Surly Long Haul Trucker

Over the years our Long Haul Trucker touring frame and complete bike has developed a devoted following. People understand and appreciate the LHT’s dependability and everyday riding comfort, whether they’re cruising to the store or lost in the middle of nowhere.

The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort, and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all our frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber in the middle of Mongolia? Good luck with that.

For the completes Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. This is stuff that works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders.

The standard Long Haul Trucker is compatible with good ol’ rim brakes. It’s available as a frameset and as a complete bike, with 26˝ wheels in 42–62cm frame sizes, and with 700c wheels in 56–64cm. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options how you can mount racks and carry your stuff.


26˝ wheel 42, 46, 50–62cm; 700c wheel 56–64cm

Surly Long Haul Trucker,, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded

Surly Long Haul Trucker, 4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets

Seatpost clamp
Surly Stainless, 30.0mm (Surly stainless included)


Andel RSC6, 26/36/48t. Square taper interface. Silver

Bottom Bracket
Shimano UN-55, Square taper interface. 68 x 118mm

Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore T611-3, Silver

Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT-T780-L SGS, Black

Cog or Cassette
Shimano HG-50-10, 11–32t

KMC X10, Nickle plated


Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black

Tektro RL520

Brake Levers
Tektro M730, silver

Microshift BS-M10 10-speed shifter, friction/index adjustable; Black

Kalloy AS-009, 26.0mm bar clamp. Aluminum. 4-bolt face. Silver

PMT, 26.0mm. Silver

WTB Volt

Kalloy SP-368 non-offset [42-50cm]; Kalloy SP-248D offset [52-64cm], 27.2mm. 300mm. Silver

Kickstand Plate


Shimano LX T670. 36h, Silver

Rims (26")
Alex Adventurer 2 36h, black

Rims (700c)
Alex Adventurer 2 36h, black

Tires (26˝) 42–64cm
Continental Tour Ride, 26x1.75"

Tires (700c)
Continental Contact, 700c x 37mm
Price $2,000.00 $1,550.00
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