Specialized's Secteur Double boasts a lightweight and lively Specialized A1 Premium aluminum frame with a back-friendly riding position that keeps you feeling great mile after mile. Combine that with its vibration-damping carbon fork with Zertz inserts and easy-rolling Axis wheels, and you may never want to stop riding. Plus, the Secteur sports a 16-speed Shimano drivetrain for easy climbing, dual-pivot brakes for sure stopping, a comfy Body Geometry saddle, and a host of quality Specialized components.
Key features - Smooth, comfortable, confidence-inspiring geometry for long days in the saddle - Light, sleek, ride-tuned Alpha Aluminum frame - Carbon IsoSpeed fork is smooth over uneven surfaces - Top-level, women's specific spec and Shimano drivetrain
Get on Specialized's Allez Sport and go! This great road machine features Specialized's E5 Premium aluminum frame and a FACT carbon fork for a sweet balance of comfort and quickness. Adding to that is the fast-shifting Shimano drivetrain with all the gears you need for the road's ups and downs, while the powerful dual-pivot brakes offer total control. And, you'll love the fast-rolling aluminum wheels, Specialized tires and components, too.
Domane AL 3 is smooth, stable, and confidence-inspiring. It's perfect for new riders and anyone looking to upgrade to a versatile aluminum road bike built for a comfortable riding experience. The quality parts are ready to tackle fast group rides and adventures that stray from the beaten path to rougher roads. It's right for you if... Domane AL 3 is the right choice if you're pretty confident you're going to take to road cycling, and want a great first road bike or an upgrade that will be your companion for years to come. The tech you get The full Shimano Sora groupset has 18 speeds with integrated brake/shift levers. It's a lighter parts group than Shimano's introductory groupset and provides a wide range of gears that"s great for climbing. Domane AL 3 has a lightweight Alpha Aluminum frame with a stable Endurance Geometry for a confident ride, plus mounts for fenders, racks, lights, and more. The final word Lighter parts, with 18 speeds for easier riding on varying terrain, an advanced aluminum frame, and a comfort-first geometry designed to help you fall in love with road cycling. Plus, it's built in Trek's performance heritage and backed by a lifetime warranty. Why you'll love it - Domane AL 3 is a great-looking bike for a great value, and it's a super foundation for a happy future of road riding - A lightweight frame and quality parts make it a totally appropriate platform for fast group rides - The stable Endurance Geometry is comfortable over long distances, but this is still a quick race bike - The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork, which swoops forward toward the dropouts, absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't fatigue as quickly
Domane AL 3 Women's is smooth, stable, and confidence-inspiring. It's perfect for new riders and women looking to upgrade to a versatile aluminum road bike with Women's Specific Design touchpoints and a better overall riding experience. The quality parts are ready to tackle fast group rides and adventures that stray from the beaten path to rougher roads. It's right for you if... You ride sometimes for fun and adventure, sometimes for fitness and speed—but it's always important that you're in a comfortable posture. You side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a women's specific bike, and you're looking for a quality first road bike or an upgrade that will be your companion for years to come. The tech you get The full Shimano Sora groupset has 18 speeds, with integrated brake/shift levers and a wide range of gears that's great for climbing. Domane AL 3 Women's has a lightweight Alpha Aluminum frame with a stable, confidence-inspiring Endurance Geometry, plus mounts for fenders, racks, lights, and more. It's also equipped with a Women's Specific Design saddle and handlebar that can provide a better fit from the start. The final word Lighter parts, with 18 speeds for easier riding on varying terrain, an advanced aluminum frame, a saddle and handlebars designed specifically for women, and a smooth, stable, comfort-first geometry. Plus, it's built in Trek's performance heritage and backed by a lifetime warranty. Why you'll love it - It's a real road bike at a great value, and it gets you into the world of road cycling without a giant price tag - Women's Specific Design saddle and handlebar that make you say, "Yeah, that feels like it was made for me" - The stable Endurance Geometry is comfortable over long distances, but this is still a quick race bike - The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork, which swoops forward toward the dropouts, absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't fatigue as quickly
Key features - Domane provides the smooth advantage - Rear IsoSpeed doubles compliance to conquer even the roughest roads - Lightweight aluminum frame delivers an ultra-efficient ride - Disc brakes for control and all-weather stopping power
Key features - Domane provides the smooth advantage - Rear IsoSpeed doubles compliance to conquer even the roughest roads - Lightweight aluminum frame delivers an ultra-efficient ride - Exceptionally stable geometry and flawless shifting
Every detail of the Emonda line serves the same audacious goal: to create the lightest line of production road bikes ever offered. Built with unmatched attention to balance and handling, Emonda ALR offers elegance on a new level, far surpassing the lightness and performance of many of its carbon competitors. Key features - Redefines what's possible for weight and ride performance - 300 Series Alpha Aluminum for ultimate light weight - Perfectly balanced, ultra-responsive ride feel - The world's lightest road line has the world's best warranty
Zooming down serpentine descents, flattening hilly centuries, and cruising with the ladies, Trek's Lexa S C does all that and more. Its Alpha aluminum frame and carbon fork are light, stiff and velvety smooth for all-day comfort. The Lexa was designed from the start with women in mind, so it offers a custom fit you'll love. And, it boasts legit components including a wide-range FSA/Shimano 18-speed drivetrain for sailing over climbs and powerful dual-pivot brakes for total control on the way back down. Other noteworthy goodies include the Bontrager wheels and tires, the comfy, supportive Bontrager women's saddle and the reliable Bonty bar and stem.
