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Commuter/City Bikes

Commuter and city bikes from Cardinal Vintage Bike Shop

Commuter Bikes from Cardinal

When you've got somewhere to go, make Cardinal Vintage Bike Shop your first stop for your new commuter bike or urban bike! We've got a great selection of the best urban commuter bikes from Felt, Raleigh, Giant, Liv, and Electra to get you on your way in no time. Heading to work? Need a quick trip to the coffee shop? Whether you are looking for a low maintenance single speed or a versatile geared commuter bike, we have your commuting needs covered. Do it all on an awesome commuter bike from Cardinal. 

Jamis Aurora
$699.99 - $949.99 $949.99 Up To 26% Savings
The versatility of Jamis' Aurora is perfect for commuting, touring, training, and winter-through-summer group rides. You'll love the magic-carpet ride of the Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly frame and the way the 27-speed Shimano/FSA drivetrain flattens the hills. Plus, the wide, puncture-resistant 32mm Vittoria tires float over rough roads while the cantilever brakes offer mud clearance and top-notch stopping power. Full-coverage fenders, a rear rack, and a chainstay spoke carrier show off its utilitarian side.
Jamis Coda Sport
$529.99
Jamis' Coda Sport helps you leave the car behind. From its smooth-handling chromoly frame to its easy-rolling Alex wheels, the Coda is just the thing for cruising down country roads, getting to work and running errands. Plus, with the puncture-resistant Vittoria tires, adjustable stem, plush saddle and easy-pedaling Shimano 24-speed drivetrain, everything about this bike is comfortable, efficient and fun.
Electra Ticino 7D
$709.99
Great for everyday transportation and light touring, the Ticino® picks up where bike builders of the 40s and 50s left off, giving it a true handcrafted feel not found in many of today’s cookie-cutter bikes. Named for an Italian influenced area of Switzerland, Ticino’s design aesthetic, craftsmanship and frame integrity are inspired by the vintage bikes once ridden throughout the region. The retro-inspired hubs, cranksets, chainrings, handlebars, forks, pedals and hammered-finish alloy fenders show classic craftsmanship. But this thing is far from a relic. When it comes to performance, the Ticino is decked with modern components custom-manufactured by Electra. But it’s more than just a pretty face. The Ticino sports fast-rolling 700c wheels and a lightweight frame, for a fine-tuned, smooth gliding ride. Love is in the details, and after one look at the Ticino you’ll be ready for a serious commitment. - 6061-T6 aluminum frameset - Investment-cast crown, tapered-leg, steel fork - Shimano 7-speed Altus drivetrain - Shimano TX50 thumb shifter plus - Forged alloy crankset w/42t chainring dual guards - Shimano cantilever brakes - 32h low flange alloy hubset - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 x 35c tires - Ticino dual-density saddle - Hammered alloy fenders
Raleigh Back Alley
$399.99
Designed for mastering the backstreets of the urban jungle, the Back Alley is a fixed gear single speed steel bike made with equal parts artistry and attitude. It features riser handlebars that put the rider in a more upright riding position to spot and dodge obstacles ahead, BMX-style grips, a steel frame and fork, fixed/free capabilities (to run as a single speed or fixed gear), as well as removable brake hardware/cable guides for a clean look. The Back Alley was inspired by Nelson Vails—the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic Medal in cycling. Created by Raleigh in collaboration with Nelson and his best friend, famous graffiti artist, Zephyr, the Back Alley’s story actually takes place before Nelson’s Olympic days when he rode fixed gear bikes as a messenger in NYC. The frame features meaningful original illustrations by Zephyr including Nelson’s signature Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Tops, an iconic dime (what Nelson used to call his messenger service for the location of his next job), the flag of the Checkered Cab (onto which Nelson grabbed bumpers to catch rides), the notorious TOGA bike shop (where messengers hung out), and Cat’s Paw Hill in Central Park (where the crew met to ride and skate), among others.
