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Felt Bicycles Verza-e 10
$4,699.00
The Verza-e 10 step-thru city e-bike from Felt features a Bosch pedal-assist electric motor with NuVinci H|Sync cadence-based, electronic auto shifting for the latest in e-bike motor and drivetrain technology. A Suntour suspension fork and ergonomic touch points provide all-day riding comfort, while a rear rack gives the Verza-e 10 plenty of versatility for daily commuting or running errands around town.
Felt Bicycles Tote'm
$2,299.99 - $3,999.99 $3,999.99 Up To 43% Savings
With a dual rack system and powerful electric-assist motor, the Tote'm e-bike might become your new favorite utility vehicle. This everyday hauler makes carrying groceries, surfboards, lumber— heck, everything AND the kitchen sink—easy with a huge rear rack, front porteur-style rack, and optional panniers. With a top assisted-speed of around 20mph and a 400Wh frame-mounted battery, you can go further, faster! Shimano's 10-speed gearing provides snappy shifts and wide-range, hill-conquering capability. Disc brakes, also courtesy of Shimano, slow you down quickly, even with a full load.
IZIP E3 Moda Step Thru
$3,749.00
The IZIP Moda is built for speed, but did you know it also makes a great electric-assist commuter bike? When your ride to work or school becomes more laborious than fun, Moda packs the power to bring a smile back to your face. The German-made Broze motor with integrated 504-watt battery lets you zip at speeds up to 28 mph and works together with Shimano's 10-speed gearing to make pedaling easier everywhere you ride. The wide and compliant Schwalbe Super Moto tires offer incredible traction on pavement and dirt alike, and powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes give you confident speed control in all conditions. Commuter-friendly features abound on the Moda, including front and rear lights, full-coverage aluminum fenders, a rear rack, and a handy kickstand that give you everything you need for successful trips day in and day out, and the step-thru frame design makes hopping on and off the bike smooth and easy. Be bold and find renewed cycling enjoyment with the speedy E3 Moda Step Thru!
Felt Bicycles Sport-e 85 HP
$3,699.00
The future of speed has arrived. With a 350-watt Bosch Drive Unit capable of producing a top speed of 28 mph, the SPORT-e 85 HP is the fastest bike in the Felt Electric line. Built around a lightweight and rugged aluminum frame for performance, efficiency and durability, the Sport-e 85 HP will empower each and every rider with more speed, more freedom and more fun. Whether you’re looking for a faster commute, a more effective workout or enhanced weekend riding thrills, the Felt Sport-e 85 HP delivers on all fronts.
IZIP E3 Dash Step Over
$2,874.00
The aptly named E3 Dash can get you to work fast while letting you burn calories along the way, and let you sneak in a sunset ride on the coast at the end of the day. Robust alloy fenders keep you dry, and the rear rack maintains a modern look while carrying pannier bags with ease. A Shimano 10-speed drivetrain paired to hydraulic disc brakes ensures capable and safe hill climbing and descending, and the RockShox suspension fork supplies confident handling over pot-holed roads and rough trails so you can enjoy the passing scenery. You'll love having the versatility of grippy 700c x 50 Schwalbe Big Apple tires as you cruise at speeds up to 28mph on spirited jaunts around town, too, giving you an exhilarating experience everywhere you go.
IZIP E3 Dash Step Thru
$2,874.00
The aptly named E3 Dash Step Thru can get you to work fast while letting you burn calories along the way, and let you sneak in a sunset ride on the coast at the end of the day. Robust alloy fenders keep you dry, and the rear rack maintains a modern look while carrying pannier bags with ease. A Shimano 10-speed drivetrain paired to hydraulic disc brakes ensures capable and safe hill climbing and descending, and the RockShox suspension fork supplies confident handling over pot-holed roads and rough trails so you can enjoy the passing scenery. You'll love having the versatility of grippy 700c x 50 Schwalbe Big Apple tires as you cruise at speeds up to 28mph on spirited jaunts around town, too, giving you an exhilarating experience everywhere you go. Finally, the low-step frame design makes it easy to get on and off the bike, or to put a foot down for a brief stop.
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
Felt Bicycles BruHaul
$2,749.99 $4,999.99 45% Savings
Ditching the car has never been easier, or more fun, thanks to Felt's BruHaul cargo e-bike! This hauler makes carrying groceries, surfboards, lumber, heck, everything AND the kitchen sink easy with a huge rear rack and optional panniers. With a top assisted-speed of around 20mph and a 400Wh frame-mounted battery, your range and speed just got upgraded! Shimano's 10-speed gearing provides snappy shifts and wide-range, hill-conquering capability. Disc brakes, also courtesy of Shimano, slow you down quickly, even with a full load.