One bike to rule all roads? Perhaps, but you'll never know until you throw a leg over the Diverge A1 from Specialized. Specialized A1 aluminum makes for a light, fast frame and a FACT carbon fork soaks up the road chatter. Some days it feels like you can't find a flat bit of ground to pedal across, and that's when you need Shimano's 16-speed Claris drivetrain. Bring on the hills, flats, and descents, it has the quick-shifting, wide-range performance it takes to conquer any and all elevation, and a pair of Tektro disc brakes put the stops to the fun when needed. Add in a full selection of Specialized components, including a supportive Body Geometry saddle, and get out there and rule.
Checkpoint ALR Frameset is an aluminum gravel frame that offers an incredible amount of capability for the price. It's built for the rigors of gravel and dirt roads, but it's also right at home on morning commutes and centuries. This frameset knows no boundaries, which makes it the ideal gateway to adventure on any road or path.
Crockett has made a name for itself in the biggest cyclocross races in the world. Yes, we're talking about the World Cup. But we're also talking about the beer-infused party that is SSCXWC. Wherever it's ridden, whether it's built with a full drivetrain or as a singlespeed, Crockett Disc Frameset likes to go fast and have a good time. It's solid start on building up the cyclocross ride of your dreams. It's right for you if... You're looking to build up a cyclocross bike, all-weather training bike, or gravel grinder, and want a wallet-friendly jump start that gives you a ridiculous amount of performance for your buck. You want a lightweight frame with the versatility to run a full drivetrain or singlespeed. The tech you get A 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with a Trek IsoSpeed Cross full carbon fork, front and rear 12mm thru-axles, a headset, all brake and cable stops, and Stranglehold Dropouts so you can easily build it up as a singlespeed. Designed for flat-mount disc brakes. The final word Let's be honest: cyclocrossers are a unique bunch (we're looking at you especially, singlespeeders). Whether you're building up a training bike with a full drivetrain or want a high-value start on the singlespeed cross bike of your dreams, Crockett Disc Frameset makes it easy for you to put your particular style on your ride with the parts you choose. Why you'll love it 1 - Stranglehold Dropout lets you dial in your geometry or easily convert to singlespeed 2 - The full carbon IsoSpeed Cross fork soaks up the chatter from rough roads, gravel, and cyclocross courses 3 - 300 Series Alpha Aluminum makes for a frame that's both light and cyclocross strong 4 - Internal cable routing with Control Freak Cable Management keeps things smooth, quiet, and clean 5 - Cyclocross legend Sven Nys rode Crockett in the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships in Portland!
