About the Build

We just put a new Surly Karate Monkey out on the trail. This was a full custom build, every part was what the customer wanted or what he trusted us to spec. This time around a simple SRAM 1×9 set up was the choice for powering this steel beast. A MRP chain keeper on the front ring keeps the chain from dropping. 29er’ Stans Arch rims laced to SRAM X9 sealed bearing hubs made for a strong wheelset that rolls smooth and fast. Braking was kept simple too, yet powerfull with Avid’s BB7 mechanical disc brakes. A mix of Truvativ, WTB, and Kenda tires round up the rest of the build. Let us know if you have a bike that you’ve been dreaming up, we can help you make it a reality.

Build Specs

  • Frame Surly Karate
  • Fork Surly
  • Headset Chris King
  • Stem truvativ
  • Handlebars truvativ
  • Handlebar Tape
  • Shifters
  • Brakes Avid BB7
  • Seatpost Truvativ
  • Saddle WTB
  • Front Derailleur N/A
  • Rear Derailleur Sram X7
  • Bottom Braket truvativ
  • Cranks truvativ stylo
  • Pedals
  • Chain sram
  • Cassette sram
  • Wheels Sram X9 laced to Stans Arch
  • Tires Kenda Slant Six/Nevegal
  • Extras