Surly Ice Cream Truck

2017
 
5.0 stars
 (1 Review)
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Description

The Ice Cream Truck goes where most other bikes can’t. Snow, rocks, mud, sand — you name it, and chances are, someone has ridden it on an Ice Cream Truck. Don’t let that terrain-crawling ability fool you into thinking the Ice Cream Truck is slow and sluggish, though. A long top tube (best paired with a short stem) and short stays make it trail-approved and ready to rip. And with 4.8” tires on 100mm rims, “trail” is relative. Show a snowman who’s boss, ride through a sand castle — all on the perfect get-away vehicle. Or you can stick to riding terrain that won’t ruin a child’s day.

It all starts with Surly's proprietary ED-coated 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coating provides a solid foundation for paint externally while adding a layer of corrosion protection internally. A 132mm-wide PressFit 41 bottom bracket allowed Surly to play with the stays a bit more and move them a little further out, creating a much stiffer rear end. The Ice Cream Truck comes with 197mm thru-axle chips and a 2x10 speed Shimano drivetrain. The SRAM Level T brakes offer exceptional modulation in all conditions and all temperatures. If you feel like swapping out the included suspension-corrected, straight blade fork, you’ll have plenty of options thanks to the Ice Cream Truck’s 44mm headtube.

In a world full of uncertainties, there’s one thing you can count on: Ice Cream Truck will really take you places. At least when it comes to riding a bike — it can’t do much to help you fix the rest of your life.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Surly Ice Cream Truck geometry chart
Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(1 review)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles like a dream 
  • Widest Rims 
  • Widest Tires 
  • Fun to Ride 
  • Perfect Frame Geometry 

Cons

Best Uses

  • Exploring Minnesota 
  • Single track trails 
  • Gravel roads 

 
5.0
Dec 07, 2015

My favorite fat bike

Pros:
Handles like a dream, Widest Tires, Perfect Frame Geometry, Widest Rims, Fun to Ride
Cons:
Best Uses:
Exploring Minnesota, Gravel roads, Single track trails
OK, I own Trailhead so I can ride ANY Fat Bike. I choose the Ice Cream Truck. Yes, I love this bike so much I actually bought one of these for myself. the handling, steering, confidence inspiring wheels. it's the perfect fat bike. I use my Ice Cream Truck to exlore Minnesota. Frozen lakes and ponds in the winter, gravel roads and forests in the summer.
by Mrs Trailhead from Champlin, MN

Specifications

Frame
Surly Ice Cream Truck, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coated. Triple-butted main triangle. TIG-welded
Fork
Surly Ice Cream Truck, 1-1/8" straight steerer with tapered straight blade, 4130 CroMoly.
Headset
Cane Creek 40, ZS44/EC44
Rims/Wheels
Surly My Other Brother Darryl
Tires
Surly Bud & Lou, 4.8", 120tpi
Crankset
Surly O.D.
Chainrings
22/36T
Bottom Bracket
Surly Press Fit BB, PF 41/132 w/sleeve
Chain
Microshift 11/36
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore FD-M616D
Rear Derailleur
Shimano SLX RD-M675-D
Rear Cogs
Microshift 11/36
Shifters
Shimano Deore SL-M610
Handlebars
Answer ProTaper
Brake Levers
SRAM Level T
Brakes
SRAM Level T
Saddle
WTB Volt
Seat Post
HL SP-218 2 bolt 30.9