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Trek FX 1
$469.99 - $499.99
FX 1 is a hybrid bike with a lightweight aluminum frame and quality parts that perform wherever you like to ride. It's perfect for anyone looking to get out more, ride as a family, do a bit of exercise, or commute to work on a versatile bike backed by a lifetime warranty. It's right for you if... - You want to get out and ride more, and you're looking for performance where it really counts: a lightweight frame, wide range of gearing, and strong wheels. You also want a great value and the confidence of Trek's lifetime warranty. The tech you get - A lightweight aluminum frame; 21 speeds so there's always a right gear for your terrain; strong, double-walled wheels with wide, stable tires; and mounts that make it easy to accessorize your ride with racks, fenders, lights, fitness trackers, a kickstand, and more! The final word - FX 1 is a versatile hybrid bike at a great value. It's built with a lightweight aluminum frame, performance parts that keep the price in check, and strong wheels built on double-walled rims. This hybrid is perfectly suited to a variety of uses, from casual riding to exercise and commutes. Why you'll love it - This bike brings families together, gets people away from screens, and lets you enjoy time outside - It's versatile and does whatever you want it to do, whether that's riding for fitness, commuting, or cruising to the farmer's market to pick up groceries - It's easy to accessorize with racks, a kickstand, fenders, lights, and more! - You can pair FX with your smartphone and send your ride data to your favorite fitness app when you add DuoTrap S - Like every Trek hybrid, it's backed by a lifetime warranty and supported by a wide network of retail partners
Trek Verve 1 Disc Low Step
$529.99
Verve 1 Disc Lowstep is an introductory hybrid bike designed for comfort and confidence on recreational rides. It has a lowstep frame that makes it easy to mount and dismount, disc brakes that provide stopping power in any weather, and wide tires for extra stability. This ride is dependable, affordable, and full of features that make for comfortable everyday adventures. It's right for you if... Comfort is king. You want to ride roads and paths on a bike that keeps you in a more upright posture and has comfort-forward details like a padded seat, a lowstep geometry, and the widest, most stable tires in the hybrid bike family. The tech you get A lightweight aluminum frame with mounts for a rack and fenders, a lowstep design that makes it especially easy to mount and dismount, 21 speeds to help you conquer varied terrain, ergonomic grips, a Bontrager padded saddle, wider 45c tires for added stability, powerful disc brakes, and a geometry that keeps you in a comfortable, upright riding posture. The final word Verve 1 Disc Lowstep delivers quality comfort at an unbeatable value. The lightweight frame, impressive braking power, durable parts, and comfort-forward design make this bike a great choice for anyone who wants to get more enjoyment out of recreational rides. Why you'll love it - Verve's upright geometry puts you in the perfect position to see the world around you - The lowstep frame design makes it easy to get on and off—no need to swing your leg over! - This bike brings people together—attach a trailer and tow your kids, meet up with friends to cruise the bike path, or commute to the office with coworkers - Disc brakes perform well in any weather, let you slow down or stop faster, and require less effort to activate than rim brakes - Like every Trek hybrid, it's backed by Trek's Lifetime warranty, which means you get a companion for life
Trek Verve 2 Disc Low Step
$649.99 - $699.99
Verve 2 Disc Lowstep is a hybrid bike designed for comfort and fun on commutes, cruises, and fitness rides. It has a lot of thoughtful features that make for a confident and comfortable ride, like a lowstep geometry that makes it easy to mount and dismount, a suspension seatpost, and disc brakes that perform in any weather. It's right for you if... You're ready to get outside more, and want a hybrid bike with comfort-minded details, a wide range of gears for hills, powerful brakes, and enough versatility to conquer commutes, workouts, and more. The tech you get A lightweight aluminum frame with mounts for a rack and fenders, a lowstep design that makes it especially easy to mount and dismount, a reliable drivetrain with 24-speeds so you'll never have to pedal too hard or too soft, powerful disc brakes, an adjustable stem, a padded saddle, wide tires for extra stability, a road-smoothing suspension seatpost, and a geometry that keeps you in a comfortable, upright riding posture. The final word Verve 2 Disc Lowstep is a comfortable hybrid with impressive braking power and durable parts that will hold