SURLY KARATE MONKEY SS
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KARATE MONKEY SS

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-inch has become a full-blown category, with entire bike companies dedicated to the platform. 29? wheels offer some benefits over the old standard 26? wheels. They deliver increased traction, smooth out terrain, carry inertia and generally fit tall riders better than 26?. The Karate Monkey helped set the standard for 29er geometry. Its rear wheel is tucked in, keeping it nimble and maneuverable. The bottom bracket height maintains ground clearance while remaining low enough to ensure stability. The toptube slopes, keeping the headtube up for good fit and to allow the use of an 80mm suspension fork, while supplying good standover clearance for your little friend.

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SPECIFICATIONS
NAME DESCRIPTION
SIZE
FRAME Karate Monkey, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. Main triangle double-butted. TIG-welded
FORK Karate Monkey, Suspension-corrected (80mm), tapered and butted straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm IS disc mount
HANDLEBAR Answer Pro Taper, 16 720mm width. 18-22 780mm. Black
GRIPS
STEM H.L., 31.8mm bar clamp. Aluminum. 4-bolt face. Black
SADDLE Velo VL-2155, Steel rails. Black vinyl. Feels pretty o.k.
PEDALS
BRAKE SYSTEM Hayes MX5-Expert, Cable actuated. 180mm front & 160mm rear rotors
SHIFTERS
BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5, Black
HUB
RIMS Alex XD Lite, 32h Black
WHEELSET SPOKES DT Swiss Champion, 14g. Black
FRONT TYRE Maxxis Ardent, 29 x 2.4?. Black
REAR TYRE Maxxis Ardent, 29 x 2.4?. Black
FRONT DERALILEUR
REAR DERAILLEUR
GEARING
CASSETTE Surly Stainless, 17t. 3/32?
NAME DESCRIPTION
CHAIN KMC X8, Yep, it's a chain
CRANKSET TruVativ FireX 1.1 , 33t w/ guard
BOTTOM BRACKET
SEATPOST Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black
SEATCLAMP Surly Stainless, 30.0mm
DRIVE UNIT
BATTERY
DISPLAY
GEAR TEETH
BACK LIGHT
FRONT LIGHT
MUDGUARDS
FRONT HUB Shimano Deore M525 , 32 Disc
REAR HUB Shimano Deore M525 , 32 Disc
KICKSTAND
MIRROR
SHOCK
SHOCK HARDWARE
HEADSET Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8? threadless. Black
WEIGHT