Bikemonger says... This is the bike to go for if you are unsure where your travels will take you... mix up tarmac and dirt and everything in between. The price is pretty damned good too. They're excellent city bikes, touring bikes, dirt adventure bikes... but also pretty damned good at crossing troubled waters (sorry).
Surly says..... As a highly versatile touring bike, Bridge Club perfectly hits the sweet spot that separates on- and off-road excursions. It accounts for both the planned and unplanned multi-surface outings which, let’s face it, every tour ends up being. We’ve all run out the clock on a dirt tour and had to add in some paved shortcuts. With Bridge Club, those shortcuts won’t feel sluggish. You might even enjoy them! Conversely, if you’re feeling a little zesty on your next road tour, you won’t be ill-prepared for reroutes through the woods. The Bridge Club is designed to handle it all.
Bridge Club is ultra-focused on simplicity. We deliberately kept it leaner on braze-ons than some of our other touring bikes. It only has the barnacles that matter most to the discerning bike tourist like rack, fender, and Three-Pack mounts. This simple suite makes it fully adept to handle a full rack and pannier setup, frame bags, or a combination of the two. Run all of it together, bring all the comforts of home, and still have plenty of space for souvenirs.
Bridge Club is disc brake-specific and uses a single-position vertical rear dropout. That simplicity makes for a high-functioning touring bike that’s not as intimidating as other bikes in the category. To aid in its versatility, we designed it around 27.5 x 2.4˝ tires but can handle up to 2.8s if you’re going a little further off the beaten path. We chose the 27.5˝ platform due to the cornucopia of tire offerings in both road and mountain flavours, furthering Bridge Club’s all-round touring abilities.
- Frame: Surly 4130 CroMoly Steel ‘Natch Tubing
- Fork: 4130 CroMoly
- Headset: Cane Creek
- Handlebar: Salsa Bend 17°
- Stem: 4-bolt, 31.8 clamp
- Saddle: WTB Volt
- Seatpost: 2-bolt, 27.2
- Front Derailleur: SRAM X5 w/ high direct mount
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX 10-speed
- Crankset: SRAM Blaze 36/24t
- Cassette: Sunrace 11-40t
- Bottom Bracket: SRAM PS
- Brake Levers: SRAM FR-5
- Brakes: Promax DSK-300
- Rims: WTB STPi29
- Tyres: WTB Riddler Comp 27.5 x 2.4˝