up mile after mile. It's a great bike for a range of recreational riders, from first-timers and commuters to veteran riders looking to get back into the saddle. Why you'll love it - It has a host of design details that make a huge difference in comfort, like a suspension seatpost and adjustable stem - The lowstep frame design makes it easy to get on and off—no need to swing your leg over! - This bike brings people together—attach a trailer and tow your kids, meet up with friends to cruise the bike path, or commute to the office with coworkers - Disc brakes perform well in any weather, let you slow down or stop faster, and require less effort to activate than rim brakes - Like every Trek hybrid, it's backed by Trek's Lifetime warranty, which means you get a companion for life
Trek Verve+ 2
$2,499.99
Verve+ 2 is an electric hybrid bike that will help you get out and ride more. Your daily cruises, commutes, and workouts will all get a boost from the reliable Bosch pedal-assist system that sustains speeds of up to 20 mph. Plus, this e-bike is equipped with parts that put your comfort and safety first, like a road-smoothing suspension seatpost, wide, stable tires, and front and rear lights. It's right for you if... You want to do more by bike and have more fun on every ride. You know the extra boost of an e-bike will help you see more and go farther, and you're looking for one that's comfortable, built to last, and equipped with the latest e-bike technology. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, a 250-watt Bosch Active Line motor capable of sustaining speeds up to 20 mph, a PowerPack 400Wh battery, and a handlebar-mounted Bosch Purion controller. Plus, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, a road-smoothing suspension seatpost, wide 45c puncture-resistant tires for extra stability, ergonomic grips, a kickstand, front and rear lights, and a rack and fenders. The final word Verve+ 2's powerful pedal-assist system opens up a world of possibilities. You can adventure longer, commute quicker, and climb hills more easily. The extra boost makes riding your bike even more exciting and enjoyable, and quality components and comfort features make going farther and faster more fun than ever. Why you'll love it - Electric bikes amplify your power so you can enjoy the best parts of riding even more - The 250-watt Bosch Active Line motor helps you sustain speeds up to 20 mph - This bike gets you outside more and helps you make the most of every commute, cruise, and workout - It comes equipped with lights, fenders, and a rear rack so you're ready to ride right from the start
Sun Bicycles Boardwalk 7 Step-Thru
$499.99
The ultimate old-school cruiser, our Boardwalk is designed with a comfortable upright riding position that's perfect for getting around town, exploring bikes paths, or even a trip to the beach. It's lightweight, and well-appointed with components meant to last, which also makes it an excellent choice for use at resorts and rental fleets. - Lightweight 6061 alloy frame - Seven speed w/linear-pull brakes - Alloy crankset and chainring with sealed cartridge bottom bracket - KMC EPT treatment chain with maximum rust resistance - Alloy rims with heavy-duty 12g stainless steel spokes - Comfort Cruiser steel handlebar with inner foam protection - Sunlite Cloud-9 XL cruiser saddle - Steel chain guard - Alloy kickstand
Sun Bicycles Shortcut 3
$549.99
The Shortcut is a purpose built folding bike for the rider who finds that free space is premium. It's compact, lightweight, easily folds away, and can spring into action with the flick of a few levers. Internal 3-speed gearing gives you just enough options should you encounter a few hills and the coaster brake provides simple speed control. A steel rear rack, front and rear plastic fenders, and a kickstand are included. This Shortcut is the perfect roommate and travel companion!
Sun Bicycles Shortcut 7
$509.99
The Shortcut 7 is a purpose-built folding bike for the rider who finds free space is premium. It's compact, lightweight, easily folds away, and can spring into action with the flick of a few levers. The 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain provides plenty of gears for any uphill travel you may encounter, and linear-pull brakes deliver reliable speed control on the way down. Folded size is 31"L x 27"H x 15"W. A sturdy steel rear rack, plastic fenders, and a steel kickstand are included. This Shortcut is the perfect roommate and travel companion!
SE Bikes Draft
$219.00
You could walk to the bar, but happy hour ends in ten minutes. Get there just in time on the Draft from SE Bikes. This simple steel singlespeed steed is built to handle rough city life with 36-hole double-wall rims plus front and rear brakes, while the track-style frame includes fender mounts and clearance for wide tires.
