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Commuter/Urban

Surly Big Dummy
$2,150.00
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.
Specialized Men's Diverge Comp E5
$1,899.99
Made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between, the Diverge Comp E5 redefines how many functions one bike can fulfill. The Diverge frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Weight was a large factor in the development, so Specialized took some design cues from the Roubaix with an E5 Premium Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable. Specialized opted for a new Open Road Geometry. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but they truly did develop an entirely new geometry. Think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road. Since there's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, Specialized implemented a new version of their Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles. Specialized topped it off with three water bottle mounts and mounts for racks and fenders. So while it's one of the most smile-inducing bikes you'll ever shred fire roads on, it's equally adept at bike packing, commuting, or even a spin to your local brewery. The Diverge E5 Elite frame is topped off with a reliable Shimano 105 groupset, hassle-free mechanical-disc brakes from Tektro, and a durable pair of Axis Elite wheels.
Dahon IOS D9
$1,099.99
Dahon Ios D9 Folding Bike is a real eye catcher on the road. A slick Obsidian-black with trim, 24-inch wheels and disc brakes for top-end speed and stopping power. The Ios D9 comes with quality components like Schwalbe tires and a Shimano 9-Speed derailleur and shifter. Dahon Flat Pak technology folds flat for narrow storage. The Ios D9 is a high-end folding bike, giving performance similar to a full size, non-folding bicycle, but with the added ability to store away in a closet or apartment storage locker.
Yuba Boda Boda V3 All Terrain
$1,899.00
The Yuba Macho is functional, it’s solid, and it’s mission-ready. It’s the bike that rolls on the scene and doesn’t need to make a statement; its stealthy attitude and muscles speak for themselves. Whether you’re hauling children or running a small business from your bike, the Boda Boda All Terrain is up to the task. A sturdy aluminum frame, powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, and burly all-terrain WTB tires are equipped to go anywhere you want. SRAM's X5 drivetrain is able to make quick work of hills, and the Boda Boda's 220-lb cargo capacity is enough to haul just about anything, from kids to a week's worth of groceries. The only limiter is your imagination!
Specialized Allez Sprint Track Frameset
$1,199.99
Whether you're tearing through city streets, commuting, flying through roaring crowds in a fixed-gear crit, or racing on the velodrome, the Allez Sprint Track is right at home. At the heart of the Allez Sprint is our D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer. How stiff, exactly? It's the stiffest alloy bike we've ever tested, let alone made. Drawing inspiration from the Rider-First Engineered Tarmac, this frame also has a unique down tube, bottom bracket shell, and head tube, plus fork sizes that correspond to frame size. This ensures uniform performance across the entire size run. To make sure that every single watt you produce gets transferred to the road, we gave it short chainstays that create an extremely stiff and rigid rear triangle. But it goes beyond just pure rigidity, as the hydroformed tube shapes have also been aerodynamically optimized to slice through the wind, while also providing tons of built-in compliance. - E5 Premium Aluminum frame with Allez D'Aluisio Smartweld Sprint Technology refocuses weld locations, allowing for more material to be placed strategically for increased stiffness and compliance where you need it most. - Our top-tier S-Works FACT carbon fiber fork provides incredible stiffness and front-end steering response, while also efficiently absorbing road chatter. - The Venge FACT carbon fiber seatpost acts as a stiff, aerodynamic perch for your saddle.
Marin Muirwoods 29
$599.99 $769.99 22% Savings
Marin’s Muirwoods 29er is the clear choice for all-conditions, ready-for-anything commuting. Its 4130 chromoly frame is built to last and smooth out road vibration, even in harsh urban environments. Both the frame and straight-blade chromoly fork offer generous tire clearance and have rack and fender mounts so you can gear up for the daily grind with ease. Bright, reflective details on the frame, fork, and tires help keep you visible, seriously upping the safety factor while maintaining a subdued urban style. The 27-speed drivetrain covers the gearing gamut, regardless of the load you’re hauling, and hydraulic-disc brakes keep your speed dialed, even in less-than-optimal conditions.
Surly Cross Check Flat Bar Bike
$925.00
The bicycle is a great way to get around. It’s a lot less expensive than a car and a lot less crowded than public transportation. These days, many bicycle companies forsake practicality in the name of speed, weight, or some other frivolity. Well, not us. Behold the Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport. It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of our size-specific 4130 CroMoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and our do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of our goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work.
Civia Lowry Step Thru Single-Speed
$399.00 - $446.99
Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step through-style, single-speed bike let you focus on enjoying the ride. Its reinforced steel frame and fork offer an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. A chainguard keeps your clothes clean, and the single-speed drivetrain keeps it simple. The ergonomic handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and the strong brakes slow you down in all conditions. This stylish bike promises endless hours of carefree fun.
