The Surly Preamble you know and love, now with drop bars! Forged from Surly's legendary chromoly steel tubing and specced with a 9-speed Microshift drivetrain, this is a fantastic commuter for tearing up the tarmac or zipping through the park.
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If you've been eyeing off a Surly but have been after something a little more commuter oriented and budget friendly, the Preamble is the place to start. It has been designed from the ground up as a compelling introduction to the brand. As such, it exemplifies many of the best qualities of a Surly: a high quality steel frame, thoughtful design, a legendary 'ride-feel', and a generous selection of mounting points for gear and accessories. The drop bar Preamble builds on the runaway success of its flat bar sibling, catering to those who prefer a more aerodynamic riding position.

The Preamble is disc-brake specific and shares a single-position vertical dropout with Surly Bridge Club. For new weekend riders and veteran commuters, Preamble makes it easier than ever to get out of the car and on top of tough and comfortable Chromoly steel.

  • 100% Surly Chromoly steel frame and fork; double-butted main triangle
  • Friendly with 1x and 2x drivetrains
  • Mounts for racks, fenders, and two bottle cages (located on the seat tube and down tube)
  • Clearance for 650b x 41mm tires on XS–S frame sizes (with or without fenders); 700c x 41mm tires on M–XL frame sizes (with or without fenders)
Frame100% Surly Chromoly steel frame and fork; double-butted main triangle
Fork100% Surly Chromoly steel frame and fork
HeadsetVP 1-1/8" Threadless
Wheels21mm rims, 32h
TyresKenda Kwik Tendril 700c x 35mm (MD/LG/XL sizes) & Kenda Standard 650b x 1.35 (XS/SM sizes)
BrakesAvid BB7 Mechanical
ShiftersmicroSHIFT R400
DerailleursmicroSHIFT RD-M46S
CranksetSamox, 3-piece, 40t
CassettemicroSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed
HandlebarSalsa Cowbell
StemKalloy 31.8
SeatpostKalloy 27.2 x 300mm
SaddleSelle Italia X Base