Raleigh Carlton
$499.99
If you’re looking for a fast, great handling city bike with classic good looks, you can’t go wrong with the Carlton. Whether you are cruising to the corner store for a gallon of milk or riding to work, the Carlton is great for casual urban trips, quick errands and commuting. A single speed with flip flop rear wheel, the Carlton can also be a fixed gear bike. This city bike has a unique Raleigh silhouette with dual top tubes, a one piece integrated handlebar and stem for a nice clean look, and a platform rack with classy wood inlay featuring a burnished Raleigh Heron insignia. Reflective decals on the downtube adds visibility for riding at night or the early morning hours, and the bike bell lets pedestrians and other commuters know you’re coming.
Raleigh Carlton Mixte
$499.99
Fresh and bright with classic Raleigh good looks and modern technology, the Carlton Mixte handles beautifully whether you are cruising to the coffee shop to meet friends, running to the store for tonight’s dinner fixings, or riding through the city to work. A single speed with flip flop rear wheel, the Carlton Mixte also comes with nylon pedal straps for running it as a fixed gear bike, if you choose. This stylish urban bike has unique low slung dual top tubes for easy on and off, a one piece integrated handlebar and stem for a nice clean look, and a platform rack with classy wood inlay featuring a burnished Raleigh Heron insignia. Reflective decals on the downtube adds visibility for riding at night or during early morning hours, and the bike bell lets pedestrians and other riders know you’re coming.
Raleigh Gala
$449.99
A fun, modern take on the classic cruiser, the Raleigh Gala women’s bike hearkens back to simpler times when cruising to the malt shop or soda fountain was the weekend highlight. Made with a classy, women’s specific, steel, low-step thru frame and offering an ultra-comfortable upright and relaxed riding position, this bike absorbs the bumps while providing long-lasting durability. With a single speed and coaster brakes to keep it simple and low maintenance, the Gala encourages stopping often to smell the roses and enjoy the view. The Gala is decked out with white tip fin fenders (just like Raleigh introduced 100 years ago), the heritage Heron head inside the chain ring, fashionable metal details, matching chainguard, classic brass bell, kickstand, and a rear rack with removable, recyclable basket with handle for shopping trips.
Raleigh Preston
$599.99
If you love vintage style paired with modern cycling technology, the Raleigh Preston is your next ride. Based on the Raleigh heritage bikes of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, this classic steel single speed bike features mechanical disc brakes, oversized tires, a vintage leather saddle with huge round spring, and reversible copper handlebars that you can flip for a more aggressive or less aggressive riding position. The Preston also includes a handful of stylish details such as a chain wheel with the heritage Heron logo, etched brass metal plates on the top tube, copper handlebars, and burnished Heron Head insignias on the saddle.
Raleigh Rush Hour
$399.99
Designed for beating traffic and slaying side streets, the Raleigh Rush Hour is a fixed gear single speed steel bike with Satori track handlebars for a more aggressive road riding position. It was inspired by Nelson Vails—the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic Medal in cycling, but whose roots are in the bike messenger world. The bike boasts a steel frame, straight-blade steel fork, and fixed/free capabilities (to run as a single speed or fixed gear), as well as removable brake hardware/cable guides for a clean look. The frame features meaningful original illustrations by Vails’ best friend and graffiti artist, Zephyr.
Raleigh Superbe
$549.99
Are you ready to don the ultimate fashion accessory? The Raleigh Superbe is a gorgeous new ride from Raleigh designed for women with a serious sense of style and appreciation for the finer things. The classic, low step-thru steel frame allows you to get on and off the bike easily, even in a skirt. Raleigh dressed this bicycle with a long list of eye-catching hardware, including beautiful lock-on leather grips, soft leather saddles with classic coil springs, historic Heron Head chainring, and custom wrap-around chain guards. As if that weren’t enough, the Superbe flaunts brass and copper etched nameplates, retro white tip fin fenders, brass bell, and removable wicker basket with handle to take shopping with you. And this bike rides just as beautiful as it looks—from the smooth-shifting 7-speed drivetrain to the Superbe’s relaxed position that allows you to see what’s up ahead and stop easily to smell the roses, this bike gets you around town in decadent comfort and style.
