Surly Big Dummy



The Surly Big Dummy is the perfect longtail bike. The sturdy frame, constructed from TIG welded CroMo steel. Quality components like the Shimano Deore drivetrain and Avid disc brakes augment this very functional bike.

This bike is fully compatible with any Xtracycle accessory. 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 is built around the Xtracycle platform, but as a dedicated single-piece frame. That means a stouter, more torsionally rigid bike that’s more resistant to fatigue and failure.  All of our Big Dummys include the Xtracycle racks & deck.

We sell our* bike stock with Alivio 3 x 9 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes,  Schwalbe Marathon tires, fenders, pedals, racks and deck $2000 

*Our stock build 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 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.

Add e-assist.

Speaking of any load, if you want to assure that you can easily handle any load or can conquer the hills in your neighborhood and beyond, consider adding BionX to your Big Dummy. The BionX system is a great match for this workhorse bike. Several options available – ask for a quote or visit our BionX page

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