IZIP E3 Path Plus Step Thru
$2,624.00
Hop on IZIP's E3 Path Plus Step Thru and ride to work, cruise downtown, or run to the store with style and comfort thanks to Shimano STePS electronic assistance. It offers the performance and adaptability of an urban bike, as well as classic European style and ease of use provided by the low frame height. The aluminum frame and fork are durable and stylish, and Shimano's 9-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes give you hill-conquering ability. A rear rack lets you carry the day's necessities on jaunts around town, while a pair of fenders keep you clean and dry so you can make a quick lunch run without the need to change clothes. With this sweet e-bike you'll ride farther and faster, have more fun, help the environment, and save gas money along the way!
Felt Bicycles Verza Speed 3
$2,499.00
If you’re looking for the ideal bike to deliver you the highest quality workout and double as a capable commuter or weekend cruiser, your search has ended with the Verza Speed 3. With a lightweight carbon frame inspired by Felt’s line of road racing bikes, the Verza Speed 3 comes complete with Shimano’s Metrea group for smooth shifting and modern aesthetics, as well as a comfortable cockpit highlighted by a flat handlebar.
Surly Big Dummy
$2,099.00
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.
Trek FX S 6
$1,999.99
Fitness, simplified FX offers a best-of-both-worlds combination of road bike speed and city bike versatility. It’s the perfect fitness hybrid bike, and so much more. FX is fast, fun, comfortable, and agile enough for a multitude of uses. From fitness and commuting to errands and mellow Sunday loops, you’ll find your new favorite ride on FX. - 400 Series OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed decoupler for a smooth ride - Road bike tech, with the best gearing for the premium fitness experience - Fender mounts and Blendr stem make it easy to accessorize - DuoTrap S compatible: track your fitness, map your miles
Trek CrossRip 3
$1,799.99 - $1,889.99 $1,889.99 Up To 5% Savings
The drop-bar CrossRip is surefooted when roads get rough, quick in traffic, and comfortable over the long haul. Commuter? Gravel grinder? Café racer? CrossRip pairs the efficiency of a road bike with the go-anywhere durability of something more. It's the one bike that takes you from your workday commute right into your weekend adventure. Key features - All-road geometry + massive tire clearance + drop bars = serious versatility - DuoTrap S compatible: track your data, map your miles - Hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power - Make it your own with racks, fenders, and up to three bottle cages
Trek FX S 5
$1,699.99 - $1,789.99 $1,789.99 Up To 5% Savings
Fitness, simplified FX offers a best-of-both-worlds combination of road bike speed and city bike versatility. It’s the perfect fitness hybrid bike, and so much more. FX is fast, fun, comfortable, and agile enough for a multitude of uses. From fitness and commuting to errands and mellow Sunday loops, you’ll find your new favorite ride on FX. - 400 Series OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed decoupler for a smooth ride - Road bike tech for the premium fitness experience - Fender mounts and Blendr stem make it easy to accessorize - DuoTrap S compatible: track your fitness, map your miles
Trek FX S 5 Women's
$1,699.99 - $1,789.99 $1,789.99 Up To 5% Savings
Fitness, simplified FX offers a best-of-both-worlds combination of road bike speed and city bike versatility. It’s the perfect fitness hybrid bike, and so much more. FX is fast, fun, comfortable, and agile enough for a multitude of uses. From fitness and commuting to errands and mellow Sunday loops, you’ll find your new favorite ride on FX. - All-new geometry for a fast, efficient, goal-reaching ride - Road bike tech for the premium fitness experience - Fender mounts and Blendr stem make it easy to accessorize - DuoTrap S compatible: track your fitness, map your miles
All-City Macho Man Disc
$1,699.99 $1,849.00 8% Savings
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 next ride. It adds the all-weather stopping power and mud clearance of disc brakes to an incredibly durable 612 Select chromoly cyclocross frame and fork. 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 2x11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain gets you through the mud, over the barriers, and down the road on your daily commute. No-nonsense Alex/Formula wheels wrapped in 700x35c Kenda cross tires make short work of on and off-road rides. Hayes CX5 Expert mechanical disc brakes provide an ample amount of stopping power, while Salsa components and an All-City saddle provide excellent contact points. Finishing touches include rust-fighting ED coating and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown.
