Gone is that sexy curved top tube on the Big Dummy…=-( The new version is no less practical and probably cheaper to manufacture, but not nearly as nice to look at. I’m glad my green beast is in good shape for many more years of cargo biking and other heavy duty mischief!
“No more swoopy top tube (come on, get over it.) New straight top tube increases torsional stiffness, reduces weight (a little), and is theoretically stronger. Standover is about the same.
New spec brings complete bike price down – Deore, Truvativ, etc – still Surly approved for durability.
Frameset MSRP: $950 Complete bike MSRP: $1840
ETA: Frames November, Bikes December”