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The Straggler is tuned for cross-over exploration on a wide variety of terrain conditions. It’s a day-tripper and a weekender. It’s a ‘rough road’ road bike, a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing, a utilitarian townie, a light-duty touring bike and an all-weather commuter. It’s a steel gravel bicycle that thrives on the road. Think of it as a “mountain biker’s road bike.” If you only have room for one bike in your life, Straggler can (and should) be your one and only.
Straggler’s capabilities go well beyond asphalt. It also lends itself well to light touring setups. We're talking frame bags, seat bags, and "credit card touring” rather than full-blown touring. Straggler also handles our 8- and 24-Pack Racks well, so you have some heavier-duty loading options.
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.
Clearance for 650b x 41 or 700c x 41mm tires with fenders (or a bit more if you ditch them mudguards!)
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 eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets
Seatpost clamp Surly Stainless, 30.0mm
Crankset SRAM FC Apex, 42t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex 1x11
Cassette SunRace CSM7, 11-42, 11-speed
Chain SRAM 11spd, CNP1110
Headset Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8"
Brakes SRAM Avid BB7 Road, 160mm Rotors
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Shifters SRAM Apex 1x11 shifters
Stem H.L. 31.8mm
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell
Saddle WTB Volt 142mm
Seatpost Promax SP-2016 non-offset (42–50cm); Promax SP-2016 offset (54–64cm), 27.2 x 350mm, black
Front Hub Novatec, 6-bolt Disx, 32h, QR
Rear Hub Novatec, 6-bolt Disc, 32h, QR
Rims Alex Adventurer 2, Tubeless Ready
Tires Surly Knard 700c x 41, 33tpi