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Surly Grappler │Gravel Bike

Most sizes available to order! Email us to confirm availability:

The Grappler is our dedicated drop-bar trail bike. Building off the customized setups we’ve seen riders experimenting with over the years, the Grappler captures a more confident, nimble, and reactive off-road/ drop-bar experience. Engineered first and foremost around a comfortable, stable drop-bar hand position, it offers trail-ready geo and impressive tire clearance for lively all- day rides on single track, double track, and gravel, as well as an assortment of mounts for those sub-24 and weekend bikepacking excursions.


Built from our proprietary ‘Natch tubesets to handle rough terrain, the Grappler gives off-road riders a new perspective on familiar trails while luring them down dark and unknown arteries. With a higher stack and longer reach than similar-sized bikes in our lineup, fit, handling, hand position, and experience all come together in a tailor-made dirt-drop package. 


  • 100% Surly Chromoly steel frame and fork; 1-1/8" headtube (non-suspension corrected)
  • Double-butted main triangle, plus top tube and down tube gussets for added strength
  • Custom dropouts ready to run single-speed or internally geared hub setups
  • Surly’s versatile Gnot-Boost rear spacing, allowing riders to run 142mm or 148mm rear hubs
  • Front and rear captured thru-axles for ideal stiffness and handling
  • Stealth dropper post routing
  • Rack and fender compatibility, plus three-pack mounts at the top and bottom of the down tube so you never have to leave home without it — whatever “It” is
  • Seatstay-mounted bottle bosses on both sides of frame (not available on XS frame size)
  • Five frame sizes to fit nearly every size of rider: XS, Small, Medium, Large, and XL
  • Clearance for 27.5 x 2.8" tires (with or without fenders) 
  • 73mm bottom bracket shell


  • microSHIFT ADVENT X 1x10 group with an 11–48t range
  • TranzX shifter-activated dropper post for a stable, confident hand position in rough terrain • Salsa Cowchipper Handlebars for leverage and comfort
  • WTB rims paired with 27.5 x 2.5" Teravail Ehline tubeless-ready tires 

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About Us

Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.

Contact Us

Bicycle Junction is situated at 1 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington.

Call us on (04) 385 2362 OR send us a message.