Surly Ogre 29″ Frameset
Meet Ogre, Troll’s bigger-wheel brother. Troll and Ogre offer the same ability to accommodate a wide array of drivetrains, brakes, and cargo-hauling accessories. The main difference is that Ogre runs on 29″ wheels, the Troll on 26″.
Built of 4130 CroMoly steel and based on the tried-and-true geometry of our venerable Karate Monkey, Ogre is designed to be a platform for exploration, commuting, trailer-pulling, on-road and off-road touring, and just riding along. Both frames feature gusseted sloping top tubes, Surly trip Guides for running full shift and brake housing, mounts for linear-pull and disc brakes, and ample room between the stays for high-volume rubber… up to about 2.5″.
Ogre comes with Surly’s suspension-corrected (80mm) fork.It features mid-blade eyelets and low-blade barrel bosses for mounting front racks. Canti pivots and disc brake mounts are provided, so you can choose a system that best suits your stopping needs. And it’s specifically designed to allow the use of a fender, disc brake and front rack at the same time. Yep, you read that right.
Like the fork, the rear end allows all-at-once rack, fender and disc compatibility. Spaced for 135mm hubs, the ‘dropouts’ are just like Troll’s… real load horizontals with a derailleur hanger, slotted disc brake mounts, M10 x 1mm threaded holes for mounting Surly Bill & Ted trailer-connecting hardware (or B.O.B. Nutz) and a dedicated anchoring point for a Rohloff OEM2 axle plate. Surly designed a ton of versatility into their framesets because they want you to build up a Troll or Ogre the way it will best serve you.
If you’re like us, your bike needs will likely change by the day, week, month or year. Ride it to the office during the day, rip some local single-track after works, use it to tote crates of freakishly-large tubers next weekend, and tour that stretch of off-the-beaten-path double-track next month. With Ogre (and Troll), you can do that.
Please Note: For 2019 Brick Red only we removed the canti studs, so it is now a disc brake-only beast