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    Ogre/Karate Monkey rear dropouts (or forkends, if you prefer) question.

    Surly lists the chainstay length of these bikes as 413mm and the diagram shows the measurement being from the center of the bottom-bracket to the very front edge of the dropout. I don't know if the diagram is accurate as to how they actually measured it so is the 431mm the correct measurement to that point, the center of the axle of a wheel placed all the way forward or in the middle of the dropout?

    Also, how far back can you safely put a wheel in a rear facing dropout? What would be the approximate chainstay length of a wheel at this rearmost position?


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    Yes, they measure to the most forward point on the dropout (shortest chainstay length).

    I don't have a bike to measure in front of me, but I'd guesstimate they allow about 1.25" of adjustment.

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    That's good to know for sure. The 43cm had given me very slight pause because I'm pretty happy running 44-45cm chainstays and it sounds like the Ogre can probably do that.

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