Friday, June 1, 2012

The Moonlander has... um... Landed...

I may have flubbed that title a bit, but Surly most certainly did not flub the new Moonlander. We just got one into the shop and hoooo boy is it fun. We can't keep the customers, or the employees away from it. And it rides so cool!

When you look at it you'd think it might be a bit tough or clunky, but no way it rides like a dream. The extra height of the tires and the geometry necessary to fit those giant 4.7 inch tires gives you a whole different feeling when you're on it. And you just roll over anything. We didn't get a chance to take it over any tough terrain but popping a few curbs while riding around the block was great. At first you tend to lean back when you hit the curb, but with these fatties it isn't even necessary, you just roll on up.

If you head over to our facebook page you can find a photo of us unpacking it. A nice close up on one of the Big Fat Larry tires. It definitely looks big in the pic, but trust me when I tell you it looks bigger in person. We'll have more photos of it up soon.

Signing off for now. Have a good weekend and don't forget to go ride your bike!

1 comment:

  1. It takes courage to "go fat" in Sacto. Good on you guys. I'll have to come by and check it out.

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