Now, another sneak peek at a fat-bike build that comes unexpected: On the blog of the Minneapolis bike shop Behind Bars owner Chuck Cowan posted two “secret” photos of a Surly prototype that for the first time adds fat tires (3.8 inches wide) to a trials bike.
The single-speed bike uses a small Pugsley frame along with a teeny chainring, disc brakes, Race Face and Salsa parts, as well as Surly’s own uber-wide rims and 26 × 3.8-inch Larry model treaded fat rubber. There’s a phrase stickered on: “Hold My Beer And Watch This.”
Cowan called the bike a “Surly Trials Pug” and said a QBP worker brought the bike into his shop for a quick look only. “This is on the D.L. [down low] so keep it to yourself,” Cowan wrote, ostensibly tongue-and-cheek (as he posted the photos on his blog).
The genre of the fat-bike continues to evolve. From snow, to trails, to suspension, now onto trials . . . keep watching here for updates on the burgeoning bulbous-tire scene.