Surly Troll / World Troller Touring Bike Build Part 3

Maybe the best go anywhere off road cycle touring bike - The Surly Troll World Troller

Building my Surly Troll / World Troller part 1 looked at the decision process leading to choosing this go anywhere touring bike frame. It also covered the use of S&S Couplers and reasons to chose a Surly Troll over the Surly World Troller. Part 2 looked at the key decisions in fitting a Rolhoff internal … Read more…

Surly Troll / World Troller Touring Bike Build

Surly World Troller - The off road full size touring bike that splits in two for travel

I’ve pondered long and hard over what I’d do differently for my next bike. Alot of that contemplating was done whilst on the saddle of my current ride, a ‘Surly Long Haul Trucker’. I love the ‘Trucker’ it’s proved to be everything it’s renowned for. It’s a solid, comfortable touring bike that I trust whole-heartedly but I now need a different steed … Read more…

Bullhorns – The perfect touring bike handlebar?

Bullhorns - The perfect touring handlebar

Do you dare steer away from touring tradition? They come as standard on almost every touring bike but have you considered anything other than conventional drop handlebars? I never gave my handlebar choice a second thought. I had drop bars on my first tourer and I still do on my road bike. I know I don’t … Read more…