This is going to do some serious touring, so it’s kitted out with some great racks – a Surly Nice rack on the front and a Tubus Logo on the back. For really heavy touring this is one of our favourite combinations. The Nice Rack lets you carry two panniers and some bulky light stuff on the front and the Logo is a very stiff tough rack that lets you do the same on the back.
This choice bars also made running V-brakes and a gear hub more straight f0rward than they would have been with drop bars. The most common controls for both the gears and the brakes are designed around MTB sized bars. The V-brakes are very easy to adjust on the fly while touring and are very powerful. The gear hub is very low maintenance and offers a good range with trouble-free shifting.
The bars give our customer a range of hand positions that are all similar in feel to a flat bar setup.
Like a lot of the Surly bikes we put together it has mud guards.
This bike looks like it means business!
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