Dirt roads, back roads, or no roads at all, the Disc Trucker is a true touring bike that can handle any touring task with ease! Surly's chromoly frame and fork are stable and smooth, even when carrying a load and they're designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! Shimano's bar-end shifters provide easy access to the wide-range 27-speed drivetrain, while Avid disc brakes slow you down no matter how heavy the load or how hard it's raining. Plus, this rig sports rack and fender mounts and durable 700C wheels. Load it up, hit the road and don't look back.
|Frame||Surly TIG-welded chromoly with double butted main triangle|
|Fork||Surly chromoly, lugged and brazed|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore XT|
|Tires||Continental Contact, 700 x 37c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore LX|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34|
|Brakes||Avid BB7 mechanical-disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB SST Comp|
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I use my Disc Trucker to get to work and back which is a 7 mile round trip six days per week. I also use it for all of my grocery shopping and other errands. It is just such a nice smooth ride and great for riding in congested traffic in any weather due to its more precise disc brakes ( which are also a lot more whether resistant). I can feel the difference in the rain. The bar-end shifters make shifting such a breeze and are so smooth. The 27 gears are great for any hill and they go high enough so that I do not find myself running out of gears when I need to go faster due to being late to work (which happens too often). I also must mention that two weeks after I bought this bike I was cut off by a car and slammed pretty hard into the side of it. The front fork was bent back two inches or so and the head tube was slightly bent but unable to be repaired. Surly provided the new frame and fork at a crash discount after my LBS explained to them my hit-and-run situation. 'Twas very cool of them. They earned more business from me. I will definitely be buying my racks from Surly now (they were on my short list anyway, but this made it easier to decide)