Mark’s Surly Karate Monkey SS 29er

Build Spec

Frame: Surly Karate Monkey Special Ops
Headset: Gusset 44mm Mix n Match
Wheels: Dt Swiss Wheels M1900
Tyres: Continental X-King
Brakes: Shimano Deore
Cog: Gusset SS
Cranks: Shimano ZEE
Chain: KMC
Saddle: Madison Flux
Bars, Stem and Post: Chinese Carbon

We loved building this one. The orange lacquer over the raw steel is awesome and it’s totally future proof.
Switch the drop outs and it’ll take a geared drive chain.
The 44mm headtube and Gusset 1-1/2″ bottom headset cup mean it’ll take a tapered suspension fork by just changing crown races.
The wheels also come with interchangeable axles/end caps, so can be switched between quick release or thru axle in seconds.
This came in at £1200.