- Surly Pugsley. Any good when the snow has gone ???
I’m building a pug at the moment with a Rohloff hub and I was just wondering if any one could tell me what it will cope like on a ride when the extreme weather has gone. Through the winter my group all ride ss 29ers and in the summer we all ride full sussers, will pugs just become an odd occasion bike that I use in extreme snow / mud etc. or could it just about keep up in other conditions?Posted 7 years ago
Fatbikes (there collective term) really shine not just on snow but anywhere where a regular bike is hard work or nigh on impossible to maintain forward travel across soft conditons.Posted 7 years ago
Most impressive place for there ability is the beach…amazing how they ride over very soft sand..also great on soft peat conditions like the cheviot hills and alot of the Scottish Highlands…they leave less of a tyre foot print than a human foot print… hows that for being eco friendly and low impact 😉
Now we just need a British company to build one here in the UK to make it the low carbon footprint eco friendly low erosion bicycle which would be a great thing for cycling 😮
I already had the rohloff off a fisher rig 29er but I think that they are about 1200 quid and most of the other bits I’m transferring accross to the pugs from the rig as well. I’ll just be buying the frame and wheels and a couple of other bits and bobs but it’ll be about £1200. End of jan you should be able to buy a complete pugsley build for about £1500. You’d have to flog the gearing it came with and have a rohloff built into the rear wheel though. Your probably looking at abou 2800 quid for a rohloff build pugsley from scratch. You could probably build it with an alfine 11 spd hub complete for about 1800 quid thoughPosted 7 years ago
It’s getting more interesting the more people I talk to and everyones advice just adds to the charm of this bike.Posted 7 years ago
If I increase the tyre pressures would pugsley travel well on harder off road surfaces as well. What I think I’m asking is would I always have to ride a pugsley on my own or could it keep up with normal bikes in normal conditions. Extreme conditions no one without a pugsley could ride with you anyway and when its not extreme could I keep up?
I can keep up with regular bikes on XC trails with my Pugsley.Posted 7 years ago
Some folk ride them with Maverick SC forks and an inline fat front wheel for a bit more comfort…
Ive been commuting last 2 weeks on the Pug in these snow conditions and its been ace despite its wieght, i did Glentress Black route in under 2 hours 2 years ago on mine (though i was fit then :D) and it freaked out my mates riding 20 LBS xc bikes but these bikes are about having fun and exploration off the beaten track..thats where there most rewarding 😮cozzMember
i use mine for everything, its not teh quickest but then neither am I
I feel a lot more in tune with it than my carbon hardtail I sold to build it
tyres upto 15-18 psi for dry packed trails, and going to get larry tyres soon
Ive got front and rear rack for touring too
and dont forget you can fit 29 er narrower rims in if you have a pair built witht hte correct offset
Posted 7 years ago
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