The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly is offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 29+ sizes have two water bottle mounts and one set of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
Farley 7 is the mountain biker's fat bike. It's built to feel like a traditional mountain bike with way more capability. The lightweight aluminum frame, SRAM 1x12 drivetrain, dropper post, and Manitou Mastodon fork make it the ideal ride for trail-shredders who want to get rad in every season. It's right for you if... You want your fat bike to feel like your traditional mountain bike. Or, you're riding a fat bike year-round and want to put your money into the parts that really matter, like a performance drivetrain and a quality suspension fork. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with Stranglehold dropouts, an 80mm Manitou Mastodon suspension fork with an air spring and lockout feature, a wide-range SRAM NX/SX 1x12 drivetrain, SRAM Level T brakes, a dropper post, and SUNringlé Mulefut wheels paired with a 108T Rapid Drive hub for instant engagement, and extra-grippy 27.5x4.5" Bontrager Gnarwhal TLR tires. The final word This is a fat bike that rides with the handling characteristics of a traditional trail bike—only it's a lot more versatile. You're getting a great frame and a performance parts group, but you're really paying for the incredible capability of the Manitou Mastodon fork. Why you'll love it - If you were under the impression that fat bikes were sluggish, this bike will change your mind - The combination of the Manitou Mastodon fork and 4.5" tires make it easy to charge through snowy trails and rock gardens alike - It's a four-season freedom machine that lets you ride outside all year long - The 27.5x4.5" tires deliver more speed and traction than their 26" counterparts
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