Raleigh Teaba
$1,099.99
Designed for street riding and track racing, Raleigh’s Teaba is a fixed gear single speed steel bike with higher-end componentry for serious riders. It was inspired by Nelson Vails—the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic Medal in cycling, but whose roots are in the bike messenger world. This bike boasts a lightweight alloy frame, carbon fork, FSA stem and seat post, and fixed/free capabilities (to run as a single speed or fixed gear), as well as removable brake hardware/cable guides for a clean, finished look. The Teaba comes with bullhorn pursuit bars and toe clips (for legal racing), an extra set of riser bars to swap out for riding around town, and extra brake levers and grips. The frame features meaningful original illustrations by Vails’ best friend and graffiti artist, Zephyr.
Radio Divide 700c
$699.99
Sometimes small wheels just don’t cut it anymore. The Divide 700c is a big-wheeled urban shredding machine. Takes your BMX roots and apply them to bigger wheels — a bike that'll take you from A to B with speed and style. Plus, you'll have a ton of fun on the way. - 1020 Hi-Ten steel frame with Chromoly downtube and seat tube - Radio Divide Chromoly fork - Radio Divide alloy hydroformed bars
Linus Dutchi 1 - Women's
$484.99
With a nod to the classic Dutch city bikes from which it takes its name, the Linus Dutchi 1 is an ideal vehicle for all your two-wheeled trips. From the office to the grocer, the Dutchi's beautiful steel frame and one-speed drivetrain offer an easy, comfortable ride with an upright position so you can sit up and watch the world cruise by. The comfy saddle and genuine leather grips look as good as they feel. Light aluminum wheels with wide, versatile tires make the most of every pedal stroke. And, the Dutchi sports full fenders, too!
Linus Rambler 1
$399.00
Linus' Rambler 1 is the quintessential casual ride. No fuss, just fun when you throw a leg over the tough steel frame that damps vibration so you stay comfortable all ride long. It features a one-speed drivetrain for simplicity so you can focus on the scenery along the greenway. Big 700c wheels roll smoothly even over the pavement chatter on your commute to work, and the full-wrap fenders defend you from the splashy slop on those not-so-sunny days. An upright riding position is comfy and convenient as you roll down the bike path on your way to the coffee shop, too.
Linus Rover 1
$539.00
Linus' Rover 1 is a jump-on-and-go bike ready for play, commuting, or the casual cruise on the bike path with the kids. A tough steel frame and fork ensures the Rover rolls on for miles and miles of vibration-damping fun, while the 700c wheels offer plenty of maneuverability around the potholes. Simple and sleek, the Rover's got a one-speed drivetrain so all you have to think about is the ribbon of pavement ahead. Caliper brakes scrub speed reliably when you need it, and a comfy, upright riding position courtesy of the custom bend handlebars and relaxed geometry ensure you stay comfortable yet quick.
Jamis Beatnik
$299.99 - $439.99 $439.99 Up To 32% Savings
Behold the steel fixie: the purest connection between human, machine, and the urban jungle. Jamis' Beatnik rocks a steel frame and fork with Alex wheels for a smooth, durable ride with the option to coast thanks to the flip-flop rear hub. Sporting a flat top bar, aluminum toe clips, and Jamis' Vintage saddle, the Beatnik keeps things stylishly simple. Plus, it comes with front and rear brakes installed.
Civia Lowry Step Over Single-Speed
$399.00
Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step over-style, single-speed bike let you focus on enjoying the ride. Its reinforced steel frame and fork offer an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. A chainguard keeps your clothes clean, and the single-speed drivetrain keeps it simple. The ergonomic handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and the strong brakes slow you down in all conditions. This stylish bike promises endless hours of carefree fun.
