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Road Bikes

Road Bikes

Road bikes for those new to the sport or those chasing the podium, we have it all.

Salsa Marrakesh Deore
$1,599.00
Marrakesh is Salsa's world-touring bike, designed for fully loaded, rugged exploration. It’s stable and predictable when heavily loaded, and durable enough to take on everything from the Turkish dust to mud from Thailand’s monsoon season. The lion’s share of that durability owes to the Cobra Kai steel frame that shrugs off choppy roads, heavy loads, and the foreseeable abuse any exploration bike will endure, all while remaining lightweight and lively. Its WTB rims and Maxxis tires love to roam where traditional touring bikes falter, and they’re spurred on by a 3x9 Deore drivetrain that allows you to fine-tune your cadence and speed, essential for loaded touring in hilly country. A pair of Hayes disc brakes keep control at your fingertips and instill confidence when terrain suggests otherwise, while Salsa’s handlebar, stem, and seatpost pair with a WTB saddle to keep your touch points comfortable in a variety of riding positions. Settle in and enjoy the adventure.
Salsa Vaya Tiagra
Whether you’re on a fast tour or just taking your time, the Salsa Vaya is an extremely versatile machine that’s at home on everything from picture perfect lanes to less than ideal byways. It’s a road adventure and light touring bike built around a vibration-damping Kung Fu chromoly steel frame and chromoly fork with room for up to 50mm tires all around. Vaya's relaxed geometry provides comfort on any route, while rack and fender mounts provide options for cleanly carrying your necessities on a weekend of adventure. Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes deliver reliable stopping power in wet conditions, while the Shimano Tiagra drivetrain offers an outstanding range of gearing for climbing mountain fire roads and rolling swiftly through the valley below. And, when the narrow path through the woods lures your adventurous side, the Vaya's wide 700 x 40c WTB Nano tires let you explore with stability and confidence.
Felt Bicycles FR60
The FR60 offers incredible value with its high-performance aluminum chassis featuring smooth welding technology for both maximum pedaling efficiency and clean aesthetics. It also boasts a highly functional Shimano Claris groupset for easy shifting and reliable performance. And because it was developed in conjunction with Felt’s top-tier race bikes, the FR60 provides its rider with impeccable handling, stability and speed.
Surly Disc Trucker Frameset (26-inch)
$525.00
Surly's Disc Trucker Frameset is perfect for building a true touring bicycle that can handle any two-wheeled adventure with ease. The chromoly tubing and fork are stable and comfortable for long days in the saddle, and feature steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. The frame has clearance for panniers, braze-ons for front and rear racks, and three bottle cages. This Trucker accepts 26-inch wheels and disc brakes for mega-strength and great all-conditions, all-weather braking power. Load it up, hit the road or trail; it's a tool to help you get lost and find yourself.
Surly Long Haul Trucker Frameset
$515.00
Travel to the ends of the earth on Surly's Long Haul Trucker! Surly's chromoly frameset offers a stable, smooth ride — even when carrying a load — and it's designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! There are also cantilever-brake posts and braze-ons for mounting everything from bottle cages and fenders, to front and rear racks (standard or low-rider). Load your Long Haul up, hit the road, and see the world. - Fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of bottle cage bosses, rear housing stop for canti brakes - 4130 chromoly lugged and brazed fork; proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets in four locations: dual dropout, mid-blade, and a pair drilled right into the fork crown - Massive chainring clearance; use pretty much anything: 42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame; main triangle double-butted - 26-inch: Clearance for 2.1" with or without fenders; - 700c: Clearance for 42mm with fenders, 45mm without fenders - Individual tire and rim combos affect tire clearance - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Long Haul Trucker Frameset (26-inch wheels)
$515.00