SE Bikes Lager
$499.99
The Lager packs a quality punch with a butted top tube and down tube, Cr-Mo seat tube, alloy cranks, and super smooth Freedom ThickSlick tires. This bike comes equipped not only with riser bars, but also with alloy bullhorn bars. The perfect bike to get you where you want to go and in style. - Hi-Ten steel urban single-speed style frame with butted top tube and down tube, Cr-Mo seat tube with integrated seat clamp, plus water bottle and fender mounts for increased carrying capacity - Hi-Ten SE steel straight leg fork with wide tire clearance - Dual pivot alloy brakes - Alloy cranks with sealed cartridge Euro bottom bracket - SE high-flange alloy fixed/free 36H hubs with extra high-profile double-wall rims - Freedom ThickSlick Sport tires - Includes two styles of handlebars: an SE alloy riser, and an SE alloy bullhorn so that the rider can opt for an aggressive or more relaxed riding position
Momentum Lafree E+
$2,100.00
Frame : ALUXX aluminium, double tube low-step design Fork : ALUXX aluminium Shifters : 8sp trigger Crankset : Giant aluminum 38T
Liv Alight 3 DD Disc
$550.00
PEDAL TO WORK, MEET FRIENDS FOR COFFEE OR BUILD UP FITNESS ON THE BIKE PATH. ALIGHT FITS RIGHT INTO A FUN, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Casual Comfort An upright riding position, flat handlebars, and 3F Design Philosophy make commuting or a casual spin comfortable without compromising efficiency. Fun Fitness The lightweight, balanced geometry of the ALUXX aluminum frame blends speed and stability for a ride that’s just plain fun. Stylish Versatility Equipped with integrated dropouts for racks, fenders, or panniers, this bike blends urban style and road bike agility. WHY WE LOVE IT With its lightweight design and upright flat-bar positioning, this premium bike makes it easy to pedal to work, zip around the city and get out onto country roads with the confidence of stopping power through disc brakes. Add a rack and panniers for more extensive weekend exploration or in-town carrying capacity. Modern finishes keep style at the forefront of every ride. Women’s-specific geometry and sizing gives Alight Disc a stable, confident ride quality. And thanks to integrated dropouts, it’s easy to personalize with racks and fenders.
Liv Flourish 4
$530.00
Make ordinary trips around town more fun and stylish with Flourish. Easy Breezy The lightweight ALUXX-Grade aluminum frame with a classy step-through design makes zipping around town simple. Comfort A cushioned spring seat and upright geometry smooth out city bumps for a relaxed yet stable ride. Stylish Versatility Equipped with a chain cover and integrated fenders on select models, this bike blends urban style with a lightweight ease. Why We Love It With a functional, yet elegant design and a lightweight aluminum frame that’s designed specifically for women, Flourish takes you from the market to the city center with ease. The wide gear range lets you find your happy place on flat roads and hills. A cushioned spring saddle helps smooth out rough roads, and stylish, comfortable grips add the finishing touch. The step-through design makes it quick and easy to hop on and off the bike once you’re at your destination. Select models offer integrated lighting, fenders, and a full chainguard to protect you from dirt or road debris in any kind of weather, plus baskets and racks to carry your essentials.
Giant Cypress
$530.00
Smooth-rolling 700c wheels give Cypress a comfortable ride, even when things get a little bumpy. The suspension seatpost soaks up shocks, and the ALUXX aluminum frame provides a comfortable, upright ride. You can take it on roads or bike paths, even some dirt. Just keep pedaling and enjoy the ride.
Giant Cypress DX
$610.00
Smooth-rolling 700c wheels give Cypress a comfortable ride, even when things get a little bumpy. The suspension seatpost soaks up shocks, and the ALUXX aluminum frame provides a comfortable, upright ride. You can take it on roads or bike paths, even some dirt. Just keep pedaling and enjoy the ride.
