Fatbikes are known for their wide tires’ ability to provide grip and traction in just about all trail conditions. We've built many of these bikes with Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 gear hubs and several with a Gates Carbon Drive belt system as well, but how would a fatbike be improved if you added a suspension fork to the equation? That was the question we intended to answer with this Surly Pugsley build.
This Moots CoMooter came in to us recently for help with some of the final setup details and was such an appealing bike that we had to get a closer look. The customer had recently purchased this titanium dream commuter from Moots to get around town with style and speed. It features nothing but top-shelf components and is one of the most lust-worthy commuters we’ve seen.
Custom gold 29er trail wheelset- Intended use: Mountain bike, trail riding- Features: Project 321 hub for Cannondale Lefty fork, Rohloff SPEEDHUB offers reliable shifting in all conditions.- Recommended rider weight: <250 pounds- Wheel size: 29"Wheel build details- Rims: Stan's NoTubes Flow EX, custom anodized gold- Front hub: Project 321 Lefty Hub, custom anodized gold- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14, custom anodized gold- Spokes: Sapim Race- Nipples: Sapim Brass- Lacing: 3 cross front / 2 cross rearDestination: Israel
Tyler here at Cycle Monkey has a bit of a fat tire fetish. He also has a bit of a Surly fetish. It sometimes seems as if he has almost as many Surly bikes as he does Surly T-shirts, and he's been known to wear a different Surly tee every day for two weeks straight - with socks to match just to show off.
Sometimes the team here at Cycle Monkey dreams up a project that is not specifically for a customer but rather to satisfy our own curiosity. We chalk it up to product research, but these projects also have a bit of a selfish motivation: we like to build cool bikes! We put together this Surly Krampus to showcase in the Rohloff booth at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas last September.
Ultra sturdy touring wheelset- Intended use: touring- Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB offers reliable shifting in all conditions, wide, sturdy Rhyno Lite rim provides durability.- Recommended rider weight: <300 pounds- Wheel size: 700cWheel build details- Rims: Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite 700c- Front hub: Schmidt
This Nirve “Switchblade” chopper, styled after a classic motorcycle, is one of the more unusual bikes we've had in for a Rohloff conversion. We have experience installing Rohloff hubs on almost every type of bike, but this was a new one for us. The goal was to give this extremely relaxed, comfortable bike the low gearing to pedal up and over more hills.The owner of this bike lives in San Francisco and uses it to cruise around the waterfront and flatlands, but he also wanted to be able to pedal up some of the city’s many steep hills.
Matte black Independent Fabrication "Independence" framecustomized with S&S couplers and Rohloff-specific cable routing.Independent Fabrication is known for building beautiful, eye-catching bikes and this matte black touring frame, although understated, is no exception. We built this custom “Independence” model for a customer who lives in Thailand and has done plenty of off road touring throughout Southeast Asia on his trusty mountain bike.
Durable daily commuting wheelset- Intended use: Commuting, urban riding. - Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB offers reliable shifting in all conditions, belt drive pulley allows for use of Gates Carbon Drive system, Schmidy SON28 genberator hub allows battery free lighting in all conditions.- Recommended rider weight: <175 lbs- Wheel size: 700cWheel build details- Rims: Velocity Dyad- Front hub: Schmidt SON28- Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14- Spokes: Sapim Laser- Nipples: Sapim Brass- Lacing: 3 cross front/2 cross rearDestination: New England