The Long Haul Trucker has been a member of the Surly Bike line since 2007. The bike has remained largely unchanged since its last update in 2012 when the line got disc brakes. The Disc Trucker is finally getting an update in 2020, the long haul purpose of the bike, however, remains unchanged.
Disc Trucker enjoys the same reputation as Long Haul Trucker: It’s one of the best-riding and most value-packed drop bar touring bikes out there. Sometimes, however, a combination of load, climate, and terrain demands a bit more braking performance than a standard rim-brake LHT can provide.
That’s where the newly redesigned Disc Trucker comes in. Packing reliable stopping power and a horde of useful mounting points, shortened chainstays up the Disc Trucker’s stiffness and maneuverability around corners. Add in improved fit and handling under load, plus captured thru-axles for tool-free removal and installation, and the Disc Trucker is ready to help you meet — or dodge — your daily obligations.
Dynamo routing on the fork, plus three-pack mounts on the blade and every braze-on you’ll ever need for racks, fenders, water bottle cages, and more
12mm thru-axles for a stiffer feel and increased stability when fully loaded
Shortened seat tube and slightly sloped top tube for improved stand-over clearance, plus increased stack height for a more upright and comfortable riding position on those long hauls
Spec’d with the Truck Stop Bar and tubeless ExtraTerrestrial tires for dependable handling and traction
Flat-mount disc brakes
Frame sizes 42–56cm are available with 26” diameter wheels, while frame sizes 56–64cm are available with 700c diameter wheels
Clearance for 26” x 2.1” tires with or without fenders, or 700c x 47mm with or without fenders