Surly Karate Monkey 2023
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Karate Monkey is a highly-versatile trail bike that plays the part of 29er and 27.5+ equally well.
Multipurpose Hardtail Mountain Bike
Karate Monkey delivers a resilient, lively ride on all sorts of gnarly terrain. Its frame is a highly-versatile canvas for whatever dirty masterpiece your brain cooks up. According to our computing machine (Thor) it can be set up in approximately 487 different configurations.
Originally designed as a 29er (and the frame that helped spark the 29” wheel movement), the latest Karate Monkey is designed to perform just as admirably as a 27.5+ rig as well. This allows you to pick your poison — provided your poison is having a really great time while permanently donning a shit-eating grin, of course.
- Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles, suspension-corrected fork
- Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed though)
- Clearance for 29” x 2.5” or 27.5” x 3” tires
Frame; 100% Surly Chromoly Steel.
Fork; RockShox 35 Gold RL, 15 x 110mm, 140mm travel
Seatpost Clamp; Surly stainless, 33.1mm
Headset; Cane Creek
Brakes; Tektro Gemini HD-M520
Shifter; Shimano Deore XT, 12-spd
Stem; ProMax 31.8
Handlebar; Salsa Rustler
Grips; Velo Black
Saddle; WTB Volt
Seatpost; TranzX YSP15, 30.9 XS: 100mm, SM-XL: 120mm
Crankset; Shimano Deore M-6100, 30t
Bottom Bracket; Shimano
Front Derailleur; N/A
Rear Derailleur; Shimano Deore XT M-8100
Cog or Cogset; OE 12-spd, 11-51t
Chain; KMC X12 Anti-Rust
Front Hub; Novatec 15x110, 32h, 6-bolt
Rear Hub; Novatec 15x110, 32h, 6-bolt
Rims; WTB ST i35 TCS 2.0
Tires; Surly Dirt Wizard 27.5 x 2.8", 60tpi, Tubeless Ready