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The city looks better from a bike. Our urban bikes are built for the daily routine.
Bickel's Cycling and Fitness
Electra Loft 7D - Ladies'
$469.99
This modern day classic is built to ride. It’s lightweight. It’s durable. It’s comfortable. The wide range gearing is perfect for everything from the bike path to beer runs. The 7D comes equipped with an alloy frame, 7-speed drivetrain and fenders for all-weather riding. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Acera 7-speed w/Megarange gearing - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 X 35C tires
Surly Big Dummy
$2,150.00
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. The parts kit is good quality, and suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. It's got a 3x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes, quality Shimano Deore hubs, and 26x2.3" Kenda Kiniption tires. They've outfitted it with Surly-designed bags, deck, rails and Dummy Rail Collars; everything you need for the majority of stuff you might carry, like groceries, shovels, bags of charcoal or mulch, guitars, lamps, mannequins, whatever. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big 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. These are included with current Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). 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. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. For the most up to date compatibility/options, check http://www.surlybikes.com/safety Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.
Electra Amsterdam Fashion 7i Ladies'
$779.99 $999.99 22% Savings
Like the perfect find in a boutique, Amsterdam® Fashion bikes bring something distinctively sophisticated and unique to cycling. Their charm is evident in the meticulously detailed designs that let you ride without a care. It looks like a runway piece. It rides like your favorite pair of jeans. It’s all artfully coordinated with the colorful rims and matching bell. Finally, the headlight lets you strut your stuff day and night.
Trek FX 3 Disc
$769.99
Fitness, simplified FX offers a best-of-both-worlds combination of road bike speed and city bike versatility. It’s the perfect fitness hybrid bike, and so much more. FX is fast, fun, comfortable, and agile enough for a multitude of uses. From fitness and commuting to errands and mellow Sunday loops, you’ll find your new favorite ride on FX. - Lightweight, fan-favorite frame for a fast, efficient, enjoyable ride - DuoTrap S compatible: track your fitness, map your miles - Hydraulic disc brakes for reliable all-weather stopping power - Rack/fender mounts and Blendr stem make it easy to accessorize
Electra Ticino 7D
$479.99 $649.99 26% Savings
Great for everyday transportation and light touring, the Ticino® picks up where bike builders of the 40s and 50s left off, giving it a true handcrafted feel not found in many of today’s cookie-cutter bikes. Named for an Italian influenced area of Switzerland, Ticino’s design aesthetic, craftsmanship and frame integrity are inspired by the vintage bikes once ridden throughout the region. The retro-inspired hubs, cranksets, chainrings, handlebars, forks, pedals and hammered-finish alloy fenders show classic craftsmanship. But this thing is far from a relic. When it comes to performance, the Ticino is decked with modern components custom-manufactured by Electra. But it’s more than just a pretty face. The Ticino sports fast-rolling 700c wheels and a lightweight frame, for a fine-tuned, smooth gliding ride. Love is in the details, and after one look at the Ticino you’ll be ready for a serious commitment. - 6061-T6 aluminum frameset - Investment-cast crown, tapered-leg, steel fork - Shimano 7-speed Altus drivetrain - Shimano TX50 thumb shifter plus - Forged alloy crankset w/42t chainring dual guards - Shimano cantilever brakes - 32h low flange alloy hubset - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Hammered alloy fenders
Sun Bicycles Atlas X-Type
$429.99
Sun's Atlas X-Type is built to withstand tough riding and hauling the heaviest cargo in the harshest conditions. For superior durability and low maintenance, it has a unique steel X-frame and a tough steel fork, a rust-resistant chain and sturdy 26-inch alloy rims with heavy duty 12g spokes. There's also an integrated rear rack that can carry up to 50 pounds of gear. And, the frame design allows quick and easy mounts and dismounts, a handy feature if you're making deliveries. You'll also love the comfortable springer seat and the swept-back handlebars that put you in a natural and comfortable position on every ride. And the fenders mean you're ready for any weather.
