6 Surly Bike Checks – Taking On The BC Epic 1000

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The BC Epic 1000 is one of those long distance unofficial organised events in the tradition of the Tour Divide or Highland Trail 550. With this year’s Tour Divide disrupted by border closures between the USA and Canada we thought the dot watchers out there might be feeling a bit bereft. The BC Epic 1000 might just give you that long distance voyeurism fix, head here to dot watch from June 26th. We’ve already brought you a host of Salsa set ups for this event, and now it’s the turn of the Surlys. This line up feels like quite the mix of ‘it’s a bike’ to ‘what I had/could borrow’ to tried and tested kit choices. We wish Cory ‘got to be back for the family camping holiday’ Ostertag all the best with making that goal! Nathan Siemens Surly Krampus (I think 2012)yepyepnotnopeWhy this set up? My friend was selling his frame and I had a bunch of great Frankenstein parts. Frame: Surly KrampusFork: Fox 34 FactoryShock: NopeWheels: DT Swiss 240 rear hub, Velocity rear rim, Nukeproof front rimTyres (and inserts?): Maxxis Ardent 2.4 and Ikon 2.35Drivetrain: SLX 11 Speed, Raceface Turbine cranks 32tBrakes: Shimano XTCockpit: Surly Moloko bars, no name grandpa height stemSaddle: Selle AnatomicaBags: Rockgeist barjam and front pocket, RandiJo Fabrications bartender bag, Porcelain Rocket frame bag, Apidura top tube bag, Blackburn seat bagKey Sleeping/Lights/Food/Power/Accessories: MEC Spark tent and Talon sleeping bag, Klymit sleeping pad, Lezyne light and GPS, Ankor powerbankKey clothing items: The only thing that matters is merino undies.What’s...

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