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Surly Cycling Products for Sale

Surly is a bike manufacturer known for making bikes that offer a respectable balance of lightness, durability, and affordability. They are bikes that are built for everyday use and with the rider in mind. As a result, they are comfortable to ride and easy to maintain.

One of the things that makes them easy to maintain is that they feature components and specifications that are common in the bike industry. Of course there are no official standards, but Surly tries to go as close as possible so it is easy to replace, change, or upgrade any part of their bikes.

One of the notable characteristics of all Surly bikes is that they are made from steel. This isn't the lightest or the most technically advanced component for frames, but Surly believes steel allows them to make bikes that are flexible, nice to ride, affordable, durable, and easy to repair.

Surly is an American company based in Bloomingtonne, Minnesota. Its bikes are manufactured in Taiwan. It was founded in 1998, making it a relative newcomer to the bike manufacturing industry. Despite its age, it has built up a loyal following. This is due to the quality of bikes it produces as well as its branding and image, which has a youthful and rebellious feel.

This popularity means there is always a steady flow of listings for Surly bikes for sale on BikeExchange.

One niche it has carved out is a significant following in the courier and hauling market. They make a long-tail bike that allows one to carry larger loads on the rear rack and in panniers. They also make bike trailers that allow for cargo hauling.

Today, Surly is owned by Quality Bicycle Products, one of the largest bike manufacturing companies in the world.

Surly Product Range

Surly manufactures complete bikes, frames, parts, accessories, and bike gear. The bikes are split into five main categories, with different models of bikes in each:

  • OmniTerra - Surly's range of fat bikes with tyres and wheels wide enough to handle almost any terrain, including snow, sand, and very loose gravel.
  • Pavement – A range of hybrid bikes built for use on the road. Most have drop down handlebars and are suitable for commuting and fitness riding. There is even a single speed option.
  • Touring - A range of bikes built to handle long distances.
  • Haulin - This is one of the more unique ranges from Surly. It includes a long-frame bike that can carry bigger loads on the rear carrier, as well as bike trailers.
  • Trail – Surly’s mountain bike range.

Surly's model names stand out from the crowd as much as its bikes. Look out for the Ice Cream Truck, Pugsley, Straggler, Ogre, and Big Dummy.

Surly Sponsorship

Surly states very clearly (and in a humourous way) that it does not often give out sponsorships. It says the reason for this is to help control its costs, adding that almost everyone you see on a Surly bike has paid for it. Therefore, they are not usually involved in sports sponsorship either. They consider private sponsorships, but grant them rarely.

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