Surly Long Haul Trucker Long Term Review

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Meet ‘Sturdy Sadie’, my trusty steed for getting me from A to B regardless of the distance or terrain. She may not be a fancy lightweight girl, but as the saying goes ‘steel is real’ and Sadie is as real as they come. She has taken me to far flung and unimaginable destinations, as well as to work everyday, with out batting an eyelid and I have no doubt of her courage, strength, endurance and reliability!

Surly Troll Review: 1000 miles of mixed terrain touring

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Since getting my Surly Troll build up by my friends at Bike U Like shortly before embarking on our current tour of New Zealand I didn’t leave myself much time to test it. Top tip for tourers; get your bike build early and go on a couple of fully loaded shakedown rides first. However, since leaving Auckland I have now put well over 1000 miles of fully loaded mixed terain touring on it and thought I would share my initial thoughts.