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Surly Skid Loader

Original price was: $4,799.99.Current price is: $4,299.99.

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Just as Easy, Not as Big
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, our 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, we gave Skid Loader the utility of a long-tail and a manageable footprint that fits wherever a normal bike does.


Overview

A highly useful compact electric cargo bike, Surly Skid Loader is built for heavy loads and goes where traditional long-tails can’t quite fit. Engineered to expand utility and shrink footprints, it’s ideal for cutting down on car trips and navigating tight spaces — think bus racks, packed trains, or studios without storage space. Skid Loader comes in three broad frame sizes, and it’s equipped with a robust rear rack, the option to run dual batteries for greater range, and clearance for large-volume tires. For hauling more gear over longer distances and everyday rides on whatever surface, Skid Loader rolls along, happy to oblige.

Features

100% Surly Chromoly Steel frame and fork, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, E.D. coated

Bosch Performance Cargo Drive Unit (20 mph) with four levels of ride assist and Bosch PowerPack 500 battery

Three frame sizes (S,M,L) with dropper post and standover considerations

Internal cable routing for dropper post, brake, derailleur, and lights

Dedicated rear rack features M6 hardware and 100-lb. capacity

Stable dual-leg kickstand and kickstand plate, plus mounts for fenders and a front rack

Compatibility with Surly Excellent Adventure rear axle for use with Surly Bill and Ted Trailers; accommodations for child seat or Burley Trailercycle

Fully tested and rated electric bike component set

Tire clearance: 27.5 x 2.8” without fenders

Specs

Frameset

  • Frame: Surly Skid Loader – 100% Surly Chromoly Steel, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, E.D. coated
  • Fork: Surly Dinner Fork – 100% Surly Chromoly Steel, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, TIG welded, E.D. coated
  • Color: Bathwater Gray
  • Seatpost Clamp: Surly Stainless

Drivetrain

  • Drive Unit: Bosch Performance Cargo Drive Unit (20 mph)
  • Ebike Classification: Class 1
  • Drive Type: Mid-Drive
  • Max Assist Speed: 20 mph
  • Motor Torque: 85Nm
  • 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 other variables. 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: Yes
  • Max Motor Assist: 600W
  • Throttle: No
  • Gross Payload: 400 lb. max weight capacity (rider plus cargo)

Battery

  • Battery Capacity Watt Hours: 500 Wh
  • Removable Battery: Yes
  • Estimated Charge Time: 2–7.5 hours
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • Lights Included: No

Drivetrain

  • 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, Bosch E-bike, for 1000W and 160Nm output
  • Crankset: FSA Mega Arm set for Bosch, with FSA Mega Ring Steel, 38t
  • Shifter: microSHIFT Advent X Pro

Brakes and Rotors

  • Brakes: Tektro M745 4-piston
  • Rotors: Tektro 6-bolt 180 mm

Components

  • Headset: Cane Creek ViscoSet/40 series
  • Stem: Kalloy 4-bolt 31.8 mm clamp
  • Handlebar: Surly Terminal Bar
  • Grips: Velo Grips
  • Seatpost: Trans-X Dropper Post, 120 mm/400 mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt

Wheels

  • 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
  • Rims: WTB i35 27.5 HTZ, 36h
  • Tires: Surly ExtraTerrestrial 27.5 x 2.5″, Tubeless Ready, 60tpi
  • Tubes: included and installed

Warranty

WARRANTY REGISTRATIONS

Register your purchase at Salsa’s Warranty Registration.

LIMITED WARRANTY

Salsa Cycles ( “Salsa ” ) makes the following limited Warranty:

All Salsa products are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship from the date of retail purchase of the product, subject to the limitations detailed below. Every Salsa frame, component, and apparel has a useful product life cycle. The length of that useful product life cycle will vary depending on the construction and the materials of the product, maintenance and care the product receives, and the amount and type of use the product is subjected to over its life. Your bike has an intended level of use as defined by the ASTM Riding Condition Classification Chart. Failure to adhere to the use cases identified in this chart will void your warranty. Save your dated receipt for proof of purchase.

NOTE:
All warranty periods below apply to the original owner only

ONE YEAR WARRANTY

All apparel
All frame bags

Salsa Cycles does not guarantee the compatibility of original components with a warranty replacement frame. Salsa Cycles is not responsible for parts or labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds.

Salsa Cycles cannot guarantee a color match to the original frame, component, or apparel in the event of a replacement.

This warranty applies to 2014 and newer model bicycles and covers only Salsa Cycles branded product. Any other original part or component shall be covered by the stated warranty of the original manufacturer. Any products not specifically included above are hereby excluded.

TWO YEAR WARRANTY

Aluminum chainstays of suspension frames
Aluminum seatstays of suspension frames
Carbon seatstays of suspension frames
All other suspension frame parts (excludes hanger, pivot hardware, bearings)

THREE YEAR WARRANTY

Aluminum frames
Aluminum front triangles of suspension frames
All Salsa forks
All Salsa components

FIVE YEAR WARRANTY

Steel frames
Titanium frames
Carbon frames
Carbon front triangle of suspension frames

THE 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 assemble

Bicycles that were not assembled or serviced by an authorized Salsa Cycles dealer

Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition, or for commercial purposes such as rental, courier, police, security, etc, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use

Installation of components, parts, or accessories not originally intended for use with or compatible with Salsa frames and components

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from an unauthorized dealer

Salsa Cycles bicycles, frames, components or softgoods purchased from third-party internet sites, including auction websites, and regional trading websites (examples: Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist) are not covered under this warranty, even if you have a receipt

Sandblasting, sanding, grinding, wire brushing, filing, welding, brazing, drilled holes, anodizing, refinishing, powder coating, or chrome plating the bicycle, frame, or component will void the warranty

Internal rust perforation on all steel frames

Wear, scratches, chips and cracks to paint, finish, or coating on all Salsa frames and components

Bent or broken derailleur hangers or Alternator plates

Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly, including wheel rebuilds

Damage to carbon fiber caused by any carbon assembly paste

Normal wear and tear

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa Cycles product and is not transferable. This warranty applies only to Salsa Cycles products purchased through an authorized dealer or distributor. In no event shall Salsa Cycles 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 warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from place to place. This warranty does not affect your statutory rights.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, THESE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

For 2013 and older model bicycles and products, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Salsa Cycles product instructions, or contact Salsa Cycles or your authorized Salsa dealer for the applicable warranty information.