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Lowside is the bike that gets you across town for a quick rip on singletrack, then over to the bar for a night out.

Lowside is like the grownup version of the bike you rode when you were a kid and still had hopes and dreams and some semblance of ambition. It’s just as happy riding singletrack as it is parked outside your favorite drinking establishment.

Lowside is a singlespeed. Singlespeeding has been a part of Surly’s DNA since day one when we launched the 1x1 Rat Ride. After a lot of Homie Fall Fests and more feats of strength than we can recall, we decided to discontinue it a couple years back. Lowside picks up right where the 1x1 left off.

“Some have dubbed the Lowside the ultimate pub cruiser.”

  • Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles
  • Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed though)
  • Clearance for 26” x 3” or 27.5” x 2.8” tires

Bike Capabilities

  • 5/5 with Single Track
  • 5/5 with Alley Exploration
  • 5/5 with Homemade Jumps
  • 5/5 with Pub Cruising

NOTE: You can ride your bike wherever the hell you want, but this is what we think this bike is best at.

Lowside on trails
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Lowside by factory
Lowside head-on
Lowside wheel
Lowside downhill
Lowside cog
Lowside headtube
Lowside handlebars
Lowside on stairs
Lowside bike side view
Lowside bike front 3/4 view
Lowside crank / bottom bracket
Lowside seat tube detail
Lowside fork detail
Lowside drive side detail

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Where to Buy

Lowside Bike - Green Astro Turf

Specifications

Frameset

FrameSurly Lowside Frame 4130 Chromoly steel.

Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded. ED Coated. Heat-Treated chain stays

ForkSurly Lowside Fork 4130 Chromoly steel.

Investment cast Surly 12mm horizontal dropouts with derailleur hanger, 145mm Gnot Boost spacing works with 142 or 148mm spaced hubs. Convertible to 135x10mm QR with Surly 10/12 adapter washers (sold separately)

Seatpost ClampSurly Stainless 33.1mm clamp

Components

HeadsetCrane Creek
BrakesProMax DSK-300
Brake LeversProMax
RotorsProMax 160/160mm
ShiftersN/A
Stem4 bolt, 31.8mm clamp
HandlebarSurly Sunrise w/ Shim
Grip/TapeVelo Lock-on style
SaddleWTB Volt
Seatpost2 Bolt, 30.9mm

Drivetrain

CranksetSRAM NX 32t
Bottom BracketSRAM Power Spline
Front DerailleurN/A
Rear DerailleurN/A
Cog or cogsetSurly 16t w/ spacer kit
ChainKMC x10-1

Wheels

Front HubFormula, 32h, Thru-Axle
Rear HubFormula, 32h, Thru-Axle
RimsAlex MD40
TiresSurly Dirt Wizard 26 x 3" 60tpi

Frameset

FrameSurly Lowside Frame

Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded. ED Coated. Heat-Treated chain stays

ForkSurly Lowside Fork

Investment cast Surly 12mm horizontal dropouts with derailleur hanger, 145mm Gnot Boost spacing works with 142 or 148mm spaced hubs. Convertible to 135x10mm QR with Surly 10/12 adapter washers (sold separately)

Seatpost ClampSurly Stainless 33.1mm clamp

Components

HeadsetCane Creek
BrakesPromax DSK-300
Brake leversPromax
RotorsProMax 160/160mm
Shiftersn/a
StemSunday Freeze top load 22.2mm clamp
HandlebarSurly Sunrise
Grip/TapeVelo Lock-on style
SaddleWTB Volt
Seatpost2 Bolt, 30.9mm

Drivetrain

CranksetSRAM NX 32t
Bottom BracketSRAM PS
Front Derailleurn/a
Rear derailleurn/a
Cog or cogsetSurly 17t w/ spacer kit
ChainKMC X10

Wheels

Front hubNovatec, 32h, Thru-Axle
Rear hubNovatec, 32h, Thru-Axle
RimsWTB Scrapper i TCS
TiresMaxxis Rekon 27.5x2.8 60tpi EXO

