The Cross-Check is a great bike. It was the third frame we ever offered, and we offered it as a complete bike a year after the introduction of the frame. Neither the frame nor the component spec of the bike have changed much since we introduced it almost a decade ago because...well, why should it? We have made a few changes and updates over the years when those changes were either necessary or just plain a good idea. For instance, this year we've added mid-blade eyelets to the fork for mounting a front rack. This isn't a touring bike per se, but it will handle lighter touring loads, and a front rack can make that easier.
But that begs the question: what is this bike for? It's a cyclocross bike by category, but we try to design a lot of versatility into our stuff. You can build this frame with gears or as a singlespeed or fixed-gear. You can ride it on the road or off. It's got lots of space for fat tires and for fenders. It does as good a job getting you across the country as it does getting you across town.
For the complete bike we picked out components that set the standard for our other completes, stuff that works well and doesn't dent your piggy bank too bad. The frame is comfy and tough as nails, and versatile too. We continue to hear from people who have made the Cross-Check their default go-to bike simply because it performs so astonishingly well. It's one of the best riding, most versatile bikes around. Now you've heard about it. Go try one.
Frame Surly Cross-Check , Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded. Rear rack bosses
Fork Surly Cross-Check , 100% CroMoly, lugged + brazed crown. 1-1/8" threadless steerer. Uncut
Seatpost Clamp Surly Stainless , Silver
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, FD-4500 Double
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra , RD-4500-GS Mid-cage
Crankset Andel , Forged arms, Silver aluminum, granny ring compatible. 110mm BCD rings, 36 & 48t, ramped & pinned, Black
Bottom Bracket Shimano , BB-UN54 68 x 113mm
Cassette Shimano Tiagra , HG-50 9-speed 12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25t
Chain SRAM PC-971 , 9-speed
Headset Ritchey Logic Comp , 1-1/8" threadless, w/30mm spacers (+ 10mm clamp-on hanger = 40mm stack total). Black
Stem Kalloy AS-008, 1-1/8" threadless. Forged. Black
Handlebar Salsa Moto Ace Bell-Lap , 26.0mm clamp diameter. Black
Handlebar Wrap Co-Union Cork Mix , Feels good. Black
Brake Levers Tektro, RL340 standard levers on 52-62cm sizes, RL341 small hand levers on 42-50cm
Brakes Tektro 992A, Black
Cable Hanger, front Tektro , 1271A. Includes routing noodle. Black
Cable Hanger, rear Surly, Stainless w/adjuster. Silver
Shift Levers Shimano Bar-end type , SL-BS77. 9-speed
Pedals NOT INCLUDED , NOT INCLUDED
Seatpost Kalloy SP-342 , 27.2 x 300mm. Black
Saddle WTB SST , Vinyl. CroMoly rails. Black
Hubs Shimano Deore , HB/FH590 32h, 100mm OLD front, 135mm OLD rear. Black
Spokes DT Swiss , Stainless Steel, 14g/2.0mm w/12mm silver brass nipples
Rims Alex , DA16. 32h x 700c. Black
Tires Ritchey SpeedMax Cross , 700c x 32mm Wire bead. Black wall
Tubes Cheng Shin , Standard Presta valve 700c x 32mm
We offer an In-store Bike fitting service to optimise your fit, which will include stem / bar / saddle exchange or upgrades. All Our bikes come ready assembled, safety checked and have a free service included within the first 3 months of purchase. Preferential Rates available to Members of Cycle Clubs, BCF , CTC and many Local Employers, Please contact us or Visit In-store for details.