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We love helping folks all over Hennepin County find their next road bike.  We are also well known as a shop with an amazing women's road bike section and a fun women only no-drop weekly ride

Cannondale CAAD8 Claris 8
Start exploring on Cannondale's CAAD8 Claris 8. Cannondale's mastery of aluminum frames is evident when you inspect the shaped, large-diameter tubes with super thin-wall profiles. This creates an optimum blend of low weight and stiffness for awesome efficiency and incredible road feel. The Cannondale Ultra carbon fork offers precision steering and mutes road vibrations for a super-smooth ride. The quick-rolling Maddux wheelset with fast and grippy Schwalbe tires make the miles fly by. Shimano's Claris drivetrain places dependable, smooth-shifting performance right under your hands. Add a pair of powerful Tektro dual-pivot brakes, and you're ready for whatever lies ahead. A stem, bar, seatpost, and saddle from Cannondale ensure that rider comfort and ergonomics stay high.
Pivot Cycles Vault Frameset
The Pivot Vault is a competition-ready cyclocross machine that eagerly doubles as your all-season stage racer. It's a perfect go-to whether you plan to throw down in gravel events or the local crit series, or if your favorite race is the one against sundown. When your rides include every possibility, the Vault’s go-anywhere, do-anything personality means that you can pare your quiver of drop-bar bikes down to just this one perfect ride. The Vault is built on a full carbon frame featuring proprietary hollow-core internal molding technology for ideal weight, strength, and stiffness. Its next-generation cross/gravel/road geometry works for any road surface. For the best in steering precision and braking power, as well as the ability to utilize the greatest number of tire options, the frameset features a custom designed, full carbon, taper-steerer fork with an oversized crown, tire clearance for up to 700 x 48c, and flat mount disc brakes. Its thru-axle design rivals the best road racing bikes for sprinting and climbing efficiency. The frame features beautifully integrated internal shifter routing that easily adapts to both electronic and traditional mechanical shifting systems, with easy to access ports that are mechanic friendly. The Vault incorporates a BB386EVO bottom bracket system, which provides increased torsional rigidity, higher frame strength, and better power transfer via a bigger bottom bracket shell cross section. If you choose one bike for long rides, rough roads, and epic adventures, go with the Vault.
Pake Rum Runner Track Frame
$245.99
- Uber-affordable track frame with full CrMo construction and plain gauge tubes - Responsive semi-track geometry with horizontal 120mm spaced track dropouts - Drilled for rear brake, but no cable guides - Removable decals (decals not applied on dirty nickel) - Color matched forks sold separately
Surly Long Haul Trucker Frameset
$515.00 - $525.00
Travel to the ends of the earth on Surly's Long Haul Trucker! Surly's chromoly frameset offers a stable, smooth ride — even when carrying a load — and it's designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! There are also cantilever-brake posts and braze-ons for mounting everything from bottle cages and fenders, to front and rear racks (standard or low-rider). Load your Long Haul up, hit the road, and see the world. - Fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of bottle cage bosses, rear housing stop for canti brakes - 4130 chromoly lugged and brazed fork; proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets in four locations: dual dropout, mid-blade, and a pair drilled right into the fork crown - Massive chainring clearance; use pretty much anything: 42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame; main triangle double-butted - 26-inch: Clearance for 2.1" with or without fenders; - 700c: Clearance for 42mm with fenders, 45mm without fenders - Individual tire and rim combos affect tire clearance - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Bridge Club Frameset
$525.00
Bridge Club is a highly versatile touring bike that perfectly hits the sweet spot spanning on- and off-road excursions. Bridge Club is for those multi-surface outings — planned or unplanned. We've all run out the clock on a dirt tour and had to add in some paved shortcuts. Conversely, when you’re feeling a little zesty on your next road tour, Bridge Club is ready for reroutes through the woods. Some people hear "bike touring" and immediately think of long-forgotten stretches of highway, small-town oddities, and roadside attractions. Some instantly recall desolate stretches of desert dirt roads or lush green forest trails. With Bridge Club, you can have your dessert and eat it too! - Ultra-focused on simplicity, it only has the barnacles that matter most to the discerning bike tourist - Two build kit options: Pavement (700c) and Off-Road (27.5-inch) - Run racks and panniers, framebags, or all of the above - Disc brake-specific, single position, vertical rear dropout makes it less intimidating than other bikes in the category - Clearance for 700 x 47mm tires (with or without fenders), 27.5 x 2.80 tires (27.5 x 2.60 with fenders), and 26 x 3.0 tires (26 x 2.80 with fenders)
