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Commuter/Urban Bikes

Be healthier; help save the planet - Commute by bike! Commuter bikes - Urban bikes.

On your way to work, the coffee shop, the grocery store, or just to a friend's house--get there in comfort, style, and speed with a commuter bike from Diamond Cycle. We' have an awesome selection of commuter and urban bicycles from Giant, Liv, Tern and Cannondale to get you rolling on your way in no time. Not sure which commuter bike is best for your needs? Let us know and we'll help you decide.

Giant Cypress DX M Disc
$500.00
HERE’S YOUR INVITATION TO RIDE. WITH ITS RELAXING UPRIGHT POSITIONING, ALONG WITH A SUSPENSION FORK AND SEATPOST TO SMOOTH OUT ROUGH ROADS OR PATHS, CYPRESS MAKES IT EASY. Smooth-rolling 700c wheels give Cypress a comfortable ride, even when things get a little bumpy. The suspension seatpost soaks up shocks, and the ALUXX aluminum frame provides a comfortable, upright ride. So you can take it on roads or bike paths, even some dirt. Just keep pedaling and enjoy the ride. STABLE RIDE QUALITY Smooth-rolling 700c wheels and an upright position give Cypress a relaxed feel on roads or paths. COMFORT Suspension fork and seatpost soak up bumps and road vibrations. HIGH-QUALITY FRAMESET ALUXX aluminum tubing is lightweight, strong and durable.
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that Surly added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked them to make a disc version of their highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though. The most obvious difference of course is that the Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check's braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler's geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Giant Roam 3 Disc
$510.00
Casual yet always capable. Roam Disc is built for multi-purpose adventure, so you can follow your own route, wherever it takes you. With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.
All-City Big Block
$999.00
The Big Block represents our vision of the ideal track frame for the modern fixed-gear rider. This is the track bike that All-City has always dreamed of owning and they are proud to make that dream available to you. It was designed first and foremost as a true competition-ready track frame but was destined to see usage beyond the velodrome, so they made some tweaks to the equation. Instead of the track bike norm 25c max tire clearance, it fits a 32c cross tire and has a single set of water bottle mounts for all day in the saddle. The front and rear of the bike are drilled out for a brake, so single speeding (or double brake fixed) is no problem. The proprietary 612 Select double-butted cro-moly steel soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Each piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully scrutinized and specifically chosen to create the best ride possible. This includes butting placement, tubing diameter and wall thickness. The package is finished off with a custom headtube badge, brazed-on seat collar, custom bottom bracket and signature Hennepin Bridge dropouts. All-City added an E.D. coating for rust prevention before applying a classic wet paint finish. Attention to detail is All-City's mantra and it shows in every aspect of this meticulously-designed, beautifully-constructed track racer.
Giant Escape 2
$460.00
Say goodbye to the car and take off on Giant’s Escape 2 for your next local adventure. Its lightweight aluminum frame offers a smooth and nimble ride. With Shimano’s 24-speed drivetrain you’ll find that the hills fly by with ease and thanks to linear pull brakes, you’ll always be able to keep your momentum in check. The Escape’s flat handlebars, upright position, and wide 700c wheels will have you confidently soaring down the bike path and enjoying you time outdoors.
Surly Big Dummy
$2,150.00
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. The parts kit is good quality, and suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. It's got a 3x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes, quality Shimano Deore hubs, and 26x2.3" Kenda Kiniption tires. They've outfitted it with Surly-designed bags, deck, rails and Dummy Rail Collars; everything you need for the majority of stuff you might carry, like groceries, shovels, bags of charcoal or mulch, guitars, lamps, mannequins, whatever. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big 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. These are included with current Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). 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. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. For the most up to date compatibility/options, check http://www.surlybikes.com/safety Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.
Giant Cypress DX
$415.00
Comfort, control and a relaxing ride. Cypress makes it easy to experience the joy of riding a bike. Smooth-rolling 700c wheels keep Cypress moving along, even on rough roads. The suspension seatpost soaks up bumps, and the lightweight aluminum frame provides a comfortable, upright ride. Just keep pedaling and enjoy the ride.
