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When designing the Ransom frame, SCOTT set out to create the lightest frame possible while taking into consideration the aggressive riding it's intended for. They ended up creating their strongest frame to date, through clever carbon layup and reinforcement in certain zones. And with 170mm of travel and a long, slack geometry, this rig can tame any descent. As it's a 1x only bike the width of the main pivot could be optimized, which strengthened a normally a weak point. Protecting the Ransom's frame was an integral part of the project – to that end they've integrated a clever downtube protector and implemented a noise-silencing chainstay/seatstay protector. With TwinLoc technology, the rider can effectively control the complete frame, fork, and shock as a system. From a race to a lunch ride to an after-work trail shred, being able to switch from mode to mode depending on the trail profile at the push of a lever will result in a faster, more fun ride. The Ransom 700 Tuned features a Fox Float Factory fork and Fox Nude TR Evol rear shock both with Kashima coating, rebound adjust, and 3 ride modes with a handlebar-mounted remote. The X01 Eagle drivetrain with a carbon crankset and DUB bottom bracket yields an incredibly light, stiff system, with plenty of gearing for tackling the steepest of mountain trails. SRAM Code quad-piston brakes deliver tons of stopping power and excellent control. For handlebars, the Syncros Hixon iC combine a traditional bar and stem into a single component, a truly revolutionary design. Syncros Revelstoke 1.5 wheels are a strong footing for the wide Maxxis Minion DHF tires and feature an integrated T25 Torx wrench in the rear thru axle for trailside adjustments.
Haro's top-of-the-line Shift I/O 9 is sure to satisfy the inner electronic geek in everyone, with its Shimano Di2 shifting, E8000 pedal-assist mid-motor drive, its 140mm travel 4-Bar link frame, and a Rockshox Revelation 150mm travel fork. Fine-tune your settings with its centralized computer display at the handlebar and a downloadable E-Tube app for on-the-fly adjustment through your smart phone and a Bluetooth connection. A simple, lightweight, and convenient Shimano XT 11-speed 1X drive-train keeps shifting crisp while the all new X-Fusion Manic internal dropper post with alloy remote conveniently puts you in the right position at the right time. What goes down must go back up, and with the power of the E8000 motor you'll want to do it over, and over, and over again.
A top performer at EBA's 2018 E-bike shootout, the Shift Plus i/O 7 is quickly becoming one of the most popular and legit e-MTBs on the scene. Built upon a 140mm 4-bar link frame fitted with a Rockshox Revelation RC 150mm travel fork, the i/O 7 features Shimano's E8000 MTB-specific mid-motor with 250 watts of power, 70 Nm of maximum torque, and a 504wh battery. The Shimano XT/ SLX 11-speed 1x drive-train keeps shifting easy and smooth while the new X-Fusion Manic internal dropper post puts you in the right position at any time. The wheelset includes Kenda Havoc 27.5 x 2.6-inch plus tires mounted to WTB i35 double wall rims. What goes down must go back up, and with the power of the E8000 motor, you'll want to do it again and again. Last but not least, the new Shimano MT-520 4-piston brakeset with oversize discs offers increased braking power.
The Contessa Genius was put on this earth to get you up mountains with ease and to get you back down them in a flash. The Contessa Genius 710 features 150mm of front and rear travel with Scott’s TwinLoc Suspension System so you can optimize suspension dynamics of the Fox 34 fork and Fox Nude TR EVOL shock on the fly. Your climbing prowess is enhanced by SRAM’s X01/GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain with a carbon crank and broad range of gears ready to take on any terrain you care to challenge, while sensitive and powerful Shimano XT hydraulic brakes bolster confidence on sketchy descents. The Genius’s Syncros components keep you comfortably in command with women-specific grips and saddle and a Fox Transfer dropper post so you’re always set up to go fast with power and control.
