|Frame||Double butted Surly Cro-Mo tubing.
Investment cast Surly track dropouts.
FFF chainstays (up to 700x38c + guards)
Chainstay clearance; up to 50T ring.
No braze-ons (except 1 set of S/T cage mounts)
68mm BB, 120mm rear spacing, 11/8" head.
|Forks||Traditional brazed Cr-Mo fork (850g)|
|Miscellaneous|| A steamroller has the ability to flatten anything in its path, which is exactly how you'll feel the first time you take our SurlyÂ® Steamroller fixed-gear for a twirl. Unstoppable. Euphoric. Happy. If you haven't ridden fixed before you might even feel a little bit scared.
Designed specifically to give you the ideal foundation for a pure and unadulterated fixed-gear bicycle, some will see the Steamroller and think messenger, while others will automatically think track. We hope you'll think about those two, plus coffee shop, watering hole, commuter, urban assault, double century and whatever else. What you do with it is up to you, we can only hope you won't let your preconceived notions about fixed-gear bikes impair your ability to realize the possibilities of the Steamroller frame. The only thing it wasn't designed to do is coast. Although if you decide to strap a coaster brake out back, we won't spoil your plans. Do what you like, because as with all SurlyÂ® products, this frameset is merely another platform to expand your horizons and bring your rides to a new or different level of enjoyment.
Since reliable freewheeling technology evolved decades ago, folks have ridden fixed gears by choice, not out of necessity. We won't try to convince you that riding fixed is better or special or why you should try it, you'll have to determine that for yourself. Gee, the Steamroller just might change your life (if this happens please call us)!
The Steamroller geometry, tubing choices and features (or lack thereof) are deliberate in our quest to bring you a balance of pure aesthetics and a ride that is aggressive enough to be quick, exciting and purposeful, yet just mellow enough to be ridden all day long in comfort. We gotta point out the nice fork crown. It's even drilled for a long-reach safety brake, should you opt for one. The seatstay bridge is drilled for a standard-reach brake, as well... though there are no housing stops.
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.