There is no such thing as one bike that can do it all, but the Cross-Check does a good job of most things people use bikes for. It’s a cyclocross bike by design but it does a good job getting you across the country or across town too. It’s at home on the road, trails, gravel, and whatever else you might run into. It’ll take pretty big tires, or smaller ones if you like. It can be built as a geared bike, a singlespeed or a fixed-gear.
The frame is designed to supply a comfortable but lively ride. The tubing is Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. It’s built to work with components of popular sizes, meaning you can easily find parts, old or new. It will accommodate a wide range of crank types and chainring sizes. It’s got accommodations for racks and fenders, front and rear. Because it takes those big tires, you can outfit it to suit where and how you’ll use it.
We offer the Cross-Check as a frameset and also in complete bike form. We’ve got two versions of the Cross-Check complete; a geared 2 x 10, with drop bars, V-brakes and traditional bar-end shifters. The other, a clean and simple singlespeed designed to highlight the versatility of the Cross-Check frame.
The singlespeed Cross-Check starts with the same lively, tough CroMoly Cross-Check frame and fork as the geared version, with mounts for racks and fenders, front and rear, and two sets of water bottle cage bosses. It has the same semi-horizontal front loading dropouts of our own design too. We set up the singlespeed Cross-Check with a flat bar, 42/17t gearing and big, meaty tires. The parts are all tough, work well, and look good too. Either flavor, gears or singlespeed, it’s a tried-and-true set up that has delivered many a cyclist to wherever they’re headed.
Headset: Cane Creek 40 Crankset: Andel RSC6-217XR, 36/48t Bottom bracket: Shimano UN-55 Brakes: Tektro cantilever CR720 Brake levers: Tektro RL340 Rims: Alex DH19, 700c Front hub: Shimano HB-T610-L Rear hub: Shimano HB-T610-L Front/Rear tires: Kenda Slant 6. 700c x 35mm Shifters: Microshift bar-end. 2/3 x 9-speed Front derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-3500 Rear derailleur: Shimano RD-M591 Cog or Cogset: Shimano CS-HG509, 11–32t Stem: Kalloy Handlebar: Salsa Bell Lap Saddle: Velo Seatpost: Kalloy Chain: SRAM PC-971 Extras: Surly stainless steel post clamp. DT Swiss Comp spokes.