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Surly Straggler 650b

Surly Straggler 650b
  • Color: Gloss Black
  • Color: Gloss Black
  • Color: Salmon Candy Red
  • Color: Salmon Candy Red
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We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It's a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on 'Constructeur' style bicycles and we all know how real things were back in the day…650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26" and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big-ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts.

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.

Straggler 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The 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.

- Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts
- 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle
- Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run.
- Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy

WARNING: Cycling can be dangerous. Bicycles and bicycle products should be assembled and serviced by a professional mechanic. Never modify your bicycle or accessories. Read and follow all product instructions and warnings including information on the manufacturer’s website. Inspect your bicycle before every use. Always wear a helmet.


Frame Surly Straggler, 100% Surly proprietary 4130 CroMoly tubing. ED Coated. TIG-welded. Double-butted main triangle
Fork Surly Straggler, 4130 CroMoly, disc only, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eylets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets
Headset Cane Creek 40
Axles Front: 100mmxQR
Rear: 135mmxQR
Wheels/Rims Alex Adventurer 2
Hubs Formula RX25/RX2611
Tires Surly Knard 650x41, 33TPI
Crankset SRAM Apex
Chainrings 42t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Chain SRAM 11spd
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex WiFLi
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM 11-42t 11spd
Shifters SRAM Apex, DoubleTap shifter
Handlebars Salsa Cowbell
Stem ProMax 31.8
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes Hayes CX-expert, V-series 160mm rotors front & rear
Saddle Velo VL-1353
Seat Post ProMax SP-2010 non-offset (38–50cm); ProMax SP2007 offset (52–58cm), 27.2 x 300mm, black

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Black / 38cm 708752256910 BK7793 92645
Gloss Black / 42cm 708752256934 BK7794
Gloss Black / 46cm 708752256958 BK7795
Gloss Black / 50cm 708752256972 BK7796 87731
Gloss Black / 52cm 708752256996 BK7797 87542
Gloss Black / 54cm 708752257016 BK7798
Salmon Candy Red / 38cm 708752257078 BK7801
Salmon Candy Red / 42cm 708752257092 BK7802 88508
Salmon Candy Red / 46cm 708752257115 BK7803
Salmon Candy Red / 50cm 708752257139 BK7804
Salmon Candy Red / 52cm 708752257153 BK7805
Salmon Candy Red / 54cm 708752257177 BK7806