All-City Space Horse Disc
$1,499.00
Even if you own a different bike for everything, it's still necessary to have one that can do it all. That bike is the Space Horse. It's become a cult favorite because of its classic styling and ability to handle just about any task or terrain. All-City's Space Horse Disc frameset allows you to build your perfect bike with the addition of all-weather control disc brakes. The geometry is a mix of traditional road and randonneur, with a relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s slightly lower than a standard road bike. This gives it both agile handling for riding unbridled and increased stability when loaded. This blend of geometry and 612 Select tubing create a bike that is capable of quick road centuries, gravel racing, commuting, and of course loaded touring. The frame accommodates front and rear racks, fenders, and tires up to 42c in size for the 700c bikes and 45c for the 650B version. It also utilizes a dropout with a replaceable derailleur hanger. All of the classic All-City touches are present: signature brazed-on seat collar, pantographed bottom bracket shell, pump peg, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, and a beautiful lugged crown fork. The fork sports both a double eyelet on the dropout and mid-blade mounts to allow you to use pretty much whatever front rack you wish.
Norco Scene 1
$669.00
The Scene 1 is an ultra-versatile, but decidedly relaxed step-through hybrid that allows riders of all sorts to get around easily, have fun, and replace the need for a car in the city. The Scene 1 beautifully functional alloy frame provides easy, stress-free mounts and dismounts, and relaxed maneuverability around town, in the park, or along the bike path. We also made sure to add lots of accessory mounting options to make it highly adaptable to all sorts of rides, and the large volume 27.5” tires provide ample grip and shock absorption over any paved surface. With a 9 speed Shimano Alivio drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, the Scene 1 is always ready to go, and simple to ride. Its comfortable contact points and custom 30-degree sweep riser bar will make your ride comfortable, confident and relaxed.
Giant ATX 2
$475.00
Navigate urban streets, cruise the bike path, or explore forest trails. Part mountain bike, with its flat handlebar and plush suspension bike, and part city bike, ATX is at home in any environment. Closely related to Giant off-road bikes, ATX features the familiar flat-handlebar and 100mm suspension fork of a traditional XC mountain bike. A lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, engineered with comfortable geometry for challenging terrain, adds to its rugged personality. It also uses size-specific wheel diameters—smaller size bikes use 26-inch wheels, while larger sizes use 27.5. This tailors the bike’s handling to every rider’s size and height. Powerful disc brake technology gives you confident handling in all weather or riding conditions, and integrated mounts let you easily add racks or fenders to suit your riding adventures.
Giant Explore E+ 3 GTS
$2,400.00
Discover new opportunities. Uptown city style or bumpy backroads, this versatile E-bike helps you enjoy the journey. The Explore E+ combines urban riding style with versatile performance that can handle rougher roads. The ALUXX aluminum frameset and a SyncDrive Sport motor that’s powered by Yamaha combine for great handling and smooth acceleration on a variety of road conditions. Designed for adaptability, Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to go wherever they want to go. Features: - Giant SyncDrive Sport, 20mph, 80Nm torque, powered by Yamaha - Giant PedalPlus 4-sensor technology - Giant EnergyPak 400 - ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame with double diamond and mid-step options - Shimano 1x9-speed shifting with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale Treadwell 2
$750.00
Cannondale Treadwell is an urban bike for daily rides to class or rehearsal, to the park or the studio, or to meet your friends. Anywhere. - 9-speed drivetrain - Urban 5mm Hex Skewers - 650B x 47 Maxxis tires
Giant ATX 3
$410.00
Navigate urban streets, cruise the bike path, or explore forest trails. Part mountain bike, with its flat handlebar and plush suspension bike, and part city bike, ATX is at home in any environment. Closely related to Giant off-road bikes, ATX features the familiar flat-handlebar and 100mm suspension fork of a traditional XC mountain bike. A lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, engineered with comfortable geometry for challenging terrain, adds to its rugged personality. It also uses size-specific wheel diameters—smaller size bikes use 26-inch wheels, while larger sizes use 27.5. This tailors the bike’s handling to every rider’s size and height. Powerful disc brake technology gives you confident handling in all weather or riding conditions, and integrated mounts let you easily add racks or fenders to suit your riding adventures.
Civia Lowry Step Thru 7-Speed
$479.00
Roll down to the local boulangerie for a fresh baguette aboard the Civia Lowry Step Thru 7-speed. It combines the grace and elegance of classic commuting bikes with a low maintenance and an easy-riding ethos, that'll have you feeling instantly at home. The reinforced steel frame and fork features an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. The 7-speed Shimano drivetrain provides reliable, crisp shifting, an ergonomically bent handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and strong brakes slow you down even when the bike is loaded with heaps of fresh pastries.
