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Surly Cross Check Build
« on: May 10, 2015, 05:44:59 PM »
Hey guys!

So I just ordered a cross check frameset through the shop I work at and I'm soooo exited to build it up but I'm just unsure on how I should go about doing that.

The bike is going to be used for general use/exploration/touring so I want this bike to be able to handle everything. I am not a fan of drop bars so that's not going to happen. I'm probably gonna go with some flat bars that have some backsweep to them.

Should I go Shimano or Sram? I was kinda thinking of just goin full xt/xtr.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 08:43:35 PM »
Paul Touring Cantis or Minimotos for brakes.

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 09:36:16 PM »
Put the new M8000 XT group on it (swap some 105 5800 compact cranks in the make up for the 68mm bottom bracket) with some nice Paul bits if you want and a wheelset built up using the H+Son Archetype rims.

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 11:19:51 PM »
1x with a clutch XT derailleur and friction shifters.

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 04:11:30 AM »
I really like Sugino cranks
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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 08:49:41 AM »
1 x 10 with a short cage Zee clutch mech and shifter. SLX or XT discs with the finned icetech pads, flat pedals (sealed trailmix if you can find them), widest tyres you can fit. slx cranks with a single ring oval ideally (oval rings are fantastic).

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 04:08:04 PM »
You should give drops a bash, the multiple hand positions are a godsend on long rides. Maybe get some wide ones with sweep (salsa woodchipper come to mind), and match up with some cross top brake levers for control
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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 06:47:13 PM »
I'm with Kinchy on the multiple hand positions. If you definitely don't want drops maybe consider something like these

You get a more upright riding position than with drops and still have multiple hand placement options and looks pretty cool if you ask me.

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 04:23:27 AM »


That bike is a hot tranny. Sure, it is hot at first glance but then you start to notice is a little off, then way off. Hopefully before you're riding it.
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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 04:50:08 PM »


That bike is a hot tranny. Sure, it is hot at first glance but then you start to notice is a little off, then way off. Hopefully before you're riding it.

That bike's more like the hairy, overweight neighbor who likes to wear a dress occasionally: looks like shit from any distance. 

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2015, 01:55:15 PM »


That bike is a hot tranny. Sure, it is hot at first glance but then you start to notice is a little off, then way off. Hopefully before you're riding it.

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2015, 03:46:55 PM »
Love how this thread is getting way more activity than any bmx stuff.
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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2015, 06:52:06 PM »
Put drops on. You don't have to use them but you'll appreciate em if you do.

Avoid SRAM, XTR is only for race. XT/SLX is more than suitable for what you need.

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Re: Surly Cross Check Build
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