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Pugsley is the ultimate expedition bike tailored for off-road touring and exploration.

Setting the Bar for Fat Tire Expedition Bikes

Maximalist off-road tourists, explorers looking to get off the beaten path, and survivalists for whom being stranded isn’t an option will all appreciate Pugsley’s wide footprint, long and stable wheelbase, and plethora of accessory mounts.

Since way back in twenty-aught-three, Pugsley has seen it all: intercontinental bikepacking trips, bushwhacking at its finest, mirages in the desert, and countless souls taking on the Arrowhead 135 ultra-endurance race. It’s seen some, shall we say, sticky situations, but it always finds its way out. Its proven track record gives it the calling card as the quintessential fat tire expedition bike.

“Any bike will get you out there. Pugsley will get you home.”

  • 135mm-space offset fork allows wheel swapability when the shit really hits the fan (and it will someday, trust us)
  • Every accessory barnacle you could ever need
  • 142 x 12mm-spaced rear dropout with a dedicated Rohloff torque arm slot
  • Clearance for 26" x 4.8" tires in the frame (with drivetrain restrictions), 26" x 4.3" tires in the fork

Bike Capabilities

  • 5/5 with Trailblazing Trailblazing: 5 out of 5
  • 5/5 with Tire Clearance Tire Clearance: 5 out of 5
  • 5/5 with Cargo Load Stability Cargo Load Stability: 5 out of 5
  • 5/5 with Extreme Bikepacking Extreme Bikepacking: 5 out of 5

NOTE: You can ride your bike wherever the hell you want, but this is what we think this bike is best at.

Riding Surly Pugsley through a creek in winter
Pugsley riding over a wooden bridge
Pugsley loaded in woods
Pugsley loaded leaned against a tree
Pugsley loaded

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Where to Buy

Pugsley Bike Candied Yam Orange




Double-butted main triangle. TIG-welded. Offset laced wheels. 142mm, 135mm with 10/12 adaptors.


Offset laced wheels. 135mm spacing.

Seatpost Clamp Surly stainless 30.0mm


Headset Cane Creek
Brakes Avid BB7 Mountain
Rotors SRAM Centerline 160/160mm
Brake Levers SRAM FR-5
Shifters Shimano SLX-11
Stem ProMax 31.8
Handlebar Surly Moloko Bar
Grip/Tape Velo single lock-on
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost 2 Bolt 27.2


Crankset Race Face AEffect, 30T
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Front Derailleur None
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX RD-7000 GS 11 Speed
Cog or cogset Sunrace 11 speed, 11-46
Chain KMC X11-1 EPT Anti-Rust


Front Hub Surly Ultra New, Freewheel, Bolt-on
Rear Hub Shimano FH-M525, 32h QR
Rims Surly My Other Brother Darryl (80mm), black, dual hole pattern, Tubeless Ready
Tires Surly Edna, 26x4.3, 60 TPI, Tubeless Ready

Complete bike spec subject to change

MY18 Pugsley 2.0 Geometry
Reach 15.2 385 15.4 390 15.9 405 16.5 420 17.2 436
Stack 22.5 572.5 23.1 586.5 23.6 600 24.2 615 24.8 629
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
Head Tube Length 3.9 100 4.5 115 5.1 130 5.7 145 6.3 160
Seat Tube Length 12.9 326.5 14.8 376.5 16.8 427 18.8 478 20.8 529
BB Drop 2.6 65 2.6 65 2.6 65 2.6 65 2.6 65
Wheelbase 42.4 1076 42.7 1085.7 43.6 1106.4 44.4 1127.1 45.2 1147.8
Chainstay Length 18.1 460 18.1 460 18.1 460 18.1 460 18.1 460
Top Tube Length, Actual 21.8 552.9 22.0 558.1 22.6 573 23.3 591.3 24.1 613
Top Tube Length, Effective 22.0 560 22.8 580 23.6 600 24.4 620 25.2 640
Seat Tube Angle 73.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0° 72.0°
Standover Height 28.9 733.5 30.0 762 31.2 793.5 32.5 825.5 33.7 857
Stem Length 2.8 70 2.8 70 3.1 80 3.5 90 3.9 100
Stem Angle
Handlebar Width 26.9 685 26.9 685 28.9 735 28.9 735 28.9 735
Crank Length 6.7 170 6.7 170 6.9 175 6.9 175 6.9 175
Fork Length 17.6 447 17.6 447 17.6 447 17.6 447 17.6 447
Fork Rake 1.7 43 1.7 43 1.7 43 1.7 43 1.7 43
Frame Construction

4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, ED coated

Fork Construction

4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, TIG welded, ED coated

Rear Dropout Configuration

Horizontal slotted with optional vertical dumpout

Rear Hub Spacing

12 x 142mm  (17.5mm Offset) (axle not included)

10 x 135mm with Surly 10/12 Adapter Washers (included)

Front Hub Spacing

10 x 135mm (17.5mm Offset)

Rear Brake

Disc - 51mm I.S. (160mm max rotor) [5]

Front Brake

Disc - 51mm I.S. (203mm max rotor)

Head Tube


Steerer Tube

Ø28.6mm (1-1/8")

Crown Race

Ø30mm (1-1/8")

Stock Headset Upper (S.H.I.S.)


Stock Headset Lower (S.H.I.S.)


Seat Collar




Front Derailleur (Clamp)

High direct mount top-pull (Ø28.6mm)

39.5mm offset adapter (not included)

Max Chainring (CL)[3]

1x (Fat bike 170): 36T

2x (Fat bike 170): 28/36T

Bottom Bracket

100mm threaded (1.37" x 24TPI)

Tire Clearance Frame [1]/[2]

26 x 4.8" (rear axle position)

26 x 3.8" (front axle position)

29 x 3.0"

Tire Clearance Fork [1]

26 x 4.3" 

29 x 3.0"

Rigid Fork Spec

447 x 43mm

Max Suspension Fork Length [4]


Bottle Mounts Frame

2 Three-Pack (XS)

1 Standard + 2 Three-Pack (S - XL)

Bottle Mounts Fork

2 Three-Pack

Rack Mounts Frame

Yes (upper and lower threaded)

Rack Mounts Fork

Yes - upper and lower. (No mid-blade threaded mounts)

Fender Mounts Frame


Fender Mounts Fork


Other Features

Dedicated Rohloff cable routing and mount for OEM 2 axle plate

[1] Different tire and rim combinations will result in different clearances.  
[2] Depending on drivetrain configuration, tire clearance may be limited by the chain and not frame.
[3] Listed chainring clearance is worst case scenario.  Clearances vary widely depending on components and configurations.
[4] Suspension fork length listed at full extension (not at sag) 
[5] Rear disc brake requires Surly’s proprietary brake mount adapter.

FAQ & Reviews


Frame Warranty


This Surly product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for three years from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

This warranty does NOT cover the following:

  • Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assembler
  • Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition or for commercial purposes, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use
  • Installation of components, parts or accessories not originally intended for or compatible with bicycle as sold
  • Damage or deterioration to the paint, surface finish, aesthetics or appearance of the product
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly

This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Surly, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Surly product and is not transferrable. This warranty applies only to products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Surly be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein.

This limited warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This limited warranty does not affect your statutory rights.