[Long live the Surly Cross-Check; R.I.P beloved do-it-all steel steed
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As has been lamented by fans on social media and internet forums everywhere, Surly’s longtime model, the Cross-Check, will no longer be manufactured and sold by the company.
When Surly was born in the late 1990s in Minnesota, its no-nonsense steel bikes quickly gained a fan base among messengers and bike mechanics around the U.S. These were hardworking frames for hardworking people and it didn’t take long for them to gain some cachet—maybe they weren’t fancy, but they were cool.