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Skid Loader

Skid Loader

Regular price $5,849.99 CAD
Regular price $6,249.00 CAD Sale price $5,849.99 CAD
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Description |

Skid Loader is a compact, electric cargo bike wired for large loads, small footprints, and everyday deviant behaviour.

Cutting back on car trips is a worthy undertaking, especially in these times of planetary peril. With its electric-assist motor and extreme hauling capabilities, Surly's compact electric cargo bike Skid Loader invites those inclined to throw a leg over and wave their middle digits at downtown gridlock. Built for finding more ways to drive less and ferrying various materials to work, play, or wherever, Surly gave Skid Loader the utility of a long-tail and a manageable footprint that fits wherever a normal bike does.

Comfortable and compliant under load, Skid Loader also enjoys cutting loose without cargo. Engineered to ride and feel like a regular bike, its 27.5” wheel platform provides abundant tire options you don’t get from cargo bikes rolling on smaller wheels. And because it’s a Surly, we gave it ample tire clearance and built it for commutes that go from bus stop to bandit trail. We also gave all three frame sizes adequate standover and a dropper post to fit riders of assorted shapes and sizes. Furnished with useful accessory barnacles and internal routing for just about everything, Skid Loader’s scaled-down and feature-packed cargo frame removes the roadblocks between you and riding whenever the hell you want.dle it all.

Features |

  • Equipped with Bosch Performance Cargo Drive Unit, featuring four invigorating levels of ride assist
  • Capable of running dual batteries for extended range 
  • Dedicated rear rack rated for 100 pounds of potatoes, thanks to beefed-up M6 hardware
  • Internal cable routing for dropper post, brake, shifter, and lights
  • Mounts for fenders, front rack, and bottle cages (two on Medium and Large, one on Small)
  • Stable dual-leg kickstand for your loading convenience
  • Compatible with Surly Excellent Adventure rear axle for use with Surly Bill and Ted Trailers; accommodations for human cargo
  • Sturdy, full-size wheels and large-volume 27.5 x 2.5” ExtraTerrestrial tires

Specs |

Frame 100% Surly Chromoly Steel, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, E.D. coated
Fork 100% Surly Chromoly Steel, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, TIG welded, E.D. coated
Colour Bathwater Grey
Cane Creek ViscoSet/40 series
Kalloy 4-bolt 31.8 mm clamp
Surly Terminal Bar
Velo Grips
Trans-X Dropper Post, 120 mm/400 mm
WTB Volt
Drive Unit
Bosch Performance Cargo Drive Unit (20 mph)
E-Bike Classification
Class 1
Drive Type
Max Assist Speed
20 mph
Motor Torque
Range Estimate
A 15–50 mile range is normal for Skid Loader, but your mileage may vary depending on support mode, rider weight, cargo load, and peruse the Bosch E-bike Range Calculator to learn how you can extend your bike’s range.
Assist Levels
Four Ride Assist Levels: Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo
Walk Assist
Max Motor Assist
Gross Payload
400 lb. max weight capacity (rider plus cargo)
Battery Capacity Watt Hours 500 Wh
Battery Power Volts N/A
Removable Battery Yes
Estimated Charge Time 2–7.5 hours
Charger Included Yes
Lights Included No
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur microSHIFT Advent X 10-speed
Cassette microSHIFT Advent X H-Series 10-speed, 11-48t
Chain TAYA 10-speed
Crankset FSA Mega Arm set for Bosch, with FSA Mega Ring Steel, 38t
Shifter microSHIFT Advent X Pro
Brakes & Rotors Tektro 4-piston M745, Tektro 6-bolt 180 mm
Bottom Bracket N/A
Front Hub Novatec thru-axle, 36h, 15 x 110mm
Rear Hub Novatec HG spline cassette hub, sealed bearing, thru-axle, 36h, 12 x 148 mm
Spokes Stainless 14g
Rim WTB i35 27.5 HTZ, 36h
Tires Surly ExtraTerrestrial 27.5 x 2.5", Tubeless Ready, 60tpi

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