Surly Karate Monkey Singlespeed - 2017

The Karate Monkey helped set the standard for 29er geometry. While its tucked-in rear wheel keeps it nimble and maneuverable, its lack of shifting componentry keeps the bike simple — and the rider filled with a cathartic rage. With a frame ...(Read More)

Surly Karate Monkey Singlespeed
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The Karate Monkey helped set the standard for 29er geometry. While its tucked-in rear wheel keeps it nimble and maneuverable, its lack of shifting componentry keeps the bike simple — and the rider filled with a cathartic rage. With a frame and fork made of custom-designed Surly CroMoly “’Natch” steel, the Karate Monkey delivers a resilient, lively, durable ride. The Karate Monkey frame has recently been updated to include features like internal dropper post routing, a new tubeset that uses the same trumpet tubes found on their Instigator 2.0, and a slight tweak in geometry that is more progressive and trail oriented. The minimalist component package comes courtesy of SRAM, and a capable Alex wheelset rounds out this trail-ready monster.

Specs

Frame Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger; Surly “Gnot Boost” 135, 142, and/or 148mm hub spacing compatibility
Fork 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount, 47mm offset
Headset Cane Creek
Rims/Wheels Alex MD40
Hubs Front: Salsa 110mm, 15mm thru-axle, 32h; Rear: Salsa 148mm, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
Tires Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4
Crankset SRAM NX
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM Powerspline
Chain KMC X11
Rear Cogs Surly 17t cog w/Surly spacer kit
Handlebars Answer Pro Taper
Stem H.L. 4-bolt, 31.8mm
Brake Levers SRAM Level
Brakes SRAM NX
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post H.L. 30.9mm