- Date: Sunday, January 5, 2014
- Time: 12:00 - 5:00pm
- Where: The Chalet, Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation, 16200 Valley Parkway, Strongsville, Ohio
- Cost: FREE
Come and try demonstrations of ice fishing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and of course, SNOW BIKING!
Century Cycles will be there with the Surly Pugsley and Surly Pug Ops snow bikes that you can test-ride! The Pugsley is the original snow bike that starting to whole winter biking trend, and the Pug Ops ("Ops" is for "Options") is Pugsley's classier big brother. Here's a breakdown of the differences:
|Frame||Surly Pugsley 4130 Cromoly||Surly Pugsley 4130 Cromoly|
|Fork||Surly Moonlander Cromoly||Surly Moonlander Cromoly|
|Color||Real Blue||Canvas Green|
|Rims||Surly Marge Lite 65mm, Black||Surly Holy Rolling Darryl 85mm, matching Canvas Green|
|Tires||Surly Nate 26x3.8" 27tpi *||Surly Nate 26x3.8" 120tpi *|
|Crankset||SRAM X5 Fat Bike 36/22-tooth chainrings||Surly Offset Double 36/22-tooth chainrings|
|Shifters||Microshift Thumb shifters||Shimano SLX Trigger shifters|
|Front Derailer||Shimano SLX||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailer||Shimano Deore||Shimano Deore LX|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 9-speed 11-32||Shimano 10-speed 11-34|
So basically, with the Pug Ops, you get a nicer drive train with more gears and nicer shifters. Plus, even though the tires on the two are technically the same size, with the wider Rolling Darryl Rims on the Pug Ops, the tires will sit wider, like a full 4 inches.
* What's the difference between 27tpi and 120tpi? "Tpi" is "threads per inch," and tells how how fine the nylon fibers inside the rubber of the tire are. Think of it like the thread count when you're shopping for bed sheets--the higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the sheets will feel. A higher tpi tire will generally be lighter and have a more supple-feeling ride with less rolling resistance.