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Surly Karate Monkey SS/FG

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Frame:
Karate Monkey 18"

Fork/Headset:
KM Original / Cane Creek S3

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano FC-442/443 / Some Shimano

Pedals:
Wellgo flats or Shimano M540

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
e13 guidering 36T / Shimano 17T

Handlebars/Stem:
Easton EC70 / Thomson X4 90mm / ODI Lock-on Grips

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle SLR / Thomson Elite

Brakes:
Avid Juicy 3 with 160mm rotors

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Salsa Delgado 29" / Novatech 9mm / Schwalbe Big Apple

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Salsa Delgado 29" / Novatech SS / Schwalbe Big Apple

Added by FFF. Last updated over 3 years ago.

As of over 3 years ago, FFF has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

8 Comments

DScience

DScience says:

Question, did you use a torque wrench to attach the stem to the bars?? If so, to what degree?

Posted over 1 year ago

FFF

FFF says:

I didn't use(recommed you should) and 5nm torque is pretty standard for bars.

Posted over 1 year ago

joserheo

joserheo says:

I've been wanting one! Nice job

Posted over 3 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

cheers

wait for some knobbies and winter shots.

go for it. you won't be disappointed..

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Would love a minimal 29er like this. Looks like loads of fun. Superb photos as well!

Posted over 3 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

Cheers and thanks for the appreciation.

It's a lot of fun but also kinda necessary when it suddently rains 20cm of snow over night.

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I know what you mean. Since I began commuting year-round, I was debating about getting an SS 29er for the winter months myself. But instead of adding yet another bike to my stable, I just converted and old 26" MTB with studded tires for those messy days. Still I wonder if I made the right choice though!

Posted over 3 years ago

FFF

FFF says:

You probably did since I don't think as a commuter a 29er makes much difference over 26" wheels as it's mostly the width that counts during winter.

But you seem like a tall guy(6' 3" or so) so in the trails the bigger wheels size of the 29er might be a reasonable choice.

Or you could go for krampus 29+ and get the 3" knobbies..

Posted over 3 years ago