Surly Disc Trucker

Surly Disc Trucker


The Surly 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.

Surly Disc Trucker pitstop
Surly Disc Trucker
Surly Disc Trucker open road

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. We’ve made sure it can run discs, racks, and fenders with no jury rigging, a somewhat unique feature we’ve just now decided to call Simulpatibility.

Most of the components on the complete bike are the same as the standard LHT, parts chosen for their balance of technical capability, durability, and value. The drivetrain uses the sort of wide gearing you will need for loaded and unloaded travel, cable operated disc brakes for their proven reliability and ease of service, and hubs that are durable and easy to maintain.

You’ll need to outfit it with the extras you want, like fenders and racks. We don’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.


Tubing100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED Coated.
Rear DropoutsVertical, 135mm O.L.D.
Brake CompatibilityDisc Trucker uses 51mm disc calipers (160mm rotor only)
Braze-ons/extrasUpper bosses and dropout eyelets for racks front and rear, fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of H2O cage bosses, emergency spoke mounts.
Seatpost Diameter27.2mm
Seatpost Clamp Diameter30.0mm, Surly stainless included
Headset/Steerer Tube1-1/8″ threadless
Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter28.6mm (bottom-pull)
Bottom Bracket Shell68mm wide, threaded standard English (1.37″ x 24t)
Chainring Clearance42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple
Tire Clearance26″: 2.1″ with or without fenders; 700c: 42mm with fenders, 45mm without fenders Individual tire and rim combos affect tire clearance
Fork4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets.
Weight42cm = 4.98 lb (2.25kg) 26˝ Fork—uncut = 2.1 lb (0.97kg)