Announcing! The Surly Straggler, a magenta cross bike with disc brakes. We have them on pre-order and are expecting them in September. While there aren't too many details on specs and what have you, here is what Surly has to say:
"...Surly’s long overdue disc brake equipped cross bike. The first thing you’ll probably notice is that it’s got disc brakes. Good, now that we got that out of the way let me point out a couple more things that make it stand apart from our venerable CrossCheck. The rear dropouts have been totally redesigned with a couple things in mind – Disc brakes, rear derailleur, single speed, and ease of wheel removal. The Straggler frame & fork is also ED coated to help to improve the life of your frame. The Straggler fork is using the Long Haul Trucker dropouts, mid blade & crown eyelets to accommodate a wide verity of fenders and racks. A complete build spec will be available on our website soonish."
So there you have it. Keep your eye and ears pealed for more details. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures.