Price: About $1,100
Specs: Steel frame, Shimano Deore components, Alex rims, DT Swiss spokes, Continental Travel Contact tires, drop handlebars.
Who has used it: The Woolly Pigs, Adventure Nomads (read also an Adventure Cycling Association review)
Upsides: Available in 26″ across the range and the larger sizes also come in 700 cc. Accommodates wide tires for dirt road touring.
Downsides: No racks or pedals included.
For more information: Surly Website