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.
|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|
|Hubs||Front: Salsa 110mm, 15mm thru-axle, 32h; Rear: Salsa 148mm, 12mm thru-axle, 32h|
|Tires||Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.4|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Powerspline|
|Rear Cogs||Surly 17t cog w/Surly spacer kit|
|Handlebars||Answer Pro Taper|
|Stem||H.L. 4-bolt, 31.8mm|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Level|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||H.L. 30.9mm|
* Subject to change without notice.