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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:40 PM

Hey, I just bought a Surly Pugsley snow/trail bike [View all]

Looked at it at my local favorite bike shop a few weeks ago. Then I went to a presentation on winter biking last week at REI, and the thing stuck in my mind. Plus, it was on sale $1350, marked down from MSRP of $1699. So cost me like $1550 out the door with a few add-ons and tax (6 percent here in Michigan).

I did a pretty good test ride, and was really surprised at how well it handled, and with the speed I could attain, given that tires almost 4 inches wide naturally have greater drag due to surface friction. It has a traditional derailleur system , I woukd have preferred an internally geared hub, but you can't have everything.

In the online reviews, everyone seems to give it high marks, and say its great for trail riding even on rough trails. About the only negative comment is that it's strenuous going up large steep hills.

Looking forward to good winter fun this year, also bought myself a pair of snowshoes from REI.

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