Surly's Pugsley takes the term "all terrain bicycle" to a new, fantastically fun level. The Pugsley was created to go where normal mountain bikes flounder with nearly 4-inch-wide tires on 26-inch wheels. The flotation and traction gained by using large volume, low-pressure tires can get you over and through otherwise unrideable terrain: ice, snow, sand, mud, wet rocks and roots. The drivetrain is ready for anything, too, with Shimano derailleurs, wide-range gears, and a burly SRAM X5 crankset. To help you master the most adverse conditions, you get tough Salsa components as well as Avid BB7 mechanical-disc brakes.
I have spent a lot of time at the Jersey Shore and Cape Cod looking at the long, empty, flat beach that stretches farther than you can see. I've always thought about exploring the beaches but never had the desire to walk miles and miles and then walk back. Enter the Pugsley. It was so good I bought a second to invite others to come along. I ride the tide line as the tide goes out and it performs very well. It's a workout but what a kick pedaling along the ocean. What a conversation starter when people see it. Get one (or two) you won't be sorry.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend