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Missoula Bike Source offers road bikes from Felt, KHS, Ritchey, Surly and Norco.

Surly Midnight Special
$2,000.00
Midnight Special is a road plus bike designed to provide comfort and speed on those all-day rides that extend well beyond fresh pavement. Midnight Special shines on pot-holed, deteriorating pavement and the occasional long stretch of gravel. Its 650B road plus tires eat up road chatter and absorb all the bumps in the road like the champion it was designed to be. When it comes to road bikes, we just want to toss a few bananas into our pockets and see where the road takes us. We seek out varied surfaces on our rides and frequently go from pavement to gravel to worse pavement. Midnight Special allows us to accomplish all of that quite comfortably. - Higher volume tires allow better fine tuning of tire pressure on varying surfaces and create a wider contact patch for increased traction - Modern road standards like flat-mount disc brakes, 12mm front and rear thru-axles, and a 44mm head tube - Clearance for 650B x 60mm or 700c x 42mm tires without fenders (650B x 50mm or 700c x 38mm with fenders)
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that Surly added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked them to make a disc version of their highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though. The most obvious difference of course is that the Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check's braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler's geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
All-City Space Horse Frameset
$650.00
Even if you own a different bike for everything, it's still necessary to have one that can do it all. That bike is the Space Horse. It's become a cult favorite because of its classic styling and ability to handle just about any task or terrain. All-City's Space Horse Disc frameset allows you to build your perfect bike with the addition of all-weather control disc brakes. The geometry is a mix of traditional road and randonneur, with a relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike. This gives it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. This blend of geometry and 612 Select tubing create a bike that is capable of quick road centuries, gravel racing, commuting, and of course loaded touring. The frame accommodates front and rear racks, fenders, and tires up to 42c in size for the 700c bikes and 45c for the 650B version. It also utilizes a dropout with a replaceable derailleur hanger. All of the classic All-City touches are present: signature brazed-on seat collar, pantographed bottom bracket shell, pump peg, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, and a beautiful lugged crown fork. The fork sports both a double eyelet on the dropout and mid-blade mounts to allow you to use pretty much whatever front rack you wish.
All-City Big Block Frameset
$550.00
The Big Block represents All-City's vision of the ideal track frame for the modern fixed-gear rider. This is the track bike that they’ve always dreamed of owning and we are proud to make that dream available to you. It was designed first and foremost as a true competition-ready track frame but was destined to see usage beyond the velodrome, so All-City made some tweaks to the equation. Instead of the track bike norm 25c max tire clearance, it fits a 32c cross tire and has a single set of water bottle mounts for all day in the saddle. The front and rear of the bike are drilled out for a brake, so single speeding (or double brake fixed) is no problem. The proprietary 612 Select double-butted cro-moly steel soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Each piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully scrutinized and specifically chosen to create the best ride possible. This includes butting placement, tubing diameter and wall thickness. The package is finished off with a custom headtube badge, brazed-on seat collar, custom bottom bracket and signature Hennepin Bridge dropouts. All-City added an E.D. coating for rust prevention before applying a classic wet paint finish. Attention to detail is our mantra and it shows in every aspect of this meticulously-designed, beautifully-constructed track racer.
Surly Long Haul Trucker Frameset (26-inch wheels)
$525.00
Travel to the ends of the earth on Surly's Long Haul Trucker! Surly's chromoly frameset offers a stable, smooth ride — even when carrying a load — and it's designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! There are also cantilever-brake posts and braze-ons for mounting everything from bottle cages and fenders, to front and rear racks (standard or low-rider). Load your Long Haul up, hit the road, and see the world. - Fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of bottle cage bosses, rear housing stop for canti brakes - 4130 chromoly lugged and brazed fork; proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets in four locations: dual dropout, mid-blade, and a pair drilled right into the fork crown - Massive chainring clearance; use pretty much anything: 42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame; main triangle double-butted - Clearance for a 26 x 2.1" tire with or without fenders - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Troll
$1,750.00
Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task. Troll is up to the task. Surly's Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. The Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible.