Travel to the ends of the earth on Surly's Long Haul Trucker! Surly's chromoly frameset offers a stable, smooth ride — even when carrying a load — and it's designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! There are also cantilever-brake posts and braze-ons for mounting everything from bottle cages and fenders, to front and rear racks (standard or low-rider). Load your Long Haul up, hit the road, and see the world. - Fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of bottle cage bosses, rear housing stop for canti brakes - 4130 chromoly lugged and brazed fork; proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets in four locations: dual dropout, mid-blade, and a pair drilled right into the fork crown - Massive chainring clearance; use pretty much anything: 42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame; main triangle double-butted - Clearance for a 26 x 2.1" tire with or without fenders - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Long Haul Trucker Frameset (700c wheels)
$515.00
Travel to the ends of the earth on Surly's Long Haul Trucker! Surly's chromoly frameset offers a stable, smooth ride — even when carrying a load — and it's designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! There are also cantilever-brake posts and braze-ons for mounting everything from bottle cages and fenders, to front and rear racks (standard or low-rider). Load your Long Haul up, hit the road, and see the world. - Fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of bottle cage bosses, rear housing stop for canti brakes - 4130 chromoly lugged and brazed fork; proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets in four locations: dual dropout, mid-blade, and a pair drilled right into the fork crown - Massive chainring clearance; use pretty much anything: 42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame; main triangle double-butted - Clearance for a 26 x 2.1" tire with or without fenders - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
All-City Space Horse Frameset
$650.00
Even if you own a different bike for everything, it's still necessary to have one that can do it all. That bike is the Space Horse. It's become a cult favorite because of its classic styling and ability to handle just about any task or terrain. All-City's Space Horse Disc frameset allows you to build your perfect bike with the addition of all-weather control disc brakes. The geometry is a mix of traditional road and randonneur, with a relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike. This gives it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. This blend of geometry and 612 Select tubing create a bike that is capable of quick road centuries, gravel racing, commuting, and of course loaded touring. The frame accommodates front and rear racks, fenders, and tires up to 42c in size for the 700c bikes and 45c for the 650B version. It also utilizes a dropout with a replaceable derailleur hanger. All of the classic All-City touches are present: signature brazed-on seat collar, pantographed bottom bracket shell, pump peg, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, and a beautiful lugged crown fork. The fork sports both a double eyelet on the dropout and mid-blade mounts to allow you to use pretty much whatever front rack you wish.
Felt Bicycles AR5
$2,499.00
The AR5 features all of the aerodynamic benefits as the rest of the cutting-edge AR line, with a frame kit developed through computational fluid dynamics software and extensive wind tunnel testing. It’s crafted from UHC Performance carbon fiber, which delivers an efficient platform with an impeccable ride quality. Combined with an ever-dependable Shimano 105 drivetrain, Devox 30 wheelset and Devox cockpit components, the AR5 will help you gain speed and save precious energy whether you’re sprinting to the finish line, completing a century or dropping your friends on the club ride.
Trek 520
$1,599.99 - $1,679.99
520 is a steel touring bike made for the open road. It's the longest-running model in Trek's lineup, and it's built to carry you and your gear on your longest journeys. Rack and fender mounts, a wide range of gearing for climbing, and a stable touring geometry make it the perfect choice for loaded multi-day trips and comfortable all-day adventures. It's right for you if... You measure the success of a ride in the number of beautiful views, and when you're not riding you're likely to be found planning your next escape. You hear the call of the open road, and want a stable touring bike that's just as capable of carrying a heavy load on multi-day trips as it is on everyday rides. The tech you get A road-smoothing chromoly steel frame, alloy disc touring fork with a ThruSkew captured quick release skewer, wide-range 27-speed drivetrain that's great for hauling a heavy load up hills, Shimano Sora brake/shift levers, Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels with puncture-resistant tires, included front and rear racks, and all-weather mechanical disc brakes. The final word 520 is a comfortable steel workhorse that's capable of everything from daily rides to expedition tours. It's ready for adventure right out of the box, with an included rear rack and a drivetrain that's ideal for hauling a heavy load. Why you'll love it - 520 is built to hold up, and it's super reliable over the long haul—you'll leave this bike to someone in your will - ThruSkew ensures the front wheel will never drop out unintentionally, and makes it easier to remove your wheel without removing all of your front cargo - There's no better way to see the world than from the saddle, and this is the bike that answers your wanderlust - All-weather disc brakes and puncture-resistant tires give you the confidence to take on bigger adventures in any conditions - It's the longest-running model in our lineup, and we've kept it around so long because it's one of the best-loved, too