Surly Bridge Club Frameset
$525.00
As a highly versatile touring bike, the Bridge Club hits the sweet spot that separates on- and off-road excursions. The simplistic design makes it fully adept to handle a full rack and pannier setup, frame bags, or any combination of the two. It doesn’t feel sluggish on paved shortcuts, but can also hold its own on dirt detours. If you’re feeling a little zesty on your next road tour, you won’t be ill-prepared for reroutes through the woods. The Bridge Club is designed to handle it all. - 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly frame, main triangle is double-butted - 1-1/8" threadless CroMoly fork - Rack, fender, and four sets of Three-Pack mounts - Disc Brake-specific - Single-position vertical rear dropout - 27.5 x 2.8” tire clearance
Surly Disc Trucker Frameset (26-inch)
$525.00
Surly's Disc Trucker Frameset is perfect for building a true touring bicycle that can handle any two-wheeled adventure with ease. The chromoly tubing and fork are stable and comfortable for long days in the saddle, and feature steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. The frame has clearance for panniers, braze-ons for front and rear racks, and three bottle cages. This Trucker accepts 26-inch wheels and disc brakes for mega-strength and great all-conditions, all-weather braking power. Load it up, hit the road or trail; it's a tool to help you get lost and find yourself.
Surly Long Haul Trucker Frameset (26-inch wheels)
$525.00
Travel to the ends of the earth on Surly's Long Haul Trucker! Surly's chromoly frameset offers a stable, smooth ride — even when carrying a load — and it's designed with pannier clearance so you can bring along all your gear! There are also cantilever-brake posts and braze-ons for mounting everything from bottle cages and fenders, to front and rear racks (standard or low-rider). Load your Long Haul up, hit the road, and see the world. - Fender eyelets, pump peg, downtube lever bosses, three sets of bottle cage bosses, rear housing stop for canti brakes - 4130 chromoly lugged and brazed fork; proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets in four locations: dual dropout, mid-blade, and a pair drilled right into the fork crown - Massive chainring clearance; use pretty much anything: 42/53t double, 38/52/56t triple - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame; main triangle double-butted - Clearance for a 26 x 2.1" tire with or without fenders - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Pack Rat Frameset
$525.00
The Pack Rat is designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization, with a front cargo-specific design to eliminate steering issues. The fork features internal routing for generator hubs and rear frame dropouts to accommodate multiple drivetrain configurations. It's an ideal choice for loaded commutes and bike trips with a lighter load, but also rides great when unloaded. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
Surly Pack Rat Frameset
$525.00
The Surly Pack Rat is designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization, with a front cargo-specific design to eliminate steering issues. The fork features internal routing for generator hubs and rear frame dropouts to accommodate multiple drivetrain configurations. It’s an ideal choice for loaded commutes and bike trips with a lighter load, but also rides great when unloaded. - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8" threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
All-City Big Block Frameset
$550.00
A meticulously designed, beautifully-constructed track racer destined to take the modern fixed-gear rider beyond the velodrome. Built to be the track bike we’d always dreamed of owning, this competition-ready steel frame soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Boasting a single set of bottle bosses and bumped-up tire clearance, it’s drilled for brakes and fully street legal. - 612 Select tubing: We’ve carefully chosen every piece of tubing on every frame size to provide the best ride possible - Drilled for brakes: Drilled for front and rear brakes when quick and safe stopping is needed off the track - Tire clearance: Run 25c tires on the track or swap ‘em out for 32c cross tires when you’re ready to hit the street - Lugged fork crown: Thoughtful custom touches add class and style — perhaps where you least expect it - Signature seat collar: Train your eyes on that timeless and tasteful brazed-on seat collar, elegantly designed around the All-City logo - Custom dropouts: Signature stainless steel Hennepin Bridge track dropouts add grace and a dash of pride for AC’s home turf - Reinforced bottle bosses: Beautiful stars reinforce the bottle bosses and our obsessive attention to detail - Liquid paint and E.D. coat: Our topnotch wet paint finish sparkles with depth and luster, while an E.D. coating protects against rust.
