Bikes. Parts. Chaos.

The bicycle is a great way to get around. It’s a lot less expensive than a car and a lot less crowded than public transportation. These days, many bicycle companies forsake practicality in the name of speed, weight, or some other frivolity. Well, not us. Behold the Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport.

It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of our size specific 4130 CroMoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and our do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of our goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work.

Specifications

Cross-Check Geometry 2014
units:
  • in
  • mm
42cm 46cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm 62cm 64cm
Reach 14.9 378.7 15.0 380.8 15.3 389.1 15.3 389.7 15.5 394.8 15.5 394.3 15.7 398.3 16.0 407.3 16.2 411.0 16.7 424.5
Stack 20.8 528.0 20.8 528.0 20.8 528.0 20.8 528.0 21.2 538.4 21.9 556.5 22.7 575.7 23.4 593.6 24.1 612.7 24.8 630.9
Head Tube Angle 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0°
Head Tube Length 3.6 91.0 3.6 91.0 3.6 91.0 3.6 91.0 4.0 102.0 4.8 121.0 5.6 141.0 6.3 160.0 7.1 180.0 7.9 200.0
Seat Tube Length 16.5 420.0 18.1 460.0 19.7 500.0 20.5 520.0 21.3 540.0 22.0 560.0 22.8 580.0 23.6 600.0 24.4 620.0 26.2 665.0
BB Drop 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0 2.6 66.0
Wheelbase 39.0 989.8 39.1 991.9 39.6 1005.2 39.6 1005.9 39.9 1014.3 40.1 1019.7 40.5 1029.9 41.1 1044.7 41.5 1054.7 42.3 1074.6
Chainstay Length 16.5 420.0 16.5 420.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0 16.7 425.0
Top Tube Length, Actual 19.9 505.0 20.3 515.0 21.1 535.1 21.5 545.1 22.0 559.9 22.4 569.9 22.8 579.8 23.6 599.8 24.0 609.9 24.8 630.0
Top Tube Length, Effective 20.6 522.0 20.8 528.8 21.3 541.8 21.5 547.1 22.0 560.0 22.4 570.0 22.8 580.0 23.6 600.0 24.0 610.0 24.8 630.0
Seat Tube Angle 75.0° 74.5° 74.0° 73.5° 73.0° 72.5° 72.5° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0°
Standover Height 29.4 747.9 30.2 766.7 30.9 784.4 31.3 794.4 31.9 809 32.5 826.7 33.3 845.9 34.0 863.4 34.7 882.2 35.5 901.8
Stem Length 2.8 70 3.1 80 3.1 80 3.9 100 3.9 100 3.9 100 4.7 120 4.7 120 4.7 120 4.7 120
Stem Angle
Handlebar Width 15.7 400 15.7 400 15.7 400 16.5 420 16.5 420 17.3 440 17.3 440 18.1 460 18.1 460 18.1 460
Crank Length 6.7 170 6.7 170 6.7 170 6.7 170 6.9 175 6.9 175 6.9 175 6.9 175 6.9 175 6.9 175
Fork Length 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0 15.7 400.0
Fork Rake 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0 1.7 44.0

* Standover is measured from the top of the TT, at the center, with a tire measuring approximately Ø717mm (Surly 700x41 Knard)

Tubing

Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded. ED Coated.

Rear Dropouts

Semi-horizontal dropouts give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability. Adjuster screws are included to keep your wheel in the right place for optimal shifting if you go with derailleurs. Our Gnot-rite spacing (132.5mm) allows you to run 130mm road hubs and 135mm MTB hubs.

Brake Compatibility

Cantilever brake studs front and rear

Braze-ons/extras

Bosses front and rear to take cantilever or linear-pull brakes, eyelets at the dropouts, rear rack bosses, dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter bosses, fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack.

Seatpost Diameter

27.2mm

Seatpost Clamp Diameter

30.0mm Surly stainless, included

Headset/Steerer Tube

1-1/8" threadless

Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter

28.6mm

Bottom Bracket Shell

68mm wide, standard English threaded 1.37" x 24t

Chainring Clearance

Manipulated stays so you can fit the size rings you want. Go nuts.

Tire Clearance

Fatties Fit Fine (FFF) stays and our beautiful slope-crowned custom fork provide room for tires up to 700c x 42mm, or about 700c x 40mm with fenders. Largest possible tire size depends on tire, rims, axle location in the dropouts, and other factors, but still, you can run pretty damn big tires.

Fork

4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Sloping crown with threaded eylets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets.

Colors

Urban DeGray

Dream Tangerine

Gloss Black

Cuba Libre

Support

Frame Warranty

LIMITED WARRANTY

This Surly product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for three years from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

This warranty does NOT cover the following:

  • Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assembler
  • Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition or for commercial purposes, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use
  • Installation of components, parts or accessories not originally intended for or compatible with bicycle as sold
  • Damage or deterioration to the paint, surface finish, aesthetics or appearance of the product
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly

This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Surly, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Surly product and is not transferrable. This warranty applies only to products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Surly be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein.

This limited warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This limited warranty does not affect your statutory rights.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.