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Finding a Multi-Purpose Bike That Fits Your Needs

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Outside gear director Will Taylor likes to ride bikes, but he’s a simple man. His quest for a rig that could handle gravel, commuting, light singletrack, and bikepacking—basically everything but mountain biking—led him to the Surly Bridge Club ($1,155 and up). It’s a relatively inexpensive steed that does all of the above and more. Here, he walks you through the benefits of this utilitarian steel setup. 

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