Karate Monkey 27.5+ Suspension

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 tyre width has on overall wheel diameter, and with ample tyre clearance, you can see the benefits of multiple wheel sizes all on one bike. 27+ tyres 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 tyres.

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 our 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 tyres 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.

Surly Karate Monkey Bikes are UK specc'd by Ison and will differ from the complete bikes as shown on the US Surly site

Bike pictured in Lime Soda Colourway - check for current colour availability

Specifications

  • Frame Surly Karate Monkey
  • Fork Rock Shox Revelation RC 140mm
  • Headset Gusset S2
  • Handlebar Gusset Slade No-Rise
  • Stem Gusset Staff
  • Grips Gusset S2
  • Saddle Genetic STV 143
  • Seatpost KS E30i 150mm
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Gear Levers SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
  • Chain SRAM
  • Crankset SRAM NX Eagle DUB 170mm 34t
  • Cassette SRAM NX Eagle 11-50t
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB
  • Brakes SRAM Level TL
  • Wheels Halo Vapour 35
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.8
  • Accessories Original rigid fork is also supplied with bike
Karate Monkey 27.5+ Suspension
Karate Monkey 27.5+ Suspension in Lime Soda
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Description Colour Size Wt(g) Part No. Stock Lvl RRP Pack Unit
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackXS 5SUKMSE70KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackSm 5SUKMSE71KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackMd 5SUKMSE72KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackLarge 5SUKMSE73KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackXL 5SUKMSE74KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
  • Good stock levels
  • Low stock levels, Qtys may not be available
  • +24h Components are available, add 24/48hrs for assembly
  • Special Order Currently non-stock item, contact us for info
  • Out of stock. Expected availability date will be displayed if known.
  • Discontinued. This product is no longer available.
Description Colour Size Wt(g) Part No. Stock Lvl RRP Pack Unit
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackXS 5SUKMSE70KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackSm 5SUKMSE71KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackMd 5SUKMSE72KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackLarge 5SUKMSE73KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
Karate Monkey Sus, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM NX Eagle Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, RS Gold35 Suspension ForkBlackXL 5SUKMSE74KSpecial Order£2,400.00Each 
  • Good stock levels
  • Low stock levels, Qtys may not be available
  • +24h Components are available, add 24/48hrs for assembly
  • Special Order Currently non-stock item, contact us for info
  • Out of stock. Expected availability date will be displayed if known.
  • Discontinued. This product is no longer available.