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Surly Straggler

Surly Straggler
  • Color: Gloss Black
  • Color: Gloss Black
  • Color: Salmon Candy Red
  • Color: Salmon Candy Red
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So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that Surly added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked them to make a disc version of their highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. 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. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing.

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. We think that's pretty neat.

- Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts
- 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle
- Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run.
- Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy

WARNING: Cycling can be dangerous. Bicycles and bicycle products should be assembled and serviced by a professional mechanic. Never modify your bicycle or accessories. Read and follow all product instructions and warnings including information on the manufacturer’s website. Inspect your bicycle before every use. Always wear a helmet.


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
Axles Front: 100mmxQR
Rear: 135mmxQR
Wheels/Rims Alex Adventurer 2
Hubs Formula RX25/RX2611
Tires Surly Knard 700cx41, 33TPI
Crankset SRAM Apex
Chainrings 42T
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Chain SRAM 11spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM 11-42t 11spd
Shifters SRAM Apex 1x11 shifters
Handlebars Salsa Cowbell
Tape/Grips Black Cork
Stem ProMax 31.8
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes Hayes CX Comp, V series 160 rotor front & rear
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post ProMax SP-2019 non-offset (38–50cm); ProMax SP2016 offset (52–58cm), 27.2 x 300mm, black

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Black / 54cm 708752257252 BK7810
Gloss Black / 56cm 708752257276 BK7811
Gloss Black / 58cm 708752257290 BK7812
Gloss Black / 60cm 708752257313 BK7813
Gloss Black / 62cm 708752257337 BK7814
Salmon Candy Red / 54cm 708752257375 BK7816
Salmon Candy Red / 56cm 708752257399 BK7817
Salmon Candy Red / 58cm 708752257412 BK7818
Salmon Candy Red / 60cm 708752257436 BK7819
Salmon Candy Red / 62cm 708752257450 BK7820