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    Big Dummy

    Surly's latest offering appears to be promising. I have been looking forward to the production of this beast for a while. No clue on the price point unfortunately.

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    Isn't that rear end just an add-on kit or are they actually planning to build a bike around it?

    Gonna make for one grande shipping box.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    It is based on the XtraCycle system but instead of bolting on, it is all one big frame. It uses all the XtraCycle accessories which is very cool. This design will eliminate the flex that is common with the bolt on XtraCycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    Isn't that rear end just an add-on kit or are they actually planning to build a bike around it?

    Gonna make for one grande shipping box.
    Purpose-built frame for xtracycle stuff. Still not shipping. I don't think Surly has set an MSRP, but i'd guess most dealers set it at $900ish (excluding the XtraCycle bag and stuff).

    QBP also now sells the XtraCycle add-on kits, which is pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontRanger
    Surly's latest offering appears to be promising. I have been looking forward to the production of this beast for a while. No clue on the price point unfortunately.

    pic stolen from MTBR
    I've seen it on practice runs through the neighborhood a couple of times this summer. I live about a half mile from QBP/Surly. It's hard to tell it from an xtra with quick glance but I've noticed it on the double take.

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    Are those skateboards bolted on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo
    Are those skateboards bolted on there?
    sorta...I see tons of Xtracycle conversions here in Boulder. I hear the deck has problems if it gets wet though--delamination and all. Maybe they have fixed that?

    If you have an old MTB you can convert it:

    http://www.xtracycle.com/
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    There's more information and a review on Speedgoat's blog here. Looks like they anticipate it will be available in December.

    Kona has a similar bike coming out as well. It's called the Ute.

    Details here.

    Last edited by khill; 09-27-2007 at 10:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khill
    Is it just me or is that the wrong size fender.

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    This is where its at, a cross between the big dummy and a pugsley:
    http://www.cronometro.com/gallery/ma...?g2_itemId=490

    And heres another of the Big Dummy:
    http://www.cronometro.com/gallery/ma...?g2_itemId=493

    They're also coming out with a coupled version of the Cross Check. I have a pic if your interested.

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    They're also coming out with a coupled version of the Cross Check. I have a pic if your interested.[/QUOTE]

    Do you mean S&S couplings?
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