I ride a small (16″) Surly Troll frame. I chose this bikes because of its steel frame, 26″ wheel size and durability.

My 2015 Troll is built from the frame up as a 1×11 groupset with the following components:


Crankset: Shimano XT & OneUp 30T Chainring
Bottom Bracket: Shimano M8000
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Medium Cage
Casette: Shimano 11-42 XT 11 Spd
Chain: Shimano 11 Spd


Headset: Cane Creek 40
Brakes: TRP Spyke Mechanical
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 7
Rotors: TRP Spyke 160mm
Shifters: Shimano XT
Stem: Thomson Elite X4 90mm
Handlebar: Jones Loop SG
Grips: Ergon GC1 Biokork
Saddle: WTB Pure Race
Seatpost: Thomson Elite


Front Hub: Son 28 Dynamo with Sinewave Beacon headlight/USB charger
Rear Hub: Shimano XT
Rims: Velocity Wheels Blunt 35
Tires: Maxxis Ikon 26 x 2.35″ Tubeless

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