Surly Straggler Bicycle

Surly Straggler Bicycle

So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that has added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. 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.

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. 


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

Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 30.0mm


Crankset: Shimano CX-50, 36/46, Black

Bottom Bracket: Surly Enduro, Black

Front Derailleur: Shimano CX-70, Black

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra RD-4601, Long cage. Black

Cog or Cassette: Shimano CS-HG62, 11–32t

Chain: KMC x10, Chainy


Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝. Black

Brakes: Avid BB7, 160mm front & rear

Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra, Black

Shifters: Shimano Tiagra, Black

Stem: Kalloy AS-025N, 26.0mm bar clamp. Aluminum, 4-bolt. Black

Handlebar: Salsa Cowbell, 31.8mm. Black

Saddle: Velo VL-1353, w/CroMoly Rail. Black

Seatpost: Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 300mm. Black

Extras: Some pretty sweet & comfy cork tape


Front Hub: Surly Ultra New, Black

Rear Hub: Shimano 529 disc, Black

Rims: Alex XD-E Lite 

Spokes: DT Swiss Comp, 2.0/1.8

Tires: Surly Knard 41, 27tpi


Straggler is also available as a frameset and with 650b wheel size. Get in touch for more info and availability -

1825 EUR