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 shit-eating grin, of course.
The Surly Karate Monkey a non-nonsense rigid steel frameset that’s loaded with mounts, fits 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 3.0” tires, and can handle just about anything. It’s hard to argue the value and capability of this bike.