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Old 09-05-06, 09:19 PM   #1
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Surly Pugsley

I have been eyeballing the Surly Pugsley for some time now. At first it was because it was just so goofy that it could be fun. Now I'm really thinking there may be a place in my stable for one.

Any owners have any thoughts, experiences, or ideas why it'd be good to get one? What'd be a rough cost of one with an XT or X.0 level group?

Kansas weather is pretty unpredictable. Snow one day, sunny the next followed by 5" of rain.

There was a guy in Austrailia that crossed 3 deserts with his. He used an old cattle route and rode 1200 miles going from water well to well filling up the extra bladders in his "Large Marge" one-wheeled trailer. Here's a link: http://www.wildworks.co.nz/csr/home.php


I think it'd be pretty phat just to build a Pugsley, start at WA and ride the coastline all the way around to Maine.
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Old 09-05-06, 09:31 PM   #2
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I rode my buddies around, I thought it sucked. But I guess that's just me.
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I live in Florida.

What is snow????

Yeah, I know you can use it for loose sand.

I just think that the guys at Surly had too much time on their hands.
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i think they are awesome! i want one someday...but it probably won't be soon.

here is another company:

http://www.wildfirecycles.com/home.html
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I really want one, but I have absolutely no use whatsoever for it. Maybe if I won the lottery....
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I would love to have one, but it would see use about 10 times a year at the most (5 in the snow and 5 in the sand). So, like Karldar, when I win the lottery, and after I have all of my gold teeth, I would love to get one.
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I had a custom set of 29er SnoCat offset wheels built by Wildfire Designs Bicycles of Alaska and put 2.35 29er Big Apples on them for road use. So it's a dual purpose bike with the 26x4's for sand and snow.


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Wow, that's whad'im'talkin'about!!!

Nice one, man.
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Is this Surly a good snow rider? It seems like the combination of snow drag and big wheel drag would be a killer. I just noticed the footprints where it was pushed thru the snow for the picture.
Just curious

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Is this Surly a good snow rider? It seems like the combination of snow drag and big wheel drag would be a killer. I just noticed the footprints where it was pushed thru the snow for the picture.
Just curious

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That's what it was designed for.
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Pugs above Arctic Circle

Pugs on snow:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=156950
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To be clear, the objective here is to get the bike to float up in the snow through use of massive tires. Yes this means a gigantic amount of rolling resistance compared to conventional set-ups, but the alternative is sinking into the snow so deep you cannot ride at all. Unless you are comparing it side-by-side with a conventional bike in loose sand or deep snow, it's likely to just feel like you are riding a tank of a bike for no clear reason.

Personally, I think its pretty awesome, but I'll wait for the long-travel version.
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From what I've read, there is more rolling resistance but not as much resistance as trying to roll a 2.2" tire through sand or snow. (as stated above)

It is truly amazing how well the Exiwolf tires float on top of snow and sand. I rode my 2.1" Panaracer fire's across a vollyball court one day. I was in my granny and doing all I could to keep moving. I read a blog about these people who ride across the beach for many miles on the Pugsley and enjoy the heck out of it b/c it doesn't sink in and it's pretty effortless compared to a conventional MTB.
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How about 1,300+ miles off-road in 33 days on a Pugsley !
http://www.wildworks.co.nz/csr/photographs.php
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Well I love the look of it, I have thought of buying one, I mean, in reality we are all masichist's because of what we are willing to put our bodies through, (ALTHOUGH SOME OF US MIGHT BE IN DENIAL ABOUT THIS) Why not buy the whole can and use one of these as a daily trainer? Hill climbing only of course!
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From what I've read, there is more rolling resistance but not as much resistance as trying to roll a 2.2" tire through sand or snow. (as stated above)

It is truly amazing how well the Exiwolf tires float on top of snow and sand. I rode my 2.1" Panaracer fire's across a vollyball court one day. I was in my granny and doing all I could to keep moving. I read a blog about these people who ride across the beach for many miles on the Pugsley and enjoy the heck out of it b/c it doesn't sink in and it's pretty effortless compared to a conventional MTB.
I meant Endomorph tire...not Exiwolf.
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