Surly Straggler 650B

$2,500.00

We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It’s a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on ‘Constructeur’ style bicycles and we all know how real shit was back in the day…. 650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26” and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts.

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Description

We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It’s a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on ‘Constructeur’ style bicycles and we all know how real shit was back in the day…. 650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26” and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts.

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 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The 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.

Frameset

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

Drivetrain

Crankset
SRAM Apex, 50/34t

Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP

Front Derailleur
SRAM Apex

Rear Derailleur
SRAM Apex WiFLi

Cog or Cassette
Microshift 11–32t, 10-speed

Chain
KMC X10, chainy

Components

Headset
Cane Creek 40

Brakes
Hayes CX-expert, V-series 160mm rotors front & rear

Brake Levers
SRAM Apex

Shifters
SRAM Apex, DoubleTap® shifter

Stem
H.L. 31.8mm

Handlebar
Salsa Cowbell

Saddle
Velo VL-1353

Seatpost
Kalloy SP-368 non-offset (42–50cm); Kalloy SP-248D offset (52–64cm), 27.2 x 300mm, black

Wheels

Front Hub
Formula RX25 Disc, 32h. 100mm, black w/QR

Rear Hub
Formula RX2611 Disc, 32h. 135mm, black w/QR

Rims
Alex XD-E Lite

Tires
Surly Knard 700c x 41, 27tpi

Frame Size Stem Length Stem Angle Handlebar Width Crank Length
38cm 60.0 7.0 380.0 165.0
42cm 60.0 7.0 380.0 165.0
46cm 70.0 7.0 400.0 165.0
50cm 80.0 7.0 400.0 170.0
38cm 42cm 46cm 50cm
Seat Tube Length
(Center-Top)
380.0 420.0 460.0 500.0
Top Tube Length
(Center-Center)
484.4 495.1 508.0 529.7
Effective Top Tube Length
(Center-Center)
500.0 510.0 520.0 535.0
Head Tube Angle 69.5 70.0 71.0 71.5
Seat Tube Angle 75.5 74.5 74.0 74.0
BB Drop 54.0 54.0 54.0 54.0
Chainstay Length 405.0 405.0 405.0 405.0
Wheelbase 980.0 978.0 977.0 988.0
Standover Height 704.0 726.0 751.0 776.0
Head Tube Length 85.0 100.0 110.0 120.0
Fork Length 380.0 380.0 380.0 380.0
Fork Offset 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0
Stack 483.0 498.0 511.0 523.0
Reach 371.0 369.0 371.0 383.0

* Standover is measured from the top of the TT, at the center, with a tire measuring approximately Ø679mm

Additional information

Colour

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Size

38cm, 42cm, 46cm, 50cm