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.

Ogre Details

Brand Surly
 Size Medium
color Tarnish Grey
Type Complete Bike Build


On the Road

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!

Live Project

Around Town

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!

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Complete Build Specs

Frameset(medium)

Frame
Surly Ogre, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded

Fork
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)

Seatpost clamp
Surly Stainless, 30.0mm (Surly stainless included)

Drivetrain

Crankset
Shimano FC-T551, 26/36/48t. Black

Bottom Bracket
Surly Enduro, Black

Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore FD-M611-D, 28.6mm. Top-pull

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore RD-MT610-SGS, 10-speed

Cog or Cassette
Shimano HG-50, 11–36t

Chain
KMC x10, Silver

Components

Headset
Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black

Brakes
Avid BB7, Cable actuated. 180/160mm rotors front & rear

Brake Levers
Avid FR-5, Black

Shifters
Microshift SL-T10, Shifts pretty awesome

Stem
Kalloy AS-008, 31.8mm. 4-bolt. Black

Handlebar
Jones Loop, 710mm. Anodized. Black

Saddle
VL-2155, Velo, Black

Seatpost
Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black

Chain
KMC, Silver

Extras
Surly stainless steel post clamp. 14g DT Swiss spokes

Wheels

Hubs
Shimano Deore Disc M525, 32h. QR. Black

Rims
Alex Adventurer,

Spokes
DT Swiss Champion, 14g

Tires
Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430 2.35″
(Original Equipment)WTB Nano Comp, 29 x 2.1˝