Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ 2018-19

Outpost Richmond

$ 1,399.99 was $ 1,499.99

  • Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ 2018-19
  • Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ 2018-19
  • Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ 2018-19

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Years ago the Karate Monkey helped start the 29” wheel movement and, as time’s gone by, many companies ­– Surly included – have experimented with even more wheel sizes.

With so many different types and sizes of tires now on the market, riders have begun to understand the effect that tire width has on overall wheel diameter, and with ample tire clearance, you can see the benefits of multiple wheel sizes all on one bike. 27+ tires have the same rolling diameter as a 29” wheel, yet you get all the traction and floatation benefits of extra-wide knobbies. And that’s just the tires.

The Karate Monkey frame has recently gotten a makeover that includes the addition of features like internal dropper post routing, a new tube-set that uses the same trumpet tubes found on our Instigator 2.0, and a slight tweak in geometry that is more progressive and trail-oriented. The Karate Monkey uses a horizontal dropout with a derailleur hanger that features Gnot-Boost spacing, which gives the rider the ability to run any kind of mountain bike hub they choose. 10 x 135mm QR, 12 x 142, or 12 x 148 Boost™ will all work in the Karate Monkey frame. The frame uses a 44mm headtube for broad fork compatibility and is ED coated for an added layer of internal protection. If at any point, you decide you want to throw on some skinny meats, standard 29” wheels and tires can be swapped in with no issue. If you want to round-house kick some trail right in the face, the Karate Monkey is your sled.

Frame
Surly 4130 Cro-Moly Steel. Custom double butted externally flared tubing. Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Surly “Gnot Boost” 142 or 148mm hub spacing compatibility
Fork
483mm axle-to-crown x 47mm offset, 110mm hub spacing, tapered and butted straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount
Seatpost Clamp
Surly stainless, 33.1mm
Crankset
SRAM NX 30t
Bottom Bracket
SRAM Powerspline
Front Derailleur
None
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX
Cog or cogset
Sunrace 11/42
Chain
KMC X11EL-1
Headset
Cane Creek
Brakes
SRAM Level
Brake Levers
SRAM Level
Rotors
SRAM Centerline 180/160
Grips
Velo single lock-on
Shifters
SRAM NX
Stem
Promax, 31.8mm
Handlebar
Salsa Rustler 31.8mm
Saddle
WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost
Promax 30.9mm
Front Hub
110mm, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
Rear Hub
148mm, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
Rims
WTB Scrapper i40
Tires
Surly Dirt Wizard 27 x 3, 60 tpi

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