Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Test rode Surly Disc Trucker

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Test rode Surly Disc Trucker

Old 09-12-16, 01:34 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
PedalingWalrus's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 780

Bikes: Surly Ice Cream Truck, Surly Disk Trucker, Salsa Warbird, Salsa Beargrease

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 238 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Test rode Surly Disc Trucker

I test rode the Surly Disc trucker. I was in the largest size they make (64 in ? ) I barely cleared the standover height and in general this bike size seems a couple sizes than what I usually fit. I was surprised that it felt great to ride this bike. If I wasn't fixated on the notion that it was not 'supposed' to fit me I would have been feeling like this was the bike for me. I didn't buy it but it left me curious to return.
PedalingWalrus is offline  
Old 09-12-16, 02:18 PM
Junior Member
Oylerz's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 11

Bikes: '16 Bombtrack Beyond

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think I know a bit of what you're talking about. I have a bicycle on hold with a downpayment on it right now and when I test rode it I thought it was too big at first - it felt huge! It is the size that is "supposed" to fit me and I really liked the bike so I went for it. I figure it's mostly due to me currently riding a mountain bike that is way too small for me, and my previous bike was also on the small side. Pretty sure there's going to be a bit of an adjustment, but I think in the end I will be happy with the size.

Mine isn't the Surly Disc Trucker, it is the Bombtrack Beyond - more of an "Adventure" tourer than a standard tourer. Picking it up next week - c'mon payday!
Oylerz is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.