Surly has recently posted photos on their website of the Disc Trucker. Though I am not personally interested in disc brakes for myself, I think they have made a great move offering this option. Many people have been excited about this. I like how they solved the issues of the rack mounting with a disc brake by mounting the dropouts within the rear triangle, allowing any rack to be used. And moving the spare spoke holder up on the non-driveside seat stays. The bike looks really clean, and the new Super Dark Green is a great color on this year’s bikes. I can’t wait to see this at a LBS.
Disc Trucker, Super Dark Green
I know a lot of people hoped the Surly Cross Check would be getting disc brakes. I don’t like to speculate but they are probly still working on it, tring to get over the issues of the Semi-horizontal dropouts and disc brakes. Even with disc, people will love that even more in a single speed cross setup. But until then you just have dreams.
So far after the first day of inter bike, and wishing I was there. I have been trying to find so news about new product as best as I could. I did come up with a photo of the front fork of a Disc Long Haul Trucker. Also Surly has updated there website, as well as adding a page/specs for the Disc Long Haul Trucker(no photos yet), Troll Complete, Ogre, and Moonlander.
Finally A full photo of the bike. I actually like the looks of the bike as a whole. It looks very clean, but I did just see the rear disc brake cable running on the top side of the down tube. This might not be the final product; Surly hasn’t posted official photos on there sites. I figure there are some little changes they might do. The non-drive side seat stay has the spoke holder; I figured they would do that. With the Disc Trucker, it looks like it will be easier to mount fenders on. My brakes got in the way when I first put my fenders on, do to to the cables.
Photo via JustinPratscher on Flickr (click image for link)
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