Surly Karate Monkey 2012 Forks

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00

Product Description

Rake: 43mm Steerer: 260mm Weight: 2.59 lbs. (1.18 kg)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BokorSolo a Cross Country Rider from VA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2012

Strengths:    Smooth, precise, strong and just the right amount of flex.

Weaknesses:    Lack of color choices unlike Niner's forks.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first rigid setup since my Trek 820 Mountain Track from the early 90s and I gotta say I wish forks were like this in the beginning. This fork came on my Surly Karate Monkey and I was considering switching out the fork with a suspension fork before I even got the bike on the trail. After my first ride I felt a little beaten up, but I got used to it and now I don't want to switch. It keeps the bike light-er weight and tracks straight. I heard that this fork is different from the earlier KM forks, being that the earlier ones were very harsh. I don't know for sure, but if you haven't tried this one for 2012, you should, it's great.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Surly Karate Monkey

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