Surly teases new Moonlander Special Ops, narrow/wide chainrings

Originally posted on January 19, 2015 at 14:20 pm

In a few weeks Surly will join its parent company, Quality Bicycle Products, at its annual product show dubbed Frostbike. Well, they couldn’t keep the cat in the bag, so today it announced a few new goodies we’ll be “officially” seeing for the first time at the show:

First up is the Moonlander Special Ops, clad in all its John Deere tractor glory, inspired by an employee’s custom build:


Surly says only a 150 of these will be making it to the US of A, so if you want one, better have your checkbook ready. The drivetrain is the most modern ever spec’d on a Moonie: a SRAM 1×11 X1 set. However it still uses the Surly Offset Double crankset with…


… a new, stainless steel narrow/wide chainring. While many brands have introduced their own designs, Surly has licensed the SRAM X-Sync design for its own chainrings with a 58mm BCD. Paired with it is a matching bash ring with a 94mm BCD for the outer position on the crankset. They will ship with the Moonlander Special Ops, but don’t hold your breath on them in the aftermarket though, it will likely be the end of 2015 before they are available.


Tune in again soon for all the latest from Frostbike from February 20 to 22.

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