What a Gravel Bike! The Surly Straggler 1x Black is a fast-paced, bullet proof steel gravel munching machine. It can carry heavy loads or simply destroy the trails quickly and with ease. It’s capable handling make it such a popular model, replicated by other brands constantly. The 1x Sram Rival groups is super reliable and hard wearing, with mechanical TRP Cable disc brakes for better braking in all weathers. What a bike! We have a 56cm in Midnight Black in stock now!!
So what is this Surly Straggler 1x Black anyway? The easy answer is to say that we added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked us to make a disc version of our highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though.
The most obvious difference of course is that the Surly Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It’ll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They’re a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing.
The Surly Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check’s braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler’s geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it’s ready to take you just about anywhere. It’s a day tripper and a weekender. It’s a ‘rough road’ road bike. It’s a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It’s a utilitarian townie. It’s a light-duty touring bike. It’s an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that’s pretty neat.
Checkout the full spec list here from the UK Surly Distro: – https://ison-distribution.com/english/product.php?part=5SUGR158K
Also checkout our other gravel bikes – https://www.forestleisurecycling.co.uk/shop/category/gravel-bikes/