On its tenth year is the classic Karate Monkey 29er bike, which is included in the 2012 range released by Surly Bikes. With battleship gray and cash black colors and a geometry that remains unchanged, the bike was simply designed to be more focused on the single track.
Included in the major changes of the Karate Monkey is its fork tune-up, featuring slimmer gauge tubing. Aside from dropping the option for cantilever brake studs, the 2012 model will get a slightly tidier and thinner frame.
As a revered standard of the 29er market, the 2012 Surly Karate Monkey 29er Bike is an epitome of a classic machine that is brilliantly modernized. It is available in black and battleship gray colors. Slightly tweaked with some additions and reductions, the Karate Monkey is polished more for dirt.