Surly Disc Trucker Frameset
$575.00
Surly's Long Haul Trucker enjoys a reputation as one of the best riding and most value-packed touring bikes out there. It's been around long enough to be tested in the real world, in all kinds of places, with all kinds of loads on all kinds of roads. Sometimes, however, a combination of load, climate and terrain demands a bit more braking performance than a standard rim-brake LHT can provide. That's where the Disc Trucker comes in. Disc Trucker is a Long Haul Trucker specifically designed for the unique forces discs impose. Surly made sure it can run discs, racks, and fenders with no jury rigging, a somewhat unique feature they've just now decided to call Simulpatibility. You'll need to outfit it with the extras you want, like fenders and racks. Surly doesn't include that stuff because everybody's needs are different. From the casual commuter to the person who rides around the world more than once, the Disc Trucker is more than capable. It's a tool designed from the ground up to take you and a bunch of stuff just about anywhere you'd like to go. It is a tool to help you get lost and find yourself.
Surly Midnight Special Frameset
$650.00
Midnight Special is a road plus bike designed to provide comfort and speed on those all-day rides that extend well beyond fresh pavement. Midnight Special shines on pot-holed, deteriorating pavement and the occasional long stretch of gravel. Its 650B road plus tires eat up road chatter and absorb all the bumps in the road like the champion it was designed to be. When it comes to road bikes, we just want to toss a few bananas into our pockets and see where the road takes us. We seek out varied surfaces on our rides and frequently go from pavement to gravel to worse pavement. Midnight Special allows us to accomplish all of that quite comfortably. - Higher volume tires allow better fine tuning of tire pressure on varying surfaces and create a wider contact patch for increased traction - Modern road standards like flat-mount disc brakes, 12mm front and rear thru-axles, and a 44mm head tube - Clearance for 650B x 60mm or 700c x 42mm tires without fenders (650B x 50mm or 700c x 38mm with fenders)
Giant Contend 3
$680.00
Smooth, fast and fun. This versatile aluminum road bike has been revamped to give it a well-rounded performance ride quality. It’s the perfect choice to help you push the pace, ride more miles and expand your road riding experience. Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road, Contend offers responsive acceleration and a confident rider position. The innovative D-Fuse seatpost helps reduce road shocks and vibrations, and there’s enough frame and fork clearance to run wider tires (up to 32c) to further smooth out the ride. Engineered and built in Giant’s industry-leading aluminum forging facility, it’s a true all-rounder for ambitious road riders. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Balanced road geometry Frame is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile cornering and acceleration. Smooth ride quality Innovative D-Fuse seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations, and a Giant WheelSystem lets you run tubeless tires up to 32c for a smoother ride quality and reduced risk of flats. Total control Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.
All-City Thunderdome Frameset
$750.00
The All-City Thunderdome is back and quicker than ever. Crafted from 7000 Series aluminum and drilled for front and rear brakes, this lightweight and responsive UCI-certified racer has proven itself on the boards of velodromes across the globe. On the track or on the city streets, its one and only speed is fast. - UCI certified track bike - 7000 Series aluminum and classic round-profile tubing - Replaceable stainless steel axle pads - Tapered head tube and tapered axle-to-crown carbon fork - Signature Shot Collar seat post clamp - Tire clearance: 700 x 25c
All-City Mr. Pink Frameset
$850.00
Tarmac or gravel, skinny tires or fat, fenders or not, stripped down and wicked fast or geared up for the long haul: Mr. Pink is your ticket to the party, no matter what road you take to get there. The Columbus Zona tubeset is light, zippy, and has the Mr. Pink riding like a high-quality steel bike should. The lugged chromoly fork looks classy, rides smoothly, and allows for the use of mid-reach brakes and 32c tires. The Mr. Pink sports all of the classic steel touches you've come to expect from All-City: a custom head badge, All-City signature dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, internal top tube cable routing for the rear brake, a pump peg and reinforcement stars on the bottle bosses. These are the signifiers of quality that inform, at a glance, that this is a high-end, hand-crafted machine.
