Cannondale Tandems have always been revered among the two-up crowd for their low weight, durability, and precise, flex-free handling. So grab a partner and enjoy the ride. Whether powering up a climb or carving an alpine descent, the Cannondale Tandem's flex-free handling and light weight make two-up riding a joy. With their proprietary SmartForm aluminum tubing, Cannondale achieves a combination of exceptional stiffness and super low weight. With stout but svelte 29er rims and powerful Magura disc brakes, you'll achieve excellent performance no matter what the terrain, and a precise-shifting Shimano drivetrain will ensure you make it over those peaks in the distance. Live stoked.
The Surly Big Dummy. Designed to transport a rider and up to 200 pounds of cargo, the Big Dummy retains an extremely smooth and maneuverable ride under the heaviest of burdens. 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel, canti and disc brake compatible; fork is suspension corrected for 80mm Fender eyelets, triple water bottle mounts, and Surly Trip Guides for continuous brake/shift housing or brake hydraulic lines Now includes Surly Dummy Rail Collars for a stiffer Dummy Rail/Frame interface Length of the frame requires 2 chains and tandem cables 26 x 2.5" maximum tire clearance; absolutely no limitation on chainring sizes Weight Limit: 400 lbs. combined rider & cargo
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ol' spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations.
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