I am going to get a Surly LHT and would like your comments on these specs that my LBS came up with. I asked for :
1) Something with low gearing that can climb everything.
2) Butterfly/ trekking bars
3) durability over weight savings / performance.
What do you think? What would you change? If I were to add about 200$ worth of components, where would you put them?
I'm considering the following changes:
1) Schwalbe Marathon Mondial tires instead of Marathon Plus (+0$)
2) V-brakes instead of canti (+20$)
3) Brooks B17 saddle (+100$)
4) Power Grips pedals (+55$)
.... Tiagra front derailleur? Better hubs?
Here's the part list. Thanks for helping!
Frame Surly Long Haul Trucker
Headset Ritchey Logic Comp
Bar Tape Easton Gel Cork - 2 packs to build up thickness
Stem Some stem is sitting here : )
Handlebars Dimension Butterfly Trekking bar
Brakes Tektro Oryx
Brake Levers Shimano BL550
Seatpost EVO 2 Bolt Micro Adjust
Saddle Stock WTB SST (Basic but cheap)
Shifters Dura Ace Bar End Shifters
Shifter Mounts Paul Thumbies
Crankset Deore MTB Triple w/ External BB
Chain KMC X.9
Cassette SRAM PG950 11 x 34
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora Triple
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Long Cage
Hubs Shimano Deore 36h
Rims Mavic A319 - silver 36h
Spokes Sapim Leader Stainless
Tires Schwalbe Marathon Plus Smartguard 700 x 35
Pedals not included
Complete Bike $CAD 1 280,00 w/o tax