As far as cargo bikes go, this prototype Surly ‘Big Draggler’ put together by UK distributor, ISON, has got to be the most go-fast I’ve ever seen.
Spotted at Core Bike 2018, this unique cargo-wagon is built around a Surly Big Dummy, but the flat bars and 26in wheels of the stock build have been swapped out in favour of a drop bar cockpit, courtesy of 3T, 650b Halo wheels shod with WTB Resolute tyres and a SRAM Apex groupset.
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The bike is going to be used by Paul to schlep stuff about at the events, so should you be making a pilgrimage to any of Focal’s events, you’ll likely see it out in the wild, though I can’t imagine it’ll be as spotless or lightly laden as it is pictured here.
The stock Big Dummy is designed to portage a whopping 90kg of stuff, but if that’s not quite enough for you — my goodness, what on earth are you trying to transport by bike?! — this particular bike is even fitted with a trailer hitch. Madness. For day-to-day duties, the included bags should suffice.
Surly is one of the few brands out there that actively recommends you try experimenting with its bikes — this guide details some of the fun stuff you can have with the Big Dummy — but I have my doubts that there’s a Big Dummy as posh as this one out there.
As the bike isn’t a stock build, you’ll have to speak to ISON or your local Surly dealer to get your hands on a Big Draggler.