Surly Cross-Check Single Speed Bike


The Cross-Check was the third frame we ever offered. For most of its life it has been offered with gears and a drop bar. In that configuration, the Cross-Check has earned a strong reputation as a durable bike that can tackle just about anything you aim it at.

We wanted to highlight the versatility of the Cross-Check frame, however, while delivering a bike that is set up the way a lot of people end up riding it: as a single speed.

The single speed Cross Check starts with the same lively, tough Cro-Moly 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 single speed Cross-Check with a riser bar, 42/17t gearing and big, meaty tires. The parts are all tough, work well, and look good too.