Surly Big Dummy
With two 26″ wheels and capacity for enormous tires and wide fenders, Big Dummy is an able and sporty cargo bike.
Chalk it up to ride quality, durability and ability to carry six waterbottles—it’s certainly the bike we’d want to use to take our toddlers on a continent’s long bicycle ride.
Big Dummy stock model with Dummy Cargo Kit is $2,000
Custom builds are available.
Big Dummy Stock Model and Specs
In 2008, Surly and Xtracycle teamed up to make the Big Dummy an excellent longtail bike. The longtail frame is stiffer and has a higher load capacity than a FreeRadical-equipped bike. The high-performing frame, constructed with CroMoly steel, can easily carry about 200 pounds. Shimano Deore drivetrain and Avid disc brakes augment this great cargo bike.
Big Dummy Specs
- Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
- Shimano Deore hubs, derailleurs and shifters
- 26” x 2.1 Continental Town and Country tires
G&O Family Cyclery Electrifiable Custom Builds
Looking for a little boost? The Big Dummy is electrifiable with all of Family Cyclery’s high-quality and reliable e-bike retrofit options, from BionX, eZee, Grin Technologies and others.
Xtracycle made available the “Longtail Standard,” which Surly conforms to in its designs, this leads the Big Dummy to be compatible with all of Xtracycle’s own high quality accessories.
Surly makes their own cargo kit, which is compatible with any longtail standard bike, including expedition-style rails, a strong steel deck and waterproof (and bombproof) bags