Surly Midnight Special
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Surly Midnight Special

Product Code BKARMS0701
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Today’s road bikes are tricky little buggers. Sure, there’s still a place for super narrow, pizza cutter-esque tires that save watts and shave grams or whatever. There’s probably still even a place for a road racing bike. Those places still exist. We just don’t know - or particularly care - where they are. When it comes to road bikes, we just want to toss a few bananas into our pockets and see where the road takes us. We seek out varied surfaces on our rides and frequently go from pavement to gravel to shittier pavement.

Enter: The Midnight Special - a Road Plus bike designed to provide comfort and speed on those all-day rides that extend well beyond fresh pavement. It rides like a cloud on smooth pavement. but that’s expected. Any bike can do that. Where it truly shines is on pot-holed, deteriorating pavement and the occasional long stretch of gravel. The Midnight Special’s 650b Road Plus tires eat up road chatter and absorb all the bumps in the road like the champion it was designed to be.

If you’re some masochist who is unfazed by the thought of a bumpy, chattery eight-hour road ride, you should know that the benefits of Road Plus go beyond just comfort. They also create a wider contact patch, thereby increasing your traction. And traction is a good thing. Additionally, higher volume tires allow you to better fine tune your tire pressure on varying surfaces. Let a little out on bumpier roads and pump those suckers up on smooth ones.

At first glance, you might notice that Midnight Special has fewer bells than some of our other models. But don’t you fret, it still chock full of whistles. It utilizes modern road standards like flat-mount disc brakes, 12mm front and rear thru-axles, and a 44mm head tube. Couple all that with a 650b x 60mm or 700c x 42cm tire clearance and you have a bike that will withstand evolving trends and standards. We deliberately kept the Midnight Special a little leaner on the braze-on side of things. Well, lean for a Surly. It has mounts for racks, fenders, and three water bottles so you can bring what you need for a long road ride, keep your keister dry, and still pee a healthy clear at the end of your ride

Frame 4130 CroMoly, double-butted main triangle, ED coated, TIG-welded
Fork 4130 CroMoly, ED coated, TIG-welded
Seatpost clamp 30.0mm Surly Stainless
Crankset Sram S390 50/34t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Front Derailleur Sram Rival 22
Rear Derailleur Sram Rival 22
Cog or Cassette SunRace 11-32
Chain KMC X11, 11 speed
Headset Cane Creek 40
Brakes TRP Spyre Flat Mount
Brake Levers Sram Rival 22
Shifters Sram Rival 22
Stem ProMax DA-296, 31.8 4 bolt, Black
Handlebar Salsa Cowbell 3
Saddle WTB Volt Sport, steel rails
Seatpost ProMax SP-2019 27.2x300mm non-offset (for 40-50) Black ProMax SP-2016 27.2x300mm offset (for 54-64cm) Black
Front Hub Formula RX-812, 12mm thru, 32h
Rear Hub Formula RX-300, 142mm thru, 32h
Rims Alex XD Elite 32h
Tyres WTB Horizon, 650b x 47, tan wall

*Specifications subject to change

Geometry (mm) 40 46 50 54 56 58 60 64
Seat Tube Length (Center-Top) 400 460 500 540 560 580 600 640
Effective Top Tube Length (Center-Center) 500 520 540 555 570 585 605 625
Head Tube Angle 71° 71.5° 72° 72.5° 73° 73° 73.5° 74°
Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73° 73° 72.5° 72.5°
BB Drop 70 70 65 65 65 65 65 65
Chainstay Length 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
Wheelbase 993 994 1007 1018 1012 1027 1036 1027
Standover Height 720 751 778 806 827 846 866 895
Head Tube Length 95 100 110 125 140 160 180 200
Fork Length 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Stack 531 538 544 560 580 599 630 641
Reach 363 366 379 389 393 402 40 423

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