Civia Lowry Step Thru Single-Speed
$399.00
Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step through-style, single-speed bike let you focus on enjoying the ride. Its reinforced steel frame and fork offer an upright riding position for comfort and easy viewing of the road ahead. A chainguard keeps your clothes clean, and the single-speed drivetrain keeps it simple. The ergonomic handlebar keeps your hands comfortable, and the strong brakes slow you down in all conditions. This stylish bike promises endless hours of carefree fun.
All-City Nature Boy Disc
$1,150.00
Disc brakes, one gear, and tons of fun: the Nature Boy Disc is All-City's singlespeed cross machine. The 612 chromoly steel frame and tapered chromoly fork soak up less-than-perfect tarmac and rough-and-tumble dirt and grass with equal ease. Race-inspired geometry keeps things feeling fast and makes negotiating technical turns or gridlocked traffic a breeze. With the Nature Boy, one speed is all you need, and an FSA crank turns over a pair of sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in Clement MXP tires (Surly Knards on 650B versions). When the going gets gnarly, Promax mechanical disc brakes are there to maintain control on nasty courses and during inclement weather. And all your favorite All-City details are present including a beautiful lugged fork crown, Hennepin Bridge dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, custom BB shell, and signature head badge. Everything is E.D. coated for longevity and rust prevention and since cross bikes are perfect for everyday living, you’ll find hidden fender mounts and two sets of bottle bosses (reinforced of course). Race the heck out of it, ride singletrack, crush gravel, or commute to your heart’s content.
Electra Loft 7D - Ladies'
$499.99
This modern day classic is built to ride. It’s lightweight. It’s durable. It’s comfortable. The wide range gearing is perfect for everything from the bike path to beer runs. The 7D comes equipped with an alloy frame, 7-speed drivetrain and fenders for all-weather riding. - Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum frame - Shimano Acera 7-speed w/Megarange gearing - Shimano Revo twist shifter - Painted alloy fenders - Sealed cartridge bottom bracket - Alloy crankset w/44t alloy chainring and guard - Alloy dual pivot caliper brakes - Double-wall alloy rims - 700 X 35C tires
Surly Big Dummy
$2,150.00
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. The parts kit is good quality, and suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. It's got a 3x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes, quality Shimano Deore hubs, and 26x2.3" Kenda Kiniption tires. They've outfitted it with Surly-designed bags, deck, rails and Dummy Rail Collars; everything you need for the majority of stuff you might carry, like groceries, shovels, bags of charcoal or mulch, guitars, lamps, mannequins, whatever. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. These are included with current Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. For the most up to date compatibility/options, check http://www.surlybikes.com/safety Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.
Raleigh Redux 1
$549.99
Get rad in the city with the Redux 1! This city ripper is ready to commute, hit the pub, or ride home from a show, with a lightweight aluminum frame and fork the Redux 1 is light enough to lift up steep stairs to an apartment but durable enough for hardcore city use. There is no such thing as a predictable surface in the city, so the Redux is equipped with double-wall rims and cushy, 650B x 47mm WTB tires, ready for anything from potholes and manhole covers to train tracks, curbs, grates and everything in between. The Redux 1 uses a single cog up front, eight gears out back, and mechanical disc brakes, all of which makes this city machine a smooth-shifting, low maintenance rig with serious braking power in any conditions.
Linus Mixte 3 - Women's
$619.99
The Linus Mixte 3 is a sporty classic with timeless lines and the unparalleled ride of steel. Its nimble frame is equipped with a 3-speed internal Nexus rear hub for smooth gear changes that make easy work of hills. The Mixte comes fitted with a rear rack, fenders, and a kickstand, making it ideal for all your errands, jaunts, and commutes. And, the fast-rolling aluminum wheels are wrapped in wide tires so you can sit back on the comfy seat, grab the cool leather grips, and watch the miles disappear.