Emonda ALR Disc frameset gives you the look and performance of carbon at an alloy price point that's far friendlier on the wallet. Shaped tubes and Invisible Weld Technology make this aluminum disc road bike frame the perfect starting point for a high-performance, high-value build. It's right for you if... You're building up a disc road bike for club rides or races, and you want an advanced aluminum frame with the sleek looks and handling characteristics normally found only in carbon models. The tech you get A lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with shaped tubes, Invisible Weld Technology for seamless joints, 12mm thru axles, and internal cable routing. Includes a carbon fork with a carbon steerer and a headset. Built for BB86.5 bottom bracket and flat mount disc brakes. The final word Carbon looks and ride quality, aluminum price point. If you thought alloy couldn't contend with carbon in beauty and performance, think again. Emonda ALR is a value-minded ride that's perfectly comfortable taking a far more expensive carbon bike to the line. Why you'll love it 1 - It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence 2 - Disc brakes offer better braking performance and extra clearance for wider, more stable tires 3 - It shares the geometry of Trek's highest-end carbon Emonda race bikes, and it gives you a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes 4 - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
Emonda ALR frameset gives you the look and performance of carbon at an alloy price point that's far friendlier on the wallet. Shaped tubes and Invisible Weld Technology make this aluminum road bike frame the perfect starting point for a high-performance, high-value build. It's right for you if... You're building up a road bike for club rides or races, and you want an advanced aluminum frame with the sleek looks and handling characteristics normally found only in carbon models. The tech you get A lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with shaped tubes, Invisible Weld Technology for seamless joints, and internal cable routing. Includes a carbon fork with a carbon steerer and a headset. Built for BB86.5 bottom bracket and direct mount rim brakes. The final word Carbon looks and ride quality, aluminum price point. If you thought alloy couldn't contend with carbon in beauty and performance, think again. Emonda ALR is a value-minded ride that's perfectly comfortable taking a far more expensive carbon bike to the line. Why you'll love it 1 - It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence 2 - It shares the geometry of our highest-end carbon Emonda race bikes, and it gives you a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes 3 - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
If you're searching for one bike to do it all, look no further than than Trek's CrossRip Comp. This machine is ready for the road, gravel, commutes, and even some cyclocross racing. Its light aluminum frame teams up with a carbon fork, making it fast and fun to ride. Shimano gives you a 24-speed drivetrain with 3-ring cranks up front that are perfect for the steepest hills. And since you have rack and fender mounts as well, you have some gear-hauling and foul-weather capacity. Disc brakes give you all-conditions stopping too, so go ahead, commute all winter long and tour the sloppiest dirt roads. The tires are Bontrager Hard-Cases, so flats are pretty much a thing of the past as well.
All-City's flagship road racer was designed to carry you as quickly and efficiently as possible over any road surface. From pot-hole-filled city streets, to smooth country roads, and gravel centuries, this bike does it all with the style and smoothness that can only come from high-end steel. Geometry-wise, it’s a classic racer, but They’ve made tweaks to the equation that remove the limitations associated with your average road bike. It has clearance for 32c tires (28’s w/fenders) for mixed-terrain riding, hidden fender mounts for foul-weather days and an ED coating for rust prevention and longevity. The perennial favorite Columbus Zona tubeset is lightweight and provides a stiff, yet remarkably comfortable ride. Included with the frame is the excellent Whisky No. 7 Road Plus carbon fork, which is a remarkable 1.45lbs lighter than their previous steel version. The Mr. Pink sports all of All-City's classic steel touches: a custom head badge, All-City signature dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, internal top tube cable routing for the rear brake, a pump peg and reinforcement stars on the bottle bosses. These are the signifiers of quality that inform, at a glance, that this is a high-end, hand-crafted machine. This is the frame that won the 2013 Gravel World Championships and has been campaigned in all manner of crits, road races, fondos and gravel events. Standout in a world of alloy and carbon, ride one for yourself and feel just how amazing a steel roadbike can be.
The new Road Logic offers a riding experience that's steeped with more than forty years of framebuilding heritage, innovation, and exploration. The beauty of its classic lines unites with modern building techniques and proven materials to deliver a contemporary bicycle that's wonderfully comfortable for long days in the saddle, nimble and stiff enough to win the sprint for that sign, and adequately adaptable to endure roads that might lack proper pavement. Destined to be a modern classic, Tom designed an all-new, heat-treated and triple-butted Ritchey Logic tubeset for the new Road Logic, featuring aggressively short-butted sections optimized for TIG welding that save weight and improve ride quality. Ritchey’s proprietary forged-and-machined integrated head tube uses standard drop-in bearings which saves 80 grams over a standard head tube design. Wrapped in an exquisite new Skyline Blue paint scheme, the new Road Logic also enjoys spacing for up to 30c tires and a new Ritchey Carbon Fork with wider tire clearance that will ensure you enjoy a lifetime of pedal turns. - Weight: 3.9lbs (55cm) - Fork: Painted to match Ritchey Full Carbon Fork - Headset: Logic Zero WCS drop in 1-1/8” (41.8 Campy) (included) - Bottom Bracket Drop: 70mm - Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded - Tire clearance up to 30c (depending on tire and rim manufacturer) - Seatpost: 27.2mm - 28.6 front derailleur clamp
Get out the maps and plan your countryside tour. Trek's 520 features a compliant chromoly frame and fork for all-day comfort and stability — even when you're carrying a load. Its Shimano shifting is slick and smooth with a wide-range 27-speed drivetrain that makes easy work of long rides and big climbs, and its linear-pull brakes stop with authority. You'll also love the puncture resistance of the wide Bontrager Hardcase tires and the fact that this sweet tourer comes with a rear rack, fender mounts and pedals. Load it up and enjoy the tour.