The Genius was put on this earth to get you up mountains with ease and to get you back down them in a flash. The Genius 710 features SCOTT's TwinLoc Suspension System to always optimize your ride, with three suspension modes and a remote adjustment lever. The kinematic suspension curve gives supple small bump sensitivity and therefore exceptional traction characteristics, perfect support in the mid-stroke, and a controlled deep stroke for predictable travel on big landings. Featuring a carbon main triangle, alloy swingarm, and Trunnion box construction, the Genius 710 is a trail-gobbling machine. An Eagle drivetrain with SRAM X01 rear derailleur and GX shifter offers accurate shifting, and the 10-50 cassette offers plenty of gear range for steep technical climbs or cruising on pavement to get to the trailhead. The SRAM X1 carbon crankset features stiff pedaling and DUB standard for one of the lightest setups available. Braking power is supplied by Shimano XT M8020 quad-piston calipers, offering reliable braking power and tons of control. Syncros Revelstoke 2.0 tubeless-ready wheels create a strong foundation for crushing your local trails, and their boost spacing results in a stiffer, stronger wheel. Maxxis Rekon 2.8-inch tires provide a massive contact patch for extra traction, allowing you to push your limits and take a whole new approach to the trail. And when the descent is turning rowdy, get the seat out of the way in a hurry with the remote Fox Transfer dropper seatpost.
With a powerful Shimano STepS E8000 motor to drive you up the steepest hills and mid-fat 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires for impressive all-terrain traction, the Shift Plus I/O 5 is your ticket to newfound adventure. Endless possibilities unfold as you open the doors to new trails and the Shift's dual-suspension frame urges you to push farther than ever before. Shimano's reliable Deore 10-speed drivetrain fires off crisp shifts, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with big 180mm rotors keep you in control with powerful one-finger braking. And for confident tracking through high-speed corners, Boost hub spacing and sturdy thru-axles deliver precise response.
The Subvert i/O models, with their latest Shimano electric pedal-assist motors, amplify your power output to allow for longer and faster rides in full confidence with their user-friendly riding platform. With its hardtail X6 alloy frame and high-end components, The Subvert I/O 9 offers the best there is in terms of electronic integration between its STePS E8000 motor, the battery and its XT Di2 components. No need for an extra battery for the Di2 rear derailleur; the I/O 9 has it covered since there's already one on the bike for the motor. Equipped with the 2019 Revelation RC fork with 35mm stanchions and DebonAir spring, the Subvert I/O 9 delivers small bump sensitivity and mid-stroke support for a smooth ride quality, enhanced by the new and powerful Shimano MT-520 4-piston disc brakes. Shimano's engineering and know-how deliver easy connection and component management through a centralized computer display at the handlebar and a downloadable E-Tube app for on-the-fly adjustment through your smart phone and a Bluetooth connection. All you will need to do is enjoy the ride.
Pick your mountain and conquer it on the aluminum-framed Subvert I/O 9. Featuring wide plus-size tires and a powerful Shimano STePS electric motor, the Subvert gives you superhuman strength on long, steep climbs. Shimano's electronic XT Di2 drivetrain fires off crisp and precise shifts at the press of a button, and Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes ensure you're always in control with powerful all-conditions braking performance. Bumps, rocks, and roots melt away thanks to the RockShox Revelation 120mm suspension fork that guides tubeless-ready WTB i35 rims wrapped in dirt-chewing 27.5 x 2.8-inch Kenda Havoc rubber. More grip, more power, more fun — it's all yours with the Subvert I/O 9.
The Shift Plus i/O 5 is a powerful off-road contender. It is built upon Haro's Plus-size 4-bar linkage i/O frame with 140mm of rear travel and fitted with a new Rockshox Recon RL 140mm Boost fork. The Shift Plus i/O 5 features Shimano's all new E7000 MTB-specific mid-motor, which delivers 250 watts of power and 60 Nm of user-friendly torque with an E8000 504wh battery. A Shimano 10-speed 1x setup keeps shifting simple while Kenda Havoc Pro 27.5 x 2.6-inch plus-size tires with U-40 double wall rims keep things rolling. The new Tektro 735 4-2 piston hydraulic disc brakeset delivers stronger braking performance with 203mm and 180mm discs. The Shift Plus i/O 5 is one of the most versatile yet affordable dual-suspension E-mountain bikes on the market today.
The Genius was put on this earth to get you up mountains with ease and to get you back down them in a flash. The Genius 730 features SCOTT's TwinLoc Suspension System to always optimize your ride, with three suspension modes and a remote adjustment lever. The kinematic suspension curve gives supple small bump sensitivity and therefore exceptional traction characteristics, perfect support in the mid-stroke, and a controlled deep stroke for predictable travel on big landings. This bike features a whopping 150mm of front and rear suspension that soaks up even the biggest drops. Both the Fox Float 34 Performance fork and Fox Nude T EVOL shock can be controlled simultaneously with a handlebar-mounted remote. SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain components combine the simplicity of a 1x system with the capability of a 12-speed, 11-50 cassette. Speed control is handled by Shimano MT520 hydraulic disc brakes, which feature quad-piston calipers that increase the pad contact area for greater stopping power. The Syncros Revelstoke 2.5 wheels utilize boost spacing for added stiffness and provide a wide, tubeless rim that's an ideal footprint for plus-sized tires. These come in the form of 2.8-inch Maxxis Rekons with EXO casing and 3c Maxx Terra compound for longer treadwear and less rolling resistance. A Syncros dropper seatpost rounds out the build and further increases this bike's trail-shredding abilities.
