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  1. #526
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    Depends on what you call longer I've regularly done 40, 50, 60 mile rides and a few over 70 on my rigid KM, works fantastic and yes I use it a lot on the road, is my commuter and used to be my "roadie".
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    Have any of you that own a karate monkey used it mostly for road and with longer rides?
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??
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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Have any of you that own a karate monkey used it mostly for road and with longer rides?
    Yes, i do! mostly on road, cw and gravel. I usually stay on the pedals in the range from 50 to 100 km every time and the KM is fantastic. I use a couple of Schwalbe Big Apple 2.3" inflated at 2.5 atm... and a confortable saddle

    SS at the moment but I'm consider to go for 1X9...

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    Madbike do you have pictures? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Madbike do you have pictures? Thanks
    hi commutenow, don't know if I have enough post here to put a link...

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...18795119514721

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    Thanks nice pictures!

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    Loving the KM builds and pics everyone.

    Question??
    I stand 5'5 would a small KM be to large? The more I look at this new KM the more I like it.
    Like the KM more than the troll just don't think I'll fit. Any help or suggestions would rock thanks!

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    Just back from a weeks riding in France, fire roads and farm tracks, fixed, 61" gear perfect. Apart from they're building the new TGV line across my trail to the nearest Patisserie,7 miles from where I stay, it was spot on. I'm 5' 7" 30" inside leg and small is fine. Try one, I'm sure someone can lend you one.....

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    My work in progress

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    The Smurf Monkey...So long HiFi I will miss you



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    YUM. Loving the new blue!

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    Here's mine.. muddy post-ride


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    Karate Monkey by jstewse, on Flickr


    Karate Monkey by jstewse, on Flickr

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    cause I re-did mine again...
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    Finished, well almost. Just waiting for the brown Spoon to arrive. I was so pleased with the fixed KM, I decided if I ever saw an old brown frame second I'd build a SS. And here it is......................

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    Collected my 2012 frame from the Post Office and after taking off the protective wrapping, I noticed that the headtube where the top cup fits in had been dropped prior to packing !!

    Took a bit of careful persuasion but managed to get the top part of the headtube round again before putting in the headset.

    Complete Build is as follows:

    Frame - 2012 KM medium - black
    Headset - Chris King
    Hubs - Hope Pro 2
    Rims - Velocity Blunts
    Spokes - DT Swiss DB
    Skewers - Hope
    Tyres - Front- Conti Mountain King 2.4; Rear - Conti X-King 2.2
    Stem - Thomson X4
    Bars - Ragley Carnegie
    Grips - ESI
    Brakes - Clarkes Skeletal (will be replacing with Shimano SLX)
    Seatpost - Thomson Elite
    Saddle - Fizik Gobi
    Pedals - Eggbeaters
    BB - Shimano XTR
    Crank - Shimano XTR M960
    Chainring - Blackspire 34
    Cog - FireEye 18
    Surly Tugnut
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    Here is mine.

    Build specs at
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    Just built this up. My ogre needed a sibling. Quick shakedown through the forest today.


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    Nice build and nice pictures.

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    Thought I'd throw up a pick I took of my Monkey on Friday while out doing some trail work, what a versatile bike it is
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    Great picture!

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    Got my 2013 Monkey last Friday. Completely stock at the moment.


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    another blue...very cool
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    Friday Night Fun

    Made some changes


    New Grips
    New Bars
    New Stem

    Completely Different Ride. Not Good or Bad. Just Different. More Aggressive.
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    I like the new colors
    -Eric
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    Hi mate, like the rebuild, not so much the photo Hope you don't mind.
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    Befoot, It looks like you have an 18. Is your Reba set to 80mm? If it is stiil at 100mm, how is the ride? Do the extra 20mm make that much of a difference? I really like the blue, it looks great. I am thinking about trying the rigid and using a thudbuster for me arse. If it doesn't work out for the front, then I'll go with the front susser. I was also wondering what ur heigth was and if the 18 was a good fit. Thanks amigo for your response.
    "I have come to kick ass and chew bubblegum....and I'm all outta bubblegum".

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