All rights reserved. Quick-release wheels are a near-universal standard and pretty much any bike shop is likely to have a wheel, hub or quick release that will work with your bike if something should break out in the field. Spoke holders have been added in case you manage to break one on the 36h rims, and there’s also an updated kickstand plate to maintain compatibility with the shortened chainstays. The Disc Trucker is a pure-bred drop bar touring bike suitable for traveling anywhere in the world on mostly paved roads. Disc only but that seems okay given your comment. bike suitable for traveling anywhere in the [2] Depending on drivetrain configuration, tire clearance may be limited by the chain and not frame. This is also a relatively low volume product. The Long Haul Trucker was designed for comfort while simultaneously hauling a lot of stuff long distances. This warranty applies only to products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. Get Bikerumor’s top stories delivered straight to your inbox every week! But, if you absolutely will not compromise on ensuring worldwide spares availability, a touring bike with cantilever brakes may well be a better option for you. The bike is built from Surly’s proprietary ‘Natch’ steel tubeset, which is said to provide a good balance between all-day comfort and stiffness when riding with a fully-loaded bike. Bikerumor.com reaches close to one million passionate cyclists per month. What the …? The 2021 Surly Disc Trucker is a great bike and with its reputation, it will be as popular as ever. Add in improved fit and handling under load, plus captured thru-axles for tool-free removal and installation, and the Disc Trucker is ready to help you meet — or dodge — your daily obligations. …for the record I own what I think it a hideous Disc Trucker built up from parts laying around. Please see our Dealers page. QBP shouldn’t nor likely can legally just latch on order counts to take advantage of a volume buyer. The original cantilever-brake version of the Long Haul Trucker was first released in 2004, with the Disc Trucker following in 2012. [1] Different tire and rim combinations will result in different clearances. The maximum tyre clearance is not quoted for 26in wheels, but the complete build ships with 46mm tyres as stock, so you can be sure it’ll be very generous. Lucky for you, Trek still makes the 520. Disc Trucker enjoys the same reputation as Long Haul Trucker; it’s one of the best riding and most value-packed drop bar touring bikes out there. Put simply, it is generally believed that there are more spares available for 26in wheels and tyres around the world because they are, for the most part, the de-facto standard for the majority of adult bikes. Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Give Surly some credit here. The LHT has always been able to take a beating with heavy cargo. The entry carbon framed Giant Revolt with Tiagra and hydros is $175 more, Trek Checkpoint AL 4 with the same for $75 less… yeah different audience and fewer bolt holes, but it shows what can be done. The previous generation of the bike was available with 26in wheels right up to a 58cm frame. Sign up for the Surly Transmission Newsletter. © Copyright 2020 Surly Bikes. Tire clearance on the frame has been increased which allows it to run either 26″ x 46mm or 700c x 47mm tires. It is, however, notable that Surly has moved away from bar-end shifters in favour of integrated STI shifters. Thru-axles can improve frame stiffness – which is no bad thing on a touring bike – but, more importantly, they ensure wheel placement is consistent. The “new“ 520 weirdly has an aluminum (alloy) fork. A 3 x 9 drivetrain with a Shimano Alivio crank with 48 x 36 x 26t chainrings and a 9 speed 11-34t cassette provides a massive range, and Surly ExtraTerrestrial ties help keep you rolling. The Long Haul Trucker has always offered good value for money as a complete build. Trek 520 Disc- $1679 with very similar spec, but includes front and rear racks; TA front only, Jamis Aurora Elite: $1699 3×10 105/DA barcon shifting; includes rear rack and fenders; Reynolds 631 frame; QR only, REI Co Op Cycles ADV 1.1- $1399 but with 3×10 Lx/barcon shifter mix, includes racks; TA front only. Flat mount is a newish standard and brake spares availability is likely to be limited in more far-flung regions of the world. This move will no doubt raise some eyebrows among the SPD sandal-toting touring types among our readership.

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