The Ransom. 170mm of trail munchin', climb crushing, stage winning all day pinning mountain biking excellence. SCOTT designed this bike with speed at the forefront and went with a geometry that's long, slack, and stable when pointed downhill. And while the Ransom can tame any descent, it also offers a proper position for efficient climbing. The frame is a durable 6011 alloy with an adjustable bottom bracket height and uses trunnion box construction that increases rigidity where the rear shock mounts. Integrated guards on the downtube and inside the drive side rear triangle protect the frame from rock strikes and chain slap. When it comes to suspension, the Fox 36 Float Performance fork and Fox Nude T Evol rear shock deliver. Their 3 suspension modes with remote switch for simultaneous adjustment provide a new level of immediate control over rapidly changing terrain. A SRAM Eagle drivetrain with DUB bottom bracket offers a simpler, smoother, and longer-lasting setup. Shimano MT520 quad-piston brake calipers dish up a hefty serving of braking power. Syncros Revelstoke 2.5 wheels with boost spacing for increased wheel strength form an ideal footing for plus-sized tires, reducing tire flop and improving overall control. The Maxxis Minion 120TPI tires have EXO casing for reduced likelihood of sidewall cuts and are tubeless ready. The Ransom 720 comes with a Syncros dropper seatpost, as well as Syncros Hixon riser handlebars and stem with an integrated spacer and top cap that allows for a clean, easily adjustable setup.
The Contessa Genius was put on this earth to get you up mountains with ease and to get you back down them in a flash. The Contessa Genius 720 features 150mm of front and rear travel with Scott’s TwinLoc Suspension System so you can optimize suspension dynamics of the Fox 34 fork and Fox Nude T EVOL shock on the fly. Your climbing prowess is enhanced by SRAM’s GX/NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain with a broad range of gears ready to take on any terrain you care to challenge, and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic brakes give you total confidence on technical descents and at high speeds. The Genius’s Syncros components keep you comfortably in command with women-specific grips and saddle and a dropper post so you’re always set up to go fast with power and control.
The Subvert i/O models, with their latest Shimano electric pedal-assist motors, amplify your power output to allow for longer and faster rides in full confidence with their user-friendly riding platform. The Subvert i/O 5 is a plus-specific bike designed to master rocky terrain, offer increased confidence diving into turns and slopes, and be a fully capable off-road adventure companion in all weather conditions. With the power and reduced size of the brand New Shimano E7000 motor, the Subvert i/O HT5 is a force to be reckoned with. Features include a proprietary X6 alloy 27.5-inch plus geometry frame with tapered head tube, a new alloy motor-guard, a cushy Suntour Raidon Boost fork with 120mm of travel, tapered steerer tube and thru-axle, combined with U-40 27.5-inch plus rims, fitted with e-bike specific Kenda Havoc Pro 2.8-inch 120 tpi folding tires. Its Deore 1x10 Shadow drive train and the new Shimano E7000 34t crankset provide effortless shifting and gear ratio for an incredible climbing experience. The Shimano MTB E-7000 drive unit with 250 watts of power, 60 Nm of torque and 504 watt battery form the power plant that allows you to glide uphill to do more of what you love: going back down the trail again and again.
Everything you love about the Genius, but with a lower price point. The Genius 750 features TwinLoc Suspension Technology to always optimize your ride, a SRAM Eagle drivetrain, and Syncros components. Grab your bike, and get on the trail. Using SL 6011 alloy, SCOTT has created a strong, lively frame that paired with 150mm of front and rear suspension rides like a dream. The Fox 34 Performance Air fork and Fox Float EVOL Performance rear shock have 3 modes that can be toggled with a handlebar-mounted control. Fully open utilizes full travel, Trail mode firms up the suspension and dynamically alters the geometry of the bike for a more agile handling, and fully locked is ideal for maximum responsive handling, or simply getting to the trailhead. A SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain including DUB Boost crankset offers wide gear range and accurate shifting, while powerful Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc brakes put speed-checking control at your fingertips. Syncros X-30S rims laced to Shimano boost hubs creates a sturdy, tubeless-ready footprint. For a tire with medium tread and low rolling resistance, the plus-sized Maxxis Rekon is a great option right out of the box. It's easy to set up tubeless, offers superior traction with its massive contact patch, and features EXO casing to help reduce the likelihood of sidewall punctures. Rounding out its all-mountain capabilities, the Genius 950 comes with a Syncros dropper seatpost, allowing you to lower your center of gravity and lean the bike over farther at the same time.
