I'm currently in the process of building two touring bicycles, and I could use some advice. We've bought the frames - Surly Deluxe trucker (one size 62 cm and one size 52 cm), and now I'm looking at the components and wondering what to put on them. I've come up with a list:
Headset: FSA headset Orbit Equipe
Pedals: SHIMANO pedals SPD PD-A530
Stem: Xtreme Pro stem Adjustable
Handlebar FSA racing handlebar Omega Compact
Seat post - Xtreme Pro seat post XXL
Saddle - Brooks b17
Cassette: CS-M770 9-speed cassette, 11-34
Crank: SHIMANO Deore crankset Hollowtech II FC-M591-S (48-36-26) - Including bearing Cups
Chain - SHIMANO chain 9-speed Dura-Ace CN-7701
Rear derallieur - SHIMANO Deore rear derailleur - Shadow - RD-M592-SGS
Front derailleur - SHIMANO Deore XT front derailleur - Standard - FD-M771-6
Shifters- SHIMANO Dura-Ace handlebar end shift levers SL-BS 79
Brakes - SHIMANO Deore XT V-brake BR-T780
Brake handles: Dia Compe racing brake levers for V-brakes
Wheels (26 inches)
Hubs - Shimano Deore
Rims: Mavic a 719
Spokes: DT Swiss Alpine 3
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Supreme - 26' by 1.60' (we'll riding almost exclusively on asphalt)
Tubus Luggage carrier
Front rack? You know a good one with a platform on the top for carrying sleeping bag?
Does it seem to be compatible? And would you choose the same? I would like to stay in the same pricerange as the components above, but please tell me what you would prefer!
I can't quite figure out if it's better to go with the sqaure taper BB units from Shimano. The hollowtech is easier to take apart, wich is an advantage as we we'll be disassembling our bikes frequently for travel.
Thank you so much for your advice!
Kristian from Denmark