Urban Velo

Surly Straggler Disc Brake 700c Bike

999987_498717473544604_2074201417_n 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.

Look for more official word around Eurobike in late August here at Urban Velo and at the Surly Facebook page and at www.surlybikes.com


  1. Adam LorenzJuly 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    My guess from the photo and the headtube… Surly’s version of the Fargo.

    Either way, can’t wait to see what it is.

  2. DougJuly 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Now if they’d just put a break in the frame for a belt drive it would be incredible.

  3. jimJuly 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    the next time I’m in a debate with someone about the pro’s and cons of disc brake ,I will whip out this picture and say “Surly you Jest” lol lol

  4. BenJuly 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Wouldn’t it be slow as hell with those fat-fuck tires?

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