A New E-Bike for our Service Manager - What Did He Get?!
Our Service Manager and Wheelie Extraordinaire, Evan (Instagram @_skid_more_), puts his e-bikes through the paces. Between commuting to the shop year-round, hunting down the most stunning street art in Portland, and sharing his love for two wheels with his kiddo, he had a lot of boxes to tick when it came to choosing his next ride:
- Bosch Cargo motor - System 2
- Purion Display
- Rigid frame - no suspension
- Boost spacing
- Not a longtail
So what did he choose?! Drumroll, please... 🥁🥁🥁
The Surly Skid Loader!
Compact and ready for action, this bike combines the perks of a long-tail with a size that slides into bike spots like a champ. With a rigid steel frame, sturdy, full-size wheels with large-volume 27.5 x 2.5” tires, a rear rack that can handle a 100 pounds, and plenty of accessory mounts to customize to your heart's content, the Skid Loader is a go-anywhere, do-anything cargo bike that's a blast to ride.
"I managed a few shake down rides already. The kiddo rides her own bike now so I can goof off more. All smiles so far. This is the 7th or 8th Surly for me… I appreciate it coming without many accessories included, I’ll add seasoning to taste."
Accessories and Modifications (so far...)
- Additional battery for extended range
- Supernova Design M99 mini front light for full 1300/700 lumens of high/low beam
- Light and Motion rear light
- Tannus Armor tire liners
- Ergon saddle and grips
- Doom Bars handlebars
- Pedals and fenders still to be determined!