Specialized Women's Sirrus
$625.00
What sounds like more fun? Being locked in a steamy room staring at someone in front of you for an hour or cruising the open road along a path to total freedom and fitness? Yeah, we'd choose the latter, too, which why we designed the Women's Sirrus Disc. It's constructed from a durable, reliable, and lightweight A1 Premium Aluminum, and it features a reliable set of components that are built to withstand years of daily abuse, powerful hydraulic disc brakes that provide reliable stopping power in any condition, and comforting Women's Body Geometry touch points that are sure to take the sting out of long rides. Go on—put it to work. - Working with our Body Geometry team, we designed a frame that strikes the optimal balance between comfort and efficiency. The A1 Premium SL Aluminum construction pairs weight savings with rugged durability, while the rack, fender, and disc mounts give you an incredibly versatile package. - A steel, straight blade fork provides a responsive ride, while the fender and rack mounts give you the option to install rain-fighting fenders and racks that can transport your gear around town. - Promax Solve hydraulic disc brakes are spec'd on this Sirrus to ensure consistent, powerful braking.
All-City Macho Man Disc
$1,707.99
If your cross bike functions as an everyday mount that you use for ripping trails, bombing alleys, commuting, riding in the wet and generally getting rad, the Macho Man Disc is your new best friend. It adds the all-weather stopping power and mud clearance of disc brakes to an incredibly durable 612 Select chromoly cyclocross frame and fork, as well as the ability to fit smaller riders with 650B wheel options on select frame sizes. The result is a favorite with the cross crowd, trail riders, gravel racers, and commuters. All-City spec'd the Macho Man Disc with proven components that don't shy away from a little mud. The streamlined SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain gets you through the mud, over the barriers, and down the road on your daily commute. Sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in 700 x 33mm Clement MXP tires (650b x 41mm Surly Knard for the smaller folks) make short work of on and off-road rides and Promax mechanical disc brakes provide reliable speed control in all types of weather. Finishing touches include rust-fighting ED coating and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown.
Masi CX
$859.99
Whether you're most at home on fire roads, gravel, or racing cyclocross, Masi's CX is ready to tame any terrain at any speed. The backbone of this all-purpose machine is Masi's chromoly frame that sports a quick, smooth, effortless ride no matter how rough the ruts get. The sticky Kenda tires wrapped around easy-rolling Weinmann aluminum wheels grip hard wherever you pedal, while the FSA/Shimano Claris compact 16-speed drivetrain eases the ups and the Promax disc brakes maintain your control on the downs. What's more, the CX has a host of Masi's fine Brev. M components, and rack and fender mounts for year-round versatility and practicality.
Dahon Speed D8 Sport
$749.99
As clear and crisp as its color palette, the Dahon Speed D8 knows where it’s going and how to get there. Chase your victory with its true value in performance and style, the Speed D8’s stiff frame, rigid steering and comfy tires are uncompromising, even on the worst roads.
All-City Nature Boy 853
$2,295.99
If single speeding is your thing, this is the one. This is the race version of the Nature Boy disc platform and features a single speed disc dropout, Reynolds 853 tubing, a Whisky No. 9 Thru-Axle cross fork, and hydraulic disc brakes. Reynolds 853 tubing is undisputedly among the worlds best, and nothing holds its value like high-end steel. It's lightweight, will last forever if treated properly, and produces the finest ride quality of any material used in the bike world. Twenty years from now this frameset will still be fawned over by bike geeks due to that little Reynolds sticker. The NB853 has of the All-City custom touches you've come to expect: signature dropouts, signature seat collar, custom English threaded bottom bracket shell, reinforcements on the bottle bosses and fender mounts. It has clearance for 38's, plus room for tons of mud. It's MXP tires from Clement hook up in the loose stuff, and the intermediate tread won't hold you back if your path leads onto pavement. They roll on a pair of lightweight, tubeless ready, WTB wheels. Contact points are covered by a Salsa Cowbell 3 handlebar, Salsa cockpit components, and an All-City saddle, a winning combo whether you're on your way to work or the podium.
All-City Macho Man
$1,877.99
All-City's Macho Man has been many things to many people — back alley bandit, CX shredder, all-round road runner — and now it's back for more fun, more comfort, more style, and in more sizes than ever. You get all the features that made Macho Man great in the first place, like a 612 Select chromoly frame and fork, disc brakes, double bottle cage mounts, plus hidden fender and rear rack mounts, but with size-specific wheels to accommodate smaller frame geo's and flat-bar, laid-back comfort for cruising all day. Take it across town for happy hour, make it your full-time commuter, or prove your mettle in the next Bandit Cross event. This Macho Man's built for you.
