Seems like Surly is furthering their bike-packing options. Haven’t heard anything official about release dates/prices etc. from Surly but just saw a post on Bike Rumour about 3 new offerings Surly is going to be launching.
Seems first off they’re bringing back the Instigator.
But they’re also adding two new bikes:
Seems like Surly’s take on a Salsa Fargo. Monstercross/Disc CrossCheck/Gravel Grinder/#campvibes thing going on. I quite like it! Purple sparkle paint is kind rad too.
Then there’s the 29+ ECR (Enduro Camping Rig)
This seems to be more of a dedicated, off-road bike packing option where the Straggler is more of a do-it-all but also get out of town and do some camping sort of a thing.
I could very easily see myself selling the TCX and replacing it with a Straggler as my commuter/bike camping/gravel grinding/occassional CX bike.