The evolution of carrying gear on bikes has reached it's optimal state if you ask the folks at Surly. The new Surly Pack Rat is the culmination of years of experience and is designed around using porter-type front loading bicycle racks. There are many obvious benefits to keeping your gear in the front including better weight distribution, it is closer to your hands, and gives the rider more control. Not every bike is made to be an efficient front loader, but the Pack Rat is built from the ground up with this in mind. The Pack Rat has two different wheel sizes depending on the frame size you need. You have 26'''' wheels on the smaller sizes, and 650b on the larger.
Includes Pack Rat fork
650b wheels help keep the gear weight lower to the ground
Front loading keeps the bike nimble
Pack Rat fork accepts internal generator routing
Curious what size works best? Check out the Pack Rat size chart!