All-City Big Block
$1,078.99
The Big Block represents our vision of the ideal track frame for the modern fixed-gear rider. This is the track bike that All-City has always dreamed of owning and they are proud to make that dream available to you. It was designed first and foremost as a true competition-ready track frame but was destined to see usage beyond the velodrome, so they made some tweaks to the equation. Instead of the track bike norm 25c max tire clearance, it fits a 32c cross tire and has a single set of water bottle mounts for all day in the saddle. The front and rear of the bike are drilled out for a brake, so single speeding (or double brake fixed) is no problem. The proprietary 612 Select double-butted cro-moly steel soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Each piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully scrutinized and specifically chosen to create the best ride possible. This includes butting placement, tubing diameter and wall thickness. The package is finished off with a custom headtube badge, brazed-on seat collar, custom bottom bracket and signature Hennepin Bridge dropouts. All-City added an E.D. coating for rust prevention before applying a classic wet paint finish. Attention to detail is All-City's mantra and it shows in every aspect of this meticulously-designed, beautifully-constructed track racer.
Masi Uno Riser
$429.99 - $459.99
The perfect bike for no-handed skids, weekend bike polo, or just ripping the city streets. The Uno Riser does it all with effortless style and a smile. Now more that ever Fixed is about more options and few limitations, that's why it's equipped with a flip flop hub that allows you to go from fixed gear to freewheel and back again. The riser handlebar delivers stellar handling and control, while a wider rim profile accommodates more rubber and superior grip. Live and learn about the endless possibilities of a single gear and take your riding to the next level. - Constructed from chromoly TIG welded tubing with track dropouts & integrated seat clamp - 46/16t Fixed/Single-Speed Drivetrain - New Brev. M oversized riser bars, 660mm wide - New 40mm deep Brev.M rims & alloy hubs
Masi Uno Drop
$429.99
Inspired by the classic steel racers of the golden era, the Uno Drop holds nothing back. Simple, clean lines and the timeless beauty of a single speed bike melding man and machine efficiently through a single gear. Brev.M one-piece seat post and 28mm deep race rims with alloy hubs keep things solid and light. Indulge the true art of bike riding in its simplest and most organic form. - Constructed from chromoly TIG welded tubing with track dropouts & integrated seat clamp - 46/16t fixed/single-speed drivetrain - Brev. M compact bend alloy handlebars - New 40mm deep Brev.M rims & alloy hubs
Del Sol Projekt 8
$349.99
D Street Projekt 8 starts with the simplicity of a single chainring up front, then dials up the versatility a notch with a terrain-conquering 8-speed cassette from Shimano and Tektro 317 brakes front and rear. Alloy 32-hole rims keep things light, stainless steel spokes keep things clean, and Kenda 700x32c tires keep things smooth. Like all D Streets, the Projekt 8 is elegant and understated. It flies straight and true, just like you... Features: - Custom D-Street hi-ten single speed frameset with track dropouts and rack and fender mounts - Alloy 3-piece crankset with sealed BB - Shimano 8-speed drivetrain - Tektro R317 brakeset - Kenda 700 x 28c tires - Sturdy 32-hole alloy wheelset with doublewall rims - Steel riser 30mm, 600mm width handlebar
All-City Nature Boy 853 Frameset
$1,305.99
All-City's Nature Boy Disc is your one-stop ride for weekend racing and weekday riding. Race-proven geometry in a classic and durable Renyolds 853 steel frame with a Whisky No.9 thru-axle fork with carbon blades make for a memorable ride both on and off road. Disc brake tabs and a custom All-City sliding rear dropout make disc brake installation and setup a breeze. And all the usual All-City details are present, including rust-fighting ED coating, signature All-City stainless steel dropouts, and a stylish integrated seatpost clamp.
All-City Nature Boy Disc
$1,305.99
Disc brakes, one gear, and tons of fun: the Nature Boy Disc is All-City's singlespeed cross machine. The 612 chromoly steel frame and tapered chromoly fork soak up less-than-perfect tarmac and rough-and-tumble dirt and grass with equal ease. Race-inspired geometry keeps things feeling fast and makes negotiating technical turns or gridlocked traffic a breeze. With the Nature Boy, one speed is all you need, and an FSA crank turns over a pair of sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in Clement MXP tires (Surly Knards on 650B versions). When the going gets gnarly, Promax mechanical disc brakes are there to maintain control on nasty courses and during inclement weather. And all your favorite All-City details are present including a beautiful lugged fork crown, Hennepin Bridge dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, custom BB shell, and signature head badge. Everything is E.D. coated for longevity and rust prevention and since cross bikes are perfect for everyday living, you’ll find hidden fender mounts and two sets of bottle bosses (reinforced of course). Race the heck out of it, ride singletrack, crush gravel, or commute to your heart’s content.
Civia Lowry Step Over Single-Speed
$399.00 - $460.99
Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step over-style, single-speed bike let you focus on enjoying the ride. Its reinforced steel frame and fork offer an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. A chainguard keeps your clothes clean, and the single-speed drivetrain keeps it simple. The ergonomic handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and the strong brakes slow you down in all conditions. This stylish bike promises endless hours of carefree fun.
