 2013 Gravel World Championships and has been campaigned in all manner of crits, road races, fondos and gravel events. Standout in a world of alloy and carbon, ride one for yourself and feel just how amazing a steel roadbike can be.
Surly Troll
$1,750.00
Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task. Troll is up to the task. Surly's Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. The Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible.
Surly Ogre
$1,450.00
The Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre has many of the same features as Troll — horizontal slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefy tire clearance — but in a 29er platform. - Surly 4130 chromoly steel, main triangle double-butted frame - TIG-welded, Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Gnot-Boost spacing allows the use of 135mm QR hub, 142 x 12mm thru-axle or 148 x 12mm Boost hubs. Features Rohloff torque arm slot and threaded eyelets for fenders, racks and Surly trailer mounts - Full-length Surly Trip Guide housing line guides for derailleurs and brakes; two sets of bottle cage mounts; upper seatstay threaded barrels, mid- and low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets; threaded holes for racks, fenders and trailer mounting nuts; Rohloff OEM2 axle plate mounting slot - Disc brakes only. Disc mounts are 51mm IS. Note: rear disc brake is limited to 160mm maximum rotor diameter and requires the use of Surly caliper adaptor (included with frames and bikes) - Frame is ED coated for increased life expectancy - Tire clearance for 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 3”
Salsa Marrakesh Flat Bar
$1,599.00
With the smooth-riding, cargo-hauling characteristics of the Salsa Marrakesh Flatbar, you might find yourself taking to life on the road for good. The Marrakesh is built for comfort over long distances with a sturdy chromoly frame and fork that soak-up fatiguing road vibration and provide numerous cargo-carrying options to suit any load. Reliability is key on any major tour, and Shimano's Deore 3x9-speed drivetrain paired to Microshift shifters provides solid shifting performance with easy maintenance and repairability. WTB SX-19 rims laced to Shimano Deore 36-hole hubs increase dependability and offer a robust platform for shouldering weight over paved and gravel roads alike, and Avid's reputable BB7M mechanical disc brakes and 160mm rotors provide confident control no matter what the weather brings. Clearance for up to 2.0-inch tires give the Marrakesh the ability to traverse rough singletrack when your adventure leaves the tarmac, and mounts for fender, cages, and racks ensure you'll never lack options for carrying everything you need.
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
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.
Liv Avail SL 2 Disc
$1,260.00
From epic solo adventures to group road rides, Avail is light, comfortable and engineered for female riders. The lightweight Avail SL Disc is handcrafted with ALUXX SL, our highest grade aluminum. Avail optimizes a woman’s riding style, providing pedaling efficiency, razor-sharp handling and added compliance. Disc brake technology offers braking confidence and control in variable conditions, and the integrated D-Fuse seatpost reduces road vibration and fatigue. Other features include the OverDrive steerer tube for increased frontal stiffness and precise steering, along with the PowerCore bottom bracket that transfers power directly from each pedal stroke to the road.
Surly Midnight Special
$2,000.00
Venture away from the crowded bike lanes and jump aboard Surly's Midnight Special for grand adventure on a plethora of forgotten back roads. The Midnight Special smooths chunky tarmac and bumpy dirt with its vibration-damping Chromoly steel frame and plump 650b x 47 WTB Horizon tires, allowing you to chase skyline beyond the city in total comfort. TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are steadfast no matter the conditions, and SRAM's Rival 22 drivetrain has ample gearing for climbing mountain passes and gliding along expansive landscapes alike. Surly provides a few welcome touches of convenience to complement every ride, including three bottle mounts on the frame, front and rear rack provisions, and full fender mounts to keep you hydrated, well-prepared, and feeling sharp, even in the rain. The Midnight Special's touch points are appointed with Salsa's comfortable Cowbell bar and a WTB Volt Sport saddle, and thanks to modern, evolution-accommodating details like convertible dropouts, a 44mm headtube, and flat-mount brakes, you can count on the Midnight Special to be your partner in exploration through many years of service.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that Surly added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked them to make a disc version of their highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though. The most obvious difference of course is that the Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check's braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler's geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
All-City Gorilla Monsoon
$2,099.00
Taking their love of riding drop bar bikes off-road to its logical conclusion, All-City presents you with the Gorilla Monsoon. A sweet beast whose only limits are your imagination and will power. They've taken the capabilities of their famed cross bikes and built a Monster. All-City's most densely featured bike ever, fully hitting everything on their checklist for a steed that can take you far into the unknown in comfort, style, and elegance. Want to do mixed pavement and single track rides? Put in long days off-road? Do some fire road touring? Camping? Ride across the continent? No problem. Peep the features: Front and rear thru-axles, front and rear rack and fender mounts, compatibility with Surly-8 and 24-Pack racks, stealth dropper post routing, 27.5 x 2.4” tire clearance (650b x 48 with fenders), signature All-City dropouts, E.D. coating for rust prevention, and three water bottle mounts. The Gorilla is made from All-City's 612 Select tubing and features a lovely bi-plane crown steel fork. They believe that nothing soaks up bumps or is as durable as a high quality steel fork. For on and off-road touring duties, it is the jam. Some of you will want to throw 650b x 47c’s in it and that’s cool. The resulting slightly lower BB gives the bike excellent manners when riding with a load and is fully endorsed by us. If you want to run a 700c tire the max is a 42mm tire which will raise your BB by 8mm. 700c x 38 keeps the BB about the same. As for building it up, there are three cable mounts on the downtube, giving you the option of adding a front derailleur or a dropper post. Here’s the max ring sizes for each setup: 1X = 38T, 2X = 28/42, 3X = 26/36/48.
Surly Pack Rat Frameset
$515.00
The Pack Rat is designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization, with a front cargo-specific design to eliminate steering issues. The fork features internal routing for generator hubs and rear frame dropouts to accommodate multiple drivetrain configurations. It's an ideal choice for loaded commutes and bike trips with a lighter load, but also rides great when unloaded. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
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