Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: Surly Cross-Check, 1976 Schwinn Runabout, 1987 Schwinn Traveler
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Kind of a hard quesiton to answer. The ride is great; it has no problems dealing with rough or nasty pavement. It accelerates nice and has good components on it (like I said, I bought the complete bike). The frameset is also pretty flexible - you can run it as geared or single and maybe even fixed. Has mounts and eyelets for most anything you'd want.
It may not be the lightest or the fastest but I think that it looks great, rides great, and is one of the purchases I'm most happy with. I think Surly's site says it best - "Think of the Cross-Check like an army jeep: tough as nails and used for everything".
The only complaints I have was the tires and the saddle - the tires weren't great for road use so I picked up a set of 700x25c Armadillos. The saddle was, quite literally, an 'effin pain in the ass.
BostonFixed - I think $650 is the number that's been tossed around but if they were selling for $550, well...I'd have to come up with $550.
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