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Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+ Complete Bike

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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 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. 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.

COMPLETE BIKE PARTS KIT

Complete bike spec subject to change

Frameset

Frame

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

Drivetrain

Crankset

SRAM NX 30t

Bottom Bracket

SRAM Powerspline

Front derailleur

None

Rear derailleur

SRAM Nx

Cog or cogset

Sunrace 11/42

Chain

KMC X11-1

Components

Headset

Cane Creek

Brakes

SRAM Level

Brake levers

SRAM Level

Shifters

SRAM Nx

Stem

Promax, 31.8mm

Handlebar

Answer Pro Taper

Saddle

WTB Volt Sport

Seatpost

Promax 30.9mm

Wheels

Front hub

Salsa 110mm, 15mm thru-axle, 32h

Rear hub

Salsa 148mm, 12mm thru-axle, 32h

Rims

Alex MD40

Tires

Surly Dirt Wizard 27 x 3, 60 tpi

FRAME HIGHLIGHTS

Tubing
Surly 4130 CroMoly Steel ‘Natch tubing
Rear Dropouts
Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger; Surly “Gnot Boost” 135, 142, or 148mm hub spacing compatibility, threaded fender eyelets
Brake Compatibility
51mm I.S. disc caliper mounts, 180mm max rotor size
Braze-ons/extras
Dual bottle-mounts on XS–M, three bottle-mounts on LG–XL, dropper post routing, rack and fender mounts
Seatpost diameter
30.9mm
Seatpost clamp diameter
33.1mm (Surly stainless included)
Headset/Steerer Tube
44mm
Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter
34.9mm, high direct-mount
Bottom bracket shell
73mm
Chainring Clearance
32t Boost 1x, 24/36t Boost 2x, 28t 1x, 24/34t 2x
Tire Clearance
27.5 x 3.0˝ and 29 x 2.5˝, individual tire and rim combos affect tire clearance
Fork
140mm travel suspension fork compatible (547mm A-to-C max)
Thru Axle
HU0138 Surly 15x110 Front Thru Axle
HU0134 Surly 12x142/148 Rear Thru Axle
Color
"Rhymes With" Orange
Hi-Viz Black (frameset only)


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