Surly Straggler Disc Brake 700c Bike
Surly released this photo of their latest creation, the Surly Straggler. It has taken a while — everyone else is doing it. At first glance it appears to be a disc brake Cross Check with larger tires, though I’m sure there is more to the story to make this bike happen. Beyond the disc brake mount itself, the fork features disc compatible rack and fender mounts at the droupout, along with rack mounts mid-blade and on the crown. Disc brake only, the rear brake has stops for full length housing for either mechanical or hydraulic lines. It’s hard to tell how big those conspicuously unbranded tires are, but they look Surly enough for getting into some good trouble. The Surly Straggler is made of 4130 chromoly steel (of course) and features a proprietary new dropout that can run either single speed or geared drivetrains. There could always be changes before final production… but this is close to what it will look like upon release. Even with a question or three remaining it’s safe to say that this is a bike that Surly fans have have been dreaming of for the past decade.