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This item will be ordered from our distributor and then despatched to you so please allow 7 days for delivery.


Designed to introduce unfamiliar riders to Surly’s pavement and gravel line, Preamble highlights Surly’s most essential features: Durable custom steel tubing, a renowned ride feel, and just the right mounts for running racks, fenders, and bottle cages. Available in flat-bar and drop-bar configurations, it’s disc-brake specific and shares a single-position vertical dropout with Surly Bridge Club. For new weekend riders and veteran commuters, Preamble makes it easier than ever to get out of the car and on top of tough and comfortable Chromoly steel.

100% Surly Chromoly steel frame and fork; double-butted main triangle
Five frame sizes to fit nearly every size rider (XS, S, M, L, XL), with a slightly sloped top tube on XS and Small frames for improved standover and comfort
Friendly with 1x and 2x drivetrains
Mounts for racks, mudguards, and two bottle cages (located on the seat tube and down tube)
Clearance for 650b x 41mm tyres on XS–S frame sizes (with or without mudguards); 700c x 41mm tyres on M–XL frame sizes (with or without mudguards)

Surly - Preamble - Frame Set

SKU: preamble
  • Frame Construction

    100% Surly Chromoly steel, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, E.D. coated

    Fork Construction

    Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel fork, Disc Only

    Rear Dropout Configuration


    Rear Hub Spacing

    10 x 138mm Surly Gnot Boost QR

    Front Hub Spacing

    10 x 100mm

    Rear Brake

    51mm IS (160-180)

    Front Brake

    51mm IS (140-180)



    Steerer Tube


    Crown Race

    30mm (1-1/8")

    Stock Headset Upper (S.H.I.S)


    Stock Headset Lower (S.H.I.S)


    Seat Collar




    Front Derailleur (Clamp)

    Bottom Pull (Ø28.6)

    Max Chainring (CL) [3]

    1x: 42t
    2x: 46/36t max

    Bottom Bracket

    68mm BSA, threaded

    Tire Clearance Frame [1]/[2]

    XS-SM frames: 650b x 41mm (with or without fenders)
    MD-XL frames: 700c x 41mm (with or without fenders)

    Tire Clearance Fork [1]

    650b x 47mm or 700c x 44mm

    Rigid Fork Spec

    650b: 380 x 47mm; 700c: 400 x 44mm

    Bottle Mounts Frame

    2: Standard

    Rack Mounts Frame


    Rack Mounts Fork

    Fork crown and mid-blade rack mounts and fender mounts

    Fender Mounts Frame


    Fender Mounts Fork

    Fork crown and mid-blade rack mounts and fender mounts

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