The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly is offering that size in both options.
Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 29+ sizes have two water bottle mounts and one set of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
|Frame||Surly ECR, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coated. Double-butted main triangle. TIG-welded|
|Fork||Surly ECR, TIG-welded custom-butted 4130 CroMoly, non-suspension corrected, 1-1/8-inch steerer tube, 203mm disc brake clearance|
|Headset||Cane Creek, 40 series|
Front: 9mm, bolt-on
Rear: 12x148mm thru-axle
|Hubs||Front: Surly Ultra New Disc, Rear: Salsa|
|Spokes||DT Swiss, stainless|
|Tires||Surly Knard, 27.5 x 3.0, 33tpi|
|Bottom Bracket||Surly Enduro|
|Chain||KMC X10, Silver|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX FD-M661, Problem Solvers direct mount adaptor (31.8mm w/shim)|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore RD-M615 SGS, 10-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SunRace, 10 speed: 11-40|
|Handlebars||Surly Moloko, 31.8mm|
|Brake Levers||Avid FR-5|
|Brakes||Avid BB7, Centerline 180/160mm front/rear rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||Kalloy SP-342|
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I plan on commuting, trail riding, and camp touring,The 2017 ECR is prefect, The color is Awesome! The ride is smooth, All production parts are doable, Tires are huge,Love the Moloko bars and shifters.