Giant Explore E+ 4 GTS
$2,500.00
Pick your destination and discover joy in the journey. This new E-bike is ideal for trekking, giving you the power to ride farther with a boost that’s pure fun. The new Explore E+ is engineered to help you make the most of every journey. The ALUXX aluminum frame features a step-through design, making it easier to mount and dismount while carrying bags or panniers. Its powerful and tunable SyncDrive Sport motor and integrated EnergyPak provide a smooth, seamless boost of power so you can cover greater distances and conquer steep climbs. Its integrated rack mounts allow you to customize your cargo capacity, making it easier to carry the essentials for journeys near and far. Overall stability The ALUXX aluminum frameset and SyncDrive Sport motor combine for smooth handling and acceleration on all types of roads from hills to flats. Explore new routes The RideControl EVO with on-board navigation helps riders find their way, and smartphone connectivity makes it easy to keep the battery charged. Longer range Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to ride farther with its EnergyPak Smart 500 battery that delivers 500Wh of power.
Civia Parkway Step-Thru Electric Bike
$2,399.00
The Civia Parkway is the perfect ebike for experiencing the city. The there-when-you-need-it boost from Bosch’s ultra-reliable electric motor makes hills a breeze, while easy-to-use components celebrate the elegance of an uncomplicated bicycle. From no sweat crosstown commutes, to fitness rides, the Parkway is an exciting and fun option for getting around. Highlights: - Lightweight AL-6061 round frame tubing, rack and fender mounts - Bosch Active Line electric motor for gentle assist up to 20 mph - Equipped with Bosch Powerpack 400 frame battery, Purion compact computer, and 2A compact charger - Shimano 9-speed drivetrain and Shimano cable disc brakes - Kenda Kwick 26 x 2.0" black/mocha tires with K-Shield - 26 x 2.3" max. tire size without 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
Cannondale Mavaro NEO City
$2,750.00
With its comfortably sportive position, flex-free step-thru frame, and adventure-ready 27.5 x 2.0" wheels, the Mavaro NEO is built to enjoy the open road. The Mavaro geometry, derived from Guru fit system data, puts the rider in the ideal position for comfort and control. Logical stack and reach jumps ensure that riders of every size enjoy the same great ride-feel. With their oversized, SmartForm C2 Alloy construction, the Mavaro NEO frames are some of the stiffest on the market, for safe, precise handling and stability at speed. It's especially noticeable in City step-thru frames. When it comes to urban suspension forks, the new HeadShok stands alone in design and function. With a new thru-axle design, it offers a level of smoothness, weight, and steering precision that other forks just can't match. 27.5x2.0" wheels offer great comfort and grip, allowing you to carry smooth speed on the pavement, and venture confidently onto rougher or unpaved surfaces. The Mavaro NEO City features the Bosch Active Plus system for silent, smooth assist.
Cannondale Althea 3
$649.99 - $685.00
Althea is your ticket to enjoying the great outdoors! This smooth-riding bike combines the speed and efficiency of road cycling with a mountain bike's versatile character, creating a bike you'll love to ride no matter where you're headed. Road bike wheels paired to multi-surface tires roll fast on pavement and crushed gravel paths alike, and the 24-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes keep you moving with ample gearing and control. A Suntour suspension fork helps take the bite out of rough roads, too, so you can ride farther with more comfort.
Norco Indie 4
$293.00
Living in the city has many advantages, including proximity of your home, workplace, and freetime activities, which makes getting around by bike quick, easy, and fun. That's why Norco created the Indie 4. With fast 700c wheels and wide street tires that cushion urban pathways, you can make quick trips to the gym or work in style and comfort. A wide range of gears lets you vary your intensity level when riding over hilly terrain, while disc brakes increase your safety by providing confident stopping power, even in wet weather, so you can ride no matter what the conditions bring. Frame mounts are included to attach fenders for extra protection from road grime, and front and rear racks can be added for carrying groceries or a change of clothes on your commute to work. Make your bike a versatile vehicle for all of life's needs.
Giant Roam 2 Disc
$645.00
Casual yet always capable. Roam Disc is built for multi-purpose adventure, so you can follow your own route, wherever it takes you. With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.
Giant Roam 2 Disc
$670.00
Rough roads and dirt just got a lot more fun aboard Giant's Roam 2! Go farther with a light, responsive aluminum frame and the bump-absorbing suspension fork. No matter where you ride, the fast-rolling aluminum wheels with wide, grippy tires grant you peace of mind and traction over any surface. You'll also love the easy-pedaling Shimano 27-speed drivetrain, supportive seat, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes.
