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    Karate Monkey 2012: size question because of geometry change

    Got an 2009 KM with XL size which fits perfect.
    Wanna build another one next year - but 2012 geometry has taller head tube (good!) an taller seat tube, which is bad because I cannot push the seatpost down enough at steep downhills.

    So I think I get an L size which has nearly the "old" tube heights - but the effective toptube is about 16 mm shorter.

    Do you think, I can compensate this with a longer stem or should I NOT compensate this?
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    I think it might be a typo on the KM's geo page (588mm seat tube vs. 558 on the similar Ogre). I haven't heard of any change in seat tube length, even when they added the brace for '11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    I think it might be a typo on the KM's geo page (588mm seat tube vs. 558 on the similar Ogre). I haven't heard of any change in seat tube length, even when they added the brace for '11.
    Hm - then there are four typos on the KM site, because the seat tubes of all four frame sizes are taller than the same at the ogre site

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    Maybe it's a sign you just need an Ogre!
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    Contact Surly directly. They get back to you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboygrrl View Post
    Contact Surly directly. They get back to you soon.
    Did it and got the answer, that there was a bug on the website. Now it's fixed and Ogre and KM have the same seat tube values

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