Checkpoint AL 3 may be the introductory gravel bike in the lineup, but it's packed with features that make it a worthy choice for new and experienced gravel grinders alike, like a lightweight aluminum frame, Shimano drivetrain, thru axles, Tubeless Ready wheels, and disc brakes for better braking power in all weather conditions. It's right for you if... You've heard about the new frontier of gravel riding and want to dip your toes into the grit with an affordable, capable ride that can meet your all-road adventure aspirations and also function as your daily commuter. The tech you get A 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with massive tire clearance, a carbon disc fork, 12mm thru axles, a 2x9 Shimano Sora drivetrain, fender and rack mounts, Tektro mechanical disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, Tubeless Ready wheels, and 700x32 Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires. The final word A rugged all-road ride for gravel adventures, daily commutes, touring, and more! Checkpoint AL 3 gives you all the capability of a true gravel bike at a price that leaves cash in your pocket for campsite fees, race entries, and post-adventure fun. Why you'll love it - This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes - Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 35c for extra traction and stability in any condition - Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water - Internal routing protects your cables, even when the gravel gets muddy
Head for the ends of the earth on Specialized's AWOL. This tough-as-nails adventure bike features a steel frame and fork for durability and exceptional ride quality. Equipped with both front- and rear-rack eyelets, three sets of bottle cage bosses, and full-length cable housing routing, the AWOL does double duty as a fully loaded touring rig and a heavy-duty commuter. Sturdy Specialized wheels with grippy 45mm-wide tires make the bike all-terrain capable, and a pair of TRP Spyre disc brakes provide great stopping power, no matter what the conditions. A wide-range, 27-speed Shimano drivetrain has the gears you need to conquer any hill, and a selection of Body Geometry components help to keep rider comfort high.
When your bike touring route takes you over the river and through the woods with a quick jaunt through town for supplies, you can't beat the versatility and smooth riding characteristics of Surly's new Bridge Club. First off, it's a Surly so you know the 'Natch chromoly steel frame and fork are built to handle your entire kit and caboodle, and thanks to the typical overabundance of rack and cage provisions you can mount your gear via traditional racks and panniers, go full bikepacking-style, or mix-up your favorite combo of the two. The Bridge Club rolls on plump 27.5 x 2.4-inch WTB Riddler tires for a blend of low rolling resistance on smooth pavement and confident handling on forest trails. You can also run up to a 2.8-inch wide tire for more flotation, or swap-in a 700c wheel and tire combo if your route includes a lot of on-road riding. A dependable 2x10 drivetrain ensures you'll never run out of gears as you make the push up long climbs, and mechanical disc brakes offer worry-free performance to keep you safe no matter what the weather brings. And, thanks to fully housed cabling and front and rear fender mounts, you can splash through soggy days with a smile. A comfortable Salsa Bend flat bar and WTB Volt saddle complete this relaxed all-terrain tourer.
Wrought from a galactic vision of all-road exploration, the Cosmic Stallion is an endurance thoroughbred with a hand-built steel frame. Whether you're galloping over miles of gravel or simply want a bike that gives the go-ahead nod to balling down any road you see, the Cosmic Stallion delivers with speed and tenacity. All-City's own A.C.E. 4130 double-butted chromoly tubeset is seamless and light, creating a lively ride that's responsive yet comfortable across sealed and unsealed roads alike. Meanwhile, the Whisky No. 9 thru axle disc carbon fork guides you with precise steering and confident handling. And, with clearance for both 700 x 45 or 650 x 47, you'll never run out of places to roam. Three bottle mounts, as well as mounts for a rear rack and fenders, give the Cosmic Stallion the means to carry you to the ends of the world and back for never ending enjoyment.
Your bike is ready, and it's time to hit the road! Surly's Long Haul Trucker is your endlessly capable world-tourer, grocery-getter, and weekend-camper. Chromoly has long been the favored frame material for bicycle tourists, and the Trucker's frame and fork are stable and smooth under load, guaranteeing long distance riding pleasure and performance. A complete set of front and rear rack eyelets, fender mounts, and clearance for high volume tires means you can truly ride this bike to the ends of the earth, and bring your gear along for the ride. Bar-end shifters are simple and durable, and the extra-wide range 27-speed drivetrain will get you and your bike up every hill. 26-inch wheels are strong and a great choice for a loaded tourer, and the high-quality Continental tires will keep you rolling strong.
