The Ice Cream Truck goes where most other bikes can’t. Snow, rocks, mud, sand — you name it, and chances are, someone has ridden it on an Ice Cream Truck. Don’t let that terrain-crawling ability fool you into thinking the Ice Cream Truck is slow and sluggish, though. A long top tube (best paired with a short stem) and short stays make it trail-approved and ready to rip. And with 4.8” tires on 80mm rims, “trail” is relative. Show a snowman who’s boss, ride through a sand castle — all while riding the perfect get-away vehicle. Or you can stick to riding terrain that won’t ruin a child’s day.
It all starts with our proprietary ED-coated 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coating is a process that provides a solid foundation for paint externally while adding a layer of corrosion protection internally. ED coating goes a long way, but we still recommend using an additional treatment like Frame Saver or Boeshield.
The Ice Cream Truck’s frame is symmetrically-spaced at 190mm and features our MDS dropout system, so you have the option of running a 197mm thru-axle, 190mm geared or a single speed rear end. Each frameset comes with all three MDS chips so you can choose your own adventure, while the complete bike build comes with only the Shimano direct mount, 197mm thru-axle chips. A 132mm wide PressFit 41 bottom bracket allowed us to play with the stays a bit more and move them a little further out, creating a much stiffer rear end. If you feel like swapping out the included suspension-corrected, straight blade fork, you’ll have plenty of options thanks to the Ice Cream Truck’s 44mm headtube.
In a world full of uncertainties, there’s one thing you can count on: Ice Cream Truck will really take you places. At least when it comes to riding a bike — it can’t do much to help you fix the rest of your life.
COMPLETE BIKE PARTS KIT
Complete bike spec subject to change
Surly Ice Cream Truck, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coated. Triple-butted main triangle. TIG-welded
Surly Ice Cream Truck, 1-1/8" straight steerer with tapered straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 483mm axle to crown, 47mm offset. 51mm IS front standard disc mount. 150mm x 15mm thru axle dropouts (axle included).
Stainless 33.1 collar, Black
Surly O.D., 22/36t
Surly Press Fit BB, PF 41/132 w/sleeve
Shimano Deore FD-M616D
Shimano SLX RD-M675-D
Cog or cogset
Cane Creek 40, ZS44/EC44
SRAM Level T
SRAM Level T
Shimano Deore SL-M610
HL 4 bolt 31.8mm
HL SP-218 2 bolt 30.9
Salsa 150x15 32h
Salsa 197x12 32h
Surly My Other Brother Darryl
Surly Bud & Lou, 4.8", 120tpi
100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. ED coated. Triple-butted main triangle. TIG-welded
Surly Modular Dropout System gives you the option of 197 x 12 thru axle (Shimano Direct Mount derailleur hanger [axle included]), 10mm QR geared, or singlespeed
51mm IS disc mounts frame and fork.
Seatpost clamp diameter
33.1mm (Surly clamp included)
44mm ID. Recommend EC44 lower cups. Zero Stack on top is o.k.
Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter
Direct mount 34.9mm diameter (adapter included)
Bottom bracket shell
Surly Pressfit Bottom Bracket PF41/132
22/36t NOTE: This is specific to using a Surly O.D. Crank—use of other cranks may limit number and size of rings and may cause tire/chain rub!
4.8˝ tires. Hells yes
1-1/8" straight steerer, tapered straight blade 4130 CroMoly. 483mm axle to crown, 47mm offset. 51mm IS front standard disc mount. 150mm x 15mm thru axle dropouts (axle included).
HU0139 Surly 15x150 Front Thru Axle
HU0136 Surly 12x197 Rear Thru Axle
Banana Candy Yellow and Black