Surly Karate Monkey Singlespeed Frameset

2017
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Description

The Karate Monkey was one of the first production 29ers. It put the 29? platform in front of a lot of people at a price within reach of many a bike nerd. Since then, 29” has become a full-blown category, with entire bike companies dedicated to the platform. In contrast to the old standard 26” wheels, 29? wheels have unique benefits: delivering increased traction, smoothing out terrain, carrying inertia, and generally fitting tall riders better.

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 Karate Monkey uses a horizontal dropout with a derailleur hanger spaced to what we call Gnot-Boost spacing. 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.

The Karate Monkey SS is the sensei for all of your single speed sensations.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Surly Karate Monkey Singlespeed geometry chart
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Specifications

Frame
Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger
Fork
483mm axle-to-crown x 47mm offset, tapered and butted straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount
Axles
Front: 110mm hub spacing; Rear: Surly “Gnot Boost” 135, 142, and/or 148mm hub spacing compatibility
Accessories & Extras
Surly stainless seatpost clamp, 33.1mm