The Surly Long Haul Trucker has been an excellent bicycle. Many years, thousands of miles, lots of tours, a real workhorse of a bicycle. It is too bad that Surly chose to sunset them. I imagine Surly will have something great to 'replace' it in the future.
But the Long Haul Trucker outlasted me!
Getting older, I felt the need to get an E-Bike in order to keep me riding because the hills became harder, the average speed dropped, loads seemed heavier. 5 years ago I purchased a Felt E-bike and begin using it a little more than the Long Haul Trucker. I attempted to modify and purpose the Felt E-Bike as a 'touring' bicycle but never really got it dialed in. The Felt frame was built specifically for a Shimano Steps motor that soon was discontinued. The proprietary battery options were non-existent, the tire width was restricted. After looking at the emerging E-Bike market, I started to think I could build a better bicycle than I could buy. Using the tried and true Surly Long Haul trucker was where I started.
I ended with the bicycle pictured below.
At the time of this posting, I have a little over 700 miles on it and it totally fits my needs.
Walk around video of the Bicycle HERE