If you’re like us, your bike needs will likely change by the day, week, month or year. Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Feel like riding from Alaska to the tip of South America? You can load everything you need on Ogre and still have plenty of space for “souvenirs”. Ogre can handle it even if you don’t think you can. Ogre believes in you so you don’t have to.
For this year, we simplified Ogre a bit. We removed the canti studs, so it is now a disc brake-only beast. Now, before you start yelling at us about how the canti studs were the only reason you were even considering buying an Ogre and now we’ve left you contemplating your very existence in this ultimately-doomed universe, hear us out. Rim brake 29er rims — like the ones that you would need to have to make use of those canti studs in the first place — are becoming increasingly harder to find. We could have given you a feature that you’d end up not really being able to use in the future but what kind of monsters do you think we are. To quench your unquenchable thirst for rim brakes, check out the Troll.
As far as other updates to the frame go, that about sums it up. Ogre still has everything else you’ve come to know and love: two water bottle mounts, four sets of three-pack bosses, mid- and low-blade fork eyelets, threaded holes for racks, fenders, and trailer mounting nuts, and a Rohloff OEM2 axle plate slot. It still features horizontal-slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefy tire clearance. It’s still fully compatible with both 29 x 2.5” and 27.5+ tires. In the complete bike version, we’ve opted to go with a 1x drivetrain and a flat handlebar.
Complete bike spec subject to change
Frame -Surly Ogre, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
Fork - Surly Ogre, TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly, non-suspension corrected, tapered and butted straight blade. Low- and mid-blade fully threaded through-blade rack eyelets; fender mount eyelets at dropout; 1-1/8ËÂÂÂÂ x 285mm threadless steer tube, 51mm disc mount (203mm max. rotor diameter), line/housing guides; two sets of bottle cage mounts, each height adjustable (note: cages cannot be used on fork with some racks, and vice versa)
Seatpost Clamp - Surly Stainless, 30.0mm (Surly stainless included)
Crankset - SRAM NX 32T Black
Bottom Bracket - SRAM Powerspline
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore RD-M6000, 10-speed
Cog or cogset - Microshift 10 spd, 11-42t
Chain - KMC x10, Silver
Headset - Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8 threadless. Black
Brakes - ProMax DSK-300, Cable actuated
Brake Levers - Avid FR-5, Black
Shifters - Microshift SL-M10, Shifts pretty awesome
Stem - Promax, 31.8mm. 4-bolt. Black
Handlebar - Salsa Bend
Saddle - WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost - Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black
Front Hub - Novatec 32h QR Black 32h. QR. Black
Rear Hub - Novatec 32h QR Black, 32h. QR. Black
Rims - WTB i29 Black
Tires - Surly Extra Terrestrial 29x2.5"
Colour - Pile Of Bricks. Cold Slate Blue