This new Instigator differs from the old one of course. Most notably, Instigator 2.0 is what we call 26+, designed to run 26" (559mm ETRTO) Rabbit Hole rims. At 50mm they're quite a bit wider than standard MTB rims, and coupled with our 2.75" Dirt Wizard tires the overall diameter is about 27.5" (roughly 650b). All this means you get loads of traction and cushion yet you can still accelerate like mad.
The toptube is long and the wheelbase relatively short, with a nice front/rear balance. This thing is made from the ground up to swoop, rail, hammer, drift, carve and fly. It goes downhill like nobody's business and climbs well too. Instigator 2.0 employs a 44mm headtube, which paired with a tapered steerertube will give a stiff front end and compatibility with lots of suspension forks. The rear end uses our new Modular Dropout System, allowing you to change up your drivetrain according to needs.
Frames ship with MDS dropouts in 10mm track end singlespeed, standard vertical with derailleur hanger and a 142 x 12mm thru-axle versions. Pick your poison.
The Surly Instigator 2.0, 26+ 2016 Features are:
Frame: Surly Instigator 2.0, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
Fork: Fox Float 32, 140mm travel, 1.5tap steerer, 15mm thru axle. Black.
Headset: Cane Creek 40, ZS44/EC44
Bars: Salsa Pro Moto, 31.8mm
Stem: TruVativ AKA, 31.8, 4-bolt. Black
Front Mech: MRP 1x chain guide, ICSG 05
Rear Mech: Shimano SLX RD-M675 Shadow +, 10-speed Shadow+
Shifters: Shimano SLX M670, 10-speed, RH
Chainset: Surly O.D., 30t
Bottom Bracket: Surly Endro, w/sleeve
Cassette: Shimano HG62-10, 11/36t
Chain: KMC x10, NP, Silver
Front Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675, 180mm rotors
Rear Brake: Shimano SLX BR-M675,160mm rotors
Rims: Surly Rabbit Hole 26+, 32h, Black
Front Hub: Shimano SLX HB-M678, 15mm thru-axle. Black
Rear Hub: Shimano SLX FH-M678, 12mm thru-axle. Black
Tyres: Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75", 27tpi Front, Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75", 27tpi Rear
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-342
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