Reintroduce yourself to the trail on Haro’s Shift Plus. Its pleasantly plump, 27.5 x 2.8-inch WTB tires wrap around 35mm-wide Scraper rims to spread out for traction like you’ve never experienced. The lightweight aluminum frame features Boost spacing for an interference-free chainline throughout the streamlined Shimano XT 1x11-speed drivetrain, and it strokes a RockShox Monarch RL shock to serve up 130mm of plush rear wheel travel. A RockShox Revelation RL fork matches it with 130mm of tunable travel up front, to keep you tracking your line when the going gets rough. And, make full use of your new-found traction gains with the precise modulation and rock-steady power your Shimano SLX brakes deliver to push your limits confidently further. The Shift Plus may just change your whole approach to trail days.
Haro shifts all notions of what's possible on a mountain bike with mid-fat tires on the Shift Plus. 27.5 x 2.8-inch rubber means increased traction everywhere you ride, and the dual-suspension platform with RockShox components means you can steamroll rock gardens and rooty uphills alike. A TransX dropper post ensures you're always in the best position to attack the trail, and powerful Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes put impressive control in your fingertips.
Breezer’s Lightning Pro frame features D’Fusion tubing, new Breeze Thru-axle rear dropouts, and Boost 148 rear hub spacing to confirm that steel is the perfect material to build a light, lively, and durable frame. Short 439mm chainstays provide launch-pad acceleration while maintaining ample tire clearance for 27.5+ or 29er tires. And, a redesigned geometry based on its 120mm-travel RockShox Revelation fork and a longer, slacker front triangle provides stability and confidence on high speed technical descents. Climbs disappear in your memory thanks to a wide-range, quick-shifting Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain that spins up a pair of 27.5+ WTB wheels and tires well versed in the arts of durability, traction, and soft-surface flotation. The result is a fast, capable bike that’s a blast to ride. With a pair of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, you can wait to brake until the last second, which equals more fun per mile. And, a cockpit decked out by Race Face, Oval Concepts, and WTB make sure you have comfort and control to spare.
Combine the Jamis Dragonslayer’s roll-over-everything capability with the traction and stability of 3-inch WTB tires, steel’s trail-taming ride, short chainstays, and slack trail geometry and you’re ear-to-ear grins all day. Ample tire clearance, rack mount eyelets, triple water bottle mounts, internal dropper post routing, full-length cable housing, and sliding dropouts add to the versatility for adventure and bikepacking, while the S1’s SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain delivers the incredible gear range to roam anywhere. Dragonslayer also keeps your fun from running away from you with ruthless Shimano SLX hydraulic brakes, while lightweight components from Race Face and WTB keep you in controlled contact with the bike for a seamless experience. A KS dropper post is the cherry on top, allowing you to go from total climbing mode to get-rad descend mode at the flick of a lever.
The All-City Electric Queen was expressly made for maximum fun. Sitting squarely in the “trail” category it goes up almost as well as it comes back down. Short wheelbase, modern trail geometry, and plus size tire clearance makes this a non-stop dirt party no matter what terrain you’re tackling that day. Its whippy 612 chromoly frame with internal dropper post routing, boost spacing, and those short chainstays make berm-carving and wheelies second nature. A RockShox Reba fork delivers 120mm of travel so you can get after it and carry more speed through the fun stuff, while WTB Scraper wheels and 3-inch Ranger tires keep you on your line when you’re pushing the limits. Its SRAM NX 1x12 drivetrain delivers a significant gear range to tackle all brands of elevation change, and SRAM Level hydraulic brakes keep your Queen from abusing all that power. You’ll pilot this rad machine from the comfort of a cockpit outfitted by Salsa, All-City, and Promax, ensuring your ride is both Electric and worthy of frequent repetition.
