Surly Preamble Flat Bar

Surly Preamble Flat Bar

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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

Frame: Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel tubing, E.D. coated
Fork: Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel fork, Disc Only
Seat post Clamp: Surly Stainless 30.0


Headset: VP 1-1/8" Threadless
Brakes: Avid BB7 Mechanical
Brake levers: 
Avid FR-5
Rotors: SRAM 160mm F/R
Shifter: MicroSHIFT R400 
Stem: Kalloy 31.8
Handlebar: Kalloy, 35mm rise, 9-degree backsweep
Grip/Tape: Black Cork
Saddle: Selle Italia X-Base
Seat post: Kalloy 27.2 x 300mm
Crankset: Samox, 3-piece, 40t
Bottom Bracket: JIS 68 x 124.5mm
Rear derailleur: MicroSHIFT RD-M46S
Cassette: MicroSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed
Chain: KMC Z9
Wheels Front hub: Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR 
Rear hub: Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR
Rims: 21mm, 32h
Tires: Kenda Kwik Tendril 700c x 35mm (MD/LG/XL) & Kenda Standard 650b x 1.35 (XS/SM)

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