I bet you’re a little confused by this bike. That’s all right. We’ll explain.
So let’s say you had an old mountain bike from 1993 that you used for commuting. Your old bike had been converted to road use with slick tires and one of those Scott wrap-around handlebars. That old bike had fenders, a rack and a bunch of random accessories duct taped to it.
You loved that old bike. But then it got stolen.
Surly to the rescue! The Troll is just like your versatile old mountain bike, only better.
There’s all kinds of attachment points for racks, fenders, trailers and other accessories. You can run disc brakes or rim brakes. It has horizontal dropouts, so you can ride it as a single-speed if you want. The Troll is available as a complete bike (If the thieves got every bit of your old bike) or as a frameset (so you can use some of the random bike parts left in your garage). The frame geometry is suspension-corrected so we can install a Rockshox for smoother off-road adventure. Either 26″ or 27.5″ wheels will work on the Troll.
Why not buy a Surly Ogre? Well, like we said, all of those old bike parts in your garage including the mountain of 26″ tires will fit on the Troll. The smaller wheels also means that the bike handles a bit quicker, fits smaller riders better, and is slightly sturdier under heavy loads.