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The Ice Cream Truck has the ability to float over pretty much anything you’ll find out there be it snow, rocks, mud, sand, or rocky mud. But unlike our other, more terrain crawling fat bike models, the Ice Cream Truck’s geometry is trail approved and ready to rip.

The Ice Cream Truck is made out of our own proprietary 4130 CroMoly steel and is ED coated. ED coating is a process that leaves a coating that, externally, provides a solid foundation for paint while also providing an added layer of corrosion protection internally. However, we still recommend an additional treatment such as Frame Saver or Boeshield. Ice Cream Truck begins to differ from all of our other fat bike models from there.

The Ice Cream Truck frame is symmetrically spaced at 190mm. It features our MDS dropout system so you have the option of running a 197mm thru-axle, 190mm geared or a single speed rear end. The complete Ice Cream Truck comes with only the Shimano direct mount, 197mm thru-axle chips and framesets come with all three MDS chips.  It also features a 132mm wide PressFit 41 bottom bracket. Giving the Ice Cream Truck a PF41 bottom bracket allowed us to move the stays out and create a much stiffer rear end. The frame is spec’d with a 44mm headtube to give you options in the fork department and comes with a suspension corrected straight blade fork with dropouts spaced at 150mm with a 15mm thru-axle.

When we designed the Ice Cream Truck we borrowed elements from the Krampus and Instigator geometries to make this bike feel frisky and limber. The complete build rounds out this bike as an aggressive trail bomber. And with 4.8” tires on 100mm rims you have the option of going through instead of around anything in your path.


Ice Cream Truck 2015 Geometry

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SIZE Xsmall Small (16) Medium (18) Large (20) xLarge (22) xxLarge (22L)
Reach 15.3 388.4 15.9 403.4 16.7 425.4 17.3 440.4 17.8 452.5 18.4 467.5
Stack 23.3 592.0 23.3 592 23.7 601.2 23.7 601.2 24.0 610.5 24.0 610.5
Head Tube Angle 68.0° 68.0° 68.0° 68.0° 68.0° 68.0°
Head Tube Length 3.9 100.0 3.9 100.0 4.3 110.0 4.3 110.0 4.7 120.0 4.7 120.0
Seat Tube Length 12.8 298.6 14.8 376.4 16.8 427.2 18.8 478.0 20.8 528.8 20.8 528.8
BB Drop 2.36 60.0 2.36 60.0 2.36 60.0 2.36 60.0 2.36 60.0 2.36 60.0
Wheelbase 43.3 1100.0 43.9 1115.0 44.9 1140.8 45.5 1155.8 46.1 1171.0 46.7 1186.6
Chainstay Length 17.7 450.0 17.7 450.0 17.7 450.0 17.7 450.0 17.7 450.0 17.7 450.0
Top Tube Length, Actual 22.7 575.8 22.7 575.4 23.3 591.6 23.8 604.0 24.4 620.0 25.0 635.0
Top Tube Length, Effective 22.6 575.0 23.2 590 24.2 615.0 24.8 630 25.4 645.0 26.0 660
Seat Tube Angle 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
Standover Height 28.0 711.2 29.3 744.3 30.7 779.2 31.8 807.8 33.1 840.2 33.1 840.2
Stem Length 2.4 60 2.8 70 3.1 80 3.5 90
Stem Angle ° °
Handlebar Width 28.3 720 30.7 780 30.7 780 30.7 780
Crank Length 6.7 170 6.9 175 6.9 175 6.9 175
Fork Length 19.2 483.0 19.2 483.0 19.2 483.0 19.2 483.0 19.2 483.0 19.2 483.0
Fork Rake 1.9 47.0 1.9 47.0 1.9 47.0 1.9 47.0 1.9 47.0 1.9 47.0

All dimensions are preliminary and subject to change * Standover is measured from the top of the TT, at the center, with a tire measuring approximately Ø762mm


100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coated. Triple-butted main triangle. TIG-welded.

Rear Dropouts

Surly Modular Dropout System gives you the option of 197 x 12 thru axle (Shimano Direct Mount derailleur hanger [axle included]), 10mm QR geared, or singlespeed.

Brake Compatibility

51mm IS disc mounts frame and fork


Dual water bottle mounts (L-XXL), Single water bottle mount (XS-MD), Surly Trip Guide full line guides for brake and derailleurs, fender and rack eyelets.

Seatpost Diameter


Seatpost Clamp Diameter

33.1mm (Surly clamp included)

Headset/Steerer Tube

44mm ID. Recommend EC44 lower cups. Zero Stack on top is OK.

Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter

Direct mount 34.9mm diameter (adapter included)

Bottom Bracket Shell

Surly Pressfit Bottom Bracket PF41/132

Chainring Clearance

22/36t NOTE: This is specific to using a Surly O.D. Crank—use of other cranks may limit number and size of rings and may cause tire/chain rub!

Tire Clearance

4.8" tires on 100mm rims, hell yes


1-1/8" straight steerer, tapered straight blade 4130 CroMoly. 483mm axle to crown, 47mm offset. 51mm IS front standard disc mount. 150mm x 15mm thru axle dropouts (axle included).

Thru Axle

HU0139 Surly 15x150 Front Thru Axle
HU0136 Surly 12x197 Rear Thru Axle


Buttermint Green

Prickly Pear

Plutonium Sparkle Green

Banana Candy Yellow


Jack Frost Blue


Frame Warranty


This Surly product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for three years from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

This warranty does NOT cover the following:

  • Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the user or assembler
  • Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition or for commercial purposes, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use
  • Installation of components, parts or accessories not originally intended for or compatible with bicycle as sold
  • Damage or deterioration to the paint, surface finish, aesthetics or appearance of the product
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly

This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Surly, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Surly product and is not transferrable. This warranty applies only to products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Surly be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental, consequential, or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to our products except as set forth herein.

This limited warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This limited warranty does not affect your statutory rights.