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The Surly Preamble Frameset is just the beginning for your custom steel commuter built for comfort, durability, and buffoonery on pavement and gravel.

Preamble can run racks and fenders and carry a couple water bottles. Smooth and efficient on asphalt, Preamble's double-butted main triangle provides a resplendent ride feel and withstands abuse from life's inevitable potholes. On the road to steel euphoria, Preamble is the gateway drug.


  • Geometry tuned for flat or drop bars
  • Easy T-Shirt sizing to fit nearly every rider (XS,S,M,L,XL)
  • Sloping top tubes on XS and Small frames for improved standover and comfort
  • 650b wheelsets recommended for XS and S while M–XL are optimized for 700c
  • Custom-cast single-position vertical dropout


  • Frame Construction: 100% Surly Chromoly steel, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, E.D. coated
  • Fork Construction: Surly Preamble, 100% Chromoly steel fork, Disc Only
  • Rear Dropout Configuration: Vertical
  • Rear Hub Spacing: 10 x 138mm Surly Gnot Boost QR
  • Front Hub Spacing: 10 x 100mm
  • Rear Brake: 51mm IS (160-180)
  • Front Brake: 51mm IS (140-180)
  • Headtube: ∅34mm
  • Steerer Tube: &empty28.6mm
  • Crown Race: 30mm (1-1/8")
  • Stock Headset Upper (S.H.I.S): EC34
  • Stock Headset Lower (S.H.I.S): EC34
  • Seat Collar ∅30.0mm
  • Seatpost: ∅27.2mm
  • Front Derailleur (Clamp): Bottom Pull (∅28.6)
  • Max Chainring (CL): 1x: 42t / 2x: 46/36t max
  • Bottom Bracket: 68mm BSA, threaded
  • Tire Clearance Frame: XS-SM frames: 650b x 41mm (with or without fenders) / MD-XL frames: 700c x 41mm (with or without fenders)
  • Tire Clearance Fork: 650b x 47mm or 700c x 44mm
  • Rigid Fork Spec: 650b: 380 x 47mm; 700c: 400 x 44mm
  • Bottle Mounts Frame: 2: Standard
  • Rack Mounts Frame: Yes
  • Rack Mounts Fork: Fork crown and mid-blade rack mounts and fender mounts
  • Fender Mounts Frame: Yes
  • Fender Mounts Fork: Fork crown and mid-blade rack mounts and fender mounts

Returns: This product is overweight and/or oversize and does not qualify for our fixed rate return shipping label. If you need to return this item, we can offer a return shipping label at our discounted shipping rates, or you can arrange for your own return shipping.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

No International Shipping. The manufacturer of this product does not allow us to ship outside the United States and U.S. Territories except to US diplomatic and military base addresses (APO/FPO).


XS - Skyrim Blue

Mfg PartNum: FM2280 

Small - Skyrim Blue

Mfg PartNum: FM2281 

Medium - Skyrim Blue

Mfg PartNum: FM2282 

Large - Skyrim Blue

Mfg PartNum: FM2283 

XL - Skyrim Blue

Mfg PartNum: FM2284 

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