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    Karate monkey or 1x1?

    I know, What bike should I get threads are lame,but I want to add another Surly to the fleet. I'm torn, I rode a Salsa Dos Niner in Vegas this year, and it rocked, but it was on western single track. I live in Ohio,and ride East coast single track. I take my cross-check on some flatter trails and it sems okay but the KM's got a shorter back end so it should handle more like a 26". If I get the 1x1 I already have all the parts for. I hate bikes, and I hate thinking about them. Any ways I'm planning a trip to CO next year and this will probably be the Bike I take. If any one has any suggestion let me know, East or West. "One is all you need" Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-rizzle
    I hate bikes...
    woah there.
    I think you should get a monkey. for many reasons that I feel like keeping to myself.

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    I've went over to the 29" side. I think they make more sense and are more comfy.

    How tall are you and how advanced/technical are the trails you like to ride?
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    I'm 6'1" I can handle about anything, I lived in in CO back in the 90's and I've lived In MD So I've ridde both extremes.

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    If you have all the parts for the 1x1, then I'd go for it. (By parts are you referring to fork and wheels?)

    I was trying to find a good 29" pros/cons webpage I have previously seen, but I could not find it.
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    I would say 1x1, just because you have the parts for it and it would be a shame to see them just lying around.

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    have a look at twentyniner.net I'd say go for the monkey. Way more versatile.
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    what about an older Bianchi SS or Redline Monocog?

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    I'm a surly fan I already have a Intstigator and a Cross-check, I have a Giant XTC that is currently a single speed, but she's getting tired. I've thinking about the 853 niner, But I love my Surlys

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    Get the Monkey and spank it. A good 29er can handle the twistiest of trails and still smoothe out the ride.

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    I have a karate monkey, awesome frame

    29ers

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    Get the monkey. "All the parts" for your 1x1 should be usable for the KM, with the exception of rims (or wheels, if they're already built up). Put together a set of Formula discs and Salsa Delgados and you are all set. Plus, you can turn it into a road bike if you ever get sick of it.
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    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    Ya'll make me happy in my choice of a 29er. It's in the works, form Spicer!
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    Man if they made some 29" hookworms, I would fix one and that would be one badass urban everything bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcahueteria
    Man if they made some 29" hookworms, I would fix one and that would be one badass urban everything bike.
    They're not hookworms, but I've got a pair of 700x60 big apples on the way. They oughtta make the monkey a pretty scary urban contender.

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