Surly describe their range as “serious steel bikes for people who don’t take themselves too seriously’, and it kind of sums them up.

Surly are adamant that steel is the best material for the kinds of bikes they design and ride; bikes that are likely to be taken off the beaten track and are made to last – their ‘Natch!’ tubesets are 100% proprietary 4130 CroMoly. This means every model has a unique tubeset designed to match the intended use and loading characteristics of the bike. In addition, sizes within each model have tubesets scaled to preserve optimum butting profiles. Surly’s forks, too, are proprietary and model-specific. These features create the characteristic “Surly Ride” – with bags of comfort and compliance – that is consistent across all Surly bikes. The frame is the most important part of the bike, but add to this foundation of proprietary tubing an assortment of custom dropouts, fittings, and castings., creating a foundation that Surly riders can customize to make it their own.

Surly design bikes for riders that span the fullest range of sizes, shapes and riding styles. Surly riders also tend to upend the principles of pinpoint marketing demographics, and adopt an approach of ‘wear what you brung’, and just throw your leg over and go. With Surly it’s less about wearing the right gear or number watching, and more about the experience. It’s about having fun on your bike. However, you choose to define fun.

A few final words about Surly values: UTILITY. VERSATILITY. DURABILITY.  Surly makes functional bikes that do what they’re designed to do. They don’t build one-trick ponies; and their bikes are built to last a long time.

Surly are at the forefront of environmentally friendly processes and materials - they know that the net environmental impact of one bike, from raw material to the end of it's life, is cleaner and far more sustainable that other forms of transport. And they strive to make the net result of their bikes cleaner compared to most other bikes - this starts with designs that are versatile, durable, and fun to use and is continued through Surly's manufacturing processes, materials, packaging, and marketing. Who they work with and what they use in their manufacturing processes is as important to Surly as it is to their riders.

All Surly bikes come to us as framesets, ready to build to meet your specific needs and budget – we have unrivalled expertise in helping you to match components with your own unique set of requirements.  And as market-leading specialists in every type of custom built bike we offer the highest levels of service and expertise, whether visiting in person or purchasing remotely.


The Midnight Special is a ‘road plus’ bike designed to provide comfort and speed on those all-day rides that extend well paved surfaces – whether you are tackling roads or rough dirt tracks, the Midnight Special is a fun and reliable companion, however long you ride for, whatever the conditions.  Back lane exploration, off-road adventures, commuting – it has you covered.

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The Karate Monkey is a true icon, having been one of the bikes that sparked the whole 29″ wheel revolution.  It’s a genuine multipurpose hardtail – a cross country bike, a trail bike, a bikepacking rig, and an adventure racer; all in one. The Karate Monkey has done everything from winning the Tour Divide to round the world expeditions to conquering local trail centres.

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