2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker

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The new 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker’s are hitting the shelves as I write this post.  With the holidays approaching, I’m sure some of you are in the market for a new purchase.  The new models mean a couple of things to us.  First, we get new colors.  Check out the new Truckachino frame color!  Nice, and would look great with some brown handlebar wrap, a nice brown leater seat, and me sitting on top.

truckaccino

What else does this new model mean to us?  Well, for those of us looking for a deal, head to your local LBS and look for 08′ models.  My LBS is selling them at $250 off to make room for the new models.

It also means that for those of you who couldn’t find your ideal frame size in an 08′ model, the whole set is being put out and you should be able to get what you want.  I know that during the last half of the year, it was hard to find 54cm and 56 cm models.  Shouldn’t be a problem soon.

One last thing to look at are the changes to this year’s model.  There are a couple.

1. PMT handlebars.  No big difference here.

2.Andel Crank

3.WTB SST saddle. Anyone tried this saddle yet?

That’s about it, mostly just a new color.

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  1. I just purchased a Surly Long Haul Trucker two weeks ago and found the bike very well made. As to the WTB SST saddle, you’ll want something else for long rides. It’s a bit hard and uncomfortable. The WTB SST is more of a mountain bike racing saddle from that company. I’ve moved my shifters to the downtube position to aleviate any cable clutter. Otherwise, the only thing I’ll replace other than the saddle is the brakes. Mine didn’t come with cartridge brakes so I’ll be moving from the Tektro Oryx to something else with a cartridge.

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