As you may know, the Long Haul Trucker enjoys a reputation as one of the best riding and most value-packed touring bikes out there. Sometimes a combination of load, climate and terrain demands a bit more braking performance than a rim brake LHT provides, however, and that's where the Disc Trucker comes in. It's a Long Haul Trucker with 51mm I.S. caliper mounts instead of rim brake pivots. When designing the Disc Trucker, we started with a brand new set of rear dropouts which place the caliper on the chainstay, providing clearance for a rack and fender- no jury rigging to get a rack to play nice with a disc caliper.
Most of the components on the Disc Trucker complete bike are the same as the standard LHT, parts chosen for their balance of technical capability, durability, and value. For this one we chose Avid BB7 cable operated brakes for their proven reliability and ease of service, and Shimano XT M756 hubs with 6-hole rotor mounts. They're durable and easy to maintain.
Your Disc Trucker is designed from the ground up to take you and a bunch of stuff just about anywhere you'd like to go. You'll need to outfit it with the extras you want, like fenders and racks. We don't include that stuff because everybody's needs are different.
The Disc Trucker is more than capable for cyclists of all stripes, from the casual commuter to the person who rides around the world more than once. It's a tool designed to help you get lost and find yourself. And now it has disc brakes. Cool.
"This is a super-practical bike and a lot of fun to ride - a well thought out tourer with bags of character." - Road CC