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Surly Cross-Check

Ridden this bad boy since 2013. The Cross-Check is such a versatile bike, capable of everything from commuting to light mountain biking. Love it! Got it stock, but I've upgraded nearly everything over the years.

Frame:
Surly Cross-Check 2013 converted to rear disc brake

Fork/Headset:
Genesis Croix de Fer 2015/Ritchey Comp Logic Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Deore MT60 crankset/Shimano UN-55 bottom bracket

Pedals:
Shimano PD-EH500

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
1x10 speed / 11-42 Shimano Deore HG500 cassette / 36 tooth FSA Megatooth chainring / KMC X10-73 chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SRAM X0 rear derailleur / SRAM X9 rear shifter

Handlebars/Stem:
On-One Mary handlebars/Thomson Elite X4 stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks C17 carved saddle/Thomson Elite Setback seatpost

Brakes:
Shimano BL-MT500 levers / Shimano BR-MT500 brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano HB-TX505 hub / Alexrims DP23 rim / WTB Byway 650x47b tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano HB-TX505 hub / Alexrims DP23 rim / WTB Byway 650x47b tire

Accessories:
Bikepacking and touring gear etc.

Bike History

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

  1. New and innocent
  2. First rebuild
  3. Back to drops, new drivetrain
  4. Cowbell time
  5. Spring '16 upgrade
  6. Spring 17' iterations
  7. Mullet Check
  8. Basketpacking mode
  9. Flatbar touring
  10. Backsweep bars iteration
  11. Full disc conversion

Current Stage Info:

Got a local framebuilder to weld on disc brake tabs on the frame, then I painted it with silver Hammerite.

Added by arekey. Last updated 4 months ago.

10 Comments

JiiiiM

JiiiiM says:

How do you like the Humpert handlebar so far ?

Posted about 1 year ago

arekey

arekey says:

These days I'm mainly using the CC for urban (delivery) rides, and the bars are perfect for that use. Tho', for touring, I would add a set of bar ends or TT-bars to increase possible hand positions.

Posted about 1 year ago

JiiiiM

JiiiiM says:

Ok thanks

Posted about 1 year ago

Ivesmatt

Ivesmatt says:

I like this build quite a bit! That's a 9 speed rd with 10 speed shifters right? How does that work out?

Posted about 3 years ago

arekey

arekey says:

Sorry for the late answer. For some reason, most of Shimano's 10-speed road shifters work with older 9-speed derailleurs without any problems. My shifters, 4700, shouldn't work with the derailleur though. But my LBS somehow managed to get them to work almost smoothly with the RD.

Posted over 2 years ago

Big_toque

Big_toque says:

Great build.

Posted over 3 years ago

arekey

arekey says:

Thanks! I like your builds too, especially the Disc Trucker. It looks so much more sportier and faster than the average LHT/Disc Trucker.

Posted over 3 years ago

moose

moose says:

awesome, cross checks are so fun

Posted almost 4 years ago

arekey

arekey says:

Thanks dude! They might not be the lightest and fastest bikes, but their functionality weighs up for that a lot. Also just have to say that I love the colorscheme of your Cross-Check. How do you like the Pasela tires? Looking at them for my spring upgrade.

Posted almost 4 years ago

moose

moose says:

really great, decent puncture protection, light, low rolling resistance. i'm a big fan. looking into another set of challenges possibly for this bike

Posted almost 4 years ago