Surly Straggler

$2,500.00

So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that we added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked us to make a disc version of our highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though.

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Description

So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that we added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked us to make a disc version of our 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.

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
52cm 100.0 7.0 420.0 172.5
54cm 100.0 7.0 420.0 172.5
56cm 100.0 7.0 440.0 175.0
58cm 120.0 7.0 440.0 175.0
60cm 120.0 7.0 460.0 175.0
62cm 120.0 7.0 460.0 175.0
64cm 120.0 7.0 460.0 175.0

 

52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm 62cm  64cm
Seat Tube Length
(Center-Top)
520.0 540.0 560.0 580.0 600.0 620.0 640.0
Top Tube Length
(Center-Center)
546.3 563.3 579.7 593.2 608.0 623.0 640.1
Effective Top Tube Length
(Center-Center)
550.0 565.0 580.0 595.0 610.0 625.0 640.0
Head Tube Angle 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0
Seat Tube Angle 73.5 73.0 72.5 72.5 72.0 72.0 72.0
BB Drop 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0
Chainstay Length 425.0 425.0 430.0 430.0 430.0 430.0 430.0
Wheelbase 1006.0 1016.5 1031.9 1047.0 1056.8 1071.8 1086.8
Standover Height 777.3 791.7 809.4 828.7 846.1 865.0 884.0
Head Tube Length 91.0 107.0 121.0 146.0 165.0 185.0 198.0
Fork Length 400.0 400.0 400.0 400.0 400.0 400.0 400.0
Fork Offset 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0 44.0
Stack 534.0 549.2 567.3 591.1 609.1 628.2 640.5
Reach 390.8 396.3 400.7 408.2 412.1 420.9 431.9

* Standover is measured from the top of the TT, at the center, with a tire measuring approximately Ø718mm

Additional information

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Size

52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 62cm, 64cm