All-City Space Horse Disc
$1,499.00
Even if you own a different bike for everything, it's still necessary to have one that can do it all. That bike is the Space Horse. It's become a cult favorite because of its classic styling and ability to handle just about any task or terrain. All-City's Space Horse Disc frameset allows you to build your perfect bike with the addition of all-weather control disc brakes. The geometry is a mix of traditional road and randonneur, with a relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike. This gives it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. This blend of geometry and 612 Select tubing create a bike that is capable of quick road centuries, gravel racing, commuting, and of course loaded touring. The frame accommodates front and rear racks, fenders, and tires up to 42c in size for the 700c bikes and 45c for the 650B version. It also utilizes a dropout with a replaceable derailleur hanger. All of the classic All-City touches are present: signature brazed-on seat collar, pantographed bottom bracket shell, pump peg, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, and a beautiful lugged crown fork. The fork sports both a double eyelet on the dropout and mid-blade mounts to allow you to use pretty much whatever front rack you wish.
All-City Macho Man Frameset
$650.00
All-City's Macho Man has been many things to many people — back alley bandit, CX shredder, all-round road runner — and now it's back for more fun, more comfort, more style, and in more sizes than ever. You get all the features that made Macho Man great in the first place, like a 612 Select chromoly frame and fork, disc brakes, double bottle cage mounts, plus hidden fender and rear rack mounts, but with size-specific wheel sizing to accommodate smaller frame geo's and flat-bar, laid-back comfort for cruising all day. Take it across town for happy hour, make it your full-time commuter, or prove your mettle in the next Bandit Cross event. This Macho Man's built for you.
Felt Bicycles VR40
$1,299.00
Utilizing the same compliance-oriented and performance-minded frame technology features found throughout the entire VR line, the VR40 frame is built from TIG-welded Hydroform 6061 aluminum and is paired with a UHC Advanced carbon fiber fork. Its component selection was handpicked for maximum utility to deliver the rider a versatile experience for every adventure down the road, including a Shimano Tiagra 20-speed drivetrain, tubeless ready Felt wheels, and a carbon fiber seatpost.
All-City Mr. Pink
$999.00
Tarmac or gravel, skinny tires or fat, fenders or not, stripped down and wicked fast or geared up for the long haul: Mr. Pink is your ticket to the party, no matter what road you take to get there. The Columbus Zona tubeset is light, zippy, and has the Mr. Pink riding like a high-quality steel bike should. The lugged chromoly fork stands out in a sea of carbon, and a Shimano Tiagra bottom bracket enhances pedaling efficiency for speed and responsiveness. Shimano's Tiagra drivetrain features the kind of fast, crisp shifting that will have even the most hardened roadie smiling, and the Alex/Shimano wheels are wrapped in corner-hugging Clement Strada tires. A Salsa handlebar and an All-City saddle provide excellent rider contact points. And all the usual All-City details are present, including a pump peg, rust-fighting ED coating, signature All-City stainless steel dropouts, a stylish integrated seatpost clamp, and internal top tube cable routing. Standout in a world of alloy and carbon, ride one for yourself and feel just how amazing a steel road bike can be.
All-City Gorilla Monsoon
$2,099.00
Taking their love of riding drop bar bikes off-road to its logical conclusion, All-City presents you with the Gorilla Monsoon. A sweet beast whose only limits are your imagination and will power. They've taken the capabilities of their famed cross bikes and built a Monster. All-City's most densely featured bike ever, fully hitting everything on their checklist for a steed that can take you far into the unknown in comfort, style, and elegance. Want to do mixed pavement and single track rides? Put in long days off-road? Do some fire road touring? Camping? Ride across the continent? No problem. Peep the features: Front and rear thru-axles, front and rear rack and fender mounts, compatibility with Surly-8 and 24-Pack racks, stealth dropper post routing, 27.5 x 2.4” tire clearance (650b x 48 with fenders), signature All-City dropouts, E.D. coating for rust prevention, and three water bottle mounts. The Gorilla is made from All-City's 612 Select tubing and features a lovely bi-plane crown steel fork. They believe that nothing soaks up bumps or is as durable as a high quality steel fork. For on and off-road touring duties, it is the jam. Some of you will want to throw 650b x 47c’s in it and that’s cool. The resulting slightly lower BB gives the bike excellent manners when riding with a load and is fully endorsed by us. If you want to run a 700c tire the max is a 42mm tire which will raise your BB by 8mm. 700c x 38 keeps the BB about the same. As for building it up, there are three cable mounts on the downtube, giving you the option of adding a front derailleur or a dropper post. Here’s the max ring sizes for each setup: 1X = 38T, 2X = 28/42, 3X = 26/36/48.
