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Updated Surly Big Easy 2.0 eCargo Bike Gets More Comfortable & Better at Hauling

Surly Updated Big Easy hero(Photos/Surly Bikes)
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Minnesota’s Surly Bikes has always championed the ethos that we should ride bikes and bring stuff as much as possible. And, they’re making it as easy as possible to do so with the release of the newly updated longtail electric cargo bike, the Big Easy. The Big Easy has been around for a while, and it’s paid its dues. But now it’s better.

Surly Updated Big Easy haulin' precious cargo
(Photos/Surly Bikes)

The Big Easy, in addition to the rest of their line of Bikes that Haul, shows you that Surly is serious about ditching the car and haulin’ with your bike. You can choose how you want to haul your goods with the analog longtail cargo bike, the Big Dummy, or the more compact electric cargo bike, the Skid Loader. Surly is making it easy, as all of these bikes are fairly affordable.

The Big Easy 2.0

Surly Updated Big Easy toolin'

The updated Big Easy, a bike that Surly calls the “18-wheeler of the cargo world, minus the diesel fumes”. starts with updated frame geometry. Adding stiffness, and expanding rider fitment makes for better riding and a more comfy Big Easy.

Surly Updated Big Easy ATB with ladder

Surly has also added double-seated capacity – including adaptor-free child seat compatibility. The Big Easy “rides and feels like a normal-length bike, ” and the upright, engaged rider position keeps things comfortable. The new thru-axles help keep things stiff while under loads.

The entire component group that Surly has chosen for the Big Easy was selected for the demands of hauling heavy cargo. For instance, the Tektro four-piston, hydraulic brakes bring all of the stopping power. Also, expanding rider fit per size by adding a long-throw dropper post to improve bike sharing among different-sized riders.

Big Easy Features

  • Equipped with the most powerful Bosch Cargo electric bike motor for elevated performance
  • Features Surly dual-leg kickstand for unmatched stability when loading and unloading cargo
    Two-seat compatibility for human passengers big or small – no adapter needed (Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi and Burley Dash)
  • Lower stand-over height for improved stability when stopping, mounting, and dismounting
  • High-rise Surly Sunrise handlebars give riders leverage to control heavy loads and the body position to keep you comfortable 
  • Featuring updated Big Dummy bags with simplified design and consistent cargo capacity
  • Damping headset for smooth and stable handling under heavy loads
  • Capable of running dual batteries for extended range
  • Large-volume 26 x 2.5″ Extraterrestrial tires for smoother rides and durable wheel builds for added stiffness and strength
  • Big Easy complete bikes are available for purchase in the US and Canada only

Updated Geometry

Big Easy Specs and Retail

Retail: $5499 (complete only)

Surly Updated Big Easy component spec

Electric Spec

Surly Updated Big Easy Electric spec

Find out more, about the newly updated big Easy, or choose one of the many, many versatile and worthy steeds that Surly has to offer by hitting the link below.


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17 days ago

Can you actually choose a (new) Big Dummy, though? Word on the street is, it’s been discontinued.

16 days ago
Reply to  Matt

Great question! I know I’ve read somewhere that the purple one is to be the last one offered. It is still listed as a current model though.

16 days ago
Reply to  Zach

To tip my hand a bit, I work at a Surly dealer and there are no full bikes nor framesets available for order from QBP (parent company), nor are there ETA’s to resupply any of them. Seems like the merchandise version of “quiet quitting”.

16 days ago

Really needs to be a class 3.

the Ken
the Ken
16 days ago
Reply to  Steven

the testing requirements of class 3 cargo bikes is very different.

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