Friday, 9 August 2013

Surly Pugsley

This tank of a bike is just great! The Pugsley has caused loads of 'second takes' in the shop this week. This is a demo bike and our enquiring customer was impressed just at the sight of the beast. 

I have had a blast around the block on the Surly and it's surprisingly responsive with higher tyre pressures and the 4" tyres definitely turn heads. It has a much more aggressive tread on this model compared to my other fat bike experience - the Mukluk (as seen in the past posts in this blog). 

Jason built the bike and told me its in the region of 38lbs, of which I think is a lie because it doesn't feel that heavy. Besides, this has enough braze on points to fit all the racks, guards and cages you could ever want. You could add some considerable weight and plod along quite happily. 

Typical fat bikes features include huge BB, special cranks and 135mm front hub spacing. 

I really enjoy these bikes and it seems like a growing market so expect to see more of these in the coming years as I think riders are getting excited for off road touring and 'adventure' rides. 

For more information, to arrange viewing and even a test ride please visit us in store. As with most bikes, we can custom build from the frame up or full builds are available. 


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