Bit of a history lesson for you. One of the first bikes made by Surly way back in 1998 was the venerable 1x1 Rat Ride. A bike to go to the pub on, ride some singletrack and generally make a nuisance out of yourself on! After 19 years of service the 1x1 has been retired to be replaced by the Lowside.
New features include Gnot Boost rear spacing which allows you to run either
a 27.5 x 2.8" setup or 26 x 3"
Bolt thru front and rear for a stiffer ride (so important when hopping curbs or bunny hopping small dogs).
The Lowside features a 44mm headtube so if running a 100mm of suspension is your thing then your covered for that as well as dropper post routing.
As a complete bike it comes as a singlespeed, however it does have (shuush) a derailleur hanger should you decide your getting too old for all this singlespeed nonsense :-)
Available in one colour only- 'Rainbow in the Dark' (metallic black), it comes with
Sunrise bars and 26 x 3" Dirt Wizards.
It's like your favourite bike from your childhood all grown up. Now you just gotta remember you don't bounce so good when you hit the floor these days.
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