Electra Amsterdam Original 3i
$659.99
A stylish, streamlined Dutch bike with Amsterdam® signature features: comfortable and efficient patented Flat Foot Technology®, full chain guard and matching full fenders. Stunning in its simplicity, yet playful with its palette.
Electra Amsterdam Fashion 7i Ladies'
$1,099.99
Like the perfect find in a boutique, Amsterdam® Fashion bikes bring something distinctively sophisticated and unique to cycling. Their charm is evident in the meticulously detailed designs that let you ride without a care. It looks like a runway piece. It rides like your favorite pair of jeans. It’s all artfully coordinated with the colorful rims and matching bell. Finally, the headlight lets you strut your stuff day and night.
Surly Big Fat Dummy
$3,025.00
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ol' spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations.
Surly Cross Check Flat Bar Bike
$925.00
The bicycle is a great way to get around. It’s a lot less expensive than a car and a lot less crowded than public transportation. These days, many bicycle companies forsake practicality in the name of speed, weight, or some other frivolity. Well, not us. Behold the Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport. It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of our size-specific 4130 CroMoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and our do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of our goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work.
Surly Flat Bar Cross-Check
$925.00
The Surly Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport. It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of size specific 4130 chromoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and our do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of Surly's goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work. - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1 1/8" threadless brazed chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, dual water bottle mounts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability - Works with all single, double, and triple road or mountain cranksets - Includes Surly brake hanger, seatpost clamp, and dropout adjusting screws - Clearance to run 700c x 45mm tires; 40mm with fenders
Surly Flat Bar Cross-Check
$925.00
The bicycle is a great way to get around. It’s a lot less expensive than a car and a lot less crowded than public transportation. These days, many bicycle companies forsake practicality in the name of speed, weight, or some other frivolity. Well, not us. Behold the Flat Bar Cross-Check: a different take on an old favorite, and a go-to for those seeking solid two-wheel, non-motorized transport. It’s still the same Surly Cross-Check frame that has reliably carried people from here to there for decades, only with a spec that moves it deeper into the category of practical transportation. The Cross-Check frame is constructed of Surly's size specific 4130 CroMoly ‘Natch tubing and adorned with a simple and straight-forward build kit comprised of SRAM X5 components, tough Alex rims, and Surly's do-it-all Knard 41 tire. Instead of the standard drop bar, there’s a comfy flat bar with a 27-degree sweep to keep you sitting pretty, and an MSW Pork Chop rear rack to carry you and all of your stuff with the greatest of ease. One of Surly's goals with this bike was to keep the price tag low and the usefulness high. That way, you’ll have some cash leftover just in case you want to stop for a happy hour on the way home from work.
Surly Pack Rat
$1,475.00
Over the years, Surly has been finding new and better ways to haul stuff on the front of their bikes - from fork braze-ons to racks to bags. The Pack Rat is the culmination of all those years and is specifically designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization. Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked. Having your stuff in front of you means it's close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. We've all ridden with a pannier full of groceries. Some of us have wiped out around a sketchy corner and watched as our precious eggs and bananas go flying every which way in an act of Mario Kart-level carnage. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body to steer from the rear and avoid such a super market massacre. The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes, however, lies in how it affects the bike's handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don't even have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat's front cargo-specific design eliminates that steering issues but also rides great without cargo. There's no need to load it down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride. Unless that's your thing. We're not here to tell you how to live. In an effort to jumpstart your front cargo carrying dreams, Surly includes a 24-pack rack on the complete bike version. The Pack Rat rolls on 26-inch wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat's fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night. Dedicated commuters, credit card tourers, those who enjoy the occasional sub-24 campout, and sweaty back people looking to leave their backpack behind need look no further than the Pack Rat. - 26-inch Wheel Size has room for tires up to 26 x 2.0, 650B Wheel Size has room for tire up to 650b x 48mm - Surly 24-pack rack included with complete bike - 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8-inch threadless brazed Chromoly fork - Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack - Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or singlespeed drivetrains and/or wheelbase adjustability
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