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