Way back in 2005, Surly introduced the Pugsley and kicked off the fatbike revolution. The late, great Sheldon Brown even said that "Pugsley is, in its way, as revolutionary as the original mountain bikes were in the early 1980s." As those original Pugsleys approach their 15th birthday, Surly went back to the drawing board for this redesign. The goal: to remake the classic into a go-anywhere expedition touring rig. We'd say they did a killer job!
The 2018 Pugsley carries on much of the original's DNA, including the offset frame and fork. By using 135mm rear hubs on both ends and offsetting the dropouts by 17.5mm, Surly generates the proper chainline to clear monster tires and allows front and rear wheels to be interchanged in a pinch. In another clever move, the rear rack attachment points are also offset to center the rack over the tire. This allows use of a symmetrical rear rack like Surly's Cromoly Rear Rack. Triple-pack bosses on the fork legs and downtube allow attachment of cargo cages like Salsa's Anything Cage HD or the King Cage Many Things Cage.
The build kit is typical Surly spec: solid, reliable gear that will get the job done without breaking the bank. 1x11 gearing with a 30t chainring and 11-46t cassette provides plenty of low-end for long climbs. Avid's timeless BB7 mechanical disc brakes provide reliable stopping power and are serviceable in the field. Surly's Other Brother Darryl 80mm rims and 4.3" Edna tires are a perfect pair - both are tubeless ready. The included Moloko Bar delivers a range of hand positions and attachment points for bags, electronics or anything else you want to strap on.
Any bike can get you out there. The Pugsley will get you home.
Call, email or stop by the shop for current availability. More information (geo charts, spec sheets, etc) can be found on Surly's site.