Surly ECR 27.5+
$1,900.00
The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly's offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 27.5+ sizes also feature two sets of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
Norco Valence A 105
$999.00
An endurance road bike, the Norco Valence Carbon delivers refined, long distance stability and comfort in a sleek, race-ready package. The ARC Endurance system integrated into the aluminum frame and carbon fork delivers unrivaled vibration damping, while the super stiff Power Chassis pedaling platform is the source of the bike’s punchy acceleration and a highly responsive ride feel – rewarding riders who like to get up out of the saddle. You can rely on Shimano’s trustworthy 105 drivetrain to provide the gear range you demand to take on challenging hills, and you’re always in control on the way down with dual-pivot Tektro brakes for smooth, even braking. Alex double-wall alloy rims keep the bike lightweight and nimble, and they’re ready to go the distance on a pair of 28mm Schwalbe tires, while Norco cockpit pieces provide all-day comfort and seamless control.
Surly Bridge Club 27.5 2x
$1,200.00
When your bike touring route takes you over the river and through the woods with a quick jaunt through town for supplies, you can't beat the versatility and smooth riding characteristics of Surly's new Bridge Club. First off, it's a Surly so you know the 'Natch chromoly steel frame and fork are built to handle your entire kit and caboodle, and thanks to the typical overabundance of rack and cage provisions you can mount your gear via traditional racks and panniers, go full bikepacking-style, or mix-up your favorite combo of the two. The Bridge Club rolls on plump 27.5 x 2.4-inch WTB Riddler tires for a blend of low rolling resistance on smooth pavement and confident handling on forest trails. You can also run up to a 2.8-inch wide tire for more flotation, or swap-in a 700c wheel and tire combo if your route includes a lot of on-road riding. A dependable 2x10 drivetrain ensures you'll never run out of gears as you make the push up long climbs, and mechanical disc brakes offer worry-free performance to keep you safe no matter what the weather brings. And, thanks to fully housed cabling and front and rear fender mounts, you can splash through soggy days with a smile. A comfortable Salsa Bend flat bar and WTB Volt saddle complete this relaxed all-terrain tourer.
Surly ECR 29+
$1,900.00
The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly is offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 29+ sizes have two water bottle mounts and one set of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
Norco Valence Disc A Tiagra
$1,129.00
On endless stretches of roadway, the Norco Valence invites you to get comfortable for the long haul. Its light and responsive aluminum frame dampens vibration through arcing seat stays, while the oversized downtube, bottom bracket shell, and broad chainstays efficiently transmit rider input for explosive acceleration. Adding to the lively feel is a tapered head tube mated to a full-carbon fork for precise steering response. The Valence Disc A Tiagra features a solid-performing Shimano Tiagra 11-speed drivetrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes so you can keep your pace and retain control no matter what the weather brings, while the aero double-wall aluminum wheelset wrapped in Schwalbe Lugano tires offers stout protection on rough roads. Contact points are finished in Norco's own blend of sporty components, and a clever flip-out alloy chip provides mounting points for racks or fenders, further enhancing this endurance machine's comfort and versatility.
