Ice Cream Truck
The Ice Cream Truck is the bike we reach for when we dont really know what the trail has in store. Thats been the case since we first launched it, but this newest edition turns that trail-shredding ability up to 11. While we could certainly throw out terms like confidence-inspiring and traction-laden to describe the Ice Cream Truck, those phrases are mostly bullshit, so were not going to do that. Were not here to inspire you, and we didnt laden it with anything. What we did do was design a monolith of a trail bike that doesnt give two shits about whats in front of it.
With clearance for a full 5 tyre on 100mm rims and trail-ready geometry, Ice Cream Truck solves the problem of having to choose between a fat bike and a trail bike. Now, trail-ready geometry can mean different things to different people. For us, it means a long toptube, short seatstays, and a headtube angle somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty-eight to sixty-nine degrees. While the Ice Cream Truck has always had those attributes, we tweaked things a bit on this latest iteration to push its trail abilities even further. To start, we shortened the chainstays by ten millimeters and added a bend in the seat tube ala Krampus and Karate Monkey. These subtle changes keep the wheelbase short and the geometry tight and maneuverable on fast, technical terrain. For additional control on gnarly descents, we gave Ice Cream Truck the same stealth dropper post routing as our other trail bikes.
The Ice Cream Truck retains its 44mm headtube and suspension-corrected fork, so you can easily throw some front suspension on should the terrain call for it. However, if you find yourself out on the trail for a few days, the stock fork is equipped to handle any number of bikepacking setups. It has a few select braze-ons like three-pack mounts and mid-blade rack mounts. To increase crank compatibility, the Ice Cream Truck now utilizes a threaded bottom bracket. Speaking of cranks, we spec the complete option of ICT with a 1x drivetrain. In the rear, Ice Cream Truck uses the same dropout as the rest of our trail bikes which allows for the use of 197 x 15mm thru-axle hubs or 190mm QR hubs.
From rocky and rutted out sand traps, log- and root-covered ribbons of twisty singletrack, and miles of powdery snow, the Ice Cream Truck can handle it all. Hell, you could probably even hop over a grizzly if the situation arises. Probably.
- Frame 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel
- Fork 4130 CroMoly
- Headset Cane Creek 40
- Handlebar Salsa Rustler (w/o logo)
- Stem 4-bolt 31.8mm
- Saddle WTB Volt
- Seatpost 2-bolt 30.9mm
- Front Derailleur n/a
- Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-M7000 SLX
- Gear Levers Shimano SL-M7000-R SLX
- Chain KMC X11-EPT
- Crankset Race Face AEffect w/ DM30t N/W ring
- Cassette Sunrace 11 speed 11-42T
- Bottom Bracket Race Face 100mm
- Brake Levers SRAM Level
- Brakes SRAM Level
- Rims Surly My Other Brother Darryl
- Tyres Surly Bud & Lou, 4.8", 120tpi
- Colour Plutoniuam Sparkle Green