What We Say…
Hunting for a pocket friendly drop bar all terrain/gravel bike? Look no further than the Surly Preamble, Drop Bar! This 1x steel beast is designed with touring, gravel and adventure in mind! Get yourself a deal today!
What They Say…
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.
Frame- Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel tubing, E.D. coated
Fork- Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel fork, Disc Only
Handlebar- Salsa Cowbell
Bar Tape- Black Cork
Saddle- Selle Italia X Base
Rear Derailleur- microSHIFT RD-M46S
Gear Levers- microSHIFT R400
Chain- KMC Z9
Crankset- Samox, 3-piece, 40t
Cassette- microSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed
Brake LeversmicroSHIFT R400-L and R-490-R
BrakesAvid BB7 Mechanical
TyresKenda Kwik Tendril