That's right, we've just received a new Long Haul Trucker for the floor. It's a beautiful "truckaccino" color; size 58. The frame also comes in Olive and in sizes 42-62. Click on the link above for full specs and geometry.
Surly promises that the LHT feels just as smooth and balanced while fully loaded (with Axiom Monsoons!) as it does without panniers.
Spoke holders grace the rear chainstay, and the underside of the downtube has an extra set of bolts for a third water bottle. Bar end shifters can be fixed in a pinch while you are sitting on the edge of a mountain pass. When you slam into a monster buffalo in the middle of South Dakota and your frame breaks, you can probably get someone to weld the chromoly steel frame back together. 36 hole Alexrims Adeventurer rims and XT hubs make for nearly bomb-proof wheels. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera... You can tell that I'm pretty pumped about this bike..it's a case of serious Binvy (Bike Envy).
Whether you are trekking across country, planning a springtime staycation, commuting or pedaling to the pub on our Monday Night City Ride, the Long Haul Trucker could be the bike for you.