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Surly: Karate Monkey 27.5+ - 2017

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Surly: Karate Monkey 27.5+ - 2017

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 Surly's 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.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

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
H.L. 4-bolt, 31.8mm

Handlebar
Answer Pro Taper

Saddle
WTB Volt Sport

Seatpost
H.L. 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 Size

Stem Length

Stem Angle

Handlebar Width

Crank Length

XS

60

7

720

165

S

70

7

720

170

M

70

7

720

175

L

70

7

720

175

XL

80

7

720

175

 

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)

Color
"Rhymes With" Orange
Hi-Viz Black (frameset only)
 
 
GEOMETRY

 

XS

S

M

L

XL

 

Seat Tube Length

(Center-Top)

330

368

419

470

521

 

Top Tube Length

(Center-Center)

557

568

582

604

630

 

Effective Top Tube Length

(Center-Center)

560

585

610

635

660

 

Head Tube Angle

69.0

69.0

69.0

69.0

69.0

 

Seat Tube Angle

73.0

73.0

73.0

73.0

73.0

 

BB Drop

55

55

55

55

55

 

Chainstay Length

423

423

423

423

423

 

Wheelbase

1053

1078

1103

1129

1155

 

Standover Height

743

759

783

812

827

 

Head Tube Length

100

100

100

110

120

 

Fork Length

483

483

483

483

483

 

Fork Offset

47

47

47

47

47

 

Stack

597

597

597

606

615

 

Reach

377

402

427

450

472

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