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Disc Trucker

My rough road touring bike build.

2012 Surly Disc Trucker

Surly with a Pig headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
FSA MTB Compact 44/32


Shimano 12-36t with SRAM

Sunrace down tube shifters, Sora rear and Tourney front

On-one Midge dirt drop, BOA stem

Selle Italia sport tour w/ Kalloy post

Tektro road levers ,Avid BB5 Road disc, 160 mm rotors

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Dyad rim, Shimano dynamo hub, 42c CST

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity Dyad rim, XT hub, 42c CST

Jandd Extreme front rack, Ortlieb roller plus front bags, Thorn accessory bar. B&M cryo light, 53mm fenders

More Info:
Set up for dirt road touring. Rides a lot like my first MTB, a '88 Diamondback Topanga.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Stage 3

Added by jet-flashman. Last updated over 7 years ago.



Malaysian says:

Do you still have this? If so, how has the rack held up? Just looking for a front rack and want something I can run small panniers on as well as a top bag or small tent strapped to the top... a mini review would be great.

Posted about 9 years ago


jet-flashman says:

So far so good with this set up. I don't regularly carry a lot of weight on the rack but have had up to 20lbs loaded with no issues. The bike actually rode better with more weight. After 5400 miles the rack hasn't loosened or shifted on the fork and I like the three levels for mounting for panniers. I really like the quality of the rack and if I ever bought a rear rack I'd choose the same brand.

Posted about 9 years ago


thebaron says:

is this your going camping bike? looks very functional.

Posted about 11 years ago


jet-flashman says:

Yes...well thats the plan anyway. I hope to get the last few pieces of camping gear, Ortlieb handlebar bag, seat bag and I'll be ready to test it out.

Posted about 11 years ago