Surly Long Haul Trucker
Over the years, the Long Haul Trucker touring frame and complete bike has developed a devoted following. People understand and appreciate the LHT’s dependability and everyday riding comfort, whether they’re cruising to the store or lost in the middle of nowhere.
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 our 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.
For the completes Surly has chosen components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. This is stuff that 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.
The standard Long Haul Trucker is compatible with good ol’ rim brakes. 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.
Go somewhere. Do something. Ride a Long Haul Trucker.
|Frame||Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded|
|Fork||Surly Long Haul Trucker, 4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black|
|Hubs||Shimano LX T670. 36h, Silver|
|Tires||Continental Contact, 700c x 37mm|
Shimano Deore T611-3, Silver
Shimano XT-T780-L SGS, Black
|Shift levers||Microshift BS-M10 10-speed shifter, friction/index adjustable; Black|
|Chain||KMC X10, Nickle plated|
|Cassette||Shimano HG-50-10, 11–32t|
|Crankset||Andel RSC6, 26/36/48t. Square taper interface. Silver|
|BB Set||Shimano UN-55, Square taper interface. 68 x 118mm|
|Rims||Alex Adventurer 2 36h, black|
|Brakeset||Tektro M730, silver|
|Handlebar||PMT, 26.0mm. Silver|
|Stem||Kalloy AS-009, 26.0mm bar clamp. Aluminum. 4-bolt face. Silver|
|Brake Levers||Tektro RL520|
|Seat Post||Kalloy SP-368 non-offset [42-50cm]; Kalloy SP-248D offset [52-64cm], 27.2mm. 300mm. Silver|
|Sizes||50, 52, 56|