If you ever looked at miles of mostly unrideable landscape and thought "Huh, I wish I could ride over that," Surly's Moonlander is reason for applause. The chromoly frame was built around humongous 4.8-inch wide tires on Surly Clown Shoe rims. These beautifully large assets are meant to roll over any obstacle. The flotation and traction gained by using large-volume, low-pressure tires can get you over and through otherwise unrideable terrain: ice, snow, sand, mud, wet rocks and roots. Speaking of ice and snow, the drivetrain uses Shimano SLX shifters so you can change gears in mittens, and a Surly Offset Double crank provides low gearing options. Plus, rain or shine, dry or mud bog, Avid's BB7 mechanical-disc brakes slow you down in any conditions.
|Frame||Surly TIG-welded chromoly w/double-butted main triangle|
|Fork||Surly TIG-welded chromoly|
|Rims/Wheels||Surly Clown Shoes|
|Hubs||Front: Surly New 135mm; Rear: Shimano XT disc|
|Spokes||DT Swiss, stainless|
|Tires||Front: Surly Bud, Rear: Surly Lou, 26 x 4.8|
|Crankset||Surly Offset Double|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Salsa ProMoto 2|
|Brake Levers||Avid SD-1|
|Brakes||Avid BB7 mechanical-disc, 7-inch/6-inch rotors (F/R)|
|Accessories & Extras||Surly stainless steel seatpost clamp|
* Subject to change without notice.