The Cross-Check has been good to us. No secret why. It’s because it’s been good to you. Why do people like it so much? Well, for starters, it’s steel. Steel rides like nothing else (when was the last time you saw a spring made of aluminum?), takes a lot of crap, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. This year’s Cross-Check features new mid-blade eyelets on the fork for dedicated front rack mounting, and still has all the goodies from years past: semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger, FFF stays so you can run fat tires (even with fenders), and their Gnot-Rite rear spacing that takes mountain and road hubs. And, to make assembly as easy as possible, this frame features long-popular measurements for things like the front derailleur clamp and seatpost.

What does all this mean to you? Options, kid, that’s what. Get yer freak on. Gears? Great. Single-speed? No sweat. Commuter? Touring bike? Grocery getter? Bring it on. Or build it as a bonafide ‘cross bike and race it. It likes it.

Whether it’s the latest addition to your herd or the only bike you own, the Cross-check will amaze you with its comfort, versatility and affordability.

Year 2011

Build Specs

Frame Surly Cross-Check , Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded. Rear rack bosses
Fork Surly Cross-Check , 100% CroMoly, lugged + brazed crown. 1-1/8″ threadless steerer. Uncut
Seatpost Clamp Surly Stainless , Silver
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, FD-4500 Double
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra , RD-4500-GS Mid-cage
Crankset Andel , Forged arms, Silver aluminum, granny ring compatible. 110mm BCD rings, 36 & 48t, ramped & pinned, Black
Bottom Bracket Shimano , BB-UN54 68 x 113mm
Cassette Shimano Tiagra , HG-50 9-speed 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25t
Chain SRAM PC-971 , 9-speed
Headset Ritchey Logic Comp , 1-1/8″ threadless, w/30mm spacers (+ 10mm clamp-on hanger = 40mm stack total). Black
Stem Kalloy AS-008, 1-1/8″ threadless. Forged. Black
Handlebar Salsa Moto Ace Bell-Lap , 26.0mm clamp diameter. Black
Handlebar Wrap Co-Union Cork Mix , Feels good. Black
Brake Levers Tektro, RL340 standard levers on 52–62cm sizes, RL341 small hand levers on 42–50cm
Brakes Tektro 992A, Black
Cable Hanger, front Tektro , 1271A. Includes routing noodle. Black
Cable Hanger, rear Surly, Stainless w/adjuster. Silver
Shift Levers Shimano Bar-end type , SL-BS77. 9-speed
Seatpost Kalloy SP-342 , 27.2 x 300mm. Black
Saddle WTB SST , Vinyl. CroMoly rails. Black
Hubs Shimano Deore , HB/FH590 32h, 100mm OLD front, 135mm OLD rear. Black
Spokes DT Swiss , Stainless Steel, 14g/2.0mm w/12mm silver brass nipples
Rims Alex , DA16. 32h x 700c. Black
Tires Ritchey SpeedMax Cross , 700c x 32mm Wire bead. Black wall
Tubes CST , Standard Presta valve 700c x 32mm

Price $1,050

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