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Electra Loft 7D - Ladies'
$499.99
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. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Acera 7-speed w/Megarange gearing - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 X 35C tires
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.
Electra Amsterdam Fashion 7i Ladies'
$1,099.99
Like the perfect find in a boutique, Amsterdam® Fashion bikes bring something distinctively sophisticated and unique to cycling. Their charm is evident in the meticulously detailed designs that let you ride without a care. It looks like a runway piece. It rides like your favorite pair of jeans. It’s all artfully coordinated with the colorful rims and matching bell. Finally, the headlight lets you strut your stuff day and night.
Electra Ticino 7D
$709.99
Great for everyday transportation and light touring, the Ticino® picks up where bike builders of the 40s and 50s left off, giving it a true handcrafted feel not found in many of today’s cookie-cutter bikes. Named for an Italian influenced area of Switzerland, Ticino’s design aesthetic, craftsmanship and frame integrity are inspired by the vintage bikes once ridden throughout the region. The retro-inspired hubs, cranksets, chainrings, handlebars, forks, pedals and hammered-finish alloy fenders show classic craftsmanship. But this thing is far from a relic. When it comes to performance, the Ticino is decked with modern components custom-manufactured by Electra. But it’s more than just a pretty face. The Ticino sports fast-rolling 700c wheels and a lightweight frame, for a fine-tuned, smooth gliding ride. Love is in the details, and after one look at the Ticino you’ll be ready for a serious commitment. - 6061-T6 aluminum frameset - Investment-cast crown, tapered-leg, steel fork - Shimano 7-speed Altus drivetrain - Shimano TX50 thumb shifter plus - Forged alloy crankset w/42t chainring dual guards - Shimano cantilever brakes - 32h low flange alloy hubset - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Hammered alloy fenders
All-City Space Horse Disc
$1,499.00
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 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.
Breezer Uptown 5
$789.00
Breezer's Uptown 5 combines clean lines, simplicity and around-town versatility in the same package. The light, nimble aluminum frame is equipped with a host of commuter-ready parts that will make your daily rides even better. An upright riding posture and swept-back handlebars keep every ride casual and fun, while the 5-speed internally geared Shimano hub nearly eliminates maintenance. The front dynamo hub powers the included front and rear lights as you ride, so you never need to worry about replacing batteries or forgetting your lights. And, the standlight feature keeps the lights on while you're waiting at traffic lights. With the suspension seatpost, plush seat, chainguard, rear rack, and full fenders, you'll ride this beauty everywhere, year round, in any weather.
Sun Bicycles Shortcut 3
$509.99
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!
Benno Bikes Carry On 30D
$1,099.99 - $1,599.99 $1,599.99 Up To 31% Savings
Benno loved the idea of inspiring people to use their bikes to carry loads — from grocery runs and hauling chairs and a cooler to the beach to dropping off oversized packages at the post office. But looking at most cargo bikes, they wondered if they really had to be so long, cumbersome and hard to store. It seems like a big commitment to ride around on one of those with all the welded on racks and extensions. Do you really need a bike that big to carry a little more? Instead of making a cargo bike smaller, they decided to make a regular bike slightly longer and stick with a tried-and-true attachable (and interchangeable) rack system. These racks are larger, made of stronger, oversized tubing and attached with extra-large bolts. The front tray is mounted directly to the frame so your steering won’t be affected, even when fully loaded. The Carry On is a clean utility bike that will carry a baby seat and 4 large grocery bags, or all the gear you need for a fun beach day or a camping trip. The different rack options let you pick your own configuration, while the 24” wheels keep your center of gravity low. You might be wondering why the tires are so wide. Have you ever seen a truck with skinny tires?
Benno Bikes Ballooner Ladies’ 8D
$459.99 - $669.99 $669.99 Up To 31% Savings
When Benno made a Ballooner prototype a few years ago, they found that they enjoyed riding it more than any other bike. The very balanced geometry is comfortable and sporty, which allows for a longer, more purposeful ride. Elevated specs, including Tektro rim brakes and 8-speeds, provide a smooth, almost effortless riding experience. The big, plush tires provide a comfortable and controlled ride. Studies have proven that in many road conditions quality high volume tires actually have less rolling resistance than skinny tires. In most urban settings, you'll often find yourself on rougher, less than perfect roads – another situation made better by a wider tire. All in all, the Ballooner is a real gentleman: humble, polite, elegant and extremely capable. A modern retro-style everyday commuter.
