Surly’s new road bike is here. This is what road bikes look like now. We’re pretty happy about it. The tires on this one are the thing that makes it what it is – smooth rolling, super grippy, and extremely confidence inspiring on rough roads. These 650b x 47mm tires (people call this “Road Plus”) have a similar overall profile to a 700c x 30mm tire, but with a lot more air volume. The steel frame and fork act as a multiplier for the smoothness of the tires, giving you a compliant ride all the way to where the pavement ends and then some. It’s got Sram Rival 11 speed components, thru axles, flat mount disc brakes, and can even take a tapered carbon fork – giving this old school ride a thoroughly modern build.