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    All-City Gorilla Monsoon steel "monster cross” bike w/ clearance for 27.5 x 2.4 tires

    Great new All-City Gorilla Monsoon steel "monster cross” bike w/ clearance for 27.5 x 2.4 tires

    https://www.allcitycycles.com/bikes/gorilla_monsoon

    https://allcitycycles.com/blog/today...orilla_monsoon

    https://www.bikerumor.com/2018/02/17...-gravel-build/

    I love these specs and geometry. The big head scratcher is why the straight 1-1/8" headtube. QBP announced another new steel bike, the Surly Midnight Special "all-road" bike with a 44mm headtube. The ability to run a tapered fork in the future would have been nice.

    https://surlybikes.com/bikes/midnight_special/bike_info

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    That looks almost exactly like what I had in mind for a monster cross 27.5 from a previous thread. Hmmmm.

    The 1-1/8 head tube seems out of character with through-axles, probably not a big deal.

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    Probably going to buy this. Really dig the Surly Midnight Special, but that seems more roadie. And I need this thing to be able to hit some trails.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    I like their curved fork, old school smart, but yeah, the lack of a tapered head means no Lauf fork, and that's a bummer.

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    Cool bike, but $2000? Novatec hubs and SunRace cassette at that price? Lots of crack-smoking at QBP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Cool bike, but $2000? Novatec hubs and SunRace cassette at that price? Lots of crack-smoking at QBP.
    Yeah, it's a bit overpriced it seems, especially with the Surly Midnight Special having a better spec and lower price.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    Complete price was non-issue for me as I prefer to buy frameset.
    Picked it up Mon night, finished build late into the night and I had absurd amounts of fun in the last couple of days.
    Super fun bike, goes anywhere really, love it!
    Kudos to All-City, judging by the bike and amount of NBD posts I see with GM plus questions about it on All-City site and in other places - they got a solid hit.
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