Electra Loft 7D
$499.99
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. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Acera 7-speed w/Megarange gearing - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 X 35C tires
Haro Bridgeport
$549.99
Bridgeport is one of Haro's most popular commuters and features a Solum Series hybrid frame that features Rider Optimized Geometry specifically designed to assure a proper and comfortable fit. The word Solum refers to the upper layer of a soil profile, which means that in addition to its on asphalt commuting skills it can also venture out onto that upper layer of soil that presents itself as unpaved lake and fire roads. Bridgeport is versatile and features a Suntour NEX HLO suspension fork with just the right amount of travel for a bike like this. The suspension fork absorbs small bumps off road, and when you ride on road it has a hydraulic lockout that allows you to make the fork rigid which maximizes the energy from your pedaling efforts. Bridgeport comes complete with a Shimano 21 speed drive train that includes EZ Fire shifters. Its wheelset is made from Pivit alloy 28h disc hubs laced to 700c alloy double wall rims and all weather stopping is made possible thanks to a pair of Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes. - Haro Solum Dual Sport frame with Rider Optimized Geometry, mechanically-shaped alloy tubing, and chainstay disc brake mount - SR Suntour NEX HLO suspension fork with 63mm travel and hydraulic lockout - Shimano TY-301 crankset, 48/38/28 and sealed cartridge BB - Shimano Altus rear derailleur - Shimano Tourney 7 speed EZ Fire shifters, front derailleur - Pivit disc brake hubs and lightweight double wall rims - New Pivit alloy 9-degree sweep riser bar, and forged stem - Tektro Aires mechanical disc brakes
All-City Macho Man Disc
$1,599.00
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.
All-City Macho Man
$1,499.00
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.
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.
Electra Loft 3i Step-Thru
$539.99
Just enough gussy to get you up. The 3i is an all-weather, low-maintenance commuter with a 3-speed internal gear hub, fenders and a rear rack. It sports the same lightweight, durable alloy frame as its counterparts. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Nexus internal 3-speed w/freewheel - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - Alloy rear rack - 700 x 35c mixed tread tires
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,650.00
We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It's a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on 'Constructeur' style bicycles and we all know how real things were back in the day…650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26" and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big-ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts. Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Electra Ticino 20D
$1,759.99
No expense spared, no detail overlooked on our flagship Ticino 20D. Handcrafted, butted 6061 aluminum frame. Classic hand-brazed, tapered, butted chromoly, double-chromed investment crown fork. Enduring reverse-hinged brake levers and exclusive wrapped grips. Wide-range Shimano Tiagra 20-speed gearing and Rapidfire trigger shifters, lightweight polished alloy rear carrier, Japanese Panaracer Pasela 35c skinwall tires and a host of vintage touches – normally you’d be placed on a waiting list for a handmade bike like this. - Butted 6061 aluminum frameset - Traditional hand-brazed, investment-cast crown, tapered-leg chromoly fork - Shimano 20-speed Tiagra drivetrain - Shimano Tiagra Rapidfire shifters - Ticino forged alloy compact double 50/39t crankset - Tektro cantilever brakes - Ticino Five Star high flange 32h hubset - Electra Elite high-polished double-wall alloy rims w/stainless eyelets - Panaracer Pasela aramid folding bead 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Ticino alloy touring pedals - Hand-brazed chromoly quill stem - Hammered alloy fenders - Alloy rear carrier
Electra Amsterdam Fashion 3i Ladies'
$959.99 - $989.99
Like the perfect find in a boutique, Amsterdam® Fashion bikes bring something distinctively sophisticated and unique to cycling. Their charm is evident in the meticulously detailed designs that let you ride without a care. It looks like a runway piece. It rides like your favorite pair of jeans. It’s all artfully coordinated with the colorful rims and matching bell. Finally, the headlight lets you strut your stuff day and night.
Electra Ticino 8D
$929.99
Great for everyday transportation and light touring, the Ticino® picks up where bike builders of the 40s and 50s left off, giving it a true handcrafted feel not found in many of today’s cookie-cutter bikes. Named for an Italian influenced area of Switzerland, Ticino’s design aesthetic, craftsmanship and frame integrity are inspired by the vintage bikes once ridden throughout the region. The retro-inspired hubs, cranksets, chainrings, handlebars, forks, pedals and hammered-finish alloy fenders show classic craftsmanship. But this thing is far from a relic. When it comes to performance, the Ticino is decked with modern components custom-manufactured by Electra. But it’s more than just a pretty face. The Ticino sports fast-rolling 700c wheels and a lightweight frame, for a fine-tuned, smooth gliding ride. Love is in the details, and after one look at the Ticino you’ll be ready for a serious commitment. - Butted 6061 aluminum frameset - Investment-cast crown, tapered-leg, butted chromoly fork - Shimano 8-speed Claris drivetrain - Shimano Acera rapidfire shifter - Forged alloy crankset w/42t alloy chainring dual guards - Tektro cantilever brakes - 32h low flange hubset - Electra Elite double-wall alloy rims - 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Ticino touring pedals - Hammered alloy fenders
Sun Bicycles Shortcut 7
$489.99
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!
Electra Loft 3i
$539.99
Just enough gussy to get you up. The 3i is an all-weather, low-maintenance commuter with a 3-speed internal gear hub, fenders and a rear rack. It sports the same lightweight, durable alloy frame as its counterparts. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Nexus internal 3-speed w/freewheel - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - Alloy rear rack - 700 x 38c mixed tread tires
Surly Flat Bar Cross-Check
$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 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.
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,650.00
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of bike riding. Disc brakes highlight the Straggler 650b story, sporting Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex Adventurer 2 rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 650b x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
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