Surly road(ish) bikes have been good sellers for us for years and for good reason. They have excellent middle of the road geometry that can satisfy many needs with one set up, they have compliant ready to abuse tubesets, and they’re reasonably priced.
The Cross Check, Straggler and Long Haul Trucker models pictured above are all variations on sort of the same theme, with geometry tweaked for their intended riding styles and purposes, different rear dropouts catering to different drive train set ups, and different braze-ons for things like fenders and disc vs. canti brakes.
Cost for the models pictured above ranges from $1125 to $2250 plus taxes.
Come down to the shop anytime to talk about which model might work best for you.