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 with disc brakes being the obvious change. 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. 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.
|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|
|Bottom Bracket||68mm wide, standard English threaded 1.37 x 24t|
|Wheel Compatibility||700C x 42mm|
|Front Derailleur||Accepts 28.6mm|
|Brake Compatibility||Disc only. 160mm max rotor size|
|Accessories & Extras||Surly Stainless seatpost clamp, 30.0mm|
* Subject to change without notice.