All-City Mr. Pink Tenth Anniversary
$2,399.00
All-City's flagship road racer was designed to carry you as quickly and efficiently as possible over any road surface. From pot-hole-filled city streets, to smooth country roads, and gravel centuries, this bike does it all with the style and smoothness that can only come from high-end steel. Geometry-wise, it’s a classic racer, but they've made tweaks to the equation that remove the limitations associated with your average road bike. It has clearance for 32c tires (28’s w/fenders) for mixed-terrain riding, hidden fender mounts for foul-weather days and an ED coating for rust prevention and longevity. The perennial favorite Columbus Zona tubeset is lightweight and provides a stiff, yet remarkably comfortable ride. Included with the frame is the excellent Whisky No. 7 Road Plus carbon fork, which is a remarkable 1.45lbs lighter than the previous steel version. The Mr. Pink sports all of All-City's classic steel touches: a custom head badge, All-City signature dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, internal top tube cable routing for the rear brake, a pump peg and reinforcement stars on the bottle bosses. These are the signifiers of quality that inform, at a glance, that this is a high-end, hand-crafted machine. This is the frame that won the 2013 Gravel World Championships and has been campaigned in all manner of crits, road races, fondos and gravel events. Standout in a world of alloy and carbon, ride one for yourself and feel just how amazing a steel roadbike can be.
KHS Flite Team
$5,799.00
The Flite Team edition is reserved for those who make no excuses in their pursuit for the podium. Every shape of the Toray carbon monocoque frame has been designed for speed, complemented by a stiff and precise bladed carbon fork. Shimano's top-tier Dura-Ace groupset ensures no shift is missed or corner blown, while the deep Q2 Team carbon wheelset wrapped in Kenda Valkyrie 25mm tires takes full advantage of modern aero wheel design to give you excellent cornering grip and straight-line speed. FSA SLK carbon seatpost and handlebars keep you in precise control with lightweight strength.
Pake Rum Runner Track Frame
$245.99
- Uber-affordable track frame with full CrMo construction and plain gauge tubes - Responsive semi-track geometry with horizontal 120mm spaced track dropouts - Drilled for rear brake, but no cable guides - Removable decals (decals not applied on dirty nickel) - Color matched forks sold separately
Norco Valence SL Frameset
$1,399.00
On endless stretches of roadway, the Norco Valence SL Frameset invites you to get comfortable for the long haul. This responsive, race-ready carbon frame reduces vibration through arcing seat stays, while the oversized downtube, bottom bracket shell, and broad chainstays efficiently transmit rider input for explosive acceleration. Adding to the lively feel is a tapered head tube mated to a full-carbon fork for precise steering response, giving you the tools you need to clock your best gran fondo yet.
Felt Bicycles FR3 Disc
$3,799.00
If you’re looking for pure performance, maximum value and zero compromise, the FR3 Disc is for you. With a frameset comprised of Felt’s UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber, the FR3 Disc’s tuned ride quality and lightweight chassis give riders the confidence to tackle everything from straightaway sprints to switchback climbs. And because it’s built with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, the FR3 Disc is ready for any conditions the road throws its way, giving you maximum control no matter where the road takes you.
Felt Bicycles FR FRD Frame Kit
$5,249.00
The FR FRD is a showcase of Felt’s highest-performing technology and carbon fiber expertise. Crafted from Felt’s UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme carbon fiber, the FR FRD boasts the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any bike in Felt’s history. Available as a frameset, the FR FRD allows the most world’s most dedicated athletes to build his or her dream bike. If you’re looking for the ultimate road bike for maximum pedaling efficiency in the lightest possible package, you’ve found it.
Felt Bicycles IA 2
$7,499.00
The IA 2 provides pure speed for the fastest bike split of your life. The frame is crafted from Felt’s UHC Advanced carbon fiber, and it features integrated storage solutions for the ultimate in utility. Endless adjustability and fit options provide every athlete with the perfect position for even the longest distance events and a top-notch build including an 11-speed, electronic SRAM RED etap drivetrain, Quarq Prime Carbon crankset, and Zipp 30 Course wheelset, ensures that you're competing for the top podium spot.
Norco Search C Frame/Fork
$1,499.00
Load up your maps and let the exploration begin! The Search C Framekit from Norco scoffs at the typical routes, churning through all manner of backroads thanks to a stiff, full carbon frame and Norco's Power Chassis technology. ARC Endurance engineering creates a supple ride quality with considerable tweaks to the seat post, seat tube, and rear stays. Your eyes will well up with happy, happy tears. The Search comes ready for adventure with frame-bolstering Armor Lite resin and "future-proof" universal internal cable routing. The Search C Framekit is the backbone of your next adventure.