Giant Escape 2 Disc
$680.00
This versatile flat-bar all-rounder can get your legs spinning and motivate you to be active every day. Commute to work, ride to class, find new adventures in your daily routine. With its lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, upright positioning, and high-quality parts that give it a smooth, comfortable ride, the Escape Disc is totally versatile and totally fun to ride. It now features a high-quality alloy fork and innovative D-Fuse seatpost. Both are great for smoothing out rough roads, absorbing shocks and vibrations, and giving you a smoother, more comfortable ride. The disc brakes deliver powerful braking performance in dry or wet conditions, and the 700c wheels with Giant EasyRide Tubeless tires (on select models) keep you rolling with speed, efficiency, and a reduced risk of flats. As an added bonus, there's clearance for larger tires up to 45mm in width, which makes it easier to ride rougher roads. It comes with integrated mounts, so you can customize your ride with racks or fenders. Whatever road or path you choose, Escape Disc is ready to roll. Balanced and efficient Lightweight ALUXX frame, fast-rolling 700c wheels, and confident upright positioning offer a balanced, efficient ride quality. Versatile and capable Powerful disc brakes and a wide range of gears help you increase your speed and tackle hills with more control. Rugged reliability Puncture-resistant tires feature the Giant EasyRide Tubeless system (on select models). Integrated rack mounts make it easier to carry your daily essentials or load up for weekend adventures.
Giant Escape 3 Disc
$550.00
This versatile flat-bar all-rounder can get your legs spinning and motivate you to be active every day. Commute to work, ride to class, find new adventures in your daily routine. With its lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, upright positioning, and high-quality parts that give it a smooth, comfortable ride, the Escape Disc is totally versatile and totally fun to ride. It now features a high-quality steel fork and innovative D-Fuse seatpost. Both are great for smoothing out rough roads, absorbing shocks and vibrations, and giving you a smoother, more comfortable ride. The disc brakes deliver powerful braking performance in dry or wet conditions, and the 700c wheels with Giant EasyRide Tubeless tires (on select models) keep you rolling with speed, efficiency, and a reduced risk of flats. As an added bonus, there's clearance for larger tires up to 45mm in width, which makes it easier to ride rougher roads. It comes with integrated mounts, so you can customize your ride with racks or fenders. Whatever road or path you choose, Escape Disc is ready to roll. Balanced and efficient Lightweight ALUXX frame, fast-rolling 700c wheels, and confident upright positioning offer a balanced, efficient ride quality. Versatile and capable Powerful disc brakes and a wide range of gears help you increase your speed and tackle hills with more control. Rugged reliability Puncture-resistant tires feature the Giant EasyRide Tubeless system (on select models). Integrated rack mounts make it easier to carry your daily essentials or load up for weekend adventures.
Giant Simple Single
$520.00
Roll to the corner coffee shop or take a relaxing spin on the boardwalk. A ride on this classic cruiser is both relaxing and invigorating, all at the same time. It’s laid back, smooth, and always in style. With its beach cruiser DNA, Simple is at home on any road or path. Behind the laid-back looks is a smart design with modern features including a lightweight aluminum frame. The fat tires, plush saddle, and stable upright rider positioning help give Simple its casual, worry-free ride quality. - Light and durable: ALUXX aluminum frame makes it easier to ride hills, and rustproof chain provides long-lasting performance in all types of weather. - Comfort: Cushioned saddle and high-volume balloon tires soak up bumps and road vibrations. - Smart accessories: Built-in kickstand makes it easy to store, at home, and wherever you go.
