Frostbike 2014: Surly’s New Ice Cream Truck Fatbike

Adopting the 5″ fat platform, the Surly Ice Cream Truck fatbike was the prize of their booth at Frostbike this year. Dubbed the ICT, this symmetrical fatbike just looks mean. But it’s got more than enough elegant details to soften that tank-like aesthetic.

Oversized tubing, tighter wheelbase, pressfit 30 bottom bracket and an insane sparkly paint job makes this bike stand out from the rest of their lineup. The hub spacing is determined by the new MDS dropouts. These allow for either 197mm 12mm thru-axle or 190mm quick-release.

When asked to describe the ride characteristics of the Ice Cream Truck, Tyler from Surly said “you have to use your whole body to move the bike, but it’s an incredibly stable ride”.  The wheelbase is tighter than the Moonlander for a zippier ride and while I didn’t get the chance to shred it, I look forward to the day…

The ICT will come as a complete or frameset in XS – XXL. If I recall correctly, the MSRP will be around $2400 with an Ops version for around $2700 and the frameset will retail for $850. 

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  • Ahab

    Fatbike tires remind of ol’ suspensionless 3-wheeler atvs. NE snow this year is making wish I had one. (…fatbike, not a neckbreaking atv of yore)

  • Adam Miller

    A 5″ fatbike with Krampus-like geometry?

  • Noel Smith

    Man, what a beast. have to try one of these fatbikes this year. curious about the front derailleur and how it has full length cable housing all the way to it, haven’t seen that before and have been wanting to run one like that lately.

    • http://pdxfixed.com/ PDXFixed

      Full length housing is part of the spec for direct-mount front derailleurs.

  • Phomma