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Surly Cross Check

I got hit by a car in January 2015 and totaled my previous Cross Check frame. It was a 58cm and was too long, so when I finally got around to replacing it, I went for the 56cm. All components were good after the wreck and I added a few fresh bits. Nice to have a do-it-all bike like this one again.

Frame:
Surly Cross Check 56cm

Fork/Headset:
Surly / Cane Creek 10

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano GRX FC-RX600

Pedals:
Shimano PD-T8000

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sram PC-1051

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Microshift BS-M10 downtube shifter / Shimano Deore M6000-GS

Handlebars/Stem:
Salsa Cowchipper 46cm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks C17 Denim

Brakes:
TRP RRL Levers / TRP CX9

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Kinlin XR31T / Shimano 105 5800 / WTB Venture 40mm tubeless

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Kinlin XR31T / Shimano 105 5800 / WTB Venture 40mm tubeless

Accessories:
Surly 24-pack rack / ILE Porteur Bag / Zefal HPX-4 pump

Bike History

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

  1. Early 2014
  2. Late 2014
  3. February 2016
  4. October 2016 - Commuter Nirvana
  5. November 2016
  6. Late 2020
  7. Mid 2021

Current Stage Info:

Added: TRP RRL levers, Deore M6000 10 speed RD, GRX 1x crank, Microshift shifter and WTB Venture 40mm tubeless tires

Added by dickeysezso. Last updated about 1 year ago.

10 Comments

benmotobecane

benmotobecane says:

Thanks for your answer! But you didn't say how tall you are..? I know sizing depends on more things than just your height but it's just to have an idea.

Posted about 2 years ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

Oops! I'm 6ft and I have a 31" inseam.

Posted about 2 years ago

benmotobecane

benmotobecane says:

Hey! Great bike! I was wondering how tall you are..You said that a 58 cross check was too long for you, do you feel alright on the 56 frame ? The saddle seems kinda high compared to the Surly bikes I've seen.

Posted about 2 years ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

I do. I have long legs so I think the 56 and 58 both fit me in seat tube dimension; however the 58 is a good bit longer so I felt a lot more stretched out on that one. I probably could have gotten away with just using a shorter stem. All my other bikes I aim for a 57.5cm top tube.

Posted about 2 years ago

Emory_H

Emory_H says:

How do you like the frame pump? I've been looking for a good one.

Posted over 5 years ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

It's great. Very convenient and out of the way. Works faster and easier than a CO2 or small hand pump and was only $30.

Posted over 5 years ago

SpoonRules

SpoonRules says:

Rad!

Posted almost 6 years ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

Thanks. I like it.

Posted almost 6 years ago

whipped_takara

whipped_takara says:

clean build! Are you considering clipless at all in the future?

Posted about 8 years ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

I'll switch back and forth between platforms and shimano XT pedals depending on the ride.

Posted about 8 years ago