The Surly Troll is a pretty amazing bike. After running it with some super skinny 1.8″ Kendas, I needed to switch my wheel set back to the larger rubber for an upcoming trip. Going to the mountains, and as of today they were covered with a good layer of snow. But, didn’t you just get rid of your fat bike?
I really liked the fat bike, it was awesome. But, I feel that it filled the exact same niche as the Troll. The Troll is a blast to ride, and having some versatility with different wheel sets makes the bike really spectacular. Speaking of different wheel sets, I am really considering a set of these for my next big bike purchase:
Photo from Dirt Rag.
The new wheel on the block, the Surly Rabbit Hole in 26+, as shown above on the new Surly Instigator. 50mm rim, with large tires like the shown Dirt Wizard 26×2.75″ would make the Troll a great skinny fat bike. At least it would work well for what I need it for.