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.
|Frame||Surly Cross-Check, 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded, 58 cm|
|Fork||Surly 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 Clamp||Surly Black, 30.0mm|
|Color||Dark Dirty Blue|
|Crankset||SRAM Apex, 34-46T, 175mm (Upgrade)|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP|
|Front derailleur||SRAM Apex, Braze-on|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM Apex WiFli, 10 speed medium cage|
|Cassette||SRAM Apex PG-1050 10 speed, 12-32T|
|Chain||FSA 10 speed|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝. Black|
|Brakes||Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever road|
|Brake Lever/Shifters||SRAM Apex Double-Tap|
|Stem||Giant Contact OD2, 120mm, 8° rise (Giant)|
|Handlebars||Salsa Cowbell 3, 31.8, Black (Upgrade), Tape Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm Black|
|Saddle||Selle Italia Man Gel Flow - Manganese Tube (Upgrade)|
|Seatpost||Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 300mm. Black|
|Front hub||Surly Ultra New 32H, 100mm Black with bolts|
|Rear Hub||Shaimano 105 (Upgrade)|
|Rims||Alex DH19 rim, Double wall. 32h|
|Tires||Continental Gatorskin 28-622 Foldable (700 x 28c)|