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    Surly of the Future...

    So, with all the marketing hype that is drawing attention in the Santa Cruz forum I thought I might start some speculation in the Surly section of MTBR.

    I was reading the Surly BlogHole the other day and came across this quote:

    Skoglund is our newest product engineer. He always wears flip-flops and drives a VW Eurovan. He gave me a ride in it once. He is currently working on a tire and a frame that you might like. If only I could tell you about them.
    Now, my first thought is a 650B, but I imagine that Surly has more creativity than that, after all these guys make the big-bucks doing bike stuff. So, I thought I'd share my discovery with you guys and see what your thoughts are.

    What is coming down the chute from Surly?

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    650B touring single speed fat bike?
    "You don't need a lighter bike, you need bigger muscles"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuk88 View Post
    650B touring single speed fat bike?
    650B+ recumbent?

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    No clue, but curious to find out
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    I'd be psyched for a less expensive, Kevlar-reinforced endo or even a 3-3.5" all-around tire, and a fat-tire-ready cargo bike.

    Folks have been after a disc-check for a while.

    Tire could be another 700c X 3" offering.

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    people have wanted a disc crosscheck for quite some time.....

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    36er?

    Krampus trike?

    Fat tyred ( or 'tired' for you guys ) Big Dummy?

    36er? ( ok, I'd really like to see a 36er )

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy View Post
    people have wanted a disc crosscheck for quite some time.....
    I think there's no way around it this year. I would not be the least bit surprised if Surly released a disc version of the CC. Or maybe they'll do a whole new frame and tire aimed at the gravel market. I can't imagine them doing another mountain bike. I guess we'll know in 5 or 6 months.
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    fat-tire unicycle
    dirt jump bike

    oh, they already did that. what happened to those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy View Post
    people have wanted a disc crosscheck for quite some time.....
    this
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    Re: Surly of the Future...

    I agree, gonna happen.

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    Hopefully more frame versions with S&S couplings eg Disk Trucker & Ogre.
    (Yeah I know they do the standard LHT with couplings but I couldnt settle for no disks)
    That would have made my frame purchase decision so much easier (I ended up going Ogre).
    An S&S Krampus with all the Ogre rack options would have given pause for thought as well.
    When my Ogres finished being built, if I enjoy it then I'll get the couplings added myself.
    I really would have liked the option from the factory though as it would have saved a lot of time.

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    Hopefully it's something I have no interest in or use for. I can't afford another bike...
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    I want a 4" Schwalbe marathon or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    fat-tire unicycle
    dirt jump bike

    oh, they already did that. what happened to those?
    Unicycle didn't sell well got terminated.
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    650B long haul truckers for the european market
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight View Post
    650B long haul truckers for the european market
    Hi DeeEight, does the Disk Trucker not cater for those wanting that size wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rifraf View Post
    Hi DeeEight, does the Disk Trucker not cater for those wanting that size wheel?
    I believe you can fit 650B wheels and 42mm tires easily into a Disc Trucker, I've seen it done on a Pacer but with 38mm tires. I'm looking into a extra set of wheels and a 650B disc wheelset might be nice for my 700c DT.
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    650b road/touring/randonneuring bikes probably aren't much more popular in Europe than they are here. France gets credit for keeping it alive and Grant Petersen & Jan Heine get credit for helping to revitalize it here. Soma is gonna be doing a production 650b randonneuring frame later this year. Sure, I'd love to see Surly do one but I seriously doubt they will. I'm telling you, there'll either be a disc CC or a gravel bike with discs.
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    Re: Surly of the Future...

    Surly does seem to like beards a lot so I am guessing the next bike will be a recumbent. Maybe they will call it the Surly Professor.

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    Saw the new bike locked up in Minneapolis. It's cool but if I tell you any more the Croatian Bear will get upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skrnygphr View Post
    Saw the new bike locked up in Minneapolis.
    That is soooooo f&#ked up. I guess we'll all be in on the secret in 4 or 5 months.
    All good expeditions should be simple in concept, difficult in their execution and satisfying to remember--Alastair Humphreys

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    Would you care to give a relative location in Minneapolis so I can roll around and try surlying? I don't know who you're talkin bout, but I could find some bear repellent in my camping gear... I would be interested in finding out. I know someone at a LBS who has a fat tire Dummy. I was told it is a one-off, but boy that thing is cool. It's not that ride is it?

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    I'd be interested to see them change the KM frameset so it has a taller headtube and slacker headtube angle
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Would you care to give a relative location in Minneapolis so I can roll around and try surlying? I don't know who you're talkin bout, but I could find some bear repellent in my camping gear... I would be interested in finding out. I know someone at a LBS who has a fat tire Dummy. I was told it is a one-off, but boy that thing is cool. It's not that ride is it?
    It was locked up outside of Merlin's.

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