Call the Straggler a “gravel bike”.
Call the Straggler a “cyclocross bike”.
Call the Straggler a “commuter bike”.
Maybe you should call the Straggler “My bike”.
Surly has made a versatile and fun bike here with the Straggler. The handling and performance characteristics are squarely in the cyclocross world. The bike has a little bit shorter wheelbase than the Long Haul Trucker, so it climbs and sprints better than a dedicated touring bike. There is ample room for fenders and fat tires, and there are accessory mounts all over the bike. The cromoly steel frameset is durable and rides great. The Straggler is the most “modern” road bike that Surly offers, as it comes equipped with both STI shift levers and disc brakes right out of the box!
Available as a frameset or a complete bike in over a dozen sizes.