The newest addition to the Surly lineup pays homage to where is all began. The SurlyLowside still focuses on much of the reason the 1x1 Rat Ride was introduced in the late 1990s. The goal was simple. Offer a stripped down, versatile, fun to ride bike that can accept a lot of parts you might have laying around. The Lowside is a throwback, but not too far. The updated handling, modern geometry, incredibly simple build options, thru-axel, dropper routing, and an oversized headtube, mix the past with the present. If you are looking for a unique, affordable, bike that can get you in to trouble as quickly as it can get you out of trouble, the Lowside should make your shortlist.