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    2014 Surly Instigator

    so, what is the deal with this? some rabble rousing popped up in the Fatbike subforum, but this seems more appropriate.

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    Is that the only evidence of a new Instigator release? Anyone can get custom bike decals made for a few bucks.

    Surly wouldn't have canned the old Instigator if it was selling well so you'd have to wonder why bring it back?
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    I'm not saying anything is set, but there seems to be some hullabaloo, and now Surly has linked to the same thread on their facebook page, albeit with no admission that any of it is correct.

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    I wouldnt be surprised if they brought it back as a 29er, there seems to be a market the new diamondback mason, transition trans am, kona honzo are just a few long travel hardtail 29ers I could think of. Either way this got my attention.

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    I don't know if this is appropriate, but does anyone have a list of all the bikes/frames surly has made in order from first to last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximo View Post
    I wouldnt be surprised if they brought it back as a 29er, there seems to be a market the new diamondback mason, transition trans am, kona honzo are just a few long travel hardtail 29ers I could think of. Either way this got my attention.
    You could be right, but I've never known Surly to follow the herd. They're either breaking new ground in single speed, 29ers, fatbikes, longbikes, 29+, etc, or they're reintroducing timelessly brilliant designs that the industry has abandoned (or had, abandoned before Surly renewed interest in steel bikes) like the LHT, CC, or Pacer. I could totally see Surly bringing back a refined Instigator in 26 inches while the rest of the industry is moving away from that wheel size. Surly did bring out the Troll and the 26" LHT while the rest of the adventure/touring market is fixated on 700c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolandjd View Post
    You could be right, but I've never known Surly to follow the herd. They're either breaking new ground in single speed, 29ers, fatbikes, longbikes, 29+, etc, or they're reintroducing timelessly brilliant designs that the industry has abandoned (or had, abandoned before Surly renewed interest in steel bikes) like the LHT, CC, or Pacer. I could totally see Surly bringing back a refined Instigator in 26 inches while the rest of the industry is moving away from that wheel size. Surly did bring out the Troll and the 26" LHT while the rest of the adventure/touring market is fixated on 700c.
    Good point.

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    it wont be a 29er, and it may or may not be coming back as a complete. thats what a little bird told me anyway. right after punching me in the nuts.

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    From Surly's Facebook.

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    2014 Surly Instigator

    Looks pretty killer, as does dudes beard.

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    looks like a 140ish fork. Niiice

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    Re: 2014 Surly Instigator

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    What I like: beefy tubes!

    What I dont: disc brake mount location; missing rack mounts; double bottle cage mounts (instead of triples)...

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    are those 26" rabbit holes? New wheelset for my Troll if so...

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    sounds to me like you want the troll.

    Quote Originally Posted by vitaly66 View Post
    What I like: beefy tubes!

    What I dont: disc brake mount location; missing rack mounts; double bottle cage mounts (instead of triples)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombinate View Post
    sounds to me like you want the troll.
    Got the Troll. Love the Troll.

    Mebbe the Instigator in the photo is just a prototype. But the thing is, most surlies share a common feature, and that is versatility. I'm not seeing so much versatility in that bike as in their other models.

    Like the Troll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vitaly66 View Post
    I'm not seeing so much versatility in that bike as in their other models.
    The Krampus and updated Karate Monkey are two of their latest mountain bike releases. Neither has much in the way of braze-ons. I wouldn't be suprised if they continue that trend with the Instigator.

    They bikes Surly is putting out as touring bikes are coming with all the expected braze-ons.

    Despite the lack of braze ons I can easily put dual racks on my Krampus and 6 water bottles/cages so it's not something I'm sweating.
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    That thing looks awesome... I want one for sure.

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    Looks pretty sweet to me. It's basically a 26" Krampus that will work with a suspension fork. Similar frame (headtube, yoke, tire clearance, geometry), but built around 26" wheels. Yet another wheelset for fat bike guys to try out too! I'm glad to see 26" RH rims. I may get a set for my 1x1.
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    Very cool! Welcome back, Instagator.

    Now what's with the goofy brace-tube between the ST and TT that they're putting on all thier bikes now. When did that become Surly's "thing" or whatever? All the frames look the same. I kind of liked it when each had their own style, but maybe I'm in the minority on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolandjd View Post
    Very cool! Welcome back, Instagator.

    Now what's with the goofy brace-tube between the ST and TT that they're putting on all thier bikes now. When did that become Surly's "thing" or whatever? All the frames look the same. I kind of liked it when each had their own style, but maybe I'm in the minority on that.
    No I'm with you on that.
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    Yup

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    as a bmx kid at heart, I would love to get back on a bike that can shred skateparks, bomb stairs, flow pump track, etc. if Surly made such a bike, i would probably go for it. such a bike would be silly if it had rack mounts, bottle cages (ok, maybe one bottle cage mount), etc.

    maybe something like an Evil Sovereign?

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    ...maybe something like an Instigator?

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    I figured that Surly would eventually come out with something like this - an 'all mountain'-ish HT frame that can take a long travel fork. This is definitely something I would be interested in.

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