Here is Tom’s Surly Cross check. This bike is equally at home on the race course or kitted out with fenders as a commuter bike. The Surly is hard to beat for the money. Tom proves just how versitle this bike can be. This steel frame will never be a super light, but that is not the point.
It is also worth noting that Surly has come up with a colapsable version called the “Travelers Check”: