So I'm the owner of a disc trucker and did a 1500 mile tour over 20 days earlier this year. I weigh about 250lbs and had about 50lbs of gear on the bike via front and real panniers and a trunk bag. I really haven't done much loaded up riding at all since I got back from the tour but the bike is my regular commuter. Today I went to pick up my farm share veggies and being that we are getting late in the year there were tons of heavier root type veggies; butternut squash, potatoes, turnips, cabbage, etc. I probably had about 30 or so lbs loaded on the bike and for whatever reason, the bike just really seems to handle BETTER with a load on it, then unloaded. I can't quite put a finger on it, it just seems to be a smoother more floaty type of ride. Anyone else experience this? I'm kind of at the point where I want another bike for a commuter because other than the ability to put bigger tires on which is great for the potholed roads of nyc, the surly is just kind of sluggish especially since I ride so many recreational miles on a carbon race bike Sram Force all around. I don't think I can justify a 3rd bike, yet I don't know if I should sell off the trucker as inthe warm weather months i will potentially be loading it up and hauling some weight with it and it seems to do that so well.