The Surly Troll's geometry is that of a 26" wheeled mountain bike, but it''s unlike most mountain bikes, it''s got ample clearance for 28/38/50t touring triple chainrings and room for big tires, up to 26 x 2.7". The gusseted front triangle, with its sloping toptube, provides ample standover clearance even when running high-volume big boy sized tires.
The Troll will handle just fine with a 100mm travel suspension fork if you like, or you might choose to leave the Troll''s fork in place. Like the frame, it''s made of 4130 CroMoly steel, providing a stout yet resilient ride. The fork also has rack bosses to increase load carrying capacity when the trip goes well past the end of the block.
The Troll is so full of thought out features is would make a Swiss Army Knife jealous, like full line guides for derailleur and brake housing, fender eyelets, and disc and rim brake mounts. Both the frame and fork are equipped with mounts for front and rear racks, and the design allows the use of racks, fenders and disc brakes all at the same time.
The rear dropout area is similar to the Surly Pugsley and Karate Monkey dropouts, the Troll has horizontal, rear-load dropouts with a derailleur hanger, additionally there''s a dedicated area for anchoring a Rohloff hub OEM2 axle plate, and they''ve included threaded holes in the thick plate material for installing Surly trailer-mounting nuts.
Horizontal, rear-load dropouts with derailleur hanger and option for Rohloff OEM2 axle plate
Threaded holes for Surly trailer-mounting nuts
26 x 2.5" with rear wheel fully forward. Clearance for 2.7" tire with wheel farther back
Full-length housing line guides for derailleurs and brakes
Low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets. Threaded holes for racks
Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. TIG-welded. Main triangle double-butted
Includes required rear disc brake caliper adaptor for 74mm calipers with 160mm rotors
Cross Country, Touring, Utility/Cargo
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TreeFort bikes are right there for me with parts! Well the troll is just great. I am trying to put a internal hub with big tires and then finish the build for a camping trip this spring.
The bike will be perfect , trouble with disc breaks , then I repair with rim breaks, trouble with internal hub then I put on a derailleur and I have to pull a trailer ,, I can do that , want to ride single track ,, take off the trailer and go... Lean it against a tree or brick building or just put it in a truck and go. The frame is fine. Need small tires for road touring well that is fine... take a extra pair of with me in the trailer. Like the frame