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Surly ECR 9 Speed

The ECR is a sure-footed, multi-terrain, offroad-obsessed 29+ camp bike. Its something of a lovechild borne of our Krampus, Ogre and Long Haul Trucker.

Holiday Gifts for Those Who Adventure Daily

Let the Holiday adventures begin! Enjoy our list of gifts optimized for everyday cycling adventures. Revelate Designs Viscacha Ready to break away from the everyday? The Viscacha is the first bag to start your ultimate bikepacking setup. Ortlieb Commuter Bag Looking for a better way to do it? The Commuter is going to get you…

Surly BOB at Joshua Tree

Another satisfied customer: “I received my BOB Yak trailer and immediately hooked it to my Surly LHT and headed into Joshua tree national park for a test ride. I live by the entrance. Love it!”

Kenneth's BOB Trailer/LHT Combo

Kenneth sent us this image of his Surly Long Haul Trucker decked out for some long hauls with panniers and a BOB Yak Trailer. Kenneth is planning out a trip to Bangor Maine in 2011 and looks like he should be all set to go to carry everything he’ll need.

Q&A – Surly Big Dummy

In the mailbag this week : Phil is wondering if the Surly Big Dummy is worth the money, owners of the Big Dummy give him input? Hello there! I was just checking out your website and I wonder if maybe you ever checked out Riding The Spine .com. Three hardy souls modified these bike somewhat…

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Carrying Things

Our group build is wrapping up. We’ve had the project on hold during the snow, cold and winter. After many discussions about bicycle type, exact frame set, the type of shifting, component type and to have fenders installed, we’ve determined the Long Haul Trucker with a stock build is the bike we are going with.

Weekly Round Up : What Was Going on When I was Busy

This past week has been rough. Blogging is a side hobby/job for me, so it take a back burner if things get too overwhelming in life. Right now I am struggling to find the time. Firstly I have my family, which needs time after work or on my days off, this part of my life…

Shimano Alfine Internally Geared 11 Speed

On the Surly Long Haul Trucker message boards, a fellow brought up that the internally geared Alfine group from Shimano is coming out with an 11-speed version. From the fellow, Vik’s, blog : Shimano has shaken up their internal geared hub lineup with a new 11 speed Alfine hub. I’m super stoked to see the…

Video Podcast : Update on Vega 200 & Perfect Commuter Bike

In this podcast I go over how the Light & Motion Vega 200 review is going. In the second clip I show you how the Long Haul Trucker from our Perfect Commuter Bike Build is sitting. Let me know any questions, comments or opinions. I’m still trying to work out these podcast in order to…

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Quick Update

Currently the Long Haul is sitting as pictured above.   I installed the Schwalbe tires by chance, not thinking they would fit, but they did.   The tires I think have taken the bike a completely different path than originally I thought it would go.   The bikes looks have changed. Yesterday, I worked on installing the Velo…

Handlebar Side Thoughts : Continued

Several weeks ago we went down the road of handlebar selection during the group build of the Surly Long Haul Trucker. I’m still venturing down this road slowly and have ordered in several various handlebars, with many more on the way. The biggest issue I’ve had is trying out handlebars that use road brake levers,…

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Fenders

Our group build is about half way through it’s original phases. After many discussions about bicycle type, exact frame set, the type of shifting and finally the component type. We’ve determined the Long Haul Trucker with a stock build is the bike we are going with. We’ve moved on to accessorizing and the important question…

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Handlebar Side Thoughts

As we are about halfway through our perfect commuter bike build, I wanted to stop and think out the rest of the bike build before we continue. The Long Haul Trucker with 26″ tires is completely build, and sitting next to my Christmas tree. I’ve swapped out the painful WTB SST seat that comes with…

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Bike Lights

Our group build is about half way through it’s original phases.   After many discussions about bicycle type, exact frame set, the type of shifting and finally the component type, we’ve determined the Long Haul Trucker with a stock build is the bike we are going with. On to my favorite phase of this build, the…

This Week in Commuting News

My goal in these weekly round ups are not only to highlight what was talked about here, on Commute By Bike, but across the newswire, blogosphere and maybe even in my shop.   As long as it is about commuting, it may find its way here. RJ has a great write up, and video of bicycle…

The Perfect Commuter Bike : Type of Parts

If you are just stopping in on our Group Build of the perfect commuter bike let’s catch you up. After introducing who will be riding the bike, the overall landslide of bicycle frame choice was a Surly Long Haul Trucker. As I’m building this bike out of pocket I decided to buy the stock built…

The Perfecto Commuter Bike : Type of Shifting

If you are just stopping in on our Group Build of the perfect commuter bike let’s catch you up.   After introducing who will be riding the bike, the overall landslide of bicycle frame choice was a Surly Long Haul Trucker. This wasn’t a surprise to me or many others.   Over at the Surly Long Haul…

This Week in Commuting News

My goal in these weekly round ups are not only to highlight what was talked about here, on Commute By Bike, but across the newswire, blogosphere and maybe even in my shop.   As long as it is about commuting, it may find its way here.