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Old 01-11-07, 12:31 AM   #1
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New Surly Complete Bikes

I'm not sure if anyone else has posted this but Surly just put up the specs for the Steamroller Complete as well as (to my surprise) the Long Haul Trucker!

http://www.surlybikes.com/bikes.html

Unfortunately, the LHT doesn't ship with the sprung Brooks they showed in the picture. Unless they made a typo....
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They look like real reliable bikes. I didn't see a price. Any idea what they cost? The LHT shouldn't be anywhere near $1000 equiped that way.

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I've heard people saying $650-$690 for the Steamroller. I'd imagine the LHT would come in somewhere around the $800-950 mark.

My Cross Check complete was a little over $900 with tax but it's a great bike.
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My Cross Check complete was a little over $900 with tax but it's a great bike.
What makes your Cross Check great? I've been eyeing a Cross Check...
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This site lists the LHT complete at $929

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/BK0650

and the crosscheck at $929

http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking...ROSSSUR/BK0556


I bet the steamroller complete will cost around $550 or so.
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Nice bikes all. However, they all have them damn'dable
back breaking drop handlebars.
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ragboy,

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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To anyone who's interested, the Steamroller is $669 complete. I got the price from University Cyclery in Austin, Texas.

http://www.universitycyclery.com/
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To anyone who's interested, the Steamroller is $669 complete. I got the price from University Cyclery in Austin, Texas.

http://www.universitycyclery.com/
Seems just a tad high but not outrageously priced.

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Nice bikes all. However, they all have them damn'dable
back breaking drop handlebars.
Use more spacers.
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