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Help with first 29'er .. Used Surly KM - Sizing/Price/Options/Etc

Old 07-27-11, 07:38 AM
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Help with first 29'er .. Used Surly KM - Sizing/Price/Options/Etc

I'm looking into getting my first 29'er and very excited about the options and new riding terrains I can enjoy

I came across the option of buying a Surly Karate Monkey 2011 model in XL (22" frame) for around $630. Bike is completely stock and very clean. Bike seems to have very rarely been ridden and in great shape.

Will there be any sizing issues? Anything I should be worried about?

What are your thoughts on this option in terms of price/sizing/bike? Biggest concern for me is sizing. Should MTBs have much more clearance for your sweetmeats (s/o height) than road bikes?

I am 6'1" with a 32-33" inseam and currently ride a 61cm road bike.

Current bike:
Seat tube length
61cm
Top tube length
570
Standover Height
33.5"
Head tube angle
72
Seat tube angle
74
Chainstay length
409
BB height
282

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Old 07-27-11, 09:44 AM
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Just make sure a single speed rigid fork is what you really want.
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Old 07-27-11, 09:48 AM
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Ya my road bike is singlespeed. I love the simplicitiy of just going out and riding.

Mostly worried about sizing.

thanks for ur input
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22" is too big for 6-1, you need a 20"
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Old 07-27-11, 12:06 PM
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Too big meaning difficult to ride or too big meaning the top tube will be all up in my crotch-piece?
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Top tube will be too long and too high. If all you do is commute, maybe, for actual MTB'ing it's too big for you. BTW, you're not stuck with a rigid fork, lots of people run a suspension fork on a KM, 80mm or 100mm works fine.
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Why would that be?

More room for your coin purse on jumps?
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Originally Posted by bhanl0n View Post
Why would that be?

More room for your coin purse on jumps?
OMG LMAO!!!! that was too funny sorry.....
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Yea try out the bike and ride it...im 6'2 with a 32-33 inseam and i rode a 20in 29er and it was perfect
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Will check it out tonight.

I'm very intrigued by the Surlys
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I'm 6'1" and ride an 18' Rigid Karate Monkey. Depending on how you like your bike to fit an 18 or 20 would work, I'm guessing a 22 would be too big.
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22" is too big for 6-1, you need a 20"
YUP, what he said.
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I'm 6'3" with a 34" and rode a 20 for years. Just went to a 21" and it feels a bit more clumsy. The smaller frame is a bit quicker in my experience.
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