Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ Complete- Blue





If you would like to test one we also have two staff members who personally own this bike- in 27.5+ configuration.

We say…

Surly Karate Monkey- a versatile, capable, snappy whippet! Agile and playful in the air like a big BMX, quick off the mark like a cross country bullet. It’s a trail bike that hasn’t subscribed to the ‘super long low and slack’ thing, so is still engaging on mellow-ish trails while holding it’s own on the big hits. Staff members Tom and Harry absolutely rave about their custom builds!

They say…

The Surly Karate Monkey frame has recently gotten a make over that includes the addition of features like internal dropper post routing, a new tubeset 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.

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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Bike is UK specc’d by Ison and will differ from the complete bike as shown on the US Surly site

  • Handlebar Gusset Slade No Rise
  • Stem Gusset Staff
  • Grips Gusset S2 grips
  • Saddle Genetic STV
  • Seatpost Gusset Lofty
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX
  • Gear Levers SRAM GX
  • Chain SRAM PC-1130
  • Crankset SRAM NX 32T
  • Cassette SRAM GX 11-42t
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
  • Brakes SRAM Level TR
  • Wheels Halo Vapour 50 27.5
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.8 Addix
  • Colour Blue Porta Potty or Lemon Lime Soda



Additional information

Frame size

Large, Medium, Small, XL, XS

The Woods Cyclery, at 56 High St, Lyndhurst, SO43 7BG 02380 282028 [email protected]

Forest Leisure Cycling Burley Limited (company number 07192169)