The Long Haul Trucker is a very thoughtfully specified bike that will appeal to to the cyclist who really likes to travel. We'll let Surly themselves elaborate below, but take note here of the following sound spec choices: Shimano LX hubs and rear mech; Shimano 9 speed bar end shifters with gearing comprising of 48/36/26 front with proportionate cranks (see below), 11-34 rear sprockets and SRAM chain. It's priced as a 'complete bike' American style - that's unequipped. Don't worry, we can fit the mudguards, so you get to choose (we stock stainless steel for those who are interested); and as for luggage racks, check out Surly's indestructable own for £100 each. Otherwise, we have lots to choose from starting at £25 right up to Tubus titanium models.
Handing it over to Surly - they say:
Over the years, ...(the Long Haul Trucker)... has developed a devoted following. People understand and appreciate the LHT’s dependability and everyday riding comfort, whether they’re cruising to the store or lost in the middle of nowhere. Why the Trucker? Simple. A touring bike’s job is to go the distance and then some while carrying you and your gear, all in relative comfort. The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to do exactly that. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. We gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders too. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all our frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. We like steel for a lot of reasons, foremost among them the ride quality a well-designed steel frame delivers. It doesn’t hurt that steel is relatively inexpensive, or that it is more easily repaired than aluminum, carbon fiber or titanium. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld ti or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber? Good luck with that.
Available in a ludicrous range of sizes, so a free bikefit on our fitting jig is highly recommended:
In 26": 42, 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62cm.
In 700c: 56, 58, 60, 62cm.
The cranks are proportionate to frame size (hooray!):
42-46mm = 165mm; 48-54cm = 170mm; 56-62mm = 175mm.
Classic men's diamond
Black or Grandma's Thermos
Frame only £399.99
Double butted Surly Cro-Mo main tubes.
Double Mudguard eyelets and a full set of braze-ons, including, rack mounts, pump peg, chainstay spare spoke holder, downtube lever bosses, triple waterbottle cage mounts and rear canti housing stop.
Surly vertical dropouts.
135mm MTB rear dropout spacing.
Weight: 2.34 Kg (5.15lbs) (58cm frame only).
Double mudguard eyelet, brazed crown Cro-mo fork with lowrider mounts (1.02 Kg) included.
Available in Black or Blue
The Long Haul Trucker has mounts for spare spokes on the LH chainstay.
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