With that in mind we proudly offer you, the freaks who have come along for the ride, the Surly Rat Ride 11 year anniversary limited edition complete bike. Let’s review what it is:
The frame and fork is disc-only, no rim brake studs, no housing stops, in black with throw-back Rat Ride decals in red. For components it sports a whole bunch of our stuff, from the Torsion bar to the Mr. Whirly crankset to the red New disc hubs (nutted axles, ‘natch), and some stuff we don’t make but which works really well, like Avid mechanical brakes. The drivetrain is single-dingle, with one gear in back and two Surly stainless steel chain rings. Most obvious are the Hoggy G 24x3” slicks on Large Marge rims. It’s bouncy, grippy, stable, fast, and fun as hell.
This isn’t some craptacular museum piece meant to stoke nostalgia for the good old days. This is a bike meant to be ridden, because we ride and we know you do too. But be warned: we didn’t make very many, so if you think you might want one don’t wait. We expect they won’t be around very long, and once they’re gone they’re gone for good. Call up your local bike shop right away.