Head for the ends of the earth on Specialized's AWOL. This tough-as-nails adventure bike features a steel frame and fork for durability and exceptional ride quality. Equipped with both front and rear rack eyelets, three sets of bottle cage bosses, and full-length cable housing routing, the AWOL does double duty as a fully loaded touring rig, or a heavy duty commuter. Sturdy Specialized wheels with grippy 42mm tires make the bike all-terrain capable, and a pair of Avid BB7 disc brakes provide great stopping power, no matter what the conditions. A wide-range, 27-speed Shimano drivetrain has the gears you need to conquer any hill, and a selection of Body Geometry components help to keep rider comfort high.
The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort, and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all their frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum. Repair carbon fiber in the middle of Mongolia? Good luck with that. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options how you can mount racks and carry your stuff. Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. The 3 x 10-speed Shimano Deore/XT drivetrain with Microshift bar-end shifters works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders. Go somewhere. Do something. Ride a Long Haul Trucker.
The ultimate steel touring bike 520 is the classic steel touring bike, perfected. It's been tuned for maximum comfort, stability, and reliability, day after day, week after week, year after year. If you’re a committed touring cyclist looking for the utmost in comfort and durability to carry you to familiar destinations and unexplored vistas, 520 is your ride. Key features - You'll feel the difference: nothing rides like a Trek - Low touring mounts front and rear stabilize heavy loads - Disc brakes give you all-weather stopping power - Balanced geometry is ultra-stable even when fully loaded
Trek's Domane 2.0 proudly features Trek's race-winning IsoSpeed technology and balanced endurance geometry for a wonderful ride, top comfort and excellent handling in all terrain and conditions. The efficient aluminum frame and road-smoothing lightweight carbon fork let you dance up the climbs and enjoy all your favorite roads even more. And, like all Treks, the Domane is a thoroughbred at heart with unrivaled road manners that'll make you want to keep riding all day. You'll love the quality components, too, from the precision-shifting Shimano 20-speed drivetrain with compact crankset for easier climbing, and powerful dual-pivot brakes, to the fine Bontrager wheels, tires, bars and stem.
Emonda ALR 4 is a lightweight aluminum road bike at an incredible value. But don't mistake it for the kind of ride you'll get from value-minded competitors at this price. Shaped tubes, Invisible Weld Technology, and a lightweight frame that's perfect for new riders and racers alike give Emonda ALR the looks and handling of carbon at the price of alloy. It's right for you if... You're a value-minded rider looking for a lightweight race bike, a whole lot of performance for your dollar, and a quality ride you won't immediately outgrow. The tech you get Emonda ALR 4 is more than the sum of its parts. Yes, it has a full Shimano Tiagra groupset, 20 speeds, a carbon fork, powerful direct mount rim brakes, and a lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with shaped tubes—but its real genius is in its handling and ride quality. The final word Emonda ALR 4 is the most affordable Emonda in the family, but it handles like a far more expensive bike and has the looks to match. It's an extremely capable race bike at a great value. Why you'll love it - Carbon looks and handling, alloy price point: Invisible Weld Technology and shaped tubes for sleek looks, light weight, and incredible handling - It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence - It gives you room to grow, with dependable components and lightweight performance at a great value - It shares the geometry of our highest-end carbon Emonda race bikes, and it gives you a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
The Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre has many of the same features as Troll — horizontal slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefy tire clearance — but in a 29er platform. - Surly 4130 chromoly steel, main triangle double-butted frame - TIG-welded, Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Gnot-Boost spacing allows the use of 135mm QR hub, 142 x 12mm thru-axle or 148 x 12mm Boost hubs. Features Rohloff torque arm slot and threaded eyelets for fenders, racks and Surly trailer mounts - Full-length Surly Trip Guide housing line guides for derailleurs and brakes; two sets of bottle cage mounts; upper seatstay threaded barrels, mid- and low-blade fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets; threaded holes for racks, fenders and trailer mounting nuts; Rohloff OEM2 axle plate mounting slot - Disc brakes only. Disc mounts are 51mm IS. Note: rear disc brake is limited to 160mm maximum rotor diameter and requires the use of Surly caliper adaptor (included with frames and bikes) - Frame is ED coated for increased life expectancy - Tire clearance for 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 3”
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes — from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We’ve all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There’s no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that’s your thing. We’re not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat.