New Surly Cross Check Build


Well-Known Member
Hi !

Planning to build up a Cross Check.

I was initially planning to go for a road groupset, but costs did not permit me so.

I have finally decided on a shimano mix, of mtb components for a 10 speed. This is going to be a mail order from evans or Crc.
I have shortlisted some of the essentials

1. Shimano Deore M610 triple crankset.
2. Deore M611 triple fd.
3 Shimano SLX M670 shadow Rear derailleur
4. Shimano HG 81 SLX cassette
5. Deore M610 rapid fire shifters.

Please give me your opinion as to the mix of parts, and are there any better shifters or rear derailleurs that I should consider.
I am not too knowledgeable about components .
Looking forward to your replies.


crappy member
South West
why not put drop bars on it and use SORA components? SORA make a X-chainset too, and it's all quite cheap right now if you shop on CRC, Wiggle, Riggle, Evans......

SORA is 9 speed though, not that that should make much difference

I will also add that the crosscheck is designed for drop bar not flat bars. Frames designed for flat bars are longer in the top tube
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