Charlie says... "I love these bikes, Why not head down to Dorset and take our Demo Pugsley out for a spin. He's actually a pretty handy singletrack bike, but shove his big fat nose into our local beaches (inc a nudist beach) and sand dune single track and be amazed at how much fun you have. He is a lot more fun than his chubby and fuggly looks suggest. Probably a bit like frollocking with Hattie Jacques (pronounced: Jakes), its wrong, but it would be a right giggle."
By now you know that Pugsley was created to go where standard "all terrain" bikes flounder. The floatation and traction afforded by large-volume, low-pressure tires can get you over and through otherwise unrideable terrain...sand, mud, wet rocks and roots, ice and many kinds of snow.
The Pugsley frame has 135mm-spaced horizontal rear-loading dropouts with a derailleur hanger. This means you can set it up with a derailleured drivetrain or an internally-geared hub. Run it with a singlespeed freewheel or a fixed cog. You have lots of drivetrain choices.
There are other fat bikes out there these days. Lots of them use equipment we originally developed for the Pugsley. The Pugsley has not suffered in popularity with these new offerings, because it works exceedingly well and, hey, it's fun.
Tubing: 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
Rear dropouts: Surly horizontal dropouts with derailleur hanger, 135mm-spaced, offset 17.5mm
Brake compatibility: 51mm IS disc mounts. And hey: a REAR brake adapter should be used on the fork.
Braze-ons: Dual water bottle mounts, toptube cable housing guides for use with continuous housing, fender and rack eyelets
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost clamp: 30mm Surly stainless, included. Silver
Headset: 1-1/8" threadless
Front derailleur: Direct mount, 28.6mm diameter (adapter included)
Bottom bracket shell: 100mm wide, 1.37" x 24t
Chainring clearance: Compact triple: 22-32-44t
Fork: Suspension-corrected (100mm travel)447mm axle to crown, tapered straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 135mm-spaced dropouts.
Color Blue, Black and Canvas Green
Weight 18" = 2570g (5.6 lbs) Fork: - uncut = 1114g (2.52 lbs)