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Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task. Troll is up to the task. Surly's Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. The chainstay yoke has been redesigned to be fully compatible with 26+ tires and comes with the always-comfy Jones Loop bar. The dropouts still allow you to run disc brakes, fenders, a Rohloff hub, and racks simultaneously. It also comes with more braze-ons than you thought possible – there are four triple bottle mounts on the fork alone (don’t get excited, you can only run one Anything Cage per fork leg), as well as two more triple bottle mounts on the down tube. Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible.
The Karate Monkey frame features updated, progressive trail geometry, a new tubeset, and Surly’s Gnot-Boost rear dropout system to support multiple drivetrain and wheel size configurations. - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame and fork; double-butted main triangle and 44mm headtube - Tubeset uses the same trumpet tubes found on Instigator 2.0 frame - Adjustable rear dropouts with 145mm Gnot-Boost spacing works with 142 x 12, 148 x 12mm, and 135mm w/ 10/12 washer - Internal dropper seatpost routing - 30.9mm seat tube ID - Clearance for 29 x 2.55 or 27.5 x 3 tires
Off-road touring can be a zesty enterprise, but it’s not without its perils. Bicycles are simple machines that are extremely efficient, but all simple machines carry along with them the chance of breaking down. This efficiency can get you in trouble if your bike decides to break down far away from the comforts of your parent’s basement. If you’re going to ride your bicycles where no one can see, you better take gear that’s up to the task. Troll is up to the task. Our Troll was once a simple mountain bike frame with a few extras that made it nice for touring. The Troll has evolved into a frame that has been pushed deeper into the category of off-road touring. Its geometry is no longer suspension corrected, which gives it more room for a larger frame bag. We’ve also adorned this frame with our Gnot-Boost spacing, allowing you to use any mountain bike hub whether it be 135mm QR, 12 x 142mm thru-axle, or 12 x 148mm Boost hub. The chainstay yoke has been redesigned to be fully compatible with 26+ tires and the dropouts still allow you to run disc brakes, fenders, a Rohloff hub, and racks simultaneously. It also comes with more braze-ons than you thought possible – there are four triple bottle mounts on the fork alone (don’t get excited, you can only run one Anything Cage per fork leg), as well as two more triple bottle mounts on the down tube. Troll is a bike that has one purpose – and that purpose is to carry you as far away from society as possible. Man has known for eons the call of the indifferent forest. The inexorable march of time, and dumb crap like cell phones, have dulled our senses and made us afraid. Reclaim your animalistic tendencies atop Man’s greatest invention.
Session AL 27.5 frameset is a burly alloy downhill mountain bike frame that's equally at home between the tape and at the DH park. It's built for 27.5-inch wheels, with 210mm of travel and a FOX Performance VAN shock tuned by Trek Suspension Lab. It's right for you if... You're looking to build a rugged DH or park bike for the biggest trails out there, and want a 27.5-inch optimized frameset with exclusive trail tech, like adjustable Mino Link geometry, that can't be found anywhere else. The tech you get A burly Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, an adjustable FOX Performance shock with 210mm of travel, integrated frame protection, FSA Orbit headset, and exclusive trail tech like ABP, Full Floater, and Mino Link. Built for 27.5-inch wheels. The final word This burly frameset is perfectly capable of taking on the roughest, fastest descents you can find, and it's equally at home in the park, too. The best DH frame tech, a stable geometry, and a quality shock give you a head start on your dream downhill rig. Why you'll love it 1 - Session has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails, and saves you when you don't take the right line 2 - Quality FOX Performance suspension and our ABP frame design keep you in control 3 - Race or get rowdy? This bike does both 4 - 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trail
One of Haro's most versatile, affordable, and trusty steeds, the Flightline One features an X6 series alloy frame with a Haro suspension fork offering 80mm of travel to smooth out all the bumps. The FL One has tried-and-true 26" alloy double wall rims, a Shimano rear alloy hub, stainless steel spokes and 2.2" wide tires with multi-surface tread patterns ideally suited to on-road riding as well as off-road. Its 21-speed drive train has everything you need to get there and nothing you don't. - Haro FL 6000 Series alloy frame w/ internal head tube - HL CH-389 suspension fork w/ 80mm travel - 1-1/8" internal Threadless headset - Shimano FC-TY301, 42x34x24T alloy crankset - Shimano Tourney TY-300 rear derailleur - Shimano EF-41 3x7-spd shifters - Shimano CS-HG200, 7-spd 12-32T cassette - Shimano TY500 7-spd cassette hub - Alloy DW rims w/ Pivit alloy cassette 32h hubs
