Leonard’s Surly Ogre

We are wrapping up Leonard’s custom camp/endurance bike.

The Surly Ogre can be configured just about any way you'd like to go.
The Surly Ogre can be configured just about any way you’d like to go.

The Ogre is Surly’s 29er hardtail “camp” bike, and like so many Surly models is designed to offer max versatility and allow the rider to try new things. It is based on the geometry of the popular Karate Monkey (my first 29er) but boasts fitament for just about any drivetrain, racks, fenders, BOB Nuts, Anything Cages, cantilever brakes or discs. Whew, that’s a lot of braze-ons. The Ogre is a great bike for somebody getting into bikepacking, any maybe would like to experiment with some different configurations.

Leonard went with Jones Loop bars and a mix of parts from his stable and our shop.
Leonard went with Jones Loop bars and a mix of parts from his stable and our shop.

Leonard spec’d his bike with an assortment of parts from his own stash and some goods from The Hub. He chose a Jones Loop bar for the multiple hand positions it affords, and a 3×10 Shimano XT drivetrain for the gear range. It’ll do the job on anything from pavement to singletrack. The Maxxis Ardent 2.4″ gumwalls give the bike a throwback feel, which works nicely with the look of the bar and the fun-having nature of the bike. Shimano XT brakes with 160mm/180mm rotors provide flawless braking. The Brooks saddle adds comfort, style, and longevity.

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