If you ever looked at miles of mostly unrideable landscape and thought "Huh, I wish I could ride over that," then Surly's Moonlander might be your perfect bike. The chromoly frame was built around humongous 4.7-inch wide tires on Surly Clown Shoe rims. These beautifully large assets are meant to roll over any obstacle. The flotation and traction gained by using large-volume, low-pressure tires can get you over and through otherwise unrideable terrain: ice, snow, sand, mud, wet rocks and roots. Speaking of ice and snow, the drivetrain is customized too with Microshift thumb shifters so you can change gears in mittens and a Mr. Whirly Offset Double crank provides low gearing options. Plus, rain or shine, dry or mudbog, Avid's BB7 mechanical-disc brakes slow you down in any conditions.
|Frame||Surly TIG-welded chromoly w/double-butted main triangle|
|Fork||Surly TIG-welded chromoly|
|Rims/Wheels||Surly Clown Shoes|
|Hubs||Front: Surly New 135mm; Rear: Shimano XT disc|
|Tires||Big Fat Larry, 26 x 4.7|
|Crankset||Surly Mr. Whirly Offset Double|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34|
|Shifters||Microshift Thumb Shifter|
|Handlebars||Salsa Moto Ace|
|Brake Levers||Avid SD-7|
|Brakes||Avid BB7 mechanical-disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB SST Comp|
* Subject to change without notice.