Surly Karate Monkey 2013
The frame and fork are made of custom designed Surly CroMoly steel and delivers a resilient, lively ride, yet it's durable too. The horizontal rear-loading rear dropouts have a derailleur hanger, so you can run derailleurs or single ring and cog drivetrains. Singlespeed it, make it a fixed gear or run an internal geared hub. It runs disc brakes, and has clearance for rotors up to 200mm. Tires up to 2.5"; will fit. Bitchin'. Curving trails through tightly-packed trees, negotiating rock ledges on mountain sides, pounding out back roads, or just pointing it into the underbrush, the Karate Monkey is willing, ready and able. It's a trail bike for going "that direction," whatever that direction might be.
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
Seatpost clamp: Surly Stainless, 30.0mm
Crankset: TruVativ FireX 1.1 , 33t w/ guard
Cog or Cassette: Shimano singlespeed freewheel, 17t. 3/32"
Chain:KMC X8, Yep, it's a chain
Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8" threadless. Black
Brakes: Avid BB7, Cable actuated. 160mm rotors front & rear
Brake Levers: Avid FR-5, Black
Stem: Kalloy AS-008, 25.4mm bar clamp. Aluminum. 4-bolt face. Black
Handlebar: Salsa MotoAce, 660mm width. 17° bend. Black
Saddle: Velo VL-2155, Steel rails. Black vinyl. Feels pretty o.k.
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-342, 27.2mm. 350mm. Black
Hubs: Surly Ultra New , 32 Disc
Rims: WTB Speed Disc 29, 32h Black
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion, 14g. Black
Tires: Maxxis Ardent, 29 x 2.4". Black