The 10 Best Fat Bikes of 2016 – Readers’ Choice Awards

5. Surly Pugsley

Photo: Jeff Barber
Photo: Jeff Barber

The Surly Pugsley is the OG fat bike. According to the film “10 Years of Fat,” the Pugsley was “the world’s first mass-produced fat bike.” While very little has changed on the Pugsley over the years, this 4-inch fat bike model is still going strong and has a very loyal following, as the #5 ranking on this list shows.

However, the classic geometry found on this fat bike leaves much to be desired. More recent fat bikes, such as the Ice Cream Truck, that have adopted trail bike-inspired geometry offer a much improved ride quality out on the trail.

Key Specs:

  • Travel: 0mm front / 0mm rear
  • Tire Size: 26″x3.8″
  • Headtube Angle: 70 degrees
  • Chainstay Length: 448mm
  • Frame Material: Steel
  • Pricing: $1,700