Complete Disc Trucker Specs

Disc Trucker without Thud Buster Seat Post


Frameset: Surly Disc Trucker 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded

Sizes: 50 cm with 26˝ wheels

Fork: Surly Long Haul Trucker, 4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets

Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 30.0mm


Crankset: Shimano XT FCM770 9 Speed Triple with 44-32-22T

Bottom Bracket: Integrated in crankset

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M771 Front

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M771 Front & Rear Derailleur

Cog or Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M770 9 Speed Cassette

Chain: Shimano 9 speed with master link


Headset: Cane Creek S6 sealed bearings

Brakes: Avid BB7, G2 160mm rotors front & rear mechanical disc brakes

Brake Levers: Dia Compe Road Brake Levers, long pull and TRP, Tektro Top Mount Carbon Fiber Cyclocross Brake Lever

Shifters: Shimano SL-BS77 9-SPEED Bar-end Shifters

Stem: Weyless Carbon

Handlebar: Icon

Saddle: Brooks Conquest with springs

Seatpost: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST Suspension Seatpost


Front Hub: Shimano XT M775 GH Disc, 36h. 100mm, black w/QR

Rear Hub: Shimano XT M775 GH Disc, 36h. 135mm, black w/QR

Rims: 26″ Shimano XT M775 Tubeless Rims

Tires: 26˝ Continental Sport Contact, 26 x 1.6″

In the final analysis, while I didn’t keep track of the actual cost of the bicycle, I think the completed bicycle cost about the same as a stock Disc Trucker from Surly. Nevertheless, my goal wasn’t to save money. I enjoyed building this high quality touring bike and I know every part and piece of it. Not to mention the bike is pure joy to ride.

Phase II is to make this Disc Trucker into a self-supported touring machine with racks, bags etc. More to follow.

Ken Whittaker

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