Surly Long Haul Trucker 26″
Surly showed up to Interbike and yet nobody got hurt. Could they be getting civilized in their old age? I think not… At least not with bikes like the updated Long Haul Trucker. The smaller sized LHT’s have always accepted 26″ wheels, but now it’s an option for larger sizes, as well. Their brand new redesigned website has this to say:
We’re continuing to offer the LHT as we always have, with 26″ wheels on the smaller sizes and 700c wheels on the larger frames.New this year, we’re also offering 26″ wheels for the larger frame sizes too. Although many people (some of us included) like the ride of 700c wheels, the fact is that in many parts of the world 26″ is a more popular size, so you’re be able to find replacement tubes, tires, and rims more easily should the need arise. Smaller wheels are also stronger than their 700c counterparts, so they’ll stand up better to rough roads and heavy loads. The Long Haul Trucker is available as a frameset or a complete bike ready to go. Add pedals, fenders, racks and bags and go somewhere with it.
They were also showing off the new complete Pacer and a new snow tire. Keep an eye on the Surly blog for more info.