Surly Disc Trucker

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27.9, 28.83 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Surly Disc Trucker. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

20 reasons to buy

  • The Surly Disc Trucker is available with 26” or 700c wheels.
  • The bike has clearance for wide 26" x 2.1” or 700c x 41mm tires.
  • The Surly Extra Terrestrial tires are tubeless-ready. They have a Kevlar lining and nylon-lined sidewalls to prevent punctures.
  • Mounts for racks allow riders to carry panniers for touring or commuting.
  • Surly includes numerous mounts on the frame and fork for attaching bags and water bottle cages.
  • The bike’s long wheelbase provides riders with excellent stability.
  • The bike excels on pavement and is capable of traveling on gravel roads.
  • Mechanical disc brakes are easy to repair and maintain on tours in remote areas of the world.
  • The WTB Volt saddle is comfortable for most.
  • There are ten sizes of the Disc Trucker available. Teen riders can use the smallest sizes.
  • Fender mounts are ideal for riders that wish to attach mudguards for riding in wet conditions.
  • The bike uses three chainrings, allowing riders to shift in small increments. Testers found this setup ideal for touring.
  • The bike is available in two colors: 'Pea Lime Soup Green' or 'Hi-Viz Black'.
  • Short chainstays offer riders greater maneuverability than on previous versions of the Disc Trucker.
  • Wide handlebars provide stability and are great for attaching accessories.
  • The bike has a high stack height that places riders in an upright riding position. This is great for long days in the saddle.
  • The Disc Trucker is dynamo hub compatible.
  • One tester found the bike was most stable with a load.
  • The steel frame is very durable and built to last.
  • Thru-axles increase the bike's stiffness to offer greater power transfer through pedaling.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Disc Trucker is heavy.
  • The price is not as low as some of its competitors.
  • Some riders found the tone of green used on the bike to be ugly.

Bottom line

The Surly Disc Trucker is a comfortable drop-bar bike that's built to tour. It has numerous mounts to accommodate cargo options for water and bags. It has a long wheelbase and wide drop bars, both of which offer great stability. The Disc Trucker's maneuverability is enhanced by using shorter chainstays than those used on prior models. The stack height is high. This gives riders an upright riding position and places less strain on their back during long days in the saddle. The bike is heavy but handles a load well. The Disc Trucker is available in two colors; 'Pea Lime Soup' (which did not appeal to some users) and 'Hi-Viz Black'.

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 expert reviews
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Road.cc

Surly Disc Trucker 2021

The Disc Trucker really is a super-comfortable, long-distance cruiser that coped more than adequately with my local mostly paved roads.

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CyclingAbout

The New 2021 Surly Disc Trucker: My Honest Thoughts

The 2021 Surly Disc Trucker is a great bike and with its reputation, it will be as popular as ever.

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Bikepacking.com

Surly Disc Trucker Review Video: First Ride

Last week, Surly released its completely redesigned Disc Trucker with a lot of new features, including a redesigned fork, more tire clearance, a revamped geometry, and several new standards upgrades.

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The Psychic Derailleur

I Finally Ride the New Disc Trucker!

It rides great. It’s a great bike.

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Adventure Rides

Touring Bike or Ultimate Endurance Gravel Bike | Surly Disc Trucker Review

This is pretty much the good ole classic, it can do anything. It can go on gravel pretty easily.

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Rankings

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#7 Best Touring
Bottom 30%
#87 Best Commuter
Bottom 20%
#295 Best of All Bikes
Bottom 10%

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