All-City Space Horse Disc
$1,699.99 $1,799.00 6% Savings
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. A relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike gives it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. With the addition of the all-weather control of Hayes CX-Expert disc brakes, and the ability to fit smaller riders better by utilizing 650B wheels on the 43cm and 46cm versions, 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 Shimano 105 drivetrain promises smooth shifts and hill-topping gearing for miles to come. The whole package rolls on a pair of WTB/Formula wheels. Salsa cockpit components and an All-City saddle provide excellent rider contact points. And all the usual All-City details are present, including a pump peg, rust-fighting ED coating, a stylish integrated seatpost clamp, and internal top tube cable routing.
Electra Ticino 20D
$1,699.99 $1,759.99 3% Savings
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
Felt Bicycles Verza Speed 7
$1,599.00
Featuring a carbon frame that is both lightweight and stiff for optimal pedaling efficiency, the Verza Speed 7 gives riders the versatility of solid workouts, leisurely rides, or running errands around town. The Verza Speed 7 includes Shimano’s highly functional Sora drivetrain that features all of the gears needed to conquer any climb, as well as a flat handlebar that ensures maximum stability and control along with a comfortable, upright riding position.
Surly Big Fat Dummy Frameset
$1,599.00
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. For all the nuts and bolts of compatibility read Surly's blog on the subject.
Surly Straggler
$1,549.00
To brake or to disc brake? The debate isn't getting any colder and Surly decided it's best to let you choose. Straggler is bred from Surly's revered rim-brake Cross-Check and comes out a lot the same, but also a little different. Frame geometry is pretty close, and you get all the attachment provisions for racks, fenders, and bottle cages that make these bikes something more utilitarian than a standard 'cross racer. Disc brakes are the obvious change though, and the Straggler sports 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 XD-E Lite rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 700c 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.
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,549.00
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.
Trek CrossRip 2
$1,499.99 $1,579.99 5% Savings
Whatever you need to get done, Trek's CrossRip can do it. Cruise through traffic with heads-up agility, or stretch out for a head-down sprint. This bike will let you do it all. Its light aluminum frame sports a carbon fork, and is lively, fast, and ridiculously fun to ride whether on pavement or a gravel road. Fender and rack mounts offer foul weather riding and gear-hauling capacity so you can set it up for the way you ride. The 2 x 10-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain has the range to spin up loose gravel climbs and sprint for the next light. The do-it-all nature continues with TRP HY/RD cable-actuated hydraulic disc brakes that give you all-conditions stopping. The tubeless-ready wheels are wrapped in 32mm-wide Bontrager Hard-Case tires for confidence on city streets and rough roads.
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.
Felt Bicycles F40x
$1,499.00
The F40x is race-ready for any cyclocross course, but it can also double down as a capable bike for any road ride, daily commute or adventure ride. Its rugged FLite custom-butted aluminum frame is paired with a carbon fiber fork to mitigate bumps and front-end vibrations, while its oversized bottom bracket makes for a stiff and ultra-efficient pedaling platform. The F40x also features a Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and tubeless-ready wheels, so it’s ready to jump the barriers, seek out undiscovered roads or tackle the urban commute.
Felt Bicycles Verza Speed 10
$1,499.00
The city's waiting for you and Felt's Verza Speed 10 is ready, willing and able for action. This sleek, well-appointed urban steed boasts a super-light aluminum frame with a carbon fork and seatpost that are downtown-tough and night-out stylish. The same can be said for the 700c wheels — they have a reflective stripe for visibility as well as extra puncture protection for peace of mind. Shimano's 22-speed Ultegra group powers you along quickly and efficiently, whether you're commuting daily, or doing longer fitness rides on the weekend. And, you'll love the relaxed position, ergonomic grips and comfy seat!
Salsa Marrakesh Flat Bar Deore
$1,399.99 $1,599.00 12% Savings
Marrakesh is a world-touring bike, designed for fully loaded, rugged exploration. Intentionally designed whether riding drop or flat bar, Marrakesh’s unique geometries that employ Chromoly steel and Cobra Kai tubing make for a durable and predictable ride even when heavily loaded. Comes with Salsa Low-Deck Rear Alternator Rack, capable of safely carrying 60 lbs.
Trek CrossRip 2
$1,299.99 - $1,359.99 $1,359.99 Up To 4% Savings
The drop-bar CrossRip is surefooted when roads get rough, quick in traffic, and comfortable over the long haul. Commuter? Gravel grinder? Café racer? CrossRip pairs the efficiency of a road bike with the go-anywhere durability of something more. It's the one bike that takes you from your workday commute right into your weekend adventure. Key features - All-road geometry + massive tire clearance + drop bars = serious versatility - DuoTrap S compatible: track your data, map your miles - Disc brakes for reliable all-weather stopping power - Make it your own with racks, fenders, and up to three bottle cages
Surly Pack Rat
$1,349.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.
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