SURLY Skid Loader Cargo E-Bike

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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.

Comfortable and compliant under load, Skid Loader also enjoys cutting loose without cargo. Engineered to ride and feel like a regular bike, its 27.5” wheel platform provides abundant tire options you don’t get from cargo bikes rolling on smaller wheels. And because it’s a Surly, we gave it ample tire clearance and built it for commutes that go from bus stop to bandit trail. We also gave all three frame sizes adequate standover and a dropper post to fit riders of assorted shapes and sizes. Furnished with useful accessory barnacles and internal routing for just about everything, Skid Loader’s scaled-down and feature-packed cargo frame removes the roadblocks between you and riding whenever the hell you want.

  • Equipped with Bosch Performance Cargo Drive Unit, featuring four invigorating levels of ride assist
  • Capable of running dual batteries for extended range 
  • Dedicated rear rack rated for 100 pounds of potatoes, thanks to beefed-up M6 hardware
  • Internal cable routing for dropper post, brake, shifter, and lights
  • Mounts for fenders, front rack, and bottle cages (two on Medium and Large, one on Small)
  • Stable dual-leg kickstand for your loading convenience
  • Compatible with Surly Excellent Adventure rear axle for use with Surly Bill and Ted Trailers; accommodations for human cargo
  • Sturdy, full-size wheels and large-volume 27.5 x 2.5” ExtraTerrestrial tires

Bike Capabilities

  • EASY STORAGEEasy Storage: 5 out of 5
  • CAR REPLACEMENTCar Replacement: 4 out of 5
  • HAULINGHauling: 4 out of 5
  • OFF ROADOff Road: 4 out of 5
  • ELECTRIC ASSISTElectric Assist: 5 out of 5

NOTE: You can ride your bike wherever the hell you want, but this is what we think this bike is best at.

Surly Skid Loader bike three-quarter front view in parking lot
Surly Skid Loader, detail view of Bosch handlebar power display
Surly Skid Loader, person riding on pavement, focus on frame
Surly Skid Loader close up of Bosch motor and dual leg kickstand
Surly Skid Loader frame detail, seat tube scarab decal
Surly Skid Loader rear rack detail
Person riding Surly Skid Loader on urban street at sunset
Surly Skid Loader drive side rear dropout detail

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100% Surly Chromoly Steel, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, TIG welded, E.D. coated
100% Surly Chromoly Steel, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, TIG welded, E.D. coated
Bathwater Gray


Cane Creek ViscoSet/40 series
Kalloy 4-bolt 31.8 mm clamp
Surly Terminal Bar
Grips/Bar Tape
Velo Grips
Trans-X Dropper Post, 120 mm/400 mm
WTB Volt


Drive Unit
Bosch Performance Cargo Drive Unit (20 mph)
E-Bike Classification
Class 1
Drive Type
Max Assist Speed
20 mph
Motor Torque
Range Estimate
Assist Levels
Four Ride Assist Levels: Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo
Walk Assist
Max Motor Assist
Gross Payload
400 lb. max weight capacity (rider plus cargo)
Battery Capacity Watt Hours
500 Wh
Battery Power Volts
Removable Battery
Estimated Charge Time
2–7.5 hours
Charger Included
Lights Included
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur
microSHIFT Advent X 10-speed
microSHIFT Advent X H-Series 10-speed, 11-48t
TAYA 10-speed
FSA Mega Arm set for Bosch, with FSA Mega Ring Steel, 38t
microSHIFT Advent X Pro
Brakes & Rotors
Tektro 4-piston M745, Tektro 6-bolt 180 mm
Bottom Bracket


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
Stainless 14g
WTB i35 27.5 HTZ, 36h
Surly ExtraTerrestrial 27.5 x 2.5", Tubeless Ready, 60tpi

Complete bike spec subject to change

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