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The Straggler is a an up-specced version of Surly's idiosycratic Cross Check - an incredibly versatile machine capable of roads, trails, commutes,light camping, and all just about anything else. It come with plenty of braze-ons, 4130 cromoly tubing and and similar geometry.
The most obvious difference to the CC 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.
N.B. The cranks are proportionate to frame size:
42-52mm = 170mm; 54-62mm = 175mm.
Classic men's diamond
Frame: Surly 4130 CroMoly Steel
Shifters: Microshift 10 speed
Crank: Andel QRSC31 48/36T
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore
Ft Mech: Shimano Tiagra
Brakes: Tektro Quartz V brakes
Tyre: Surly 700x 41c Knard
Whilst we are very experienced in matching our customers to the correct size of bike, we highly recommend that you take a step further with any cycle equipped with drop handle bars and opt for a comprehensive bike fit. We use Retul's dynamic 3D motion capture system. Retul allows us to accurately measure every degree of movement and millimeter of distance allowing us to optimise your riding posture, making your ride more ejoyable by making you more efficient while reducing the chance of injury and increasing your comfort on the bike.
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