Take every ride to the extreme with crazy amounts of traction on the Subvert HT7. Its 6061-T6 high-end aluminum alloy frame with internal cable routing is paired with a 120mm suspension fork and Boost alloy disc hubs to match and complement the super-grippy 27.5 x 2.8-inch oversize rubber. Aiding you in your quest for all-terrain domination is SRAM's wide-range GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes, and tubeless-ready WTB Scraper TCS wheels.
The Surly Karate Monkey Front Suspension bike features a RockShox Sektor RL suspension fork with 140mm travel, and paired with a dropper post out the box. Progressive trail geometry combined with Surly’s Gnot-Boost rear dropout system, deliver a versatile bike with the ability to swap hubs and wheel sizes. If you want to round-house kick some trail right in the face, the Karate Monkey is your sled. - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly steel frame, double-butted main triangle and 44mm headtube - The tubeset uses Surly custom trumpet tubes for greater stiffness and durability - Adjustable rear dropouts with 145mm Gnot-Boost spacing. Works with 142 and 148 x 12mm thru, as well as 135mm w/ 10/12 washer - RockShox Sektor RL suspension fork with 140mm travel - TranzX SP15 dropper post with stealth routing; 80mm travel on XS/SM 120mm travel on MD/LG/XL - Clearance for 27.5 x 3.0 or 29 x 2.55" tires
The Shift Plus models know no boundaries...Built out of proprietary X6 alloy tubing and a Four-bar linkage frame with Plus geometry, the brand new Shift R5 Plus is the ultimate go-anywhere-do-anything Trail suspension bike on a budget. It features 130mm of front and rear travel with a 2019 Rockshox Recon RL Boost fork. Add to the list WTB i35 wide rims paired with Kenda Havoc 27.5 x 2.6" tires, you'll have so much suspension and control, you will feel total riding confidence. The Shift Plus Four-Bar linkage frame design with its central linkage and chainstay pivots offers a smooth Trail / pedaling platform, which optimizes shock performance and keep the suspension active when needed. The Manic dropper post and its new remote lever add convenience while Shimano MT-400 hydraulic disc brakes stop this beast on a dime. The Shimano Deore rear derailleur and cassette are paired with a FSA Comet Boost crankset featuring a 30T chainring for maximum climbing efficiency.
On days when you can’t think about anything but ripping it on the trail, hop aboard Haro’s Subvert HT7. Its let's-get-rowdy aluminum frame and RockShox Reba 120mm fork provide a lightweight, responsive platform with enough suspension up front to get into the good kind of trouble. A pair of wide and supple WTB Ranger 27.5 x 3.0-inch tires spread out on WTB Scraper rims to deliver scary-good traction, domineering rollover, and a little lo-fi suspension so you can float through the chop with startling speed. You’ll find all the gears you need within the SRAM GX 1x11-speed drivetrain, while a SRAM’s Level T hydraulic brakes keep your speed dialed in as the laws of physics demand enforcement. And, Ritchey and WTB components supply the handlebar, grips, and saddle for lightweight comfort and control you can count on when the dirt flies and the trail requires your undivided attention.
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The ECR is Surly's answer to those times when you just need to escape to the woods for a while to get away from the humdrum of life. Those familiar with this steel mule know it’s designed around plus tires, previously of the 29” variety. A fully loaded 29+ bike is an excellent way to explore and get away for a while… if you’re of a certain stature that is. For smaller riders, it poses several challenges though. And no one wants new problems when they’re in the woods trying to escape old ones. To solve this, Surly redesigned the smaller sizes of the ECR to work with 27.5+ while the larger sizes are still equipped with 29+. All you medium specimens out there get your pick of the litter as Surly's offering that size in both options. Other updates to the ECR include and are limited to: Gnot-Boost rear spacing and a killer new beige paint job. It retains the abundant accessory mounts that we all know and love like Surly Trip Guide for brakes and derailleurs, fender, rack, and Bill/Ted eyelets, and a Rohloff torque arm slot. The 27.5+ sizes also feature two sets of Three-Pack bosses. You’ve got lots of options to bring all your “necessities” with you and still have room for excess baggage if you’ve got it.
