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2012 Surly Products: Fat Tires, Really Fat tires, and the bikes they go on

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Surly Moonlander Complete

Surly, purveyors of fine steel frames and fat tires, have dropped their new products pre euro/interbike via their blog. They have everything from refined versions of the old, new complete bike builds, new frames, and updated parts.

Now that NASA is no more, Surly has decided to sell this to the general public instead. Behold the fat tired Moonlander. It runs 26″ x 4.7″ tires on 135mm spaced hubs on Surly’s new 100mm Clownshoe rims. The Mr. Whirly Offset Double (MWOD) cranks with longer spindle is required for this frame. You can expect the frameset in late September for $700, and the complete build to follow in mid-December for $2350.

Click through for the rest of the Surly 2012 lineup.


Surly 2012 Ogre

So that the Troll doesn’t feel all alone, Surly has made it a friend in the Ogre. In Surly’s worlds “It’s the 29er that does everything. Racks, fenders, trailers, Rohloff, disc brakes, v-brakes, it will all work.” In my words, it’s the swiss army knife of bikes. The Ogre will come in the standard size range, along with a +1 for giant people (24″ super sized frameset). The frame comes in medium green, should drop sometime in mid-December, and while MSRP has not been set, Surly is guessing it will run close to $495ish.

Surly Toll Complete

The Troll has been dressed up and is ready for his public debut. The parts list is not available currently, but Surly assures us that, “They’re smart. They’re the parts we ride and they make sense in a world of increasing confusion.” Agent Orange is still the color of choice (orange bikes are the best!), and this full build should show up in early October. MSRP is set at $1399.

Surly Clowshoe 100mm Rim

Now, on to the hardware. As mentioned above, Surly is rocking some new rims. The Clownshoe rim is a 100mm rim, single wall construction, and uses a 64 hole spoke pattern for both offset, and non-offset builds. It comes in anodized black, weights in at 960 grams, should be out by the end of the year, and cost you $200. There is a cheaper, non-holy, heavier version planned as well for those on a budget.

Surly Marge Lite Rim

The Large Marge has a new sister in the Marge Lite. It’s a single walled perforated rim that comes in at 690 grams. It has a 64 hole pattern, comes in anodized black, and come this October it will be available for $145.

Surly Mr. Whirly Offset Double MWOD Crankset

The MWOD is here to help with the issue of chain rub on those massively oversized tires. It runs the existing Mr. Whirly arms, but drops the big ring and moves the middle ring to its place. The granny ring now sits where the middle ring was. In addition to the ring re-arrangement, the spindle is now longer than the standard Pugsley version. The rings are of Surly’s own design and nothing else will work with the crankset. It comes in a 20/32 or 22/36 tooth option, black is the color, and $310 will net you one come the end of September. If you already have a Mr. Whirly, and want to try out the ring set, $65 can make that happen.

Surly Black Floyd Tire

OK, now that you have more rim choices, and a crankset that will keep that chain out of the way of that fat tire, what tires are you going to use? First up is the new Black Floyd. This 26″ x 3.8″ is a slick tire that is best paired with the Large Marge rim. It comes in 120tpi for $120 or 27tpi for $90, and according to Surly it is “tire colored.” See them at your local shop as early as this month.

Surly Nate Tire

If you think Floyd is a jerk for not having any tread, check out his friend Nate. Nate is nobby. The rest of the details are the same as the Black Floyd.

Surly Big Fat Larry Tire

Floyd and Nate’s uncle is showing up to the party as well. Big Fat Larry is here and meant to run on the Clownshoe 100mm rim. Larry is a 26″ x 4.7″ 120tpi tire and costs $140. Availability is set for “like very soon.”

