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Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+
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Surly

Karate Monkey 27.5+
2017

$1,499.00
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  • This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.
 

2017 Surly Karate Monkey 27.5+

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 are beginning 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-plus tires have the same rolling diameter as a 29” wheel, yet you get all the traction and flotation benefits of extra-wide knobbies. And that’s just the tires. The Karate Monkey frame has recently gotten a makeover that includes the addition of features like internal dropper post routing, a new tubeset that uses the same trumpet tubes found on Surly's Instigator 2.0, and a slight tweak in geometry that is more progressive and trail-oriented.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Surly “Gnot Boost” 142 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 Surly Dirt Wizard 27 x 3, 60 tpi
Crankset SRAM NX
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM Powerspline
Chain KMC X11-1
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
Rear Cogs Sunrace 11/42
Shifters SRAM NX
Handlebars Answer Pro Taper
Stem H.L. 4-bolt, 31.8mm
Brake Levers SRAM Level
Brakes SRAM Level
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seat Post H.L. 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
"Rhymes With" Orange / Large 00708752139190 BK0919
"Rhymes With" Orange / Medium 00708752139206 BK0918
"Rhymes With" Orange / Small 00708752139213 BK0917
"Rhymes With" Orange / X-Large 00708752139183 BK0920
"Rhymes With" Orange / X-Small 00708752139220 BK0916
 

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