Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task.
Troll is up to the task. Surly's Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. The Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible.
|Frame||Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger; Surly “Gnot Boost” 135, 142, and/or 148mm hub spacing compatibility|
|Fork||420mm axle-to-crown x 43mm offset, tapered and butted straight blade, , 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Rims||Alex Adventurer 2 36h|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore M525 36h|
|Tires||Surly ExtraTerrestrial 26 x 2.5"|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB-MT800|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore FD-M611-D|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore RD-T610 10 spd|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG-50 10spd 11-36t|
|Handlebars||Jones Loop 710mm|
|Brake Levers||Avid FR-5|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||Kalloy SP-342|
* Subject to change without notice.