The Big Dummy is designed for carrying cargo, and lots of it. We offer the Big Dummy as a frameset and as a complete bike. Either way, you will find that the Big Dummy does more than you thought it could, and does it easier than you thought it would. It’s made of steel, like all our frames, and it’s got lots of little touches that you’ve come to love in a Surly, like clearance for bigger tires and common component sizing. It’s also built around the Xtracycle design platform, which means that Xtracycle accessories can be added depending on what you want to carry, or you can build your own to meet whatever hauling need you have.
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, but one of the many funny things about the Big Dummy is that it doesn’t ride quite like you might think. It rides like a bike. It’s smooth, maneuverable, even nimble. And when you find something you want to carry you’re all ready. Lots of people bought one to use once in a while and began using it as their everyday ride.