Surly Ted Bike Cargo Trailer (Discontinued)

Haul up to 300 pounds with the 32-inch Surly Bill trailer. Threaded eyelets for decking and customization. Constructed with TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly steel. The hitch fits nearly any bike wheel and hub.

SKU: SURTEBI Category: Tag:
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) : 708752065291

This product has been discontinued.


The Surly Ted and it’s longer companion the Bill trailers, fill the gap between smallish cargo trailers (that can’t carry more than, say 150 pounds), and cargo bikes (which can carry alot of weight, but can be difficult to ride and store — in addition to being another bike you have to own). Haul up to 300 pounds on this 32 by 24-inch load bed. (The Bill is about twice as long.)

Bill and Ted also fill the gap between mass-produced purpose-built trailers that aren’t easy to customize, and large DIY custom trailers that get the custom functions right (hot dog stand, mobile home, etc.) but don’t quite get the trailery parts right. These trailers are a solid platform for building whatever you envision a bike trailer can do — be it utilitarian, or all-out weird.

The beds have threaded eyelets for bolting down decking, corner posts, or creating other custom accessories using readily-accessible materials from your local hardware store, lumberyard or home improvement store.

The beds and hitches of Bill and Ted are constructed with TIG-welded 4130 CroMoly steel plus 304 stainless steel hardware for corrosion resistance and a long life.

Sixteen-inch wheels keep your cargo low to the ground for better handling, and tip resistance. Surly designed the hubs to meet the requirements of this frame. The rims are double-wall with stainless eyelets. The spokes are stainless steel, radially laced.

And than there’s the hitch. Regardless of the configuration of your bike frame — full-suspension frame, disc brakes, rear racks, fenders, 20-inch wheels, 29-inch wheels — the hitch will probably fit your bike. Instead of clamping to the bike’s frame tubes, it attaches using a proprietary axle skewer or thread-on axle nuts. The hitch adjusts to keep the load bed level no matter your wheel size, to align the center line of the trailer to the center line of the bike no matter your hub width (120 to 145mm).

The frame is a solid unit constructed of welded CroMoly steel square tubes.

The wheel covers are load-bearing, and keep cargo from shifting into the spokes. Mount fenders and spoke guards (not included) to the threaded bosses, on the wheel covers.

The hitch is highly adjustable to fit most types of bikes and a wide variety of wheel diameters and hub widths.

  • Tubing: 4130 CroMoly steel. TIG-welded.
  • Color: Beds are silver. Hitches are black.
  • Trailer tire clearance: Our trailers come with 16 x 1.95″ tires. There is clearance for 16 x 2.5″ tires.
  • Braze-ons: 6x1mm threaded barrels for securing a platform; corner stake eyelets
  • Platform dimensions, Ted (shortbed): 32 x 24″ (813 x 610mm)
  • Weight: (includes hitch and wheels): 13.6kg (30lbs)
  • Maximum tongue load: 22.7kg (50 lbs)
  • Maximum total load: 136kg (300 lbs)
    For warranty information regarding this product please contact us.
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Bryan W.

Surly Ted: Be Ready for Complements!

I get SOOO many complements on this trailer! Personally, what I love is that I have my everyday gravel bike that will then easily convert into a cargo bike adding the trailer when I need it. I biked a 150 lb Window AC unit 12 miles (b/c that's where it was in stock). The trailer mounts to the nuts pretty easily. I use it to take my dogs to the vet from time to time as well, and easily accommodates a Crate for YODA, while Baxter just needs a harness. If you can get your hands on one, I highly recommend it! Surly Ted Bike Cargo Trailer (Discontinued) Review