Complete bike spec subject to change

Lowside Geometry
units:
  • in
  • mm
XSSMMDLGXL
Rider Height4'8"+1.42m+5'0"+1.52m+5'5"+1.65m+5'9"+1.75m+6'0"+1.85m+
Reach16.3414.516.9429.317.5445.318.1461.018.8477.0
Stack21.3542.222.1560.322.6574.423.2588.523.7602.5
Head Tube Angle70.0°70.0°70.0°70.0°70.0°
Head Tube Length4.3110.04.9125.05.5140.06.1155.06.7170.0
Seat Tube Length12.4316.014.4366.016.4416.018.3466.020.3516.0
BB Drop2.255.02.255.02.255.02.255.02.255.0
Wheelbase42.01068.042.91089.043.71110.044.51131.045.41152.0
Chainstay Length16.7425.016.7425.016.7425.016.7425.016.7425.0
Top Tube Length, Actual22.1562.422.7575.623.2589.724.0608.524.8630.4
Top Tube Length, Effective22.4570.023.2590.024.0610.024.8630.025.6650.0
Seat Tube Angle74.0°74.0°74.0°74.0°74.0°
Standover Height27.6700.028.7729.030.0762.031.2792.032.4823.0
Stem Length2.36602.36602.36602.36602.3660
Stem Angle
Handlebar Width32.282032.282032.282032.282032.2820
Crank Length6.71706.71706.91756.91756.9175
Fork Length16.542016.542016.542016.542016.5420
Fork Rake1.947.01.947.01.947.01.947.01.947.0

*Standover is measured from the top of the TT, at the center, with a tire measuring approximately Ø710mm

XSSMMDLGXL
Rider Height4'8"+1.42m+5'0"+1.52m+5'5"+1.65m+5'9"+1.75m+6'0"+1.85m+
Reach15.3388.015.9403.716.5419.517.1435.517.8451.0
Stack22.2564.522.8579.823.4593.523.9608.024.5622.0
Head Tube Angle67.3°67.4°67.5°67.5°67.6°
Head Tube Length4.3110.04.9125.05.5140.06.1155.06.7170.0
Seat Tube Length12.4316.014.4366.016.4416.018.3466.020.3516.0
BB Drop1.435.61.436.01.436.41.436.71.537.0
Wheelbase42.41077.043.21098.044.11119.544.91140.545.71161.5
Chainstay Length16.7425.016.7425.016.7425.016.7425.016.7425.0
Top Tube Length, Actual22.1562.422.7575.623.2589.724.0608.524.8630.4
Top Tube Length, Effective22.8578.023.5598.024.3618.025.1638.025.9658.0
Seat Tube Angle71.4°71.4°71.5°71.5°71.6°
Standover Height28.7729.029.7755.031.0787.032.2817.033.4848.5
Stem Length2.36602.36602.36602.36602.3660
Stem Angle
Handlebar Width32.282032.282032.282032.282032.2820
Crank Length6.71706.71706.91756.91756.9175
Fork Length18.4468.018.4468.018.4468.018.4468.018.4468.0
Fork Rake1.742.01.742.01.742.01.742.01.742.0

*100mm suspension fork @25% sag

Frame Construction

4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, ED coated

Fork Construction

4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, TIG welded, ED coated

Rear Dropout Configuration

Horizontal slotted with optional vertical dumpout

Rear Hub Spacing

"Gnot-Boost" 145mm
12 x 142mm or 12 x 148mm (Surly axle included)
10 x 135mm with Surly 10/12 Adapter Washers (not included)

Front Hub Spacing

15 x 110mm (Surly axle included)

Rear Brake

Disc - 51mm I.S. (203mm max rotor)

Front Brake

Disc - 51mm I.S. (203mm max rotor)

Head Tube

Ø44mm

Steerer Tube

Ø28.6mm (1-1/8")

Crown Race

Ø30mm (1-1/8")

Stock Headset Upper (S.H.I.S)

ZS44/28.6

Stock Headset Lower (S.H.I.S)

EC44/30

Seat Collar

Ø33.1mm

Seatpost

Ø30.9mm

Front Derailleur (Clamp)

High direct mount top-pull (Ø34.9mm)
26mm offset adapter (not included) for 142 or 135mm rear hub spacing
29mm offset adapter (not included) for 148mm rear hub spacing

Max Chainring (CL) [3]

1x (Mtn):  33T
1x (Boost):  36T

Bottom Bracket

73mm threaded (1.37" x 24TPI)

Tire Clearance Frame [1]/[2]

26 x 3.0"
27.5 x 2.8"

Tire Clearance Fork [1]

26 x 3.0"
27.5 x 2.8"

Rigid Fork Spec

420 x 47mm

Max Suspension Fork Length [4]

490 x 47mm (26 100mm)

Bottle Mounts Frame

1 Standard

Bottle Mounts Fork

N/A

Rack Mounts Frame

N/A

Rack Mounts Fork

N/A

Fender Mounts Frame

N/A

Fender Mounts Fork

N/A

Other Features

Internal dropper post routing compatible

[1] Different tire and rim combinations will result in different clearances. 
[2] Depending on drivetrain configuration, tire clearance may be limited by the chain and not the frame.
[3] Listed chainring clearance is worst case scenario.  Clearances vary widely depending on components and configurations.
[4] Suspension fork length listed at full extension (not at sag) 

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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.

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