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Posted: Jan 11, 2016 at 10:02 Quote
[Quote="capitaineob"][Quote="JesseE"]
capitaineob wrote:
Hi,


piste cyclable Rachel Montr al

Nice. Definitely don't need a slack ride for commuting. I've got a Brodie Rehmus(sp?) which is nothing like an MTB, but I love how quick things feel with the steeper angles. There's a reason track bikes aren't slack!

Is that Montreal?

Posted: Jan 14, 2016 at 10:09 Quote
Yes it's Montréal.
isaac: They plow some cycle path in winter so I have to ride all year long!
It also can get pretty challenging which is a + for me.
And i hate to take the bus... Wink

Posted: Jan 14, 2016 at 11:24 Quote
Catching the bus guarantees catching a cold !

Posted: Jan 15, 2016 at 6:11 Quote
capitaineob wrote:
Yes it's Montréal.
isaac: They plow some cycle path in winter so I have to ride all year long!
It also can get pretty challenging which is a + for me.
And i hate to take the bus... Wink

Transit is awful here in Toronto, at least to some locations. I'd rather ride anytime, but if it's minus 10 or colder I usually walk or take transit as I can't be bothered to F-around with all the clothes necessary, plus bike lanes here just get filled with snow from the plows half the time.

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 11:31 Quote
Team 29er,

Anyone here stuffed a 27+ tire in their Karate monkey? Thinking this might be a good option for me as I'd like a rigid 29er SS for dry dirt and then 27+ for the colder lumpier months.

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 11:32 Quote
JesseE wrote:
Team 29er,

Anyone here stuffed a 27+ tire in their Karate monkey? Thinking this might be a good option for me as I'd like a rigid 29er SS for dry dirt and then 27+ for the colder lumpier months.

Not yet but building one as soon as the frames are available in the new color for a customer. There is a google image of one with 2.8s on it. I was gunna just go 2.8 as I know it fits but may try 3.0.
http://themashiratechnique.blogspot.com/2015/10/surly-karate-monkey-275-plus-conversion.html?view=classic

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 11:34 Quote
Tsoxbhk wrote:
JesseE wrote:
Team 29er,

Anyone here stuffed a 27+ tire in their Karate monkey? Thinking this might be a good option for me as I'd like a rigid 29er SS for dry dirt and then 27+ for the colder lumpier months.

Not yet but building one as soon as the frames are available in the new color for a customer. There is a google image of one with 2.8s on it. I was gunna just go 2.8 as I know it fits but may try 3.0.

I've seen pics too, but would love some feedback too.

Looks wicked

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 17:02 Quote
After being on an instigator for over a year and loving how versatile it is, especially after getting some miles on some 2.8" tires, I've thought quite a bit about getting another karate monkey. I rode one for almost 3 years and loved every second of it, they're just bomb proof and quality, and my little brother continues to thrash it hard. The new modular dropouts are great , 44mm ht is nice, but geo is wayyyyy to xc.

For the price, I could have someone like babah or Matt from stout build me a custom frame with whatever geo I want, so it just doesn't make sense.

I'm holding out for an updated version with way more aggro geo., then I'll be all over it like a fat kid on cake. I love Surly , I'd love to own a 4th lol

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 17:08 Quote
lumberjerk wrote:
After being on an instigator for over a year and loving how versatile it is, especially after getting some miles on some 2.8" tires, I've thought quite a bit about getting another karate monkey. I rode one for almost 3 years and loved every second of it, they're just bomb proof and quality, and my little brother continues to thrash it hard. The new modular dropouts are great , 44mm ht is nice, but geo is wayyyyy to xc.

For the price, I could have someone like babah or Matt from stout build me a custom frame with whatever geo I want, so it just doesn't make sense.

I'm holding out for an updated version with way more aggro geo., then I'll be all over it like a fat kid on cake. I love Surly , I'd love to own a 4th lol

Yeah, it is steep. Was thinking a Karate Monkey with a Krampus fork would be a good match as it would help slacken it out a bit. Still be steep, though. I've had two Surlys but don't have one right now. As much as I want one their frames always seem to be a bit off what I want. Honesly, does anyone want a 72deg head angle anymore??

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 17:10 Quote
JesseE wrote:
lumberjerk wrote:
After being on an instigator for over a year and loving how versatile it is, especially after getting some miles on some 2.8" tires, I've thought quite a bit about getting another karate monkey. I rode one for almost 3 years and loved every second of it, they're just bomb proof and quality, and my little brother continues to thrash it hard. The new modular dropouts are great , 44mm ht is nice, but geo is wayyyyy to xc.

For the price, I could have someone like babah or Matt from stout build me a custom frame with whatever geo I want, so it just doesn't make sense.

I'm holding out for an updated version with way more aggro geo., then I'll be all over it like a fat kid on cake. I love Surly , I'd love to own a 4th lol

Yeah, it is steep. Was thinking a Karate Monkey with a Krampus fork would be a good match as it would help slacken it out a bit. Still be steep, though. I've had two Surlys but don't have one right now. As much as I want one their frames always seem to be a bit off what I want. Honesly, does anyone want a 72deg head angle anymore??
Why not just get a Krampus? With 275+ it would sit nice and low and is pretty slack for what kind of bike it is.

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 17:14 Quote
It's not just the ha, but the sta is way slack and top tube is super short. Cs length wasn't bad because of sliding dropouts. I had a 120mm fork and short stem on mine and it still tore shit up, just climbed like ass... but after riding modern geo I can only imagine how much better it could be. Ragley big top is a similar problem, steep ha but at least more modern geo otberwise.

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 17:16 Quote
Krampus has a sub 12.5" bb height iirc, which combined with smaller dia b+ setup = crank destruction.

Posted: Feb 11, 2016 at 17:17 Quote
I see people running them with 2.3 all the time I never did. My bike I built at ubi is like 11.5 I think. But you get used to it. Rails corners.


 
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