Surly Preamble Drop bar

Surly Preamble Drop bar

Surly Preamble Drop bar

Regular price $1,699.00 Sale price $1,599.00 Save $100
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Introducing Preamble: The Ultimate Steel Bike for Performance and Affordability

Discover the remarkable Preamble, a steel bike meticulously crafted by the Enginerds to excel where it matters most. This pavement and gravel utility worker surpasses expectations, delivering speed, comfort, and confidence on any terrain. Embracing simplicity without compromising quality or cost, the Preamble is a testament to the notion that less is truly more.

Designed to adapt to your needs, Preamble accommodates racks, fenders, and multiple water bottles—a nod to Surly's heritage of resourcefulness. Its double-butted main triangle ensures both a luxurious ride and robust resilience against the inevitable potholes of life. Whether you prefer flat bars, drop bars, a basket, or bags, Preamble invites you to personalize your cycling experience. Prepare to be captivated by the steel euphoria this bike offers—the gateway to cycling bliss.

Key Features:

  • Flat-bar and drop-bar configurations are available
  • Easy T-Shirt sizing for a perfect fit (XS, S, M, L, XL)
  • XS and Small frames boast sloping top tubes for improved standover and comfort
  • 650b wheelsets for XS and S frames, while M–XL frames feature 700c wheels
  • Custom-cast single-position vertical dropout for enhanced stability and convenience

Experience the epitome of a steel bike without compromise. The preamble is the embodiment of affordability, performance, and adaptability. Join the steel revolution today.


Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel tubing, E.D. coated
Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel fork, Disc Only
Seatpost Clamp
Surly Stainless 30.0


VP 1-1/8" Threadless
Avid BB7 Mechanical
Brake levers
microSHIFT R400-L and R-490-R
SRAM 160mm F/R
microSHIFT R400
Kalloy 31.8
Salsa Cowbell
Black Cork
Selle Italia X-Base
Kalloy 27.2 x 300mm


Samox, 3-piece, 40t
Bottom Bracket
JIS 68 x 124.5mm
Front derailleur
Rear derailleur
microSHIFT RD-M46S
Cog or cogset
microSHIFT 11-36t, 9-speed


Front hub
Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR
Rear hub
Novatec, 6-bolt disc, 32h, QR
Kenda Kwik Tendril 700c x 35mm (MD/LG/XL) & Kenda Standard 650b x 1.35 (XS/SM)

Every Day Free Shipping: Joe Mamma offers free shipping on all Canadian orders over $200 excluding complete bicycles and trainers. Customers are also welcome to pick up their orders in store at no charge, you can opt to do so at checkout (please await your order completion notice before coming to pick up your order). 

Shipping Policy: Orders will be shipped as soon as possible, customers will be notified if any delay should occur. If one part of your order is unavailable at time of order, your order may be fulfilled with multiple packages. Shipping charges are non-refundable. International clients please note that customs or brokerage fees are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

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