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Surly Cross Check Bike - 2013

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The Surly Cross Check is designed for maximum versatility so you can shred a cyclocross course, tour the countryside and then commute to the office on Monday, all on the same bike.

  • A do-it-all road ride, the Surly Cross Check bike handles commuting, light touring, everyday riding, weekend charity rides and centuries with ease and smooth, steely grace.
  • 4130 chromoly steel frame and fork offer the legendary smooth handling and ride associated with steel, ensuring all-day comfort
  • Andel double crankset partners with a wide-ranging 11 - 32 tooth cassette to provide 18 versatile gear combinations for spinning up hills and cruising swiftly
  • Shimano bar-end shifters guide Shimano derailleurs for easy, dependable shifts
  • Tektro cantilever brakes supply sure speed management and offer plenty of clearance for fenders
  • Alex rims and Shimano Deore hubs combine to supply reliable, smooth rolling; Ritchey SpeedMax Comp tires handle on- and off-road conditions
  • Frame features eyelets for fenders and racks (sold separately); semi-horizontal rear dropouts with adjusters let you set the Cross Check up as a single speed or fixed gear
  • Also of note: frame spacing allows you to use wheels with either 130mm road hubs or 135 MTB hubs
  • Fatties Fit Fine (FFF) stays and slope-crowned fork provide plenty of room for tires up to 700x45 with clearance for fenders
  • Specs on the Surly Cross Check bike are subject to change

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Surly Cross Check Bike - 2013 Specs
Best use
Bike commuting & touring
Touring bike
4130 chromoly steel
4130 chromoly steel
Andel RSC6, 48/36
Shimano UN54
Shimano Bar-end SL-BS77
Shimano Sora
Shimano Deore
Shimano Tiagra , 11-32, 9-speed
Rim brake
Tektro CR720 cantilever
Tektro RL341
Alex DA-16
Shimano Deore, 32h
Shimano Deore, 32h
Ritchey SpeedMax Comp, 700x32
Drop bar
Salsa Bell-Lap
Sold separately
Cane Creek 40
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Surly Cross Check Bike - 2013

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Surly Cross Check Bike - 2013is rated5.0out of5by2.
Rated5out of5byfromComfortable , Versatile and FunThis bike is fun and surprisingly light. The chrome-moly steel frame provides a smooth ride. I did not think I would like the bar-end shifters. Now I think bar-end shifters are one of the bike's best features. Shifting is crisp and precise. The gearing is perfect for hills. The cantilever brakes are not as powerful as disc brakes. However, the brakes work well and stop the bike just fine. I love the old-school look. The WTB SST saddle is comfortable. The riding position is great. Once I get on this bike, I never want to get off!
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated5out of5byfromPerfect Commuter: Speed & UtilityI've commuted to work for about 7 years on a variety of touring and racing bikes and this is by far the best commuter I've ever owned. From my experience, a dedicated touring bike is too sluggish for commuting and a racing bike doesn't handle foul weather very well. The Cross Check combines utility (e.g., fenders, eyelets for racks, reliable components, etc) with speed. Whatever the weather, the Cross Check provides a fun and fast ride to and from work (currently 10 miles each way for me). The Cross Check won't win any weekend races nor will it take you on a self-supported tour across the country. It does everything in between these two extremes very well. I can't say enough good things about this bike. Awesomeness.
Date published: 2012-12-18

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