2017 Surly Ogre Review: ETs, Molokos, 27.5+, and a braze-on fiesta…126 Feb 27 Cass Gilbert / bikes
Following the Troll’s recent revamp, it was only a matter of time before Surly’s 29er all-rounder, the Ogre, underwent a similar transformation. Read on to discover details of its 2017 incarnation and thoughts on its frameset, set up with 27.5+ wheels. Also included are musings on the relative merits of different Plus sizes, depending on the style of your backcountry explorations.
Around the world… in just one gear.19 Nov 11 Guest / plog
From September 2015 to August 2016, Markus Stitz completed an around the world bike journey covering 34,097 kilometers through 26 countries… all on a singlespeed bike. Here’s the story, photos, stats, gear lists, and a map where you can see the GPS track for each of the seven legs of his trip.
Tech Note: Extra Bottle Cages on a Surly ECR/Troll/Ogre32 Mar 24 Logan Watts / accessories
Need extra water capacity for a big bikepacking trip? Here’s a hack to add two additional bottle cages using Surly’s do-all, horizontal slot dropouts—tested on rough tracks in East Africa.
The Surly E.C.R. Rounds Out Their Adventure Bike Catalog22 Jul 23 Logan Watts / bikes
Surly never ceases to amaze by putting out new bikes that I immediately need. They just released two really cool rigs that fill various niche gaps in their steel frame lineup. In this post, we’ll have a quick peek at the ECR and Straggler as well as explore their nonpareil, adventure-specific lineup.