Surly Long Haul Trucker
Out of the box, the Long Haul Trucker (LHT) has a comfortable ride and includes extras like mounts for a third water bottle cage, a pump peg, and frame-mounted spoke holders. Surly builds the LHT with a mix of road and mountain components, cantilever brakes, and bar end shifters. However, the frame is designed with clearance for a double or triple crankset, lever, bar end, or downtube shifters, and either cantilever or linear pull brakes.
This touring bike also uses a versatile square taper bottom bracket and the rider can choose between 26 inch wheels or 700c on certain frame sizes. The LHT uses thicker steel for the frame and the included components are intended to be reliable and not lightweight which makes it heavier than comparable bikes. For the inspired cyclist, the LHT can be tailor made to provide one of the most comfortable rides on the market.