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    Surly Preamble Drop Bar Bike

    Surly Surly Preamble Drop Bar Bike


    Product description

    Preamble is a hard-boiled steel commuter built for comfort, durability, and buffoonery on pavement and gravel.

    Nothing More is Needed. Nothing Less Will Do.

    The challenge was thus: Build a serious steel bike and give it only the attributes that matter most. Make it quick and comfortable on pavement, as well as confident and compliant on degraded surfaces. What the Enginerds put forth is Preamble, a pavement and gravel utility worker that proves you don’t need to cut corners or clip coupons to make a more affordable steel bike. You just need to keep shit simple.

    Preamble can run racks and fenders and carry a couple water bottles. Surly was raised on stealing basic cable, after all. Smooth and efficient on asphalt, Preamble’s double-butted main triangle provides a resplendent ride feel and withstands abuse from life’s inevitable potholes. Make it your own with flat bars, drop bars, a basket, or bags. On the road to steel euphoria, Preamble is the gateway drug.

    • Let facts be submitted to a candid world: Offered in flat-bar and drop-bar configurations
    • Easy T-Shirt sizing to fit nearly every rider (XS,S,M,L,XL)
    • Sloping top tubes on XS and Small frames for improved standover and comfort
    • To offer the best rider experience for every frame size, XS and S frames get 650b wheelsets while M–XL get 700c
    • Custom-cast single-position vertical dropout

    Bike Capabilities

    • CommutingCommuting: 5 out of 5
    • Tire ClearanceTire Clearance: 4 out of 5
    • Keeping Shit SimpleKeeping Shit Simple: 5 out of 5
    • PavementPavement: 5 out of 5
    • GravelGravel: 5 out of 5

    NOTE: You can ride your bike wherever the hell you want, but this is what we think this bike is best at.

    Preamble Flat Bar Skyrim Blue bike side view on gravel trail through woods
    Preamble Drop Bar Thorfrost White bike, front view close-up
    Preamble Flat Bar Skyrim Blue bike, down tube focus showing Surly Natch Chromoly Steel decal
    Person riding Preamble Drop Bar bike on gravel road through forest
    Person riding Preamble Drop Bar bike on street, focus on bike
    Preamble Drop Bar Thorfrost White bike side view parked next to building
    Preamble Drop Bar Thorfrost White bike, close-up of drive-side rear dropout, cassette, and derailleur
    Person with hands on grips of Preamble Flat Bar bike with foot down, stopped, focus on bike

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