Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2014 Surly Straggler and Instigator

Here's a quick rundown of two of Surly's newest models, with more to come over the next few weeks!

Starting with the Straggler, Surly's long overdue disc brake equipped cross brike. The first thing you'll probably notice is that it's got disc brakes. The rear dropouts have been totally redesigned with a couple things in mind — Disc brakes, rear derailleur, single speed, and ease of wheel removal. The straggler frame and fork is also ED coated to help to improve the life of your frame. The Straggler fork is using the Long Haul Trucker dropouts, mid blade & crown eyelets to accommodate a wide variety of fenders and racks. A complete build spec will be available on our website soonish.

The Surly Instigator: this is not your older brother/sisters Instigator. The frame has been totally redesigned, refined and ED coated. This bike wants to go big, hard and fast and it accomplishes this with a set of Surly 26 x 2.7" tires on Rabbit HOle rims and a squishy fork. The complete bike will be coming with a suspension fork as well.

Straggler ETA: September 2013
Instigator ETA: March 2014

Brantley SmithAbout Me
Hello, I am Brantley Smith and have been riding road and mountain bikes since the mid 90's. I previously worked here at Ride-A-Bike from mid-97 to mid-2000 doing repairs and other duties around the shop. I attended Wester Carolina University and graduated in 2004 with a computer information systems degree. Add my to your circles.