Remedy C is a trail-tough full carbon mountain bike frameset that's burly enough to endure rough lines and fast descents, and light enough to let you fly up the climbs. This stout trail bike frame has 150mm of travel and a Fox Factory Float shock with our exclusive Thru Shaft damper, which reacts faster to changes in the trail to keep you in control. It's right for you if... You live for rowdy lines, big hits, and fast descents. You expect your trail bike to be agile enough to flick around tight corners and light enough to rip up the mountain as well as fly down it. You know a great frame and high-quality shock translate to a far better experience on the trail. The tech you get A strong and light full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Carbon Armor, Mino Link adjustable geometry, 150mm of rear travel with a FOX Factory Float EVOL shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, 35mm Bontrager Line Pro stem, and integrated Knock Block headset. Built for 27.5" wheels. The final word You have serious trail rides in your future, and they're going to be fast and fun. With Remedy C, you're getting all the benefits of a trail-tough carbon frame plus a high-quality shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, which reacts to changes in the trail faster than any other shock on the market. Why you'll love it - Wait for me, said no Remedy rider ever—This bike has a lot of travel, but it's also extremely quick on the flats and climbs - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - Wider is more stable: Remedy has clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.8" tires
Procaliber AL Frameset is a race-worthy cross country mountain bike with the unique advantage of IsoSpeed, a decoupler at the top tube/seat tube junction that provides additional compliance on rough trails. This Alpha Platinum Aluminum frameset is a wallet-friendly start to a lightweight XC build for your fastest singletrack rides ever. It's right for you if... You like to go fast, and also love the idea of a hardtail with frame tech designed to take the edge off rough singletrack. Speed is your main consideration, but comfort is right up there, too. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with IsoSpeed, a tapered head tube, and internal derailleur routing. Procaliber AL Frameset includes a headset and is designed for a PF92 bottom bracket, post-mount disc brakes, and Boost148 wheels. The final word Procaliber AL is a lightweight aluminum mountain bike frameset built in Trek's trail heritage. It's fast, responsive, and it comes in at a great value, but the biggest advantage is the trail-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, which takes the edge off fatiguing bumps in the trail so you can stay stronger longer. Why you'll love it - The IsoSpeed decoupler makes it ride smoother than any other hardtail, so your body doesn't get beat up by trail chatter - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look - This Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame is race-light and trail-tough
Lowside is the bike that gets you across town for a quick rip on singletrack, then over to the bar for a night out. Lowside is like the grownup version of the bike you rode when you were a kid and still had hopes and dreams and some semblance of ambition. It’s just as happy riding singletrack as it is parked outside your favorite drinking establishment. Lowside is a singlespeed. Singlespeeding has been a part of Surly’s DNA since day one when we launched the 1x1 Rat Ride. After a lot of Homie Fall Fests and more feats of strength than we can recall, we decided to discontinue it a couple years back. Lowside picks up right where the 1x1 left off. Some have dubbed the Lowside the ultimate pub cruiser. - Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles - Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed though) - Clearance for 26 x 3 or 27.5 x 2.8 tires
Session 8 is the DH mountain bike with a park-focused geometry that shines on big hits at the bike park. It's built with a burly aluminum frame, 200mm/210mm front and rear suspension, and a SRAM GX DH parts group chosen to stand up to the roughest lines you can find. It's right for you if... You're a regular on the lifts and at the bike park. You're looking for a playful, versatile, durable DH rig with proven performance and a park-ready geometry, and want a lot of tech for your money. The tech you get An Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 200mm RockShox Boxxer Select fork with plush DebonAir spring, 210mm of rear travel with an adjustable FOX Performance VAN shock, 27.5" Bontrager Line DH 30 wheels, SRAM Guide R brakes, and a DH-specific SRAM GX 7-speed drivetrain. Race, rip, ride. This bike does it all. The final word Fast, durable, agile, and stable. Session 8 is fully capable of taking on the gnarliest descents, the biggest jumps, and the burliest trails. It's a versatile, confidence-inspiring ride with the best in DH tech and a geometry that's not so low and long that it doesn't play nice at the park. Why you'll love it - Session 8 has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails, and saves you when you don't take the right line. - The quality suspension setup paired with our ABP frame design is made to keep you in control. - The durable, DH-specific 7-speed drivetrain keeps things simple, so you can focus on shredding and getting rad. - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride. - 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trail.
