Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Surly News for 2011

In a sneak-preview post on the Surly Bikes Blog, the guys from Surly are showing the new and improved stuff coming later this year and for 2011. Since the announcement of the Big Dummy in late 2007 and its eventual arrival in early 2008, there have not been any "major" new products coming out of Surly World Domination HQ for a while, and so they're making up for it in a big way this year.

Instead of stealing all of their images and re-typing all the stuff, I'll just let you go straight to their post for all the details: http://surlybikes.com/blog/2386/

For you executive types that don't have time for an extra mouse click, here's an executive summary:

New bike: Troll
  • 26-inch wheeled mountain bike
  • Geared or singlespeed compatible
  • Rack eyelets
  • Disc or v-brake compatible
  • Rear disc mount on chainstay for rack and fender friendliness
  • Steel frame and fork (duh)
  • Ready for racing, commuting, adventure, and you name it
Updated: Big Dummy
  • Redesigned top tube
  • Lower price for complete bikes
Updated: 1x1
  • Still going strong after all these years
  • Redesigned top tube
  • Any color you want, as long as it's black
Updated: Karate Monkey
  • Redesigned top tube
  • Rack mounts added
  • Black still available; Chum Bucket Red is out; new color: Battleship Gray
Updated: Pugsley
  • New color: Snowblind White
  • Available as a complete bike
Updated: Cross-Check
  • Beef Gravy Brown Color is out; new color: Robin's Egg Blue
  • Mid-blade rack eyelets added to fork
Updated: Steamroller
  • Still available in Black; Creamroller is out; new color: Meth Teeths Green
  • Complete bike comes with new Surly Open Bar instead of road drop handlebar
New Product: Cargo Trailer
  • Two-wheeled flatbed trailer
  • 300 pound capacity
  • Highly customizable
  • Adjustable to work on almost any bike, from 20-inch to 29er wheels
This is a wholly-unconfirmed rumor, but the word on the street is that the new cargo trailer is going to be called...wait for it...wait for it...The Camel Tow.

Look for more pictures and in-person impressions next week as we check this stuff out at the Interbike industry trade show in Las Vegas.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, man!! I'd have liked that (Robin's Egg) BLUE!!!! Oh well. At least with black I can add purple accessories to girly my Surly up. But the blue is definitely sweet. I also liked one of the funky green colors they have on one of the other models... cant remember which it was now... But I was never a fan of beef gravy brown.