What it’s built for:
Does it get any more Surly than the Troll? We think not. An outlandish handlebar that stops people in their tracks (and make huge touring days bearable)? Check. A dropout configuration that requires a doctorate to fully understand it’s true potential? Check. A truly staggering number of braze-ons for literally (and we mean literally) any rack/cage/bag/doodad configuration you can possibly dream up? Check. Mean green color? You know it! The Troll has for many years has been Surly’s flagship touring rig, built to facilitate the build of your dreams no matter how surreal they may be. The stand out features of the bike are certainly it’s staunch 26” wheels and bullet-proof frame, you can break this thing in the middle of the Mongolian steppe and still find parts for it. Not to mention their borderline perplexing rear dropout system. Want a Rolhoff internal hub with a disc brake and still pull a cargo trailer? This has got to be one of the few bikes on the planet that will accommodate your high-flying dreams.
Why we love it:
You know when you hear that story about a friend of a friend who rode from Siberia to the South of France? It probably happened on a Troll (or an Ogre if they were a big friend). The Troll is the touring bike built to literally rewrite the rules for what a bike can be, and welove that. Like in a real deep personal kind of way. You can buy a Troll with a factory spec and happily head out on heaps of adventures that’ll push you way past your limits, but it almost certainly will not stay set up like that. Every ride you’ll dream up a way to go further, ride rougher terrain, carry more, and make it truly your own and the Troll is ready to greet each and every change with gusto. Honestly, if we sell you a Troll there’s a good chance it’ll be the last touring bike we sell you but selling bikes that last a lifetime? We really love that.
Stop in for a ride on the Troll today!