The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as they're offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 27.5+ sizes also feature two sets of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
Going down? World Cup champion Session is built to win. An all-new OCLV Carbon frame, updated geometry, advanced air shock, and a stiffer chassis make this downhill race bike faster than ever. Session is the DH bike that excels on downhill's most brutal courses. Take on any terrain with our most advanced suspension and a geometry that can be dialed for every race. Key features: - Longer, more aggressive geometry keeps you attacking the whole way down - OCLV Mountain Carbon with Carbon Armor is downhill tough - Fine-tune your ride with Mino Link and an all-new adjustable headset system - Fast 27.5" wheels get you down the mountain first
Remedy AL is a burly trail frameset built for rough trails, big hits, and wild all-mountain rides. It's built for 27.5? wheels and features the best mountain bike frame tech, like Straight Shot downtube and Knock Block. Plus, it has 150mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock and loads of clearance for wide tires. It's right for you if... You're building up a custom trail bike to for true trail riding. You're cool with trying new lines, getting a little wild, and leaving the ground. You're looking for a ride you can throw around and keep in control, even when the trail gets rowdy. The tech you get A durable and lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with a Straight Shot downtube and Knock Block integrated frame protection, 150mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock, Bontrager Rhythm Comp stem, and integrated Knock Block headset. Built for 27.5? wheels. The final word A trustworthy trail frame that's easy to handle in the rough, and fully capable of ripping down big all-mountain trails. A quality shock, 150mm of travel, and a host of exclusive frame tech give you a head start on your dream trail bike build. Why you'll love it - Ultra-capable frame and shock for confidence on rough trails - RE:aktiv keeps the shock firm for efficient pedaling and pumping, and instantly soaks up bumps to keep you in control - Wider is more stable: Remedy has clearance for up to 27.5x2.8? tires
Marlin Frameset is a lightweight, versatile mountain bike frame great for building up as a fast cross-country race bike or a rugged flatbar commuter. It's made of strong Alpha Silver Aluminum and is quick and capable on pavement, gravel, and singletrack alike. It's right for you if... You’re looking for a versatile, wallet-friendly frameset you can build up exactly the way you want. You'll fly through singletrack, tackle rugged, all-terrain commutes, or both, depending on how you spec it. The tech you get A lightweight and sturdy Alpha Silver Aluminum frame, internal routing to protect cables from the elements, mounts for a rear rack and kickstand, and a headset. Designed with Smart Wheel Sizing: smaller frames fit 27.5-inch wheels and larger frames fit 29-inch wheels. The final word It's a light and capable frameset at a great value. You can spec it as a solid cross country mountain bike without breaking the bank, or build up a rugged commuter that easily handles potholes and rough roads. Why you'll love it - All the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too - It's really fun to ride and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look - Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
Features - It gets you into the world of cross country riding and racing at a great price, and it's a mountain bike that can grow with you as your skills advance - The sleek internal cable routing gives you clean looks, protects your cables, and makes it easy to upgrade to a dropper post for even more capability - The frame is fully compatible with higher-end parts, like race wheels and a dropper post, if you ever find the need to upgrade - Mounts on the frame make it easy to add a rear rack if your XC bike doubles as your daily commuter
