Posts Tagged ‘Krampus’

Surly Krampus – Interbike 2012 (Video)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Don’t worry, it’s not another wheel standard, it’s more of a wheel optimization for a particular type of mindset. The Surly Krampus introduces “29+” to the discussion. It’s still a 29″ wheel but uses a wider rim and 3″ tire, while still using standard 73mm BB shell, 135mm spaced rear end and other standard mountain bike parts. The purpose, to kill all terrain in it’s way. No, really, it’s for slaying the knurliest terrain you can find. Don’t believe me, watch