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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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    Received tires I settled on for GM. Schwalbe G-One All-Round, 27.5x2.8
    Mounted on Hope Tech Enduro wheels (rim is 23mm internal) with Conti light tubes
    Width at the casing is over 2.5 and at the knobs is just under 2.7
    Ride is not much slower compared to G-One speeds but way more grip and control off-road and on gravel.
    Pics of clearance - plenty for where I plan to ride. Will probably rub with tubeless setup.
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    hmm now I'd like to get one of those forks to go fat front on my Vassago Fisticuff! looks like a funnnn bike

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