Thursday, August 1, 2013

Travel By Bike Thursday - SURLY TROLL

Today we are going to highlight an all around awesome bike that can take you to work, to the store, to a foreign country, or around the world and then come back home and ride single track.  It has the ability to carry a lot of gear or non at all - depending on your riding style - The Surly Troll.

Here are some words from Surly on this multi-use 26" bike:

Though the Troll’s geometry is that of a 26˝-wheeled mountain bike, it’s unlike most mountain bikes you’ll find on your local bike shop floor. It has ample clearance for 28/38/50t mountain-triple chainrings and room for 26 x 2.7˝ tires. The gusseted front triangle, with its sloping toptube, provides generous standover clearance even when running high-volume rubber.
Build it with a 100mm suspension-corrected fork, or roll the 4130 CroMoly Troll fork. The stock fork is spec’d with canti pivots, disc mounts, low- and mid-blade rack bosses and fender eyelets. Run a rack fender and disc at the same time, no jury-rigging required.
The Troll frame features horizontal rear-loading dropouts with a derailleur hanger, disc caliper mounting slots, and rack and fender bosses. There’s a dedicated area for anchoring a Rohloff hub OEM2 axle plate, and we’ve included threaded M10 x 1mm holes for installing Surly trailer-mounting nuts or B.O.B. Nutz. The dropout design allows the simultaneous use of a rack, fender and disc brake. We include canti pivots, too. Options, options, options. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
Use the Troll as a mountain bike, cruiser, commuter or touring rig. Make it your go-to utility tractor. Try out different tires and handlebars. Add some racks, build it with gears, or strip it down to a singlespeed drivetrain. Take it camping, ride it to the grocery store or session on your favorite single-track. Build it up, ride it for a while, then reinvent it.
Like many of our models, the Troll is available as a frameset or as a complete bike.

Have you ever wanted to take your bike to the lumber yard or nursery to get some exercise and save gas?  Have you ever wanted to take your bike to help your buddy move?
Have you ever wanted to take your bike to the local street sale and bring home a trailer load of someone else's treasure?

Well - with the Surly Troll and Trailer Bill you can do all of those mentioned tasks!

For more information on the Troll or Trailer Bill or his shorter brother Ted stop by the shop.  This type of setup is not for everyone but I am guessing if you bought a Troll and Bill and loaded bill up with some cinder blocks and did hill intervals you just might be a tad stronger on the race bike come weekend race time.  I am not a trainer by any means but I think I make a pretty valid point so come on in and let's discuss ordering this great set up for you!

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Lancaster, New York 14086
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