Nothing More is Needed. Nothing Less Will Do.
The Surly Preamble is a hard-boiled steel commuter built for comfort, durability, and buffoonery on pavement and gravel.
The challenge was thus: Build a serious steel bike and give it only the attributes that matter most. Make it quick and comfortable on pavement, as well as confident and compliant on degraded surfaces. What the Enginerds put forth is Preamble, a pavement and gravel utility worker that proves you don't need to cut corners or clip coupons to make a more affordable steel bike. You just need to keep it simple.
Preamble can run racks and fenders and carry a couple water bottles. Smooth and efficient on asphalt, Preamble's double-butted main triangle provides a resplendent ride feel and withstands abuse from life's inevitable potholes. Make it your own with flat bars, drop bars, a basket, or bags. On the road to steel euphoria, Preamble is the gateway drug.
- Offered in flat-bar and drop-bar models
- Easy T-Shirt sizing to fit nearly every rider (XS,S,M,L,XL)
- Sloping top tubes on XS and Small frames for improved standover and comfort
- To offer the best rider experience for every frame size, XS and S frames get 650b wheelsets while M–XL get 700c
- Custom-cast single-position vertical dropout
- Full Bike spec subject to change
- Frame: Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel tubing, E.D. coated
- Fork: Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel fork, Disc Only
- Seatpost Clamp: Surly Stainless 30.0
- See frameset page for full specs
- Headset: VP 1-1/8" Threadless
- Brakes: Avid BB7 Mechanical
- Brake levers: microSHIFT R400-L and R-490-R
- Rotors: SRAM 160mm F/R
- Shifter: microSHIFT R400
- Stem: Kalloy 31.8
- Handlebar: Salsa Cowbell
- Grip/Tape: Black Cork
- Saddle: Selle Italia X-Base
- Seatpost: Kalloy 27.2 x 300mm
- Crankset: Samox, 3-piece, 40t
- Bottom Bracket: JIS 68 x 124.5mm
- Rear derailleur: microSHIFT RD-M46S
- Cassette: microSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed
- Chain: KMC Z9
- Front hub: Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR
- Rear hub: Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR
- Rims: 21mm, 32h
- Tires: Kenda Kwik Tendril 700c x 35mm (MD/LG/XL) & Kenda Standard 650b x 1.35 (XS/SM)
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XS - Thorfrost White
Mfg PartNum: BK3461
Small - Thorfrost White
Mfg PartNum: BK3462
Medium - Thorfrost White
Mfg PartNum: BK3463
Large - Thorfrost White
Mfg PartNum: BK3464
XL - Thorfrost White
Mfg PartNum: BK3465