Karate Monkey is a highly-versatile trail bike that plays the part of 29er and 27.5+ equally well.
Multipurpose Hardtail Mountain Bike
Karate Monkey delivers a resilient, lively ride on all sorts of gnarly terrain. Its frame is a highly-versatile canvas for whatever dirty masterpiece your brain cooks up. According to our computing machine (Thor) it can be set up in approximately 487 different configurations.
Originally designed as a 29er (and the frame that helped spark the 29" wheel movement), the latest Karate Monkey is designed to perform just as admirably as a 27.5+ rig as well. This allows you to pick your poison — provided your poison is having a really great time while permanently donning a maniacal grin, of course.
- Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles, suspension-corrected fork
- Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed, though)
- Clearance for 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 3 tires
|Frame||4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, trumpet flared tubes, TIG welded, ED coated|
|Fork||4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted tapered fork blades, TIG welded, ED coated|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i40 TCS|
Front: 110mm, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
Rear: 148mm, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
|Tires||Surly Dirt Wizard 27.5 x 3", 60 tpi Tubeless Ready|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Powerspline|
|Chain||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM EAGLE 11/50T|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Handlebars||Salsa Rustler 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Velo single lock-on|
|Stem||Promax 31.8, 4-Bolt|
|Brake Levers||Tektro HD-M275|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-M275, 180/160mm rotors|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seat Post||Promax 2-Bolt|
* Subject to change without notice.