Surly Disc Trucker Frameset
$575.00
Surly's Long Haul Trucker enjoys a reputation as one of the best riding and most value-packed touring bikes out there. It's been around long enough to be tested in the real world, in all kinds of places, with all kinds of loads on all kinds of roads. Sometimes, however, a combination of load, climate and terrain demands a bit more braking performance than a standard rim-brake LHT can provide. That's where the Disc Trucker comes in. Disc Trucker is a Long Haul Trucker specifically designed for the unique forces discs impose. Surly made sure it can run discs, racks, and fenders with no jury rigging, a somewhat unique feature they've just now decided to call Simulpatibility. You'll need to outfit it with the extras you want, like fenders and racks. Surly doesn't include that stuff because everybody's needs are different. From the casual commuter to the person who rides around the world more than once, the Disc Trucker is more than capable. It's a tool designed from the ground up to take you and a bunch of stuff just about anywhere you'd like to go. It is a tool to help you get lost and find yourself.
KHS SCR 2000
$1,599.00
You've honed your body to perform at its peak, and KHS's SCR 2000 is honed to do the same during your next triathlon. The spine of this speedy rig is the double butted aluminum frame that's light and responsive so none of your precious energy is wasted on inefficiency. Its Q2 AR400 wheels are tough enough for training rides yet ready for the race course, while the Shimano 105/Dura-Ace drivetrain slides swiftly and precisely into gear so you can concentrate on translating raw will into competition-smoking speed. To keep you ahead of your PR, KHS added an aero carbon seatpost, Profile T2 Plus extensions, and sure-gripping Tektro brakes for fine-tuned control into your final transition. Don’t let your gear get in the way of your success.
Surly Straggler 650b Frameset
$600.00
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of riding. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Felt Bicycles AR5
$2,649.00
The AR5 features all of the aerodynamic benefits as the rest of the cutting-edge AR line, with a frame kit developed through computational fluid dynamics software and extensive wind tunnel testing. It is crafted from UHC Performance carbon fiber, which delivers an efficient platform with an impeccable ride quality. Combined with an ever-dependable Shimano 105 drivetrain, the AR5 will help you gain speed and save precious energy whether you're sprinting to the finish line, completing a century or dropping your friends on the club ride.
All-City Cosmic Stallion
$2,599.00
The Gravel / All-Road / Endurance thoroughbred! The CS embodies all of All-City's bicycle ideals in its execution. As is their passion, All-City combined the classic artistry of a lovingly detailed, handbuilt steel frame with current technology, creating a bike that is both timeless as well as thoroughly contemporary. It is designed to be the ultimate for covering ground quickly over any road surface you may encounter. Whether you’re traveling and can only bring one bike, crushing gravel classics such as the Dirty Kanza, or just want to know that whatever the heck you end up getting into for the day your bike can handle, The Cosmic Stallion is The One! While it excels on smooth roads, when things start getting bumpy the Stallion really shines. It does a great job of soaking up road chatter, yet is so fast and efficient. It’s also incredibly versatile in its feature set. You’ll find three bottle mounts, as well as mounts for a rear rack and fenders. It also sports a full carbon Whisky No. 9 fork, All-City's own A.C.E. tubeset, a tapered head tube, lovely shaped stays, thru-axles, Shimano Di2 compatibility, and fits 700c x 45 or 650b x 47 tires. The A.C.E. tubeset found on the Cosmic Stallion was custom designed for all-road riding and racing. The tubing is seamless, heat treated, Air-hardened, and Custom Extruded to All-City's exact specifications and needs. The use of full frame A.C.E. Tubing allows the engineer total control over the butting profiles and wall thicknesses and has allowed All-City to build their lightest disc frame yet, a full 5oz lighter than the 853 Macho King, as well as achieving the ride characteristics they were after.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes - from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it's close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We've all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike's handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don't even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat's front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There's no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that's your thing. We're not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26-inch wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat's fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - Surly 24-pack rack included with complete bike - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
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