Sun Bicycles Shortcut 7
$489.99
The Shortcut 7 is a purpose-built folding bike for the rider who finds free space is premium. It's compact, lightweight, easily folds away, and can spring into action with the flick of a few levers. The 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain provides plenty of gears for any uphill travel you may encounter, and linear-pull brakes deliver reliable speed control on the way down. Folded size is 31"L x 27"H x 15"W. A sturdy steel rear rack, plastic fenders, and a steel kickstand are included. This Shortcut is the perfect roommate and travel companion!
Sun Bicycles Shortcut 1
$389.99
The Shortcut is a purpose-built folding bike for the rider who finds their free space is limited. It's compact, lightweight, easily folds away, and can spring into action with the flick of a few levers. The single speed and coaster brake provide a simple, fun, and low-maintenance ride. This Shortcut is the perfect roommate and travel companion!
Sun Bicycles RevMX
$339.99
You'll have a blast cruising paved roads, bike paths, or maybe even a little dirt on Sun's RevMX. It's Klunker style frame with coil-sprung saddle and extra-wide handlebar will get you where you need to go in comfort and classic style. Single-speed simplicity and a hands-free coaster brake make this bad boy ridiculously easy to maintain, and knobby 27.5 x 2.4-inch tires provide stability and traction on varied terrain. When you arrive at your destination, the included sturdy steel kickstand will come in handy.
Electra Loft 3i Step-Thru
$499.99
Just enough gussy to get you up. The 3i is an all-weather, low-maintenance commuter with a 3-speed internal gear hub, fenders and a rear rack. It sports the same lightweight, durable alloy frame as its counterparts. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Nexus internal 3-speed w/freewheel - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - Alloy rear rack - 700 x 35c mixed tread tires
Electra Loft 7D
$469.99
This modern day classic is built to ride. It’s lightweight. It’s durable. It’s comfortable. The wide range gearing is perfect for everything from the bike path to beer runs. The 7D comes equipped with an alloy frame, 7-speed drivetrain and fenders for all-weather riding. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Acera 7-speed w/Megarange gearing - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 X 35C tires
Electra Ticino 20D
$999.99 $1,599.99 38% Savings
No expense spared, no detail overlooked on our flagship Ticino 20D. Handcrafted, butted 6061 aluminum frame. Classic hand-brazed, tapered, butted chromoly, double-chromed investment crown fork. Enduring reverse-hinged brake levers and exclusive wrapped grips. Wide-range Shimano Tiagra 20-speed gearing and Rapidfire trigger shifters, lightweight polished alloy rear carrier, Japanese Panaracer Pasela 35c skinwall tires and a host of vintage touches – normally you’d be placed on a waiting list for a handmade bike like this. - Butted 6061 aluminum frameset - Traditional hand-brazed, investment-cast crown, tapered-leg chromoly fork - Shimano 20-speed Tiagra drivetrain - Shimano Tiagra Rapidfire shifters - Ticino forged alloy compact double 50/39t crankset - Tektro cantilever brakes - Ticino Five Star high flange 32h hubset - Electra Elite high-polished double-wall alloy rims w/stainless eyelets - Panaracer Pasela aramid folding bead 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Ticino alloy touring pedals - Hand-brazed chromoly quill stem - Hammered alloy fenders - Alloy rear carrier
Electra Ticino 8D
$549.99 $849.99 35% Savings
Great for everyday transportation and light touring, the Ticino® picks up where bike builders of the 40s and 50s left off, giving it a true handcrafted feel not found in many of today’s cookie-cutter bikes. Named for an Italian influenced area of Switzerland, Ticino’s design aesthetic, craftsmanship and frame integrity are inspired by the vintage bikes once ridden throughout the region. The retro-inspired hubs, cranksets, chainrings, handlebars, forks, pedals and hammered-finish alloy fenders show classic craftsmanship. But this thing is far from a relic. When it comes to performance, the Ticino is decked with modern components custom-manufactured by Electra. But it’s more than just a pretty face. The Ticino sports fast-rolling 700c wheels and a lightweight frame, for a fine-tuned, smooth gliding ride. Love is in the details, and after one look at the Ticino you’ll be ready for a serious commitment. - Butted 6061 aluminum frameset - Investment-cast crown, tapered-leg, butted chromoly fork - Shimano 8-speed Claris drivetrain - Shimano Acera rapidfire shifter - Forged alloy crankset w/42t alloy chainring dual guards - Tektro cantilever brakes - 32h low flange hubset - Electra Elite double-wall alloy rims - 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Ticino touring pedals - Hammered alloy fenders
Electra Amsterdam Fashion 3i Ladies'
$674.99 - $849.99 $899.99 Up To 25% Savings
Like the perfect find in a boutique, Amsterdam® Fashion bikes bring something distinctively sophisticated and unique to cycling. Their charm is evident in the meticulously detailed designs that let you ride without a care. It looks like a runway piece. It rides like your favorite pair of jeans. It’s all artfully coordinated with the colorful rims and matching bell. Finally, the headlight lets you strut your stuff day and night.
