SURLY Big Easy

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
Steel Frame meets Bosch CX.

As QBP becomes the official service partner of Bosch (away from Magura), they have launched a unique eBike that is seriously capable.
Heavy duty steel frame, dual battery, tons of mounting points, wide-2.5" tires, routing for dropper post and Rohloff, 4-piston brake etc.

https://surlybikes.com/bikes/big_easy

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Bicycling has done a nice job reviewing this bike:
https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a26453696/surly-big-easy-review/

This is the first cargo bike that is very capable but doesn't use those 20" wheels which limit the terrain it can go on. This can be a commuter or a bike touring rig.
lots of room for improvement. Could have added front and rear lights at least.

 

indianajo

Well-Known Member
This is the first cargo bike that is very capable but doesn't use those 20" wheels which limit the terrain it can go on. This can be a commuter or a bike touring rig.
Other 26" wheel cargo bikes xtracycle, radwagon, yubabikes bodaboda in previous years, Kona Ute. I'm riding an aluminum frame bodaboda which has 200 kg rider and 100 kg cargo limit. Yuba was selling the mid-drive bodaboda when I bought but I like to ride without power mostly to exercise my heart/lungs. So I have a hub drive. I think cargo on the front frame mounts count against the rider, not the cargo limit.
I examined Surly, but it was too heavy and had no step through frame. Xtracycle step through frame is new, introduced after my purchase.