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    Surly Ice Cream Truck. Thoughts??

    I'm looking into getting a winter bike.

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    Can't go wrong with that decision.
    As long as your happy with a steel frame that is not the lightest but is a solid performing bike and are willing to up grade some of the components.
    I love mine and I am 6' 7".
    I could not find a XXL when I bought it but got a good deal on a XL.
    Thought I would find the frame to small but in fact I found it to be comfortable. (XXL did have a bit longer head tube and top tube 3/4" longer but I worked it out.)
    Did not need to do any thing to crazy to change the geometry.
    I have no regrets!

    They were the original company to start the Fat bike.........

    Good Luck!
    97' Brodie Expresso
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    08' Turner RFX
    13' Surly Troll
    15' Surly ICT

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    I love the powder blue version.

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    I had an ICT for a while, then sold it. Here are my thoughts on it.

    The geometry is spot on. The bike rides well, and wants to ride fast. The geo/handling is way different than a Pugsley. Not that you can't tool around on it at putzing speed, but when you want to loft the front wheel it's already in the air. Definitely fun to ride. The bike paired with a Rockshox Bluto is a game changer in my opinion. I did ride it both suspended and rigid during my year plus with mine.

    It is heavy, but I would assume that you already realize that even thinking of getting into the fat game. I think fat bikes are great, but for me I was not a fan of the fat bike being my only MTB. Some days I wanted something a little lighter. While I enjoyed the bike, that was the first bike that I have ever sold that I didn't immediately regret it once it was driving away. Fat bike specific parts are pricey (see tires/tubes) but mountain biking can be pricey in general.

    All that said, I plan on a fat bike in my stable at another point, maybe a Pugs frame up build, but that is not my priority as of now. Hope that rambling helps somewhat.

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    I have a blue one that looks new and has barely been ridden. I've stolen some parts off it recently but I'd be willing to part with it if anyone is interested.
    Denver, CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetdoctor View Post
    I have a blue one that looks new and has barely been ridden. I've stolen some parts off it recently but I'd be willing to part with it if anyone is interested.
    Size?
    "Ride what you love, love what you ride"

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