- Surly pugsley vs Wednesday ….quick opinion please
For beach rides, bimbles and maybe odd trail run.
1.can get a used pugsley, get powder coated add Alfine and bling
2.get new Wednesday frame and build up- more expensive option
Hoping to decide today as obsessive nature is driving me nuts.
or could splash out on a new ICT for £1500 = dog housePosted 8 months agowhitestoneMember
The Pugsley has the offset rear whereas the Wednesday is the now standard symmetrical 177mm rear. While a lot rave about the flexibility of the offset rear to me it feels like a bodge from the time when things hadn’t settled down in the fat bike world. The Wednesday is probably closer to the ICT in terms of target use than the Pugsley which Surly have in their touring range.
I don’t have experience of the Pugsley but my wife has a Wednesday and it’s more than adequate for the riding you describe. There’s a mahoosive thread on MTBR about the Wednesday BTW, about 14 pages dating from when it was released. If you run with a stealth dropper then the Wednesday has routing for that.Posted 8 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Wednesday is a ‘trail’ bike, pugsley is an expedition bike (ICT is a like a pugsley on steroids).
As for tyre clearance, I can get a 4.8 Maxxis in the back of an on-one fatty which is also a 170mm rear hub and 80mm rims, so it probably depends how big you want to go (ICT will fit 5″+ on 100mm rims). That’s no guarantee a wednesday will fit them, but it’s an idea. Mud clearance is ~5mm, but IME fat bike tyres either shed the mud or don’t, it’s not like normal tyres where you might need a bit of clearance in some conditions, it either sheds or forms a 2″ thick layer that would jam any frame regardless of clerance.Posted 8 months ago
Well. Singletrack forum went down yesterday so I just ‘had a punt’ on the pugsley on eBay and won it for just over £400 inc delivery, comes with fat wheels and a spare set of 29er wheels. My thinking was I ride it, if I like it then get it powder coated and upgrade parts at a reasonable cost. Should get my money back if I decide I really do want an ICT or Wednesday. Seeing the picture of the ICT there made me doubt the sensible side of me winning this battle mind😳Posted 8 months ago
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