2016 Suly Ogre
Why an Ogre?
After more or less changing myself from a obsessed Backpacker/hiker into a Roadie a few years ago, I longed for more that just riding in one day events and racing around town. Queue my brother and his wife, they have begun cycle touring and are loving it! (see their adventures here)
When my brother looked at completing his cross country tour, I jumped at his invitation to join him this year.
color Tarnish Grey
Type Complete Bike Build
What happens when you take a brand new Surly, pack it up, ship it from the west coast to the Midwest, and ride it 850 miles to Virginia? Well, for one, if your are lucky like me you have an awesome time!
So far, the only change to the original kit was to swap the WTB Nano Comp, 29 x 2.1˝ for a set of Schwalbe Big Apples. In this form, riding around town where it’s mostly tarmac and some occasional gravel, these tires are incredible!
Surly Ogre, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
Surly Ogre, TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly, 80mm suspension corrected, tapered and butted straight blade. Low- and mid-blade fully threaded through-blade rack eyelets; fender mount eyelets at dropout; 1-1/8˝ x 260mm threadless steer tube, 51mm disc mount (203mm max. rotor diameter), removable cantilever pivots, line/housing guides; two sets of bottle cage mounts, each height adjustable (note: cages cannot be used on fork with some racks, and vice versa)
Surly Stainless, 30.0mm (Surly stainless included)
Shimano FC-T551, 26/36/48t. Black
Surly Enduro, Black
Shimano Deore FD-M611-D, 28.6mm. Top-pull
Shimano Deore RD-MT610-SGS, 10-speed
Cog or Cassette
Shimano HG-50, 11–36t
KMC x10, Silver
Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black
Avid BB7, Cable actuated. 180/160mm rotors front & rear
Avid FR-5, Black
Microshift SL-T10, Shifts pretty awesome
Kalloy AS-008, 31.8mm. 4-bolt. Black
Jones Loop, 710mm. Anodized. Black
VL-2155, Velo, Black
Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black
Surly stainless steel post clamp. 14g DT Swiss spokes
Shimano Deore Disc M525, 32h. QR. Black
DT Swiss Champion, 14g
Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430 2.35″
(Original Equipment)WTB Nano Comp, 29 x 2.1˝