I'm looking for a spindle length to match a Surly Long Haul Trucker with a Sugino XD 600 Crankset. The stock catalog lists the length as 118mm, but that is longer than normal... Older conversations (circa 2008) on here say you are fine with the 113 listed in the xd 600 specs and that even 110 is good, but I'm wondering if geometry has changed.
Does anyone have a recent Long Haul trucker build with this crankset? As a side note I'm wondering how shifting is with a 9-speed chain since the xd 600 is technically only 8 speeds. I'll be using ultegra bar-ends.