Surly Karate Monkey - 2019

Surly Karate Monkey
  • Color: Blue Porta Potty
  • Color: Blue Porta Potty
  • Color: Blue Porta Potty
  • Color: Blue Porta Potty
  • Color: Blue Porta Potty
  • Color: Hi-Viz Black
  • Color: Hi-Viz Black
  • Color: Hi-Viz Black
  • Color: Hi-Viz Black
  • Color: Hi-Viz Black
$1,550.00
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Details

Years ago the Karate Monkey helped start the 29-inch 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-inch 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 tubeset that uses the same trumpet tubes found on Surly's 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-inch 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.

- 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame and fork; double-butted main triangle and 44mm headtube
- Adjustable rear dropouts with 145mm Gnot-Boost spacing. Works with 142, 148 12mm thru, as well as 135mm w/ 10/12 washer
- Internal dropper seatpost routing with 30.9mm seat tube ID
- Clearance for 29 x 2.55 or 27.5 x 3 tires

Specs

Frame Surly 4130 Cro-Moly Steel. Custom double butted externally flaired tubing. Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Surly “Gnot Boost” 142 or 148mm hub spacing compatibility
Fork 483mm axle-to-crown x 47mm offset, tapered and butted straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount
Headset Cane Creek
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear:12 x 148mm
Rims/Wheels WTB Scraper i40
Tires Surly Dirt Wizard 27 x 3, 60 tpi
Crankset SRAM NX
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM Powerspline
Chain KMC X11EL-1
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
Cassette/Rear Cogs Sunrace 11/42
Shifters SRAM NX
Handlebars Salsa Rustler 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Velo single lock-on
Stem Promax
Brakes SRAM Level 180/160
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post Promax 30.9mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Blue Porta Potty / X-Small 708752239791 BK0310
Blue Porta Potty / Small 708752239814 BK0311
Blue Porta Potty / Medium 708752239838 BK0312
Blue Porta Potty / Large 708752239852 BK0313
Blue Porta Potty / X-Large 708752239876 BK0314
Hi-Viz Black / X-Small 708752239890 BK0315
Hi-Viz Black / Small 708752239913 BK0316

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Very versatile 
  • Handles Well 
  • Lightweight 

Best Uses

  • Trail and road 

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Love it!!

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from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight
  • Very versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail and road

    Comments:

    This bike is amazing, yes it is kind of spendy. But..... it is well worth it, the frame is adaptable to be changed into anything you want, throw 700c's on and go for a nice cruise, or ill pop on some 29er's and tare up some downhill, either way im 200 pounds, ive had the bike for 6 months now and have yet to make a dent into the frame.

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