Electra Loft 3i
$499.99
Just enough gussy to get you up. The 3i is an all-weather, low-maintenance commuter with a 3-speed internal gear hub, fenders and a rear rack. It sports the same lightweight, durable alloy frame as its counterparts. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Nexus internal 3-speed w/freewheel - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - Alloy rear rack - 700 x 38c mixed tread tires
All-City Nature Boy 853 Frameset
$1,150.00
All-City's Nature Boy Disc is your one-stop ride for weekend racing and weekday riding. Race-proven geometry in a classic and durable Renyolds 853 steel frame with a Whisky No.9 thru-axle fork with carbon blades make for a memorable ride both on and off road. Disc brake tabs and a custom All-City sliding rear dropout make disc brake installation and setup a breeze. And all the usual All-City details are present, including rust-fighting ED coating, signature All-City stainless steel dropouts, and a stylish integrated seatpost clamp.
All-City Nature Boy 853
$2,150.00
If single speeding is your thing, this is the one. This is the race version of the Nature Boy disc platform and features a single speed disc dropout, Reynolds 853 tubing, a Whisky No. 9 Thru-Axle cross fork, and hydraulic disc brakes. Reynolds 853 tubing is undisputedly among the worlds best, and nothing holds its value like high-end steel. It's lightweight, will last forever if treated properly, and produces the finest ride quality of any material used in the bike world. Twenty years from now this frameset will still be fawned over by bike geeks due to that little Reynolds sticker. The NB853 has of the All-City custom touches you've come to expect: signature dropouts, signature seat collar, custom English threaded bottom bracket shell, reinforcements on the bottle bosses and fender mounts. It has clearance for 38's, plus room for tons of mud. It's MXP tires from Clement hook up in the loose stuff, and the intermediate tread won't hold you back if your path leads onto pavement. They roll on a pair of lightweight, tubeless ready, WTB wheels. Contact points are covered by a Salsa Cowbell 3 handlebar, Salsa cockpit components, and an All-City saddle, a winning combo whether you're on your way to work or the podium.
All-City Space Horse Disc
$1,499.00
Combine two parts versatility, one part bike-fueled thirst for the open road, and a dash of Minnesota-bred style, and you've got yourself All-City's Space Horse Disc. The 612 Select chromoly frame and fork blend traditional touring and randonneuring geometry for a bike that's at home on a fully-loaded trek across the state or commuting to and from work. The smaller sizes are designed around 650B wheels to offer a better fit to smaller riders. A relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike give it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. With the addition of the all-weather control of Promax disc brakes, this Space Horse is without a doubt the best version yet.  A complete set of rack and fender braze-ons let you dress up the Space Horse in whatever livery you need for your particular adventure. The long and winding road calls for equipment you can count on, and the SRAM Apex 20-speed drivetrain promises smooth shifts and hill-topping gearing for miles to come. The whole package rolls on a pair of quality WTB rims and VEE Speedster tires that offer unbelievable traction in wet or dry conditions. And all the usual All-City details are present, including a rust-fighting ED coating, a stylish integrated seatpost clamp, and signature All-City dropouts with a removable derailleur hanger.
