Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ With Suspension- Toxic Tangerine





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

  • Frame Surly Karate Monkey
  • Fork Rock Shox Revelation RC 140mm
  • Headset Gusset S2
  • Handlebar Gusset Slade No-Rise
  • Stem Gusset Staff
  • Grips Gusset S2
  • Saddle Genetic STV 143
  • Seatpost KS E30i 150mm
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Gear Levers SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Chain SRAM
  • Crankset SRAM NX Eagle 11-50t
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB
  • Brakes SRAM Level TL
  • Wheels Halo Vapour 35
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.8
  • Accessories Original rigid fork is also supplied with bike
  • Colour Toxic Tangerine



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)