Surly Krampus 29er Hardtail

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1950.00

Product Description

Yet another so-called "platform"? Yikes. But wait! There's a reason: 29+ equals fun. Surly's new Krampus frame is built specifically for 29x3" tires on 50mm rims. 29+ offers fast rolling inertia with traction to spare, and even some float on loose terrain. 29+ isn't just a big wheeled version of a fat bike, it's the logically progression of a 29". Rip trails or ride where there are no trails. Do it all with a shit-eating grin. Now, more than ever, is the best time to be Surly.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordicarmel

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2014

Strengths:    Most fun bike I have ever owned there are no weak points

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I am a USA top ranked or should I say was a top ranked motorcycle enduro rider and a pretty good motorcycle observed trials rider and now a pretty good bicycle off road rock rider and until meeting my new lover the Surly Krampus I was doing a lot of yawning on this bicycle thing. My Moonlander and Mukluk with studded tires and riding both on boiler plate ice was beginning to turn me on a bit then bought a Stumpjumper FSR and back to yawns...and then comes along the KRAMPUS now we were talking with smiles galore I put on a thudbuster dropped the tire pressure to 9.5 lbs and digging it like a MONTESA or Gas Gas or Beta motorcycle trials bike. But I wanted more perfection so I contacted the experts at bikeman dot com and they did me perfect with a Rock Shox Bluto and the rest is history I added Only 1.2lbs and with handlebar lockout feature I got the coolest pimped out woods ride in America ....I can smoke rock gardens.... Jump logs and by dropping down to 32 teeth on the chainring RaceFace brand can smoke any uphill in America and ride any trail in the good ol' USA with the best mountain bike made be it 2k or 12k anytime anyplace anywhere and will come out of the woods with a mouth larger smile on my face then the rest of the guys in the woods for sure. Funny when I ride at places like Alligrippis and smoke by guys in fancy spandex on the up hills or down hills that are a quarter my age . The biggest complaint I have is when people line up on route 80 with my car when I am driving 65 mph so they can stare at the coolest bike ever made

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2013

Strengths:    29er matched with 3" wide tires can't be beat with roll over and traction
Steel frame makes an awesome ride
Shimano 1X drivetrain

Weaknesses:    It's a heavy machine but who cares

Bottom Line:   
One word comes to mind when throwing a leg over this monster FUN!! It's a over sized BMX bike.It changed my outlook on rigid bikes coming from a full squish 29er history I never thought they could be fun. It's a truly impressive ride, if you(everyone) have a chance to ride one DO IT!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Lippman Park

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Doctor

Similar Products Used:   2011 Trek Rumblefish 2, 2014 Trek Remedy 29

Bike Setup:   Stock except for a 30t Race Face Narrow/Wide chainring

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