Surly Pugsley

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The Surly Pugsley in full winter touring mode.

  • Brooks B17 Standard saddle
  • 45NRTH Heiruspecs pedals
  • Revelate Designs frame bag
  • Revelate Designs Pika seat bag
  • Revelate Designs Jerry Can
  • Revelate Designs Gas Tank
  • Salsa Anything cages with Porcelain Rocket Anything bags
  • Old Man Mountain Front Rack
  • 45NRTH Cobrafist Pogies

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1X10 drivetrain

  • Sram X9 crankset
  • Chris King bottom bracket
  • Wolftooth Components direct mount 28t Snowflake chainring
  • Shimano XT 11-36 10 speed cassette
  • Wolftooth Components 42t cog
  • Absolute Black 11t cassette lock ring
  • Shimano XT M786 Shadow+ rear derailleur
  • KMC X10SL chain.

Changing the stock Pugsley 2×9 drivetrain to 1×10 offers a number of benefits including; improved shifting, a significant weight savings, no front derailleur to ice up or to drop a chain, and of course pure simplicity.  By using the single Wolftooth drop stop chainring and the rear Shimano clutch derailleur, dropped chains and chain slap are a thing of the past.  The Absolute Black cassette lock ring allows the removal of the 11 tooth cog when using the Wolftooth 42 tooth cog to achieve a tighter gear range.  Without this lock ring you must remove either the 15 or 17 tooth cog from an 11-36 cassette.  When I’m riding snow trails with a 28 tooth chainring, the 11 tooth cog never gets used and the loss of the 15 or 17 tooth cogs can be quite frustrating.  There always seems to be a comfortable gear with the 13-42 cassette.

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