Surly Pack Rat 26" Frame, Get In Green



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The Pack Rat is designed around porteur-style racks and front-loading optimization, with a front cargo-specific design to eliminate steering issues. The fork features internal routing for generator hubs and rear frame dropouts to accommodate multiple drive-train configurations. It’s an ideal choice for loaded commutes and bike trips with a lighter load, but also rides great when unloaded.

Why would someone want to strap a bunch of crap to the front of their bike? Glad you asked...Having your stuff in front of you means it’s close at hand and easily accessible. It also allows for better weight distribution. A front load keeps the bike nimble and allows you to more efficiently use your body English to steer from the rear to help avoid wipe-outs.

The drawback with front-loading on a lot of bikes lies in how it affects the bike’s handling. The weight pulls you through turns in an awkward sort of way as if the load is doing the steering and you don’t have control over your own life anymore. It makes for an overall scary and less enjoyable ride. The Pack Rat’s front cargo-specific design eliminates any steering issues you might encounter with your average touring frames. All that being said, there’s no need to load your Pack Rat down with cans of beans every time you want to go for a ride as it was designed to ride great even without cargo. 

The Pack Rat rolls on 26” wheels in the smaller sizes and 650b wheels in the larger ones. Smaller diameter wheels keep the weight of the load lower than a 700c wheel would, thereby improving handling and ride feel. Pack Rat’s fork also includes some handy internal routing for generator hubs so you can safely ride off into the night.

  • Features 26" wheels, with room for tires up to 26 x 2.0˝
  • 100% Surly 4130 Chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8" threadless brazed Chromoly fork
  • Bosses front and rear for cantilever or linear-pull brakes, rack and fender eyelets at the dropouts, eyelets at the crown, and fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack
  • Semi-horizontal dropouts with a derailleur hanger for geared or single-speed drive-trains and/or wheelbase adjustability


  • Tubing: Surly 4130 CroMoly steel, main triangle is double-butted, heat-treated chain stays, TIG-welded

  • Rear Dropouts: Semi-horizontal dropouts give you single-speed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability. Adjuster screws are included to keep your wheel in the right place for optimal shifting if you go with derailleurs. Our Gnot-rite spacing (132.5mm) allows you to run 130mm road hubs or 135mm MTB hubs

  • Brake Compatibility: Cantilever or linear-pull brake studs

  • Braze-ons/extras: Bosses front and rear to take cantilever or linear-pull brakes, eyelets at the dropouts, rear rack bosses, triple bottle mounts; seat tube and upper/lower downtube mounts, downtube shifter bosses, fully threaded through-blade fork eyelets for a front rack

  • Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm

  • Seatpost Clamp Diameter: 30.0mm Surly stainless, included

  • Headset/Steerer Tube: 1-1/8˝ threadless

  • Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter: 28.6mm

  • Bottom Bracket Shell: 68mm wide, standard English threaded 1.37˝ x 24t

  • Chainring Clearance: Manipulated stays so you can fit the size rings you want. Go nuts


  • Frame Type: Rigid
  • Fork Type: Rigid
  • Wheel Size: 26"
  • Frame Material: Steel
  • Fork Material: Steel
  • Color: Get in Green
  • Defined Color: Green
  • Front Axle: QR x 100mm
  • Rear Axle: QR x 130mm / QR x 135mm
  • Brake Type: Rim

For complete frame compatibility information, download the Pack Rat Framesheet