New Surly! The boys must have read my post about my next bike, and actually came up with one better.
Enter the ECR (Enduro-Camping-Race), which is a Krampus that has been tricked out similar to an Ogre, and then had Jones Loop bars installed. It has braze-on’s for three water bottles on the frame, four cages on the front fork, and some extra spots for racks and fenders – the perfect adventure/tourer.
Even taking it a step further, the Krampus is limited to 1X10 gearing because of chain clearance issues against those big Knard tires. The ECR fixes that with a wider BB that takes a double with a granny. I was a little concerned about the lack of ultra-low gearing on the Krampus, and now the problem is solved.
This bike just reeks of awesomeness. I need to start playing the lottery.