Can anyone give me an opinion on the Surly Longhaul Trucker? I'm looking into a steel bike for longer rides, anyone have a LHT? According to the specs the small chainring is a 26 or 28 and the rear cassette is an 11-34. Wow that is pretty low geared! Should be able to make it up any hill, but are you doomed to do your rides at a snails pace with the 48t big ring?. How about weight, before fenders and racks etc. And how do they ride?
Can anyone make a comparison to say a Trek 520 or maybe a Fugi or Jamis?