What’s old is new again!
It’s only six weeks since the last new Surly was unveiled (see here) and like the Pack Rat (inspired by 50’s French Rando bikes) here’s another nod to the past! The original Pugsley was arguably the first production fatbike and barely changed from 2004 until it was quietly retired (along with the Moonlander) and seemingly replaced by the newer trail-inspired Wednesday & Ice Cream Truck.
Perhaps a new Pugs was planned all along, or maybe there was a flurry of angry emails to Surly HQ, either way the Pugsley V2 was unveiled today as the Arrowhead 135 kicked off, with two Surly employees racing on them!
What’s it for?
Surly used to categorise all its fatbikes under the Omniterra tag. 2018 sees the Wednesday and ICT under the Trail heading and the Pugsley under Touring. So the Wednesday has the slacker geometry and suspension compatibility and the Pugsley is geared up for more sedate, but longer, days in the saddle. The image above makes it clear that you’re expected to stray far from the beaten track in your search for adventure.
- 142 x 12 & 135mm compatible 17.5mm offset dropouts
- Chainstay length increased by 12mm for stability and heel-to-luggage clearance
- Tyre clearance increased to accommodate 4.3-4.8″ tyres on 80mm rims
- Moloko bar for multiple hand positions and gear mounting
- Four three-pack mounts for anything cages
- Front & Rear rack mounts
- Offset fork so that a spare rear wheel can be fitted
- Tubeless ready wheelset
- Shimano SLX 1×11 drivetrain w. Race Face Aeffect crank
- Avid BB7 Brakes
- $1899 for a complete bike, UK pricing to follow
Last modified: 29th January 2018