The Subvert HT5 Plus is a natural at diving into turns and slopes, and mastering rocky terrain thanks to its plus size tires. The HT5 models features an X6 alloy 27.5-inch Plus geometry frame with a tapered head tube and internal cable routing. Its ultra cushy ride comes courtesy of its Rockshox Recon RL 27.5+ Boost fork with 120mm of travel combined with new WTB i35 27.5-inch rims w/ TCS 2.0 tape and Kenda Havoc 27.5 x 2.8-inch 120tpi tires, all tubeless ready. Its SLX 7000 1x11 drive train, fitted with an FSA Comet Boost crankset and a 30t chainring, keeps pedaling and shifting smooth, fast and efficient for easy climbing.
If you thrive on connection to the trail, if you live for the flow of a screaming descent and love the responsiveness of a hardtail, Jamis’ Komodo is for you. This trail-eating hardtail boasts a slack head angle and a 120mm RockShox Recon suspension fork for high-speed handling, in addition to robust frame tubes and thru-axles for big-landing durability. And, 2.8-inch tires grant you fistfuls of traction, stability, and ultra-smooth roll-over, all without the added weight and complexity of dual suspension. Nowhere on the trail is off-limits with Shimano’s XT wide-range 1x11 drivetrain, packing plenty of gears to get you where you want to go. And, Shimano's MT500 hydraulic brakes provide outstanding stopping power, so you can hit it hard on the downhills and know your butt is covered.
On days when you can’t think about anything but ripping it on the trail, hop aboard Haro’s Subvert HT5. Its let's-get-rowdy aluminum frame and SR Raidon RLR 120mm fork provide a lightweight, responsive platform with enough suspension up front to get into the good kind of trouble. A pair of wide and supple Kenda Havok 27.5+ tires spread out on WTB Scraper rims to deliver scary-good traction, domineering rollover, and a little lo-fi suspension, so you can float through the chop with startling speed. You’ll find all the gears you need within the Shimano SLX 1x10-speed drivetrain, while a pair of powerful Shimano hydraulic brakes keep your speed dialed in when the laws of physics demand enforcement. And, Ritchey and WTB components supply the handlebar, grips, and saddle for lightweight comfort and control you can count on when the dirt flies and the trail requires your undivided attention.
Wider is better. The Subvert HT5 uses 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires to create a trail-ready hardtail that crushes gnarly rock gardens and root-infested singletrack. The HT5's 6061-T6 high-end aluminum alloy frame with internal cable routing is paired with a 120mm suspension fork and Boost alloy disc hubs to match and complement oversize rubber. This mid-level build includes a dependable 1x11 Shimano SLX drivetrain paired to FSA Comet cranks, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and tubeless-ready WTB Scraper TCS wheels.
Combine the Jamis Dragonslayer’s roll-over-everything capability with the traction and stability of 3-inch WTB tires, steel’s trail-taming ride, short chainstays, and slack trail geometry and you’re ear-to-ear grins all day. Ample tire clearance, rack mount eyelets, triple water bottle mounts, internal dropper post routing, full-length cable housing, and sliding dropouts add to the versatility for adventure and bikepacking, while the S2’s Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain delivers the gear range to roam anywhere. Dragonslayer also keeps your fun from running away from you with powerful Shimano hydraulic brakes, while lightweight components from Race Face and WTB keep you in controlled contact with the bike for a seamless experience.
The venerable Karate Monkey. When it comes to mountain riding, this bike brings everything you need to the experience and more. It's shod with 27.5 x 3.00 terrain-clawing Dirt Wizards for max traction on singletrack thanks to an aggressive tread pattern and cushy, wide footprint. But there's more to this agile trail runner's set of shoes — thanks to generous frame clearance, you can drop a set of 29-inch wheels in with up to a 2.50-inch tire if you desire something with less bite and similar roll-over capabilities. And, with Surly's Gnot Boost rear dropout spacing, you can comfortably run any kind of mountain bike hub: 10 x 135mm QR, 12 x 142mm, or 12 x 148mm Boost will all work in the Karate Monkey frame. Wheel choices aside, Surly built the updated Karate Monkey with a nod toward modern trail-bike geometry and includes internal dropper post routing, two or three bottle mounts (depending on size), threaded fender eyelets, and all the braze-ons you've come to expect from Surly for attaching racks, cages, and bags galore. Running gear consists of SRAMS's rock-solid NX 1x11 drivetrain with full-length external housing and Level hydraulic disc brakes for reliability when you need it most. Throw on a 140mm suspension fork and this all-rounder turns into a serious trail slayer. For what seems like a simple bike at first glance, the Karate Monkey offers much, much more. Listen to the Monkey and lose yourself in its ways.
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