Quality Bicycle Products’ annual SaddleDrive dealer and media show begins today, and news is quickly leaking out about some new bikes from Surly.
These are the only photos we’ve seen so far, gathered from across the interwebs. Stay tuned for more detailed reports from our editor on the scene.
Folks have been asking for a disc-brake version of the CrossCheck for years, and it looks like this will finally be the year. The Straggler looks to share the same basic frame shape but will add mechanical disc brakes which are so-totally-hot-right-now. Look for a 700c version of the Knard tire to come with it and it looks like it sports a full Shimano Tiagra build kit. What you can’t see here is the dropouts, but we have good reason to believe it’s a completely new design.
QBP posted this one on it’s Facebook page: a slightly modified version of the Krampus with extra braze-ons and a 2x drivetrain. Notice the triple braze-ons on the fork and down tube for Salsa Anything Cages (which are out of production and waiting on a redesign, I’ve heard) as well as a switch to the dropouts from the Ogre and Troll models. E.C.R. = Extreme Camping Rig?
While it’s not a new name, this is a reincarnation of Surly’s infamous big-boy bike. Don’t mind the "surly" looking gentleman in the photo. It looks like it is built around 26×2.75 Knard tires, possibly a 26-inch version of the Rabbit Hole rims, and an oversized headtube for suspension forks. With that much clearance it should easily swallow a 650b wheel as well. Is it a baby fat bike? A hardcore hardtail trail bike? Dunno. Can’t wait to see more.
QBP also posted a pic of what looks like the production version of the carbon Salsa Beargrease.