Surly Troll Frameset – Steves Pants

Item #SF-Troll-Turquoise

$700.00 $650.00

Manufacturers Description:

Though the Troll’s geometry is that of a 26˝-wheeled mountain bike, it’s unlike most mountain bikes you’ll find on your local bike shop floor. The frame has ample clearance for 28/38/50t mountain-triple chainrings and room for 26 x 2.7˝ tires. The gusseted front triangle, with its sloping toptube, provides generous standover clearance even when running high-volume rubber.

Build it with a 100mm travel suspension fork, or roll the 4130 CroMoly Troll fork. The stock fork is spec’d with canti pivots, disc mounts, low- and mid-blade rack bosses and fender eyelets. Run a rack, fender and disc at the same time, no jury-rigging required.

The Troll frame features horizontal rear-loading dropouts with a derailleur hanger, disc caliper mounting slots, and rack and fender bosses. There’s a dedicated area for anchoring a Rohloff hub OEM2 axle plate, and we’ve included threaded M10 x 1mm holes for installing Surly trailer-mounting nuts or B.O.B. Nutz. The dropout design allows the simultaneous use of a rack, fender and disc brake. We include canti pivots, too. Options, options, options. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.

Use the Troll as a mountain bike, cruiser, commuter or touring rig. Make it your go-to utility tractor. Try out different tires and handlebars. Add some racks, build it with gears, or strip it down to a singlespeed drivetrain. Take it camping, ride it to the grocery store or session on your favorite single-track. Build it up, ride it for a while, then reinvent it.

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1 review for Surly Troll Frameset – Steves Pants


    5 out of 5

    If I was planning another tour of a developing country, my bike build of choice would be a Surly Troll with Rohloff 14 Speedhub, Son28 dynohub with an E-werk converter, B&M Luxos B headlight and B&M tailight, Surly nice racks front and rear, Ortlieb panniers front, rear and bar bag, and Jeff Jones handlebars. This would be my dream bike for touring remote areas of the world where strength & reliability are the foremost concerns.

    Let’s add a few additional must-have items to the mix.

    The ability to run high volume rubber (2.35 to 2.5 – Fat Frank/Big Apple, Hookworms)
    Lots of bosses for water bottle cages, racks & fenders
    Derailleur hanger, disc caliper mounting slots plus cantilever/V brake pivots
    A relaxed semi-upright riding position
    Mountain bike geometry
    Clearance for triple mountain chainrings
    4130 CroMoly Steel
    26″ wheels for availability worldwide

    This narrows the field of existing bikes quite a bit. In fact, I believe it only leaves one contender standing, the Surly Troll.
    For world touring I give this frame five stars.

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Product Description

Pack your panniers and take it camping, make trips to the grocery store or ride weekends on your favorite single-track. There are no limits to the versatility of the Troll.

  • 100% 4130 CroMoly steel, double-butted main triangle; disc and canti compatible; 100mm suspension-corrected fork
  • Horizontal, rear-load dropouts with derailleur hanger and option for Rohloff OEM2 axle plate
  • 26 x 2.7" maximum tire clearance; 160mm maximum rotor capability on the rear (specialty adaptor included for 160mm rotors)
  • Threaded eyelets for fenders, racks, and Surly trailer mounts
  • Full length Surly Trip Guides for continuous derailleur and brake housing
  • Two sets of water bottle cage mounts, removable cantilever posts; upper seatstay threaded barrels, mid-and low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets
  • Front Derailleur Clamp: 28.6 (1-1/8")
  • Seatpost Diameter: 27.2 mm
  • BB/Frame Interface: English
  • BB Shell Width: 73
  • Rear Axle Type: 10x1
  • Front Axle Type: 9x1
  • Rear Hub Spacing: 135 mm
  • Front Hub Spacing: 100 mm
  • Wheel Size: 26"

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