Giant Via 3
$280.00 $400.00 30% Off
Classic style with a fresh new twist gives Giant's Via 3 the character to be your favorite urban companion. A one-speed drivetrain is city-friendly, light and simple to maintain. There are fast-rolling aluminum wheels wrapped in Kenda rubber and a durable chromoly frame. And sweet details like a split top-tube, custom chainguard, built-in U-lock holder and secure bolt-on wheels round out this street smart bicycle.
Cannondale Bad Boy 9
$646.00 $760.00 15% Off
Use the concrete jungle as your playground with Cannondale's stealth Bad Boy 9. Push on the pedals and the agile flat-black aluminum frame lets you effortlessly get up to speed and zip through traffic. This sweet urban machine includes a reliable Shimano drivetrain with 24 crisp-shifting gears to make climbing easy, tough wheels with city-specific WTB tires, and Cannondale disc brakes for complete control. You'll also love the plush custom Bad Boy saddle.
Giant FastRoad Advanced 1
$2,000.00
Improving your fitness has never been more fun. Perfect for bike paths, city streets and all types of roads, this new flat-bar road bike is smooth, quick and super sleek. From fitness rides to effortless commutes, FastRoad Advanced is a quick, efficient and fun way to go. It blends the speed of a performance road machine with the smooth-riding stability of a flat-bar bike. The frame is made with Giant’s Advanced Composite material, which gives it a light, responsive ride quality. The innovative D-Fuse seatpost helps soak up bumps and road vibrations, and ergo bar ends keep your hands comfortable on longer rides. The fast-rolling wheels can fit high-volume tires up to 32c, and they’re tubeless ready so you get a smoother ride, more grip, and fewer flat tires. Light and agile Advanced Composite frameset with updated geometry minimizes weight and produces a quick, nimble ride quality. Smooth and comfortable Innovative D-Fuse composite seatpost absorbs road vibrations, and new ergonomically designed bar ends protect your hands, keeping them comfortable on longer rides. Easy to accessorize RideSense integrated data transmitter and smart-mount rack and fender system lets you customized the bike for fitness riding, commuting or long-range adventures.
Giant Explore E+ 4 STA
$2,500.00
Pick your destination and discover joy in the journey. This new E-bike is ideal for trekking, giving you the power to ride farther with a boost that’s pure fun. The new Explore E+ is engineered to help you make the most of every journey. The ALUXX aluminum frame features a step-through design, making it easier to mount and dismount while carrying bags or panniers. Its powerful and tunable SyncDrive Sport motor and integrated EnergyPak provide a smooth, seamless boost of power so you can cover greater distances and conquer steep climbs. Its integrated rack mounts allow you to customize your cargo capacity, making it easier to carry the essentials for journeys near and far. Overall stability The ALUXX aluminum frameset and SyncDrive Sport motor combine for smooth handling and acceleration on all types of roads from hills to flats. Explore new routes The RideControl EVO with on-board navigation helps riders find their way, and smartphone connectivity makes it easy to keep the battery charged. Longer range Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to ride farther with its EnergyPak Smart 500 battery that delivers 500Wh of power.
Civia Lowry Step Over 7-Speed
$479.00
Roll down to the local boulangerie for a fresh baguette aboard the Civia Lowry Step Over 7-speed. It combines the grace and elegance of classic commuting bikes with a low maintenance and an easy-riding ethos, that'll have you feeling instantly at home. The reinforced steel frame and fork features an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. The 7-speed Shimano drivetrain provides reliable, crisp shifting, an ergonomically bent handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and strong brakes slow you down even when the bike is loaded with heaps of fresh pastries.
Cannondale Quick 8 Women's
$440.00
Bust out of your normal routine with the Cannondale Quick. A fitness enthusiast's friend, a commuter's companion, and an all-around great time on two wheels, the Quick is fast, fun, and downright practical. The aluminum frame is peppy, and the 700c aluminum rims will accelerate up to cruising speeds fast. Shimano provides smooth, fast shifting and Cannondale's Mini-V brakes modulate speed with ease.
Liv Alight 3 - Women's
$360.00
Liv's Alight 3 makes it easy to pedal to work, ride for fitness,and enjoy your time on the bike. The women’s specific ALUXX aluminum frame features a low, step-through desgin, steel fork, and flat-bar positioning for comfort on short and long rides alike. Shifting Shimano’s 21-speed drivetrain is easy, so you’ll always be in the perfect gear. You’ll get places fast with Giant’s fast-rolling, confidence-boosting 700 x 32c tires and stop with ease thanks to Tektro’s linear pull brakes. Plus, the Liv Connect saddle smooths the ground and, should you choose, you can outfit this awesome bike with fenders and rack (sold separately).
Surly Big Fat Dummy
$3,025.00
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.
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