Join Date: Nov 2011
Bikes: Surly Ice Cream Truck, Traitor Ruben, Redline Monocog 29er
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My wife rides her Pug Ops 30 to 40 miles on some days for her job. She cruises through anything, snow, big ass rutted ice shelves, whatever. She loves it. She does go a bit slower than on her summer whip - to be expected.
We've ridden some singletrack together, her on her Pug and me on my Monocog. She can definitely make it over loose sand and rougher terrain on her 4" tires easier than I can on my 2.3 - 2.5" 29er tires. I guess that's the "float" they talk about. I've ridden her bike quite a lot and I love how it can just go anywhere. Point and shoot. I'm saving up for my own pugs as we speak.
So yeah, 20 to 40 miles no problem depending on the condition of the engine and available fuel. Plus, these bikes have LOW bottom end gearing. And people bike camp all the time with those bikes. Personally, I'm planning on building up a 29er blunt 35 wheelset to throw on and use it as an ECR type camping rig in the summer.
Last edited by SnowJob; 01-19-14 at 07:04 PM.