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    Surly All Road Adventure Bike

    Having a hard time deciding on my next purchase. Want an all road tourer with all the bells and whistles so can attach whatever I like. Top of the list is ECR as seems to fit the bill and apparently good for long days on and off road.
    I have however been offered an as new 2015 Grape Soda SS Pugsley so now thinking about that and building a second 29er wheel set and / or sticking gears on it.
    Also fancy a Rohloff somewhere later down the road so want something that will work.
    I currently have a Wednesday for year round off road fun and LHT for road duties so want something slightly different.
    Thoughts??

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    The Pugs has a 17mm offset rear end so you'll want to use a rear rim that's got offset holes. Not a deal breaker, but you will have limited options or you'll end up with a rear wheel that's got really uneven spoke tension.

    If you are good with a wider 29+ rim like the Rabbit Hole that has offset holes then a Pugs can build up really nice. It will also work well with an IGH. Surly Knards roll really well on dirt roads and even pavement plus they provide a nice smooth ride feel.
    Safe riding,

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    Hi mate did you know the Bridge Club was coming...

    OZ.

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    I have the ECR and I love it! That said, I think about a Wednesday with 2 sets of wheels quite often. My wife doesn’t get n+1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly in OZ View Post
    Hi mate did you know the Bridge Club was coming...

    OZ.
    Thought I was being invited to some secret Surly society!
    Just seen it. Not quite sure what to make of it right now. Like quite a few recent Surly products, no doubt this will knaw away at me until I absolutely feel like I need one. Pack Rat is really floating my boat at the moment as a potential future brevet ride.
    Anyway back to current dilemma. Pugsley is in the lead so far. Price for the complete virtually new single speed Pugsley is more or less the same as an ECR frame set. Its the Grape Soda one listed on the legacy page of the Surly web site so spec is pretty good as well. (Marges, Surly crank, Avid BB7, etc etc) Also attractive is the standard 135 spacing so can build up an IGH wheel set no problem or just chuck a derailleur on the current wheel set.
    I guess who I'm after is a comparison on feel of the ride. From what I've read a lot of people say the Pug rides very similar to ECR with 29ers. Is that right? I'm ok with a wider bb so just want comparison on the feel of the ride.
    Cheers
    Chris

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    Back when I was looking to buy I was eyeballing the ECR/Pugsley also.

    I ended up building a world Troller mit Rohloff, and Extraterrestrials.

    Turned out to be the perfect all-around bike. A delight to ride everywhere with everything or nothing on board.

    If I had to build another bike today, it would be another Troll, black frame, mit Rohloff.

    The Rohloff is great kit!

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