The Surly Karate Monkey complete with our Mellow Velo upgraded build... we start with a stock complete KM and add the following:
Stan’s Arch tubeless rims laced to Ringle Dirty Flea hubs
44 tooth Truvativ chainring added to the 34 tooth that comes with,,, just to widen your range.
SLX Derailleurs front and rear 11-32 SLX cassette
Dura-Ace shifters mounted to Paul Thumbies (our favorite), switch to drop-bars without buying anything else!
ESI foam grips (our favorite)
Black Ops plastic platforms, they don’t hurt your shins too much!
2x9 drive is way flexible!
Dura-Ace, Paul Thumbies... classic!
The details on this Battleship Grey frame are awesome. The gusset and the bent seat-tube are form and function at it's best!