This is the kind of bike that shop employees build for themselves. Surly saw that there was a market to sell these bikes to everyone and thus the Flat Bar Cross Check was born. Originally a drop-bar cyclocross inspired bike, the Cross Check was renowned for being one of the most versatile bikes out there, and saw a lot of use as a commuter bike. This iteration of the Cross Check takes the same frame, but switches out the drop bars for swept back flat bars, sticks to a 1×9 drivetrain for simplicity, and even adds a rear rack. This is a solid, ready to go commuter bike that should last a lifetime.