Civia Lowry Step Over 7-Speed
$479.00
Roll down to the local boulangerie for a fresh baguette aboard the Civia Lowry Step Over 7-speed. It combines the grace and elegance of classic commuting bikes with a low maintenance and an easy-riding ethos, that'll have you feeling instantly at home. The reinforced steel frame and fork features an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. The 7-speed Shimano drivetrain provides reliable, crisp shifting, an ergonomically bent handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and strong brakes slow you down even when the bike is loaded with heaps of fresh pastries.
Civia Lowry Step Thru 7-Speed
$479.00
Roll down to the local boulangerie for a fresh baguette aboard the Civia Lowry Step Thru 7-speed. It combines the grace and elegance of classic commuting bikes with a low maintenance and an easy-riding ethos, that'll have you feeling instantly at home. The reinforced steel frame and fork features an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. The 7-speed Shimano drivetrain provides reliable, crisp shifting, an ergonomically bent handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and strong brakes slow you down even when the bike is loaded with heaps of fresh pastries.
Civia Parkway Step-Over Electric Bike
$2,799.00
The Civia Parkway is the perfect ebike for experiencing the city. The there-when-you-need-it boost from Bosch’s ultra-reliable electric motor makes hills a breeze, while easy-to-use components celebrate the elegance of an uncomplicated bicycle. From no sweat crosstown commutes, to fitness rides, the Parkway is an exciting and fun option for getting around. Highlights: - Lightweight AL-6061 round frame tubing, rack and fender mounts - Bosch Active Line electric motor for gentle assist up to 20 mph - Equipped with Bosch Powerpack 400 frame battery, Purion compact computer, and 2A compact charger - Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and Shimano cable disc brakes - Kenda Kwick 26 x 2.0" black/mocha tires with K-Shield - 26 x 2.3" max. tire size without fenders
Civia Parkway Step-Thru Electric Bike
$2,799.00
The Civia Parkway is the perfect ebike for experiencing the city. The there-when-you-need-it boost from Bosch’s ultra-reliable electric motor makes hills a breeze, while easy-to-use components celebrate the elegance of an uncomplicated bicycle. From no sweat crosstown commutes, to fitness rides, the Parkway is an exciting and fun option for getting around. Highlights: - Lightweight AL-6061 round frame tubing, rack and fender mounts - Bosch Active Line electric motor for gentle assist up to 20 mph - Equipped with Bosch Powerpack 400 frame battery, Purion compact computer, and 2A compact charger - Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and Shimano cable disc brakes - Kenda Kwick 26 x 2.0" black/mocha tires with K-Shield - 26 x 2.3" max. tire size without fenders
Civia North Loop E-Bike
$2,999.00
The North Loop is a swift and stylish e-bike that makes riding farther, longer, and more often a breeze. Whether you’re heading across town or going on a ride with friends the lightweight aluminum frame glides smoothly over city streets and bike paths. With a sporty riding position, Bosch Active Line Plus drive unit, and reliable build spec, this e-bike makes hills, cross-town commutes, and fitness rides fun, no-sweat affairs.
All-City Space Horse Disc
$1,600.99 - $1,609.99
Combine two parts versatility, one part bike-fueled thirst for the open road, and a dash of Minnesota-bred style, and you've got yourself All-City's Space Horse Disc. The 612 Select chromoly frame and fork blend traditional touring and randonneuring geometry for a bike that's at home on a fully-loaded trek across the state or commuting to and from work. The smaller sizes are designed around 650B wheels to offer a better fit to smaller riders. A relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike give it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. With the addition of the all-weather control of Promax disc brakes, this Space Horse is without a doubt the best version yet.  A complete set of rack and fender braze-ons let you dress up the Space Horse in whatever livery you need for your particular adventure. The long and winding road calls for equipment you can count on, and the SRAM Apex 20-speed drivetrain promises smooth shifts and hill-topping gearing for miles to come. The whole package rolls on a pair of quality WTB rims and VEE Speedster tires that offer unbelievable traction in wet or dry conditions. And all the usual All-City details are present, including a rust-fighting ED coating, a stylish integrated seatpost clamp, and signature All-City dropouts with a removable derailleur hanger.
Surly Flat Bar Cross-Check
$1,018.99
The bicycle is a great way to get around. It’s a lot less expensive than a car and a lot less crowded than public transportation. These days, many bicycle companies forsake practicality in the name of speed, weight, or some other frivolity. Well, not us. Behold the Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport. It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of Surly's size specific 4130 CroMoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight-forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and Surly's do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of Surly's goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work.
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.
Surly Big Fat Dummy
$3,025.00
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.
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