Trek 520 Disc
$1,099.99 - $1,199.99 $1,359.99 Up To 12% Savings
The ultimate steel touring bike 520 is the classic steel touring bike, perfected. It's been tuned for maximum comfort, stability, and reliability, day after day, week after week, year after year. If you’re a committed touring cyclist looking for the utmost in comfort and durability to carry you to familiar destinations and unexplored vistas, 520 is your ride. Key features - You'll feel the difference: nothing rides like a Trek - Low touring mounts front and rear stabilize heavy loads - Disc brakes give you all-weather stopping power - Balanced geometry is ultra-stable even when fully loaded
Trek 920
$2,099.99
Don’t let the road tell you what to do When the pavement ends, 920 is just getting started. This rugged adventure tourer sports 29er wheels and an off-road drivetrain, giving you endless room to roam. Don’t let a little bit of gravel dissuade you. 920 is equipped to handle whatever lies on or off the beaten path, while carrying the cargo that matters most. Key features - Built for endless adventure on and off the pavement - Strong, light aluminum frame is road quick, trail tough - Drop bars + off-road gearing + mounts = serious versatility - Balanced geometry is ultra-stable even when fully loaded
Surly Disc Trucker
$1,550.00
Surly's Long Haul Trucker enjoys a reputation as one of the best riding and most value-packed touring bikes out there. It's been around long enough to be tested in the real world, in all kinds of places, with all kinds of loads on all kinds of roads. Sometimes, however, a combination of load, climate and terrain demands a bit more braking performance than a standard rim-brake LHT can provide. That's where the Disc Trucker comes in. Disc Trucker is a Long Haul Trucker specifically designed for the unique forces discs impose. Surly made sure it can run discs, racks, and fenders with no jury rigging, a somewhat unique feature they've just now decided to call Simulpatibility. Most of the components on the complete bike are the same as the standard LHT; parts chosen for their balance of technical capability, durability, and value. The drivetrain uses the sort of wide gearing you will need for loaded and unloaded travel, cable operated disc brakes for their proven reliability and ease of service, and hubs that are durable and easy to maintain. You'll need to outfit it with the extras you want, like fenders and racks. Surly doesn't include that stuff because everybody's needs are different. From the casual commuter to the person who rides around the world more than once, the Disc Trucker is more than capable. It's a tool designed from the ground up to take you and a bunch of stuff just about anywhere you'd like to go. It is a tool to help you get lost and find yourself.
Surly Ogre
$1,750.00
If you’re like us, your bike needs will likely change by the day, week, month, or year. Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. The latest version of the Ogre has received some fantasitic updates, including horizontal slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefier tire clearance — all in a 29er platform. The Ogre features Surly's Moloko handlebar offering hand positions that you didn’t even know existed and the ability to mount even more accessories. Ride it any day of the week; it’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. - Gnot-Boost spacing allows the use of 135mm QR hub, 142 x 12mm thru-axle, or 148 x 12mm Boost hubs. - Full-length Surly Trip Guide housing line guides for derailleurs and brakes - Two sets of bottle cage mounts - Disc and rim brake compatible with removable post cantilever pivots - Upper seatstay threaded barrels with mid- and low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets - Threaded holes for racks, fenders, and trailer mounting nuts - Rohloff OEM2 axle plate mounting slot - Tire clearance for 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 3”
Surly Troll
$1,750.00
Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task. Troll is up to the task. Surly's Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. The Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible.