Stache AL Frameset is built with our lightweight and trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminum. This trail hardtail frameset is designed for fun-loving 29+ tires, with massive tire clearance, an elevated midstay, and Stranglehold Dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or turn it into a singlespeed mountain bike. It's right for you if... Your attitude is that mountain biking should be, above all else, a ridiculous amount of fun. You want a base for your build that matches your fun-loving approach to the trail, with the versatility to run a full drivetrain or a singlespeed setup. The tech you get A trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminum frameset with super-short chainstays that give you the ability to pop off jumps and toss the bike around corners. Stache AL Frameset includes Stranglehold Dropouts so you can fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed. It has internal derailleur and dropper post routing, a PF92 bottom bracket, a headset, and is designed for disc brakes and Boost148 29+ wheels. The final word Stache AL Frameset is the first step to more fun on the trail. The short chainstays deliver a lively ride and quick acceleration. Build it up with 29+ mid-fat tires for relentless traction. Why you'll love it - Stache is super versatile and equally at home on multi-day bikepacking trips as it is on rough singletrack - The super-short chainstays make it really easy to show off your wheelie skills - We're not the only ones who love it: DirtRag says, "[Stache] is the most fun bike I rode this year, and fun is where it's at." Features: Advanced frame tech - Stache is surprisingly nimble thanks to extra-short 420mm chainstays. The elevated mid-stay makes room for the extra-big tires while Stranglehold dropouts allow you to fine-tune your wheelbase length. 29+ - 29+ is a wider 3" tire that grips relentlessly while floating over terrain. Yet it delivers all the 29er benefits you know and love, like greater momentum and improved rollover.
Full Stache is a full suspension 29+ trail bike with an oversized appetite for rugged backcountry riding and trail explorations into the unknown wild. Build it up the way you want! We're giving you a head start with the FOX Float rear shock, a Bontrager Line 35mm stem, headset, and a rear axle. It's right for you if... You believe mountain biking isn't about racing or showing off. It's about the experience of being out there in the rough, wonderful wild. For you, every ride is both a battle against nature and an appreciation of it. There's a whole lot of beauty in dirt, rocks, and roots. Trails don't need to be perfectly sculpted to be enjoyed. The tech you get We call it a frameset, but it's a lot more than that! An Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with 130mm of travel, a stiff Straight Shot down tube, Knock Block frame defense, and a FOX Float rear shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper. Plus, a Bontrager Line 35mm stem, a headset, and a rear axle. The final word This is a new breed of performance backcountry trail bike. If you love seeking out the untamed trails in the wild and discovering new lines while ripping bikepacking adventures, Full Stache is your dream ride. It's like that one friend who's always egging you on to go a little farther, because there's bound to be something epic right over the next ridge or at the bottom of the next valley. Why you'll love it - Build it up exactly the way you want, for exactly your kind of adventure, but be sure to follow these requirements: minimum tire width: 29x2.6, recommended axle-to-race: 550mm (560mm/140mm travel max), maximum chainring size: 34 teeth - This bike was born for adventure in the wild outback, where capability isn't just something that's nice to have but an absolute essential - Super short chainstays make Full Stache surprisingly agile, even with its 29+ wheels
Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A suspension fork, 21 speeds, and mounts for a rack and kickstand make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike. It's right for you if... You're new to the trail and you’re looking for a real mountain bike that doubles as a commuter—and you want it all at an exceptional value. The tech you get A lightweight aluminum frame with internal shift cable and brake hose routing to protect your cables and add to the bike's sleek look, 21 speeds, a wide range of gearing so you always have the right gear for your terrain, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps and rough terrain. The final word It’s built in Trek's MTB heritage, so you get a great ride for all your adventures. But it's also versatile, and Marlin 5 is a popular ride on college campuses because the rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize and haul a load. Why you'll love it - It's a real mountain bike that's also perfectly suited to daily commutes, rides around campus, or just getting from A to B on any surface - Smaller frame sizes (XS and S) have short-reach brake levers that make it easier and more comfortable for riders with smaller hands to brake confidently - Marlin models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount - Rack and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter - Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
