The Steamroller is the bicycle in its simplest form — the fixie. You may be thinking, “Fixies are so 2008” or “All the blogs I read say I should like something different now.” Well, the Steamroller is different. Built for the streets, it has a geometry that’s closer to that of a road bike than a true track bike. Couple that with its double-butted 4130 CroMoly steel construction and 38c tire clearance and you have yourself a lively and resilient ride that can handle potholes, grass shortcuts, urban trails, and back alleys like a champ. You need only peruse the Steamroller Image Dump to see just how versatile such a simple machine can be.
As one of the first models we ever produced, the Steamroller is truly like a member of the family. And we’re talking one of the ones we actually like, not your weird Uncle Norman that insists on showing you his magic tricks while always finding a way to ruin Thanksgiving. It was our innate fondness for it that prompted us to bring it back as a complete bike after only offering a frame and fork option for a couple of years. The Steamroller complete is done up right with durable parts that can take some abuse. It’s even spec’d with a flip flop hub and front and rear rim brakes if you find that freewheeling is more your style.
The Steamroller has become a favorite for many a bike nerd over the years, and for good reason. It’s versatile, simple, and smoother than a swig of whiskey in winter on all sorts of terrain.
|Frame||Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle is double-butted. TIG-welded. ED Coated|
|Fork||4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed flat crown that is drilled to accept a standard mid-reach (47–57mm) caliper brake. It has clearance for 700c x 38mm tires. There are no eyelets at the dropouts|
|Headset||Cane Creek custom 5 series- EC34/28.6 upper, EC34/30 lower|
|Hubs||Surly Ultra New 32h, Fix/Free, 120mm, Surly Ultra New 32h, 100mm Black with boltsck with bolts/|
|Tires||Continental Contact 700c x 32mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano UN-26|
|Rear Cog(s)||Lida, 18t 3/32"|
|Brakes||Tektro R539 road caliper/ Tektro CL-520-RS, black lever|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||ProMax SP-2010|
|Seat Binder||30.0mm Surly stainless, included|