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.
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
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!!!
I spent a few days exploring the Chilcotin Mountains last week with MTBR member Coldbike and his kids. This was my first kid-spedition so I learned lots! The mountain bike touring potential in the Chilcotin area is amazing ... Read More »
With the help of a machinist who specialized in bike stuff, I did this very warranty-nullifying conversion from the Zee single ring crank, to a quite functional double.
A few notes:
1. The shifting isnt perfect. Its good. Sometimes I need to give the chain an extra few milliseconds to "drop" as t ... Read More »
Love my Krampus BUT the tires are the weak link for me right now. 120 TPI version and I have cut the side wall about 3/8" and a 3/16" partial slice on the main body of the tire up in the knobs. Both times were while riding rocky areas. I am also a little spooked on slippery rocks w/the Knards. I wei ... Read More »
I'm trying to figure out which bike to buy it will be used mostly for XC riding and some gravel grinders. I'm aware the specific difference is I'm just trying to figure out which one will be livable everyday.Read More »