Salsa Marrakesh Deore Drop Bar
$1,499.00
With the smooth-riding, cargo-hauling characteristics of the Salsa Marrakesh, you might find yourself taking to life on the road for good. The Marrakesh is built for comfort over long distances with a sturdy chromoly frame and fork that soak-up fatiguing road vibration and provide numerous cargo-carrying options to suit any load. Reliability is key on any major tour, and Shimano's Deore 3x9-speed drivetrain paired to bar-end shifters provides solid shifting performance with easy maintenance and repairability. WTB ST i19 rims laced to Shimano Deore 36-hole hubs increase dependability and offer a robust platform for shouldering weight over paved and gravel roads alike, and Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes and 160mm rotors provide confident control no matter what the weather brings. Clearance for up to 2.0-inch tires give the Marrakesh the ability to traverse rough singletrack when your adventure leaves the tarmac, and mounts for fenders, cages, and racks ensure you'll never lack options for carrying everything you need.
Salsa Vaya 105
$1,999.00
Vaya is designed to handle any road surface, from pavement to gravel to dirt. Whether you’re on a fast tour or just taking your time, this all road adventure and light touring bike is a versatile machine that feels great lightly loaded or unloaded. The Vaya 105 has a durable steel frame and a premium Shimano 105 2x11 groupset for smooth and confident shifting. Its lightweight carbon Waxwing fork features Three-Pack mounts for extra water bottles or gear, so you’ll be ready for anywhere the road takes you. That road may take many forms, since the Vaya rolls on WTB Riddler tires wrapped around sturdy, WTB rims, all of which are tubeless-ready for high performance and fewer flats. A pair of TRP Spyre brakes deliver outstanding stopping power and modulation, while remaining easy to adjust and service in the field, even if that field is very far away from a bike shop. And, Salsa’s cockpit components are tested and trusted to take you many miles in comfort and control.
Salsa Vaya Apex
$1,599.99 - $1,799.00 $1,799.00 Up To 11% Savings
Whether you’re on a fast tour or just taking your time, the Salsa Vaya is an extremely versatile machine that’s at home on everything from picture perfect lanes to less than ideal byways. It’s a road adventure and light touring bike built around a vibration-damping Kung Fu chromoly steel frame and gravel-loving, thru-axle carbon fork with room for up to 50mm tires all around. Vaya's relaxed geometry provides comfort on any route, while rack and fender mounts provide options for cleanly carrying your necessities on a weekend of adventure. Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes deliver reliable stopping power in wet conditions, while the SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain offers a formidable gear range capable of climbing mountain fire roads and rocketing through the valley below. And, when the narrow path through the woods lures your adventurous side, the Vaya's wide 700 x 40c WTB Nano tires let you explore with stability and confidence.
Trek Speed Concept 7.0
Speed Concept is pure drag-defying tri performance. It offers total aerodynamic integration, incredible fit, and even Project One customization, all in one incredible system. You own the course on Speed Concept. Design, components, and incredible fit combine to meet your best effort and propel you to new heights of performance. Welcome to the win. Key Features - Whole-bike integrated aero system is the world's fastest - Integrated storage actually makes you and your bike faster - Largest range of sizes and adjustability for a perfect fit - You'll feel the difference: nothing rides like a Trek
Surly Long Haul Trucker
$1,350.00
The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort, and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all their frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber in the middle of Mongolia? Good luck with that. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options how you can mount racks and carry your stuff. Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. The 3 x 10-speed Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain with Microshift bar-end shifters works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders. Go somewhere. Do something. Ride a Long Haul Trucker.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.
