The Cross-Check was the third frame we ever offered. There is no such thing as one bike that can do it all, but the Cross-Check does a good job of most things people use bikes for. It’s a cyclocross bike by design but that’s not how most people use it. It does as good a job getting you across the country as it does getting you across town. It’s at home on the road and on trails, on gravel, and just about whatever else you might run into. It’ll take pretty big tires, or smaller ones if you like. It can be built as a geared bike, a singlespeed or a fixed-gear.

The frame is designed to supply a comfortable but lively ride. The tubing is CroMoly steel, high quality drawn tubing built to our specifications. It’s built to work with components of popular sizes, meaning you can find options in tons of new and old parts. It will accommodate a wide range of crank types and chainring sizes. It’s got accommodations for racks and fenders front and rear. Because it takes those big tires, so you can outfit it to suit where and how you’ll use it.

There’s a reason we still offer the Cross-Check after all these years. The frame is comfy, tough as nails and super versatile. We continue to hear from people for whom the Cross-Check has long been their default go-to bike simply because it performs so astonishingly well.

Single-Speed as delivered:  We’ve added a singlespeed Cross Check to the Surly Intergalactic Delicious fleet of complete bikes, and boy howdy it's rootin' tootin'. Avid Single Digit 5 v-brakes, Surly Ultra New model hubs with the nice bearings and the cool fixing bolts, cushy, practical Surly Knard41 tires, Salsa MotoAce riser bar, and Surly proprietary Getaroundit 42 x 17 gearing. Suitable for a broad spectrum of adventurneering, from neighborhooding to farthest reaches of darkest suburbia and beyond. It is, like all our frames, made of 4130 CroMoly steel and it was designed to put a bullet in the head of one-season, one-purpose bikes. Ride it around for a while. Go places, and sometimes take long trips with no planned destination or schedule. Maybe deck it out with racks and fenders. Later, you can make it into something else…drop bars, gears, racks, and bags perhaps. Now go get 'em, tiger.

2013 Sulry Cross-Check Cycle-Cross Road Bike

FrameSurly Cross-Check, 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded, 58 cm
ForkSurly Cross-Check, 4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eylets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets
Seatpost ClampSurly Black, 30.0mm
ColorDark Dirty Blue
CranksetSRAM Apex, 34-46T, 175mm (Upgrade)
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP
Front derailleurSRAM Apex, Braze-on
Rear derailleurSRAM Apex WiFli, 10 speed medium cage
CassetteSRAM Apex PG-1050 10 speed, 12-32T
ChainFSA 10 speed
HeadsetCane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝. Black
BrakesAvid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever road
Brake Lever/ShiftersSRAM Apex Double-Tap
StemGiant Contact OD2, 120mm, 8° rise (Giant)
HandlebarsSalsa Cowbell 3, 31.8, Black (Upgrade), Tape Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm Black
Saddle Selle Italia Man Gel Flow - Manganese Tube (Upgrade)
SeatpostKalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 300mm. Black
Front hubSurly Ultra New 32H, 100mm Black with bolts
Rear HubShaimano 105 (Upgrade)
RimsAlex DH19 rim, Double wall. 32h
TiresContinental Gatorskin 28-622 Foldable (700 x 28c)