The Ice Cream Truck is made out of our own proprietary 4130 CroMoly steel and is ED coated. ED coating is a process that leaves a coating that externally gives a solid foundation for paint while also giving an added layer of corrosion protection internally, however, we still recommend an additional treatment such as Frame Saver or Boeshield. Ice Cream Truck begins to differ from all of our other fat bike models from there.
The Ice Cream Truck frame is symmetrically spaced at 190mm. It features our MDS dropout system so you have the option of running a 197mm thru-axle, 190mm geared or a single speed rear end. It also features a 132mm wide PressFit 41 bottom bracket. Giving the Ice Cream Truck a PF41 bottom bracket allowed us to move the stays out and create a much stiffer rear end. The frame is spec'd with a 44mm headtube to give you options in the fork department and comes with a suspension corrected straight blade fork with dropouts spaced at 150mm with a 15mm thru-axle.
When we designed the Ice Cream Truck we borrowed elements from the Krampus and Instigator geometries to make this bike feel frisky and limber. The complete build rounds out this bike as an aggressive trail bomber. And with 4.8" tires on 100mm rims you have the option of going through instead of around anything in your path.
The Surly Ice Cream Truck 5" Fat Bike 2016 Features are:
Frame: Surly Ice Cream Truck, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coated. Triple-butted main triangle. TIG-welded
Fork: Surly Ice Cream Truck, Tapered straight blade 4130 CroMoly. 483mm axle to crown, 47mm offset. 51mm IS front standard disc mount. 150mm x 15mm thru axle dropouts (axle included).
Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8" threadless. Black
Bars: Salsa ProMoto 2, 31.8mm. 11° bend. Black
Stem: Kalloy; AS025N, 31.8mm. 7° rise. 4-bolt. Aluminum. Black
Front Mech: Shimano SLX FD-676D, Problem Solvers direct mount adapter. Top-pull. Black
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore XT RDT780 SGS, Black
Shifters: Shimano SLX 670, 2 x 10
Chainset: Surly O.D., 22/36t
Bottom Bracket: Surly Press Fit BB, PF 41/132 w/sleeve
Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10, 10-speed 11/36t
Chain: KMC x10RB, Silver
Front Brake: SRAM Guide RS, Hydraulic with reach adjust
Rear Brake: SRAM Guide RS, Hydraulic with reach adjust
Rims: Surly Clown Shoe, Single wall aluminum. Welded seam w/cutouts. 100mm width. Black.
Front Hub: Salsa, 150 x 15mm thru axle
Rear Hub: 197 x 12mm thru axle
Tyres: Surly Bud & Lou, 4.8", 120tpi Front, Surly Bud & Lou, 4.8", 120tpi Rear
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-342, 30.9mm. Black
The Surly Ice Cream Truck is not for those who fret over a couple of grams. It's not for those who want to go fast and, it's not for those who want to get from A to B without getting odd looks and being questioned by complete strangers. If however, you just ride for fun, want to go where a "normal" bike wouldn't be able to and, you don't mind the curiosity of strangers, then you'll love this bike. Yes, it is heavy. No, it's not going to win any road races but, it will make you feel like a kid again and put a dirty great grin on your face. It's fun! It's the bicycle equivalent of owning a Land Rover: you might be a bit slow on the road but hey, you don't need roads. You just need a good hearty breakfast and a sense of adventure!
The Surly Ice Cream Truck is not for those who fret over a couple of grams. It's not for those who want to go fast and, it's not for those who want to get from A to B without getting odd looks and being questioned by complete strangers. If however, you just ride for fun, want to go where a "normal" bike wouldn't be able to and, you don't mind the curiosity of strangers, then you'll love this bike. Yes, it is heavy. No, it's not going to win any road races but, it will make you feel like a kid again and put a dirty great grin on your face. It's fun! It's the bicycle equivalent of owning a Land Rover: you might be a bit slow on the road but hey, you don't need roads. You just need a good hearty breakfast and a sense of adventure!Close review
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