Trek Emonda ALR 4
$1,369.99
Emonda ALR 4 is a lightweight aluminum road bike at an incredible value. But don't mistake it for the kind of ride you'll get from value-minded competitors at this price. Shaped tubes, Invisible Weld Technology, and a lightweight frame that's perfect for new riders and racers alike give Emonda ALR the looks and handling of carbon at the price of alloy. It's right for you if... You're a value-minded rider looking for a lightweight race bike, a whole lot of performance for your dollar, and a quality ride you won't immediately outgrow. The tech you get Emonda ALR 4 is more than the sum of its parts. Yes, it has a full Shimano Tiagra groupset, 20 speeds, a carbon fork, powerful direct mount rim brakes, and a lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with shaped tubes—but its real genius is in its handling and ride quality. The final word Emonda ALR 4 is the most affordable Emonda in the family, but it handles like a far more expensive bike and has the looks to match. It's an extremely capable race bike at a great value. Why you'll love it - Carbon looks and handling, alloy price point: Invisible Weld Technology and shaped tubes for sleek looks, light weight, and incredible handling - It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence - It gives you room to grow, with dependable components and lightweight performance at a great value - It shares the geometry of our highest-end carbon Emonda race bikes, and it gives you a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
Trek Domane SL Frameset
$1,299.99 $1,499.99 13% Savings
Key features: - Front and Rear IsoSpeed decouplers smooth rough roads - 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame lets you ride stronger, longer - Additional tire clearance for on- and off-road versatility - Balanced, race-stable geometry for confident handling
Trek Domane SL Frameset Women's
$1,499.99
Key features: - Front and Rear IsoSpeed decouplers smooth rough roads - 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame lets you ride stronger, longer - Additional tire clearance for on- and off-road versatility - Balanced, race-stable geometry for confident handling
Felt Bicycles FR1 Frame
$2,999.00
Honed for performance and offering instinctive component integration, the FR1 frameset features the most refined racing geometry in Felt’s history for confident handling and to provide all riders with their most efficient experience. The FR1 frame features Felt’s UHC Advanced + TeXtreme, while its fork utilizes UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme for a lightweight chassis. The choice of pro teams the world over, the FR1 frameset is ready for your dream build.
Trek Speed Concept Frameset
$3,299.99
The ultimate race bike Speed Concept is pure drag-defying tri performance. It offers total aerodynamic integration, incredible fit, and even Project One customization, all in one incredible system. You own the course on Speed Concept. Design, components, and incredible fit combine to meet your best effort and propel you to new heights of performance. Welcome to the win. Key features - 500 Series OCLV Carbon makes the ultimate light tri bike possible - Whole-bike integrated aero system is the world's fastest - Largest range of sizes and adjustability for a perfect fit - Make it yours: completely customizable through Project One
Surly Long Haul Trucker (26-inch)
$1,275.00
Your bike is ready, and it's time to hit the road! Surly's Long Haul Trucker is your endlessly capable world-tourer, grocery-getter, and weekend-camper. Chromoly has long been the favored frame material for bicycle tourists, and the Trucker's frame and fork are stable and smooth under load, guaranteeing long distance riding pleasure and performance. A complete set of front and rear rack eyelets, fender mounts, and clearance for high volume tires means you can truly ride this bike to the ends of the earth, and bring your gear along for the ride. Bar-end shifters are simple and durable, and the extra-wide range 27-speed drivetrain will get you and your bike up every hill. 26-inch wheels are strong and a great choice for a loaded tourer, and the high-quality Continental tires will keep you rolling strong.
Trek Domane 4.0 C
$1,499.99 $2,099.99 29% Savings
Put the 4 Series Domane through its paces and revel in its unmatched ride quality and quickness. Graced with race-winning Trek technology like IsoSpeed, stable endurance geometry and defense-grade OCLV carbon tubing, the Domane is a true game changer. It masters long, epic rides with ease while also giving you unrivaled speed and comfort over the roughest roads that dare to challenge you. The 4.0 comes equipped with compact Shimano Tiagra cranks and 10-speed shifters, so it climbs to the summit as easily as it climbs to the top step of the podium. Having been designed for racing on the cobbles of northern Europe, the Domane also comes with an integrated chain keeper to stop the dreaded dropped chain in its tracks. So swing a leg over this fine steed and see where it takes you.
Surly Long Haul Trucker (26-inch wheels)
$1,275.00
The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort, and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all their frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber in the middle of Mongolia? Good luck with that. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options how you can mount racks and carry your stuff. Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. The 3 x 10-speed Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain with Microshift bar-end shifters works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders. Go somewhere. Do something. Ride a Long Haul Trucker.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes - from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it's close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We've all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike's handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don't even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat's front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There's no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that's your thing. We're not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26-inch wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat's fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - Surly 24-pack rack included with complete bike - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
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