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Surly, 2017

 

 

Long Haul Trucker "Full Touring" ~

Our unanimous choice for a high quality full touring bike

A touring bike’s job is to go the distance, and then some, while carrying you and your gear in comfort. The LHT's low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide stability with road-smoothing comfort, and those long stays increase heel clearance when carrying packed panniers. Surly gave the LHT ample tire clearance for larger tires because larger tires soak up a lot of road static. And, there is plenty of extra clearance for fenders too. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames; this pre-tunes the bike for the added weight of cargo. The Long Haul Trucker has braze-ons for everything you’re likely to need, from racks to 3 water bottle cages to spare spokes.

The LHT frame is made of double butted 4130 cromoly steel with matching 4130 cromoly fork. We like steel touring framesets for a lot of reasons. Foremost is 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 or carbon fiber. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do then you’ll pleased to know that Cycles BiKyle's frame builder can fix anything on this frame. Color is your choice of gloss black or "Cakipants" khaki.  

The LHT is offered as a frameset or complete bike.  The Trucker is available in a 26” wheel size across the size run, with an option for 700c in 56, 58, 60, and 62cm sizes.  Some people prefer  the larger diameter 700c, and that’s cool. 26" is a more popular size around the world, however, so you’ll more easily be able to find replacement tubes, tires, and rims should the need arise. Smaller wheels are also stronger than their 700c counterparts, so they’ll stand up better to rough roads and heavy loads. 

The LHT Complete is set up with quality parts specifically meant for the purpose of this bike. Add racks, fenders, pedals, and bags and go someplace!

Parts: Shimano 30-speed bar ends with XT rear derailleur and Sora front, Microshift BS-M10 barend shifters, Andel RSC6 triple crankset (48.36.26) in forged alloy with Shimano UN55 sealed cartridge bottom bracket, Shimano HG-50 11-32 cassette, KMC X10 chain, 1 1/8" Cane Creek 40 threadless headset, alloy 26.0 bar and stem, Tektro CR720 cantilever brakes with Tektro RL340 levers, Kalloy 27.2 alloy seatpost, Velo VL1353 saddle, no pedals. Also available with disc brakes, please inquire. [notice - parts specs are subject to change without notice, please inquire for the very latest)

Wheels: 36 hole Shimano LX hubs with double walled Alex DH19 rims in your choice of 700c or 26" and 14g DT stainless spokes. Tires are wired-bead Continental Contact in 700c x 37mm or Continental Tour Ride in 26 x 1.85".

Full bike in khaki or black .... $1279.99    Add to CART

 

 

Frameset (frame and fork) in khaki or black .... $469.99    Add to CART