Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Scotty on Sat 11/Jan/14 8:39am

I quite like the look of them, has anyone here got one? Do they go alright?

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Danny B on Sat 11/Jan/14 9:13am

I have a Crosscheck which I do like a lot. Have thought about getting a disc cross bike but wouldn't go with the Straggler. Two reasons: 1) the dropout design looks like a PITA. Horisontal Dropouts with discs? Instant fail. 2) still has the stupidly short headtube of the crosscheck - So you have to run a derpy amount of spacers on the steerer.

I'd be looking at the All City Macho Man Disc Salsa Vaya, Soma Double Cross Disc or Transition Rapture personally.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 11/Jan/14 11:31am

I found my crosscheck too heavy and too flexy happy to have one or the other but not both. Fine for a smaller bloke but not up to fat man smashing IMHO.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Scotty on Sat 11/Jan/14 11:46am

shmoodiver wrote:Fine for a smaller bloke but not up to fat man smashing IMHO.

Okey dokey, that answers that question.

Any other steel cross frames with disc brake recommendations?
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 11/Jan/14 11:54am

Why steel?
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 11/Jan/14 11:58am

Steel is real man.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Scotty on Sat 11/Jan/14 12:17pm

'Cos I can?

I just like 'em, and bang for buck they seem to go alright.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Danny B on Sat 11/Jan/14 12:46pm

Are you wanting a bike for Cross Racing or a do anything bike?

Cotic X
Singular Peregrine

On the more racey (and pricey) end of the spectrum:
Salsa Warbird
Cielo Cross Disc

... If racing I'd be looking at alu frames personally.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Danny B on Sat 11/Jan/14 12:52pm

And the Colossi Rambler CX can be made with disc tabs instead of canti bosses

And the Genesis Fugio looks like a nice bike too.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Mel on Sat 11/Jan/14 2:32pm

Scottie, I reckon your should look at the Cotic RoadRat and the Transition Rapture. One of those should be close to the mark. Both are built to last and not made to be the lightest raciest thing. Depends on what you really want it for as to whether those have the numbers and features you seek.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby ChumlyPogward on Sat 11/Jan/14 4:20pm

Surly Disc Trucker - perfect for a fat man and I should know. And fucking bulletproof.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby jimmymic on Sat 11/Jan/14 5:16pm

Surly 1x1
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby wachtourak on Sat 11/Jan/14 6:47pm

I'll have my Soma Double Cross built up soon, just waiting on crankset and shifters, will let you know how it goes.
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby foremannz on Sat 11/Jan/14 11:22pm

I'm looking at getting one of these in a few weeks
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Re: Surly Straggler: Anyone Got One?

Postby Scotty on Sun 12/Jan/14 7:14am

If this was one of those forums where I could upvote things I'd be giving you a bunch right now. :lol:

Thank You, that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for. :)
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