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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.