All-City Macho Man Disc
$1,599.00
If your cross bike functions as an everyday mount that you use for ripping trails, bombing alleys, commuting, riding in the wet and generally getting rad, the Macho Man Disc is your new best friend. It adds the all-weather stopping power and mud clearance of disc brakes to an incredibly durable 612 Select chromoly cyclocross frame and fork, as well as the ability to fit smaller riders with 650B wheel options on select frame sizes. The result is a favorite with the cross crowd, trail riders, gravel racers, and commuters. All-City spec'd the Macho Man Disc with proven components that don't shy away from a little mud. The streamlined SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain gets you through the mud, over the barriers, and down the road on your daily commute. Sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in 700 x 33mm Clement MXP tires (650b x 41mm Surly Knard for the smaller folks) make short work of on and off-road rides and Promax mechanical disc brakes provide reliable speed control in all types of weather. Finishing touches include rust-fighting ED coating and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown.
All-City Nature Boy Disc
$1,150.00
Disc brakes, one gear, and tons of fun: the Nature Boy Disc is All-City's singlespeed cross machine. The 612 chromoly steel frame and tapered chromoly fork soak up less-than-perfect tarmac and rough-and-tumble dirt and grass with equal ease. Race-inspired geometry keeps things feeling fast and makes negotiating technical turns or gridlocked traffic a breeze. With the Nature Boy, one speed is all you need, and an FSA crank turns over a pair of sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in Clement MXP tires (Surly Knards on 650B versions). When the going gets gnarly, Promax mechanical disc brakes are there to maintain control on nasty courses and during inclement weather. And all your favorite All-City details are present including a beautiful lugged fork crown, Hennepin Bridge dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, custom BB shell, and signature head badge. Everything is E.D. coated for longevity and rust prevention and since cross bikes are perfect for everyday living, you’ll find hidden fender mounts and two sets of bottle bosses (reinforced of course). Race the heck out of it, ride singletrack, crush gravel, or commute to your heart’s content.
All-City Macho Man
$1,499.00
All-City's Macho Man has been many things to many people — back alley bandit, CX shredder, all-round road runner — and now it's back for more fun, more comfort, more style, and in more sizes than ever. You get all the features that made Macho Man great in the first place, like a 612 Select chromoly frame and fork, disc brakes, double bottle cage mounts, plus hidden fender and rear rack mounts, but with size-specific wheels to accommodate smaller frame geo's and flat-bar, laid-back comfort for cruising all day. Take it across town for happy hour, make it your full-time commuter, or prove your mettle in the next Bandit Cross event. This Macho Man's built for you.
Civia Lowry Step Over Single-Speed
$399.00
Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step over-style, single-speed bike let you focus on enjoying the ride. Its reinforced steel frame and fork offer an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. A chainguard keeps your clothes clean, and the single-speed drivetrain keeps it simple. The ergonomic handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and the strong brakes slow you down in all conditions. This stylish bike promises endless hours of carefree fun.
Civia Lowry Step Thru Single-Speed
$399.00
Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step through-style, single-speed bike let you focus on enjoying the ride. Its reinforced steel frame and fork offer an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. A chainguard keeps your clothes clean, and the single-speed drivetrain keeps it simple. The ergonomic handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and the strong brakes slow you down in all conditions. This stylish bike promises endless hours of carefree fun.
Civia Lowry Step Over 7-Speed
$479.00
Roll down to the local boulangerie for a fresh baguette aboard the Civia Lowry Step Over 7-speed. It combines the grace and elegance of classic commuting bikes with a low maintenance and an easy-riding ethos, that'll have you feeling instantly at home. The reinforced steel frame and fork features an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. The 7-speed Shimano drivetrain provides reliable, crisp shifting, an ergonomically bent handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and strong brakes slow you down even when the bike is loaded with heaps of fresh pastries.
