CLOSEOUT ITEM!! (May not be available at all locations, while supplies last)
There is no doubting that the 2012 Surly Pugsley Complete Fat Bike was created to go where standard 'all terrain' bikes flounder. The floatation and traction afforded by large-volume, low-pressure tires can get you over and through otherwise unrideable terrain, such as sand, mud, wet rocks and roots, ice, and many kinds of snow. Wide, low-pressure tires are easier than standard tires on whatever terrain you pass over because they don't dig in as easily.
The Pugsley frame has horizontal rear dropouts with a derailleur hanger. You can set it up with derailleurs or an internally geared hub, or set it up as a singlespeed or fixed-gear. This isn't just a nice option. In certain situations, extra weight and the potential for a complex part to fail isn't just a pain. It can be deadly serious business. The stock fork accepts a 135mm rear mountain hub, just like the frame. This makes it easier to install and remove the wheel (a big tire on a big rim benefits from a wide opening), but more to the point also allows front and rear wheel interchangeability. This means you can have another full gear cluster, a singlespeed or a fixed-gear wheel option should something go wrong with your freehub body or derailleurs. In other words, it's one more option for getting you back out from whatever situation you've gotten yourself into.
The specifications for the bikes we stock vary from bike to bike, so please contact us to find out specific build kits.
Tubing: Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
Rear dropouts: Surly horizontal dropouts with derailleur hanger, 135mm-spaced, offset 17.5mm
Brake compatibility: 51mm IS disc mounts frame and fork
Braze-ons: Dual water bottle mounts, toptube cable housing guides for use with continuous housing, fender and rack eyelets
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost clamp: 30mm Surly stainless, included. Silver
Headset: 1-1/8 threadless
Front Derailleur: E-type
Bottom bracket shell: 100mm wide, 1.37 inch x 24t
Chainring clearance: Compact triple: 22-32-44t
Fork: Suspension-corrected (100mm travel). 447mm axle to crown, tapered straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm IS REAR disc mount. 135mm-spaced dropouts, 17.5mm offset
Frame - 18 inch = 2,570g (5.6 lb)
Fork - uncut = 1.114g (2.52 lb)