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.
The Vektron is a best-in-class electric bike that folds in 10 seconds to go on trains, in cars, and under desks. With an electric drivetrain, 20" wheel bikes are just as fast as 700c. That means riders can enjoy all the benefits of small wheels—compact size, low center of gravity, quick acceleration, maneuverable handling, and plenty of cargo space—with big wheel speed. - Bosch Active Line Plus electric drivetrain for more torque and smoother acceleration - Updated frame design, with a reclining battery for a lower center of gravity and better ride - Integrated Atlas Rack works seamlessly with Thule Yepp Maxi and Nexxt Maxi child seats—no adapters needed - Resizes in seconds to fit riders 4'10" – 6'5" so a single bike can be shared by the family - Fits easily on buses, subways and taxis for electric multi-modal commuting - Stores under a desk for convenient theft protection; no need to bring a heavy lock - Includes Bosch 400Wh Powerpack Bells & whistles - Bell: Aluminum - Chainguard: SKS chainblade - Kickstand: Ursus Mooi, rear mount - Clip system: Magnetix 2.0 - Luggage socket: Yes - Front light: Tern Valo direct, integrated, 41 lux/150 lumens - Rear light: Herrmans H-Trace, for ebike - Fenders: SKS, stainless hardware - Rack(s): Atlas rack, integrated 8 point mounting, max load capacity 27 kg (59 lb)
The Vektron Q9 is equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, a sturdy rear rack, Valo Direct light, and fenders—so it is ideal for all-season commuting in the city. - German-engineered Bosch Active Line electric drivetrain—the industry leader in electric bike technology - Hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power - New frame design, with a reclining battery for a lower center of gravity and better ride - Integrated Atlas Rack works seamlessly with Thule Yepp Maxi and Nexxt Maxi child seats—no adapters needed - Resizes in seconds to fit riders 4'10" – 6'5" so a single bike can be shared by the family Bells & Whistles - Bell: Aluminum - Chainguard: SKS Chainblade - Kickstand: URSUS MOOI, rear mount - Clip System: Magnetix 2.0 - Luggage Socket: Yes - Front Light: Tern Valo Direct, integrated, 41 Lux/150 lumens - Rear Light: Herrmans H-Trace, for eBike - Fenders: Splashguard, stainless hardware - Rack(s): Atlas Rack, integrated 8 point mounting, max load capacity 27 kg (59 lb)
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