World Premier – Surly’s New Fatty! – Ice Cream Truck


Some time back in December on a brutally cold  night, I had the good fortune to take one of the Ice Cream Truck (ICT) prototypes for a short spin. It was during that trip to the Twin Cities that Tyler from Surly hatched a plan for former World Bantamweight Pugsley World Champion and Bike Black Ribbon Society Imperial Gnommander, Colin Ford and I to go for a ride, drink some beer and collect some pixels to share of their new bike. That plan came to fruition just yesterday.


There was some talk of Tyler and Engineer Designer, Andy Skoglund, coming to Milwaukee to do a photo shoot, but in the end, we met up at QBP  in the Twin Cities, just before Q’s big dealer show that they call Frostbike, where the ICT will be officially introduced. We met up at Q-HQ and rode, right from there, down to the River Bottoms. We were joined by one of Surly’s original gangsters David Gray…..just the cat that designed the Pugsley. Colin and Tyler rode brand new production model, Ice Cream Trucks, and Andy, Dave and I rode protos.


The ICT is Surly’s first symmetrical fat bike and the hub spacing is 190/197mm centered. (MDS dropouts allow either 197 12mm thru-axle or 190mm QR). The ICT has no problem swallowing Bud and Lou mounted on Clownshoes. This new Surly features a custom steel tube-set and uses a press fit bottom bracket to allow for wider stays and less bb flex. The ICT has a Krampus inspired front geometry that sets it apart from the Moonlander or Pugsley. It’s a stiffer fat-bike, with a much more playful geometry.


The Ice Cream Truck will come as a complete bike or a frame and fork. Sizes run from XS-XXL (14” thru 22” long ((there’s an XL (22” and an XXL 22” long)). MSRP for the new Ice Cream Truck –  ICT = $2700 – ICT Ops = $2450 – Frameset = $850 (includes  fork)

We’ll have a more details on the the Ice Cream Truck down the road, so stay tuned.

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11 Responses to World Premier – Surly’s New Fatty! – Ice Cream Truck

  1. Russell February 21, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    A shame you didn’t get any pics of Colin doing some Rad Getting on the new bike

  2. Allen February 21, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Nicely done!

    Leave it to Surly to come up with something even better than my Moonlander.

  3. OlovS February 21, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Finally! Looks really good!

  4. Will February 21, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Well, fantastic!
    I was set on a 907 190mm next winter, now I’ll have to consider this. Good going Surly, again. Only thing I’m weary of is the press fit BB…

  5. Will February 21, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    44mm headtube?

  6. Ward Whitmire February 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    WOW! Thanks for the info!! I’ll be purchasing one of these!! I posted about the possibility of a symetrical Surly FB a while back on MTBR and got pretty beat up… HA! Love it!! Now how’s about a Big Fat Endo to go with it? (Please?)

    I ran press fit BB’s for years back in my Klein days, I’ve got no problem at all with that. In fact, once you get used to it… there are advantages. My old Klein press fit systems allowed me to custom offset the cranks a little bit to work better w/ the Snow Cat rims years ago. AWESOME! Thumbs up Surly! I’ll be talking to my local dealer about one of these as soon as my bike budget can swing it.

  7. travis_pedals February 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Sweet Jezus! Now Rohloff has to get on the stick and make a wider Speedhub to match!

  8. Bagus Gowes February 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    This happened..!!!

  9. Dan Diazz February 21, 2014 at 9:42 pm #


  10. RobB February 22, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    Sweet! Ice Cream Truck???? How in the sam hell do they come up with these names??? LOL!

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