Civia Parkway Step-Over Electric Bike
$2,799.00
The Civia Parkway is the perfect ebike for experiencing the city. The there-when-you-need-it boost from Bosch’s ultra-reliable electric motor makes hills a breeze, while easy-to-use components celebrate the elegance of an uncomplicated bicycle. From no sweat crosstown commutes, to fitness rides, the Parkway is an exciting and fun option for getting around. Highlights: - Lightweight AL-6061 round frame tubing, rack and fender mounts - Bosch Active Line electric motor for gentle assist up to 20 mph - Equipped with Bosch Powerpack 400 frame battery, Purion compact computer, and 2A compact charger - Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and Shimano cable disc brakes - Kenda Kwick 26 x 2.0" black/mocha tires with K-Shield - 26 x 2.3" max. tire size without fenders
Civia Parkway Step-Thru Electric Bike
$2,799.00
The Civia Parkway is the perfect ebike for experiencing the city. The there-when-you-need-it boost from Bosch’s ultra-reliable electric motor makes hills a breeze, while easy-to-use components celebrate the elegance of an uncomplicated bicycle. From no sweat crosstown commutes, to fitness rides, the Parkway is an exciting and fun option for getting around. Highlights: - Lightweight AL-6061 round frame tubing, rack and fender mounts - Bosch Active Line electric motor for gentle assist up to 20 mph - Equipped with Bosch Powerpack 400 frame battery, Purion compact computer, and 2A compact charger - Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and Shimano cable disc brakes - Kenda Kwick 26 x 2.0" black/mocha tires with K-Shield - 26 x 2.3" max. tire size without fenders
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
To brake or to disc brake? The debate isn't getting any colder and Surly decided it's best to let you choose. Straggler is bred from Surly's revered rim-brake Cross-Check and comes out a lot the same, but also a little different. Frame geometry is pretty close, and you get all the attachment provisions for racks, fenders, and bottle cages that make these bikes something more utilitarian than a standard 'cross racer. Disc brakes are the obvious change though, and the Straggler sports Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex XD-E Lite rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 700c x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Trek Dual Sport 2 Women's
$619.99
Dual Sport 2 Women's is a go-anywhere hybrid bike that performs on a variety of surfaces. It's efficient on pavement, stable on rougher terrain like gravel paths, comfortable wherever you ride it, and easy to accessorize with racks, fenders, a computer, and more! A lightweight frame with a lower top tube for easy mounting and dismounting, suspension fork, all-terrain tires, hydraulic disc brakes, and touchpoints designed for women make it a great choice for riders who want to explore beyond smooth city streets. It's right for you if... Some days, you like to ride roads. Others, you like to ride gravel and light trails. You want a single rugged hybrid bike that will stand up to your every adventure whim, with touchpoints designed specifically for women and features that keep you comfortable over a variety of terrain. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame with a sloping top tube for easier mounting and dismounting, an SR Suntour NEX fork with a lockout feature, a Shimano drivetrain with 24 speeds and a wide range of gearing so you're never pedaling too hard or too soft, fast-rolling Bontrager LT2 all-terrain tires for extra traction, hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, a Bontrager Women's Specific Design saddle, ergonomic grips, and mounts for a rack, fenders, and more! The final word Dual Sport 2 Women's is a go-anywhere hybrid bike designed to help you explore more of your world. Pavement? Gravel? Trails? Yeah, it can handle that. The wide range of gearing, rack and fender mounts, front suspension, touchpoints designed for women, and tech capabilities to track fitness only add to its versatility. Why you'll love it - The fork's lockout feature ensures you're always riding efficiently: close it for smooth pavement, open it up on rougher trails - A wide range of gearing means you never have to pedal too hard or too soft, even on the biggest hills - Why choose between the road and trail? Dual Sport is a versatile hybrid that excels on a variety of terrain - It's easy to accessorize your frame with racks, a kickstand, fenders, lights, and more! - DuoTrap S compatibility makes it easy to wirelessly track your rides, so you can set goals and watch yourself reach them
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.
Surly Flat Bar Cross-Check
$925.00
The bicycle is a great way to get around. It’s a lot less expensive than a car and a lot less crowded than public transportation. These days, many bicycle companies forsake practicality in the name of speed, weight, or some other frivolity. Well, not us. Behold the Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport. It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of Surly's size specific 4130 CroMoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight-forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and Surly's do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of Surly's goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work.
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