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.
Ride longer, ride farther with the eeSilk premium suspension seatpost from Cane Creek. At 295 grams the eeSilk Post is comparable in weight to traditional rigid performance seatposts while offering 20mm of vertical compliance improving control on rough surfaces and reducing fatigue on long rides. Born in the mountains of Western North Carolina. eeSilk Post comes only in 27.2mm diameter. Cane Creek offers a wide variety of seatpost shims to accommodate virtually any round seat tube larger than 27.2mm up to 31.8mm. Be sure to order the necessary shim for proper fitment if required. eeSilk is Di2 battery compatible.
A Donation to our Bikes for Kids program will help purchase parts needed to repair and recondition a bike to be given to a child that needs one. Every donation enters you to be included in our contests including the chance to join our Bike Excursion to Jamaica for 2 for only $400 (plus airfare). (Odds based on # of donators and # of attendees booked on excursion.)
Purchase this item to Donate to Children who are selected through the "Bikes for Kids" The immortal power of the Chakra is driven by its ultra lightweight polycarbonate shell and Composite Fusion Technology, delivered at a reasonable price point. The Chakra Youth helmet is intended for the older child to young teen. The perfect helmet to ride to school with protection and style! PRODUCT FEATURES - In Mold Construction - Lightweight Polycarbonate Shell - Expanded rear coverage design - Breakaway visor - Certified to: EN 1078, CPSC - One Size (52-57cm)
Purchase this item to donate a lock to the "Bikes for Kid Program. OnGuard's Terrier Combo 4 is a compact, lightweight cable lock perfect for low-risk areas. It features a resettable 4-digit lock, so you don't have to worry about forgotten keys. The raised dials are easy to use with gloves, a Velcro strap keeps it neat and lets it fit in a pocket, while the vinyl coating protects finishes. Lock up your bike during quick coffee runs; secure your snowboard to the rack; you'll find a million uses for this versatile little lock!
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