Surly Preamble - Just the Essentials

Surly Preamble - Just the Essentials

Zac Dulmes |

Introduced as the newest bike in the Surly lineup, the Surly Preamble offers cyclists a no-nonsense, do-it-all bike for everyday use. Whether you are looking for a bike to get you to and from work, or a light duty bike for some road touring, the Preamble fits a variety of uses. In a world of flashy builds and expensive price tags, the Surly Preamble gives you everything you need, and nothing you don’t.

The Preamble features the same Surly Chromoly Natch steel frame and fork that Surly is known for. Surly says to think of the Preamble as the on-road, less rowdy brother to the Bridge Club, with both models featuring the same rear dropouts and similar styling. What sets the two apart is the Preamble features a lighter-weight frame that allows the bike to provide a different ride characteristic to the Bridge Club.

Check out the full collection of Surly Preamble Bikes here.

The Surly Preamble will feature two build options, one with flat and the other featuring drop bars, and is compatible with 1X and 2X drivetrains. Fitting riders from 5’0” to 6’7”, there will be no issue with finding a size that fits best, and with clearance options for 700c x 41mm tires, the Preamble has the basics covered. 

Starting at just $899, the Preamble is an excellent option for anyone looking to get into riding and can be found here.



Build Specs

Flat Bar

Drop Bar

Frameset

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

 

Components

Headset - VP 1-1/8" Threadless

Brakes - Avid BB5 Mechanical

Brake levers - Avid FR-5

Rotors - SRAM 160mm F/R

Shifters - microSHIFT Acolyte Xpress

Stem - Kalloy 31.8

Handlebar - Kalloy, 35mm rise, 9-degree backsweep

Grip/Tape - Black Rubber

Saddle - Selle Italia X-Base

Seatpost - Kalloy 27.2 x 300mm

Drivetrain

Crankset - Samox, 3-piece, 40t

Bottom Bracket - JIS 68 x 124.5mm

Front derailleur - N/A

Rear derailleur - microSHIFT RD-M5185M

Cog or cogset - microSHIFT 12-42t, 8-speed

Chain - KMC Z8.3

Wheels

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)

Frameset

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

 

Components

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

 

Drivetrain

Crankset - Samox, 3-piece, 40t

Bottom Bracket - JIS 68 x 124.5mm

Front derailleur - N/A

Rear derailleur - microSHIFT RD-M46S

Cog or cogset - microSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed

Chain - KMC Z9

 

Wheels

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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