The Ice Cream Truck takes Surly's "Fatties Fit Fine" concept to the highest level. If you're looking for a bike to run the absolute biggest rubber on the market, ICT is your ticket to ride. Soft snow, deep sand, rocky stream beds, slimy root-infested forests, snowpocalypse commutes or your local trails - the Ice Cream Truck can handle it all.
The frame design has a lot in common with Surly's other trail bikes like the Karate Monkey. Custom butted "trumpet tubes" make up the front triangle and deliver plenty of front-end strength and stiffness. The 44mm headtube and suspension-corrected geometry make it easy to add a suspension fork if desired. The frame also features stealth dropper post cable routing so you can easily get that saddle out of your way for the steep stuff. You'd expect a bike with 5" tires to ride like a boat but Surly has done a great job of keeping the ICT quick and nimble. It rides like a fun, playful mountain bike - just with monster truck tires! The full complement of braze-ons for racks, cages and fenders are ready to accept any accessories you want to bolt on.
The build kit is classic Surly - sturdy, reliable and high-performing without busting the budget. The Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain provides precise shifts and can easily handle a 46t cassette cog to gear down nice and low. SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of power to slow down those big wheels and have proven themselves quiet and highly reliable in all conditions. The 80mm My Other Brother Darryl rims feature weight-saving symmetrical cutouts and are laced to reliable cartridge-bearing hubs. Surly's Bud and Lou front/rear specific tires top off the wheelset and really are the heart of this build. The tall, aggressive, deeply-siped knobs provide maximum traction and control while the lightweight casing minimizes rolling resistance. While not officially rated as tubeless-ready, we've had good results running these tubeless on the stock MOBD rims.
Ever surfed your way down a descent in 5" of fresh snow? The Ice Cream Truck has.
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