Some may remember a Surly model we discontinued called the Instigator. The Instigator was a burly hardtail made for going fast and going big. Our new Instigator picks up where that one left off. This thing is beefy and tough, yet quick-handling and well balanced. This new Instigator differs from the old one of course. Most notably, Instigator 2.0 is what we call 26+, designed to run 26? (559mm ETRTO) Rabbit Hole rims. At 50mm they're quite a bit wider than standard MTB rims, and coupled with our 2.75? Dirt Wizard tires the overall diameter is about 27.5? (roughly 650b). All this means you get loads of traction and cushion yet you can still accelerate like mad. The toptube is long and the wheelbase relatively short, with a nice front/rear balance. This thing is made from the ground up to swoop, rail, hammer, drift, carve and fly. It goes downhill like nobody's business and climbs well too. Instigator 2.0 employs a 44mm headtube, which paired with a tapered steerertube will provide a stiff front end and compatibility with lots of suspension forks. The rear end uses our new Modular Dropout System, allowing you to change up your drivetrain according to needs. Frames ship with MDS dropouts in 10mm track end singlespeed, standard vertical with derailleur hanger and a 142 x 12mm thru-axle versions. Pick your poison.
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Frame: Surly Instigator 2.0, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
Fork: Fox Float 32, 140mm travel, 1.5tap steerer, 15mm thru axle. Black.
Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 33.1mm
Crankset: Surly O.D., 30t
Bottom Bracket: Surly Endro, w/sleeve
Front Derailleur: MRP 1x chain guide, ICSG 05
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX RD-M675 Shadow +, 10-speed Shadow+
Cog or Cassette: Shimano HG62-10, 11/36t
Chain: KMC x10, NP, Silver
Headset: Cane Creek 40, ZS44/EC44
Brakes: Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180/160mm rotors front/rear
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX BL-M675, Black
Shifters: Shimano SLX M670, 10-speed, RH
Stem: TruVativ AKA, 31.8, 4-bolt. Black
Handlebar: Salsa Pro Moto, 31.8mm
Saddle: Velo VL2155, Steel rails. Black
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-342,
Extras: Velo lock-on grips
Front HubShimano SLX HB-M678, 15mm thru-axle. Black
Rear HubShimano SLX FH-M678, 12mm thru-axle. Black
RimsSurly Rabbit Hole 26+, 32h, Black
SpokesDT Swiss Champion, 14g. Black / Silver
TiresSurly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75?, 27tpi
Colour SolidGold Gold