The Ithaqua is a refined, lightweight carbon fat bike built for performance and adventure. The carbon frame is built for the lightest weight, maximum standover, and efficient power transfer to the 27.5 x 4.0" tires, and provides ample clearance for up to 26 x 5.0". With front and rear thru-axles, the handling is precise, and the big wheels are secure in the most extreme conditions. Driven by a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain and slowed with Guide T brakes, the component selection on the Ithaqua is specifically chosen for performance and reliability in winter weather. The Crank Bros. Highline 3 dropper post is a 4-season performer, and the studdable Terrene Cake Eater tires are great on trails and optimized for snow. - Ithaqua Carbon Fat Frame w/197x12 Thru Axle - Norco Carbon Fat Fork w/150x15 Thru Axle - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain - Terrene Cake Eater 27.5 x 4.0" Studdable Tires - Crank Bros. Highline 3 Dropper Post
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ol' spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat 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. 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. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations.
The Ithaqua combines fat bike versatility with race bike performance. Whether racing on groomers, making first tracks through fresh powder, or floating across sand dunes, the Ithaqua is the ultimate ride for all-season cyclists. Featuring a lightweight carbon frame with the same Power Chassis as our XC race platform and clearance for up to 5-inch tires, the Ithaqua delivers the full fat experience without the weight. Hit the trails or seek out fresh tracks with the confidence of fat tires and 100mm of front suspension. A 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain is crucial for getting up steep inclines, and Level brakes ensure you maximize your thrills on the descents. Kenda Juggernaut Pro 26 x 4.5 tubeless tires keep you afloat and ending every ride already thinking about the next.
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