Fuji Absolute 1.9
$549.99 - $599.99
Known for versatility, the Absolute's geometry strikes a balance between speed and comfort, making it ideal for the fitness-minded rider or the urbanite looking to ride to work or run errands. - A2-SL custom-butted aluminum frame for low weight and durability - Hi-Ten steel fork - Shimano 16-speed drivetrain - Tektro mechanical brakes for confident stopping power in all conditions
Fuji Absolute 2.1
$449.99 - $459.99
Known for versatility, the Absolute's geometry strikes a balance between speed and comfort, making it ideal for the fitness-minded rider or the urbanite looking to ride to work or run errands. - A2-SL custom-butted aluminum frame for easy access, low weight, and durability - Hi-Ten steel fork - Shimano 24-speed drivetrain with triple 48/38/28 crankset and 11-32 cassette gives you crisp shifting and a wide range of gears - Tektro linear-pull brakes for confident stopping power
Fuji Feather
$619.99
A long-standing classic in the Fuji lineup, the Feather combines classic track geometry, a lightweight and comfortable steel frame and sophisticated styling into the standard for urban riding. Fast, fun and functional – that's the Feather. - Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly frame - Reynolds 520 flat-crown lugged chromoly fork - Flip-flop hub with cog and freewheel included - Comes with classic dropbar and and a flat-bar substitute - both with grips - Classic threaded headset, quill stem and clamp-on cable guides
Fuji Traverse 1.5
$629.99 - $649.99
The Traverse is a dual-sport machine that will take you anywhere. With disc brakes, the Traverse is a confident commuter on city streets but still able to conquer trails with ease. - Fuji A2-SL custom-butted alloy frame - SR NEX suspension fork with 63mm travel - Shimano 2x8-speed drivetrain - Kenda Drumlin 700x40c tires - Mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors
Fuji Traverse 1.5 ST
$649.00 - $649.99
The Traverse is a dual-sport machine that will take you anywhere. With disc brakes, the Traverse is a confident commuter on city streets but still able to conquer trails with ease. - Fuji A2-SL custom-butted alloy frame - SR NEX suspension fork with 63mm travel - Shimano 2x8-speed drivetrain - Kenda Drumlin 700x40c tires - Mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors - A step-through frame features a lower top tube, making starting and stopping a breeze
Fuji Traverse 1.7 ST
$529.99
The Traverse is a dual-sport machine that will take you anywhere. With disc brakes, the Traverse is a confident commuter on city streets but still able to conquer trails with ease. - Fuji A2-SL custom-butted alloy frame - SR NEX suspension fork with 63mm travel - Shimano 3x7-speed drivetrain - Kenda Drumlin 700x40c tires - Mechanical disc brakes with 160/140mm rotors - A step-through frame features a lower top tube, making starting and stopping a breeze
Electra Loft 7D Step-Thru
$539.99
This modern day classic is built to ride. It’s lightweight. It’s durable. It’s comfortable. The wide range gearing is perfect for everything from the bike path to beer runs. The 7D comes equipped with an alloy frame, 7-speed drivetrain and fenders for all-weather riding.
Electra Vale Go! 9D EQ
$3,299.99
Electra’s Vale Go! 9D EQ is the versatile pedal-assist e-bike that takes riders just about anywhere they want to Go! Powered by a Bosch Active Line Plus motor with a fully integrated battery into a step-thru frame, this bike is built to handle anything from everyday errands to long commutes to fun getaways. The Bosch Kiox display delivers Bluetooth connectivity and advanced rider information like speed, performance, battery charge, and more. Boasting Schwalbe 27.5-inch tires, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and a suspension seatpost, this bike provides a smooth ride on any terrain from streets to trails. It comes fully equipped with front and rear lights, fenders and a rear rack for the rider who wants to do and carry more. The best e-bike innovations are combined with the comfort and control of our patented Flat Foot Technology, making this bike the best of both worlds. Go! near. Go! far. Go! everywhere in between on the Vale Go!
Breezer Downtown EX
$549.99
Classic looks with modern features The Downtown is Breezer's classic chromoly steel town bike, equipped with 700c wheels and matching fenders plus a chainguard, rear rack, kickstand, and bell. It's available in eight sizes with Joe's sprightly town bike geometry and a 7-speed drivetrain operated by an easy twist shifter. Downtown is a remarkably effortless, fun, and elegant way to get from Point A to Point B. Never before have fashion and function existed in such harmony. - Matching fenders and chainguard - Breezer chromoly-steel frame - 700c wheels and tires with puncture protection and reflective sidewall - Rear Rack
Surly Big Dummy
$2,249.00
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. The parts kit is good quality, and suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. It's got a 3x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes, quality Shimano Deore hubs, and 26x2.3" Kenda Kiniption tires. They've outfitted it with Surly-designed bags, deck, rails and Dummy Rail Collars; everything you need for the majority of stuff you might carry, like groceries, shovels, bags of charcoal or mulch, guitars, lamps, mannequins, whatever. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. These are included with current Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. For the most up to date compatibility/options, check http://www.surlybikes.com/safety Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.
Surly Big Dummy Frameset
$1,050.00
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. It's suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. These are included with MY17 Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available AM for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.
Surly Big Fat Dummy
$3,175.00
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ol' spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.
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