Surly 2012 Karate Monkey

In other news, Surly made a few updates. The Pacer road frame now has true clearance for 32c tires (28c with fenders), but at the cost of running short reach brakes. Standard reach (47mm – 57mm) brakes are the option now. The classic Long Haul Trucker has a new disc brake option. Surly will be making two LHT’s now. One canti only, and one disc only. The LHT also gets the supersized option, coming in at 64cm. Expect the updates to show up in February (I know what I want for my birthday!) with an unknown MSRP at this time. And last but not least the Karate Monkey 29er has been ever so slightly tweaked. It has lost the cantilever studs, and gained thinner walled tubing for the fork. The new version comes in mid-December for $475 (frameset) or $1120 (complete build).

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apsbiker
apsbiker
12 years ago

Whoa, holy typos deadline man! You guys need a copy editor? I work for 6 packs!

Steve
12 years ago

Available now…

Nick Burklow
12 years ago

My apologies for all the typos. There must be a serious disconnect between my brain and my fingers today.

Yikes
Yikes
12 years ago

Two reason to ride a Surley fat tired bike.

1 – Winter riding.
2 – During non winter to insure everyone knows how cool, unique and different you are.

Damn hipsters. *Sigh*

Sean
Sean
12 years ago

In the photo of the Moonlander, is that really the inner tube you see pushing through the big holes in the rim? Or are those bumps between the spokes something else??

Nick Burklow
Nick Burklow
12 years ago

@Sean I have no hands on experience with these, but my guess is that its this…http://surlybikes.com/parts/rim_strip/

However, that rim strip is for the 65mm Rolling Darryl wheels. I am guessing they are going to put out a wider one for the new 100mm Clownshoe rim.

ZachOverholt
ZachOverholt
12 years ago

That is the tube pushing the rim strip through holes in the rim. The rim strip is incredibly tough, so there are no worries of it causing a flat. Plus, you can use different colored rim strips for instant panache.

moz
moz
12 years ago

Probably Surly must have had a phone call from Marvel: ‘Hulk needs a new bike’.

uglyyeti
uglyyeti
12 years ago

How many buckets of Stans for a Big Fat Larry?

FANBOY
FANBOY
12 years ago

@ Yikes
“Two reason to ride a Surley fat tired bike” – I have a few more for you.

3 – sand baby. Deserts are a fatbikes summer home.

4 – regular trails. This is a true *all terrain bicycle*. Ride it anywhere, anytime, anyway you want.

5 – 100k events. no I’m not kidding.

FAT, is where it’s at.

FANBOY
FANBOY
12 years ago

@ uglyyeti
well I use 4 of the Stan’s capfulls in a regular 3.7″ wide Endomorph.

murpes
murpes
12 years ago

I’m liking the change to the Pacer. Puts it more in line as a competitor with the Salsa Casserole.

Anthony
Anthony
12 years ago

Looking forward to seeing the disc-only version of the LHT, I’ve been in the market for a new commuter frame for a while now!

Muuqi
12 years ago

I love how the Ogre is the bigger version of the Troll. I definitely wanted a Troll with 29er wheels, but the name? Pure gold.

Yikes
Yikes
12 years ago

Sand huh? You do a lot of actual mountain biking on sand trails? Wow I did not know Huntington Beach was home to fabulous trails. I will have to check it out sometime.

In the meantime, I will enjoy my less than a car tire rotational mass mountain bike….you know the one where I can huck off items with ease, maneuver around obstacles quickly, accelerate fast etc. Maybe we can meet afterwards at your favorite spot in our flannels and black rimmed glasses to drink PBR?

xtine
xtine
12 years ago

What do you mean NASA is no more? Not truth.

Nick Burklow
Nick Burklow
12 years ago

@xtine it was a bit general, but the main point is that the shuttles are no more. And that is sad. On a side note, I am excited to see where privatized space exploration goes.

Pants and Jacket
Pants and Jacket
12 years ago

Yikes has never ridden a fat bike.

Yikes, your ignorance is showing, might want to take care of that.

Bunhauler
Bunhauler
12 years ago

I have a pugsley and fuji nevada 1.0 I ride my pugsley on regular trails more than I do my Fuji, if you haven’t ridden a fat bike you shouldn’t judge until you do.

FatEd
FatEd
11 years ago

Where can i get a set of these tyres and rims from ? with the spokes aswell obvs haha

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