All-City Big Block
$999.00
A meticulously designed, beautifully-constructed track racer destined to take the modern fixed-gear rider beyond the velodrome. Built to be the track bike we’d always dreamed of owning, this competition-ready steel frame soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Boasting a single set of bottle bosses and bumped-up tire clearance, it’s drilled for brakes and fully street legal. - 612 Select tubing: We’ve carefully chosen every piece of tubing on every frame size to provide the best ride possible - Drilled for brakes: Drilled for front and rear brakes when quick and safe stopping is needed off the track - Tire clearance: Run 25c tires on the track or swap ‘em out for 32c cross tires when you’re ready to hit the street - Lugged fork crown: Thoughtful custom touches add class and style — perhaps where you least expect it - Signature seat collar: Train your eyes on that timeless and tasteful brazed-on seat collar, elegantly designed around the All-City logo - Custom dropouts: Signature stainless steel Hennepin Bridge track dropouts add grace and a dash of pride for AC’s home turf - Reinforced bottle bosses: Beautiful stars reinforce the bottle bosses and our obsessive attention to detail - Liquid paint and E.D. coat: Our topnotch wet paint finish sparkles with depth and luster, while an E.D. coating protects against rust
Giant Contend AR 3
$1,000.00
Explore an unknown corner of your map. Climb that summit you see in the distance. With disc brakes and smooth-riding, high-volume tubeless tires, this new road machine encourages you to elevate your road riding adventures. Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding abilities, Contend AR combines a smooth, responsive ride quality with an ability to handle adventurous new routes. Its disc-brake integration and generous tire clearance (up to 38c) put you in control, even on rough roads. Its D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibrations, giving you a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience and minimizing fatigue. This is a true all-rounder for those road riders who have a thirst for adventure. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Balanced road geometry Frame is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile cornering and acceleration. Smooth ride quality Innovative D-Fuse seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations, and a Giant WheelSystem lets you run tubeless tires up to 38c for a smoother ride quality and reduced risk of flats. Total control Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.
Felt Bicycles TK3
$1,049.00
Pound the boards or the mean city streets on Felt's TK3. This fixed-gear/track thoroughbred boasts a superbly stiff, supremely aero aluminum frame for lightning-quick accelerations. Its UHC carbon fork provides the confidence to dive through the turns with the utmost in steering precision. This speedy flyer also includes fast-rolling Felt TkR4 wheels, corner-hugging Vittoria tires and a whole suite of choce Felt TkR aluminum components.
KHS TR 101
$1,099.00
KHS created the TR 101 to figure out where those side roads go. Its reliable chromoly frame rides solid and smooth for total comfort, whether you're escaping for a day or heading around the country. There's a wide-range 27-speed Shimano drivetrain for easy pedaling and powerful linear-pull brakes for complete control over hill and dale. You also get all the essential touring goodies, such as fenders, a rack, platform pedals with clips and straps, a super comfy saddle, and puncture-resistant Kenda tires for countless happy miles. Just add your packed panniers and you're ready to hit the road in style. Bon voyage!
KHS TR 101
$1,099.00
Go anywhere and take your gear with you on KHS’s TR 101. Its Reynolds 520 chromoly frame is stable, smooth-riding, and designed to carry gear over many miles of adventurous road. The tough, Weinmann rims keep you rolling true mile after mile, and the long-wearing Kenda tires have puncture protection to help keep you flat-free throughout your trip. A 27-speed Shimano drivetrain places a wide range of gear options at your fingertips for anything you may encounter out there, whether you’re fully loaded or traveling light, and powerful disc brakes make sure you have the same command of your rig in all conditions on the way downhill. And, with standard fenders and rear carrier, the TR 101 is ready to haul you and your gear wherever your imagination takes you!
Cannondale Synapse Disc Women's Sora
$1,150.00
Start out right! The Synapse Alloy's lightweight, comfortably sportive position and smooth ride will help you ride faster, longer, and more often. Its endurance geometry provides stable, confident handling and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures. Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork to keep you comfortable and in control, while the frame's SmartForm C2 Alloy Construction and carbon blade forks deliver exceptional light weight for this category and result in a high-performance feel. With clearance for tires up to 32mm wide and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding, the Synapse Disc is ready for adventure. - Aluminum frame, internal cable routing, flat mount disc - Full carbon thru-axle fork - Vittoria Zaffiro 28c tires
Liv Avail SL 1 Disc
$1,199.99 $1,525.00 21% Off
From epic solo adventures to group road rides, Avail is light, comfortable and engineered for female riders. The lightweight Avail SL Disc is handcrafted with ALUXX SL, our highest grade aluminum. Avail optimizes a woman’s riding style, providing pedaling efficiency, razor-sharp handling and added compliance. Disc brake technology offers braking confidence and control in variable conditions, and the integrated D-Fuse seatpost reduces road vibration and fatigue. Other features include the OverDrive steerer tube for increased frontal stiffness and precise steering, along with the PowerCore bottom bracket that transfers power directly from each pedal stroke to the road.
