Karate Monkey 27.5+ Bike

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 tyres 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.

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

Specifications

  • Handlebar Gusset Slade No Rise
  • Stem Gusset Staff
  • Grips Gusset S2 grips
  • Saddle Genetic STV
  • Seatpost Gusset Lofty
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle
  • Chain SRAM SX 12 speed
  • Crankset SRAM SX 32T
  • Cassette SRAM SX 11-50t
  • Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB
  • Brakes SRAM Level TR
  • Wheels Halo Vapour 50 27.5
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.8 Addix
  • Colour Wet Clay

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Description Colour Size Wt(g) Part No. Stock Lvl RRP Pack Unit
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayXS 5SUKM9G70GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClaySm 5SUKM9G71GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayMd 5SUKM9G72GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayLarge 5SUKM9G73GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayXL 5SUKM9G74GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
  • 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.
  • M Mixed Quantity discount available
Description Colour Size Wt(g) Part No. Stock Lvl RRP Pack Unit
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayXS 5SUKM9G70GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClaySm 5SUKM9G71GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayMd 5SUKM9G72GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayLarge 5SUKM9G73GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
Karate Monkey 1x12, 27+ Complete Bike - SRAM SX Drivetrain, Vapour 35 Wheels, Rigid ForkWet ClayXL 5SUKM9G74GSpecial Order£1,900.00Each 
  • 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.
  • M Mixed Quantity discount available