First Commute on the Surly Troll
First impressions are great. The fit and ride feel very comfortable. I had my laptop, an iPad, a kindle and a change of clothes in my pannier. That's a lot of weight on a mountain bike. But it handled it with ease. I've still got to play with the H-Bars to get them adjusted perfectly. But as they are, they feel good. I just think they could feel better.
There wasn't enough time to switch out the tires. So today's ride was on knobbies. That'll make a difference when I switch those to the Schwalbes.
One thing I really like is the top tube slope. At first, I thought the little triangle coming down off of the seat tube was a little odd looking. Now I appreciate it. It makes it really easy to hop on and off of a loaded bike. The clearance for your leg is way more noticeable than I would have guessed.
Overall, I'm very pleased. I'm excited to ride it more.
Get out there.