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
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including lead, known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Pedals sold separately
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|Frame||4130 Chromoly, Natch tubing, double-butted main triangle, trumpet flared tubes, TIG welded, ED coated|
|Fork||Rock Shox 35 Gold RL|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||WTB ST i40 TCS|
|Tires||Surly Dirt Wizard 27.5 x 3", 60 tpi Tubeless Ready|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Power Spline|
|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 31.8mm, 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.