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 Big Easy is a longtail electric cargo bike that expands what's possible by bike. With passenger deck seating, Surly trailer integration and the option to run dual batteries, families with children, entrepreneurs with bike supported businesses and commuters who want to run more errands en route to their destination will appreciate the maximum cargo potential of Big Easy. - Condensed bike size range and dropper post routing to promote bike sharing and to accommodate more riders per frame size? - Fully tested and rated electric bike component set? - Capable of running dual batteries for extended range - Damping headset provides smooth and stable handling characteristics under heavy loads? - Equipped with the most powerful Bosch electric bike motor and largest battery available - Includes Bosch Standard 4A charger, wiring harness and brackets for additional battery
Riding with cargo is core to Surly's mission on this earth, whether you’re running a front rack and bag setup or a full-blown cargo bike and trailer. There are times, however, when even the strongest riders are limited in what they can haul, so Surly created Big Easy, their long-tail electric cargo bike. Consider it the 18-wheeler of the cargo bike world, minus the diesel fumes. When it comes to geometry, Big Easy rides and feels like a normal-length bike. It has increased stand-over height clearance and they threw in a dropper post to promote bike sharing across different-sized riders. So, whether you want to wave goodbye to the old family gas hog, upgrade your bike-supported business’s two-wheeled fleet, or simply haul more bowling balls during your daily commute, Big Easy makes doing all that, well, easy. - Full component set perfectly suited for electric cargo bikes, including four-piston Tektro brakes - Equipped with Bosch Performance CX, their most powerful drive unit - Capable of running dual batteries for extended range, if you’re into that. (All mounting hardware and wiring included.) - Damping headset provides smooth and stable handling characteristics under heavy loads - Condensed bike size range and dropper post routing to promote bike sharing and to accommodate more riders per frame size - Includes Bosch Standard 4A charger, wiring harness, and brackets for additional battery
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