With Supercaliber 9.7 you no longer have to choose between hardtail and full-suspension on race day. Every element of this bike is developed for fast capability, from the efficient IsoStrut shock to weight-saving pivotless seat stays that cut down on trail chatter. A lightweight parts spec—including a RockShox Reba fork, SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, and carbon wheels—completes this XC-crushing machine. It's right for you if... You want one cross country race bike that works perfectly on all courses. You’re looking for a light frame, cutting-edge suspension technology, and race-ready components so you can churn out the fastest XC rides of your life. The tech you get An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60mm of travel, a 100mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, and Trek's exclusive lightweight IsoStrut Fox Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, a SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Kovee Elite 23 carbon wheels, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. The final word Supercaliber is designed to crush cross country races, including the World Cup. It's fast, capable, efficient, and features IsoStrut—our game-changing integrated suspension technology. Why you'll love it - Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that’s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain, and nearly as light as a hardtail - Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tuneable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride - Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter - You'll never again have to wonder, "What's faster for this course, full suspension or hardtail?"
Lowside is the bike that gets you across town for a quick rip on singletrack, then over to the bar for a night out. It's your BMX bike all grown up. Lowside is like the grownup version of the bike you rode when you were a kid and still had hopes and dreams and some semblance of ambition. It’s just as happy riding singletrack as it is parked outside your favorite drinking establishment. Lowside is a single speed mountain bike. Singlespeeding has been a part of Surly’s DNA since day one when we launched the 1x1 Rat Ride. After a lot of Homie Fall Fests and more feats of strength than we can recall, we decided to discontinue it a couple years back. Lowside picks up right where the 1x1 left off. Some have dubbed the Lowside the ultimate pub cruiser. - Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles - Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed, though) - Spec'd in alternating years with 26 x 3.0 or 27.5 x 2.8 tires, the Lowside remains capable of running either option
Wednesday is a great all-around fat bike that has the soul of a trail bike and mind of a touring bike Wednesday sits in the middle of our Trail category, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that’s its only use. With Wednesday, we borrowed elements from some of our Trail and Touring models to create a versatile fat bike that can truly handle anything you want to attempt. If you do an equal amount of off-road touring as you do hitting trails, Wednesday’s ability to play both parts equally will suit you well. Or, if you’re looking for a fat bike and don’t need the fattest tires on the market, Wednesday’s 26 x 4.6" tire clearance is just the ticket. Any day of the week’s a great day to ride a Wednesday. - Modern mountain standards: stealth dropper post routing, 44mm headtube, suspension correction, front and rear thru-axles - Full suite of useful braze-ons: front and rear racks, multiple sets of three-pack mounts, fenders - Full-forward, short chainstay position: 26 x 3.8 tires on 80mm rims; full-rearward, longer chainstay position: 26 x 4.6 tires on an 80mm rim
ECR is a plus-tired off-road touring bike designed for routes with way less pavement and a lot more trail. Our Go-To Bikepacking Bike Sometimes the only way to break the humdrum of life is with a bike ride off the beaten path. Sometimes just for a quick overnighter, sometimes a month and half fully-loaded through nine countries. ECR is our answer to those sometimes. As our flagship bikepacking rig, ECR is adaptable to frame bags for the minimalist approach, as well as racks and bags to maximize gear-hauling potential. ECR is most at home when your tour starts on dirt and gets more technical from there. - Two wheel platforms available: 27.5+ for frame sizes XS–M and 29+ for M–XL - All the accessory barnacles you could ever possibly ask for including rack and fender, multiple three-pack mounts and mid-blade. - Gnot-Boost rear spacing with Rohloff torque arm slot and Bill/Ted trailer mount - Clearance for 27.5 x 3 (XS–M) or 29 x 3 (M–XL) tires (with or without fenders)
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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