Surly Big Dummy

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The Big Dummy is a great bike AND a great cargo bike. The mainframe is double-butted 4130 CroMoly steel (that’s bike-speak for quality tubing). With 4 sizes, it offers bike fit options not available from other cargo bike brands. It’s versatile and fun to ride. Choose either a stock Big Dummy (special order) or one of our custom builds.


Stock Big Dummy – $2100 Big Dummy 003aw Big Dummy 009aw

Custom Big Dummy Options:

All of our custom Big Dummy bikes include: rack, Xtracycle deck, fenders, Schwalbe tires, Slime self-sealing inner tubes, and PDW Corkchop grips.

Deore/Alivio 3 x 10 – $2200 Includes Deore/Alivio 3 x 10 drivetrain with Deore disc brakes.

SLX 3 x 10 – $2400 Features SLX drivetrain and SLX hydraulic disc brakes.

E-ASSIST: Tiagra 2 x 10 w/ BionX D500 – $5000 You’ll love the zip and nimbleness of this cargo bike! We’ve stocked a higher-geared road crank to compliment the powerful, higher torque D500 electric assist system. 


Our builds differs from the Surly stock bike. Why our own build and not Surly’s stock parts? We have several reasons:

1. Tougher  wheels – our build includes wheels hand-built by an expert mechanic. That means you’re less likely to experience broken spokes and out-of-true wheels
2. Fewer flats - we complete each wheel with the highly puncture-resistant combo of Schwalbe Marathon Plus or Big Apple Plus tires and Slime self-sealing tubes. Because, the best way to fix a flat on a cargo bike is to avoid it in the first place!
3. Customized cock pit - Aggressive,  up-right, or somewhere in between? You choose your riding position. We have several handlebar and stem options in stock and customize your Big Dummy to fit you and your riding style.
4. Xtracycle accessory compatible - It’s not that the Surly accessories are bad, it’s just that the Xtracycle accessories are SO AWESOME we think you’ll prefer them without a doubt! If you want a Hooptie or Yepp seat compatible deck, you’ll want the Xtracycle deck that we stock on our build.
5. No Fuss personalization - We can upgrade components such as pedals, seats, seatposts, grips to your preference . If our vendors stock it, we can spec it; you pay only the difference in price and no penalty for getting what you want.

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More about the Big Dummy

The Surly Big Dummy is the perfect longtail bike. The sturdy frame, constructed from TIG welded CroMo steel with a great manufacturer’s warranty. We add quality components like the Shimano drivetrain and disc brakes to augment this very functional bike. Four water bottle mounts and room for wide tires means this bike is at home in the city and in the middle of nowhere.

Load your groceries, load your kids, this option gives you endless possibilities. AND with a 400-pound rider & load limit, you’ll have lots of fun exploring those possibilities. The Big Dummy’s purpose built  single-piece frame means a stouter, more torsionally rigid bike that’s not only more resistant to fatigue and failure, but also more stable under load.


Note:  For 2016, the Surly Big Dummy is available in bright green. big-dummy-16-green_compv_930x390


Splendid Cycles stocks a great selection of Xtracycle accessories so you can customize your Big Dummy to fit your needs.