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 — bikepacking or moutainbiking.
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 Horizontal slotted with derailleur hanger, Surly “Gnot Boost” 142 or 148mm hub spacing compatibility
Fork 483mm axle-to-crown x 47mm offset, 110mm hub spacing, tapered and butted straight blade, 4130 CroMoly. 51mm I.S. disc mount
Seatpost clamp Surly stainless, 33.1mm
CranksetSRAM NX 30t
Bottom BracketSRAM Powerspline
Rear derailleurSRAM Nx
Cog or cogsetSunrace 11/42
Brake leversSRAM Level
StemH.L. 4-bolt, 31.8mm
HandlebarAnswer Pro Taper
SaddleWTB Volt Sport
Front hubSalsa 110mm, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
Rearhub Salsa 148mm, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
TiresSurly Dirt Wizard 27 x 3, 60 tpi
Though we’re a bike shop that sells, builds and fixes bicycles, they’re really just the means to an end; albeit a beautifully designed means to an idyllic end. Our job most importantly is to encourage as many people as we can to get out and ride for transport and enjoyment. We'd love to make riding a bike as commonplace as your morning cup of coffee, which by the way is our other obsession.
Bicycle Junction is situated at 1 Marion St, Te Aro, Wellington.