All-City Cosmic Stallion Frameset
$1,299.00
The Cosmic Stallion is ready for any road and any distance. From fast road rides on steep pavement to all-day gravel epics, this bike sets a new standard for beauty, functionality, and comfort on rough terrain. Thoroughly modern and classically styled, all on a lightweight disc-brake frameset. - Crafted from All-City’s proprietary heat-treated, air-hardened, and custom-extruded A.C.E. steel tubing - Columbus Futura Cross Carbon Fork with 4mm adjustable rake to dial in your performance needs - 12mm thru-axles and flat-mount disc brakes - Three bottle cage mounts, rear rack mounts, front and rear fender eyelets - Tire Clearance: 700c x 47mm w/o fenders, 700c x 43mm w/ fenders, 650B x 42mm
All-City Zig Zag Frameset
$1,299.00
The Zig Zag. Our answer to what a modern road bike should be. An evolution of the revolution that we started in 2012 with the Mr. Pink, taken to the logical next step through the righteous application of new technology. We built it to be a ripping fast and efficient machine that shields the rider from road chatter and unnecessary fatigue allowing them to go further, faster, and have more fun. The addition of disc brakes provides confidence in all weather conditions and allows ultimate control on descents. The thru-axles add stiffness and enhance sprinting prowess, ensuring that no power is wasted. The custom drawn A.C.E. tubeset was created to shave weight and soak up bumps leaving you fresher, longer. Our famed road geometry strikes a perfect balance between aggression and comfort for long days in the saddle or attacks off the front. Because we like to explore the world around us, the bike accommodates up to a 35c tire, making it more than capable of multi-surface riding. You’ll also find all of the All-City attention to detail that you’ve come to expect: a custom head badge, Signature dropouts, Signature brazed-on seat collar, pump peg, two bottle bosses, and fender mounts.
Surly Long Haul Trucker
$1,350.00
The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort, and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all their frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber in the middle of Mongolia? Good luck with that. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options how you can mount racks and carry your stuff. Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. The 3 x 10-speed Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain with Microshift bar-end shifters works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders. Go somewhere. Do something. Ride a Long Haul Trucker.
Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 SE
$1,399.99 $1,680.00 17% Off
The full-day, full-gas performance of the Synapse, outfitted for more. Big tires, wide rims and even wider gearing let you get after it on roads others fear to tread. SmartForm C2 Alloy Construction and carbon blade forks deliver exceptionally low weight for this category for a high-performance feel. The endurance geometry provides stable, confident handling, and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures, while Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork to keep you comfortable and in control. Clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding.
Cannondale Synapse Disc Women's 105
$1,399.99 $1,575.00 11% Off
On anything from fast group rides to daily commutes, the Synapse's low weight, comfortable sportive position, and smooth ride will help you fall in love with cycling. SmartForm C2 Alloy Construction and carbon blade forks deliver exceptionally low weight for this category for a high-performance feel. The endurance geometry provides stable, confident handling, and a more upright riding position for all-day adventures, while Micro-Suspension in the rear triangle and fork to keep you comfortable and in control. Clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding.
Surly Ogre
$1,450.00
A steel utility vehicle designed for fully-loaded exploration, whether across town or across the country. A Versatile All-Season Commuter Bike If you’re like us, your bike needs likely change by the day, week, month or year. Quite the adaptable little beast, Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre is designed to be the ultimate steel utility vehicle. It relishes in those “take-the-long-way-home-and-find-some-beverages-along-the-way” sort of commutes. Snow, sleet or sweltering humidity, this is an ideal year-round commuter bike. You can also haul enough crap on it that you don’t even have to go home if you don’t want to. - All the barnacles you could ever possibly ask for including rack and fender, multiple three-pack mounts and mid-blade. - Gnot-Boost rear spacing with Rohloff torque arm slot and Bill/Ted trailer mount - Clearance for 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 2.8 tires with fenders
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes - from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it's close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We've all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike's handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don't even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat's front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There's no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that's your thing. We're not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26-inch wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat's fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - Surly 24-pack rack included with complete bike - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
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