Surly Straggler 700c Gravel Commuter Bike (Chlorine Dream)

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Price: $1,849.00
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The Surly Straggler is 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.


  • 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 single speed 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

Fork Material: Steel
Color: Black
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Front Axle: QR x 100mm
Platform: Straggler
Fork Type: Rigid
Frame Material: Steel
Defined Color: Black
Rear Axle: QR x 135mm
Frame Type: Rigid

Bike Build:
Frame: 100% Surly Chromoly tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, ED coated
Fork: 100% Surly Chromoly, Disc only, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets.
Crankset: Sram FC Apex 42t
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Sram Apex 1x11
Cassette / Cog: SunRace CSMS7, 11-42t, 11-speed
Chain: CNP1110
Grips / Bar Tape: Black Cork
Handlebar: Salsa Cowbell
Stem: 31.8, 4-bolt
Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8"
Rear Shifter: Sram Apex 1x11
Brakes: Sram Avid BB7 Road, 160mm rotors
Saddle: WTB Volt 142
Seat Clamp: 30.0mm Surly Stainless
Seatpost: ProMax SP-2016, offset on (54-64cm frames), 27.2 x 350mm
Front Hub: Novatec QR 6 bolt, 32H
Rear Hub: Novatec QR 6 bolt, 32H
Rims: Alex Adventurer 2, tubeless ready
Tires: Surly Knard 700c x 41mm, 33 TPI
Tubes: included
Pedals: *Not included

Note: These bikes are fully built by our expert bike builders, then partially disassembled as needed for shipping. Bikes will arrive to you with some basic assembly still required.

This product was added to our catalog on November 19, 2020

Verified Owner
Thursday, Aug 5 2021 (about a year ago)
Surly Straggler 700c Gravel Commuter Bike (Chlorine Dream) (56cm)
Bike arrived well packaged and the frame was protected nicely, but the rear derailleur pulley was bent slightly. All necessary hardware was included.

I've ridden a fair share of bikes from vintage to modern, high end to downright trash, and this bike put a serious smile on my face. The steel frame is rugged, but there's a subtle sense of refinement to that 'Natch' tubing; not saying it "planes", but it responds quite well. This bike is like a mix of a short chain-stay Rivendell Atlantis (MUSA) and a Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross with cable actuated disc brakes. Basically, it's fun, comfortable, capable, and can carry a load. The stock knards do a fantastic job on gravel and light single-track, but you can definitely notice the drag on tarmac. The Sram Apex 1X11 groupset and Avid BB7 brakes are no frills, but robust and do exactly what they're supposed to do once tuned and setup properly. The wheels are basic and nothing special, but seem decent for the price of the complete bike. There have been many discussions over the years about the rear drop-outs being a PITA, but they're honestly not a problem, especially if you snag a Shimano XT rear skewer or the Surly Monkey Nuts. Nothing about this bike is on the cutting edge of current bike technology, but there are so many options for customization or tinkering. It's such a solid platform for straightforward fun bike riding that it would be stupid to pass up. If you're looking for just one bike for riding road, gravel, commuting, and/or light single-track, this will be the perfect fit. If you're looking to add another bike to your stable to shake things up a bit, this will also a perfect fit.

Things to consider: Out of the box the bike required a good going-over. Needed to add grease, properly torque bolts, make various adjustments to drive-train, etc. If you don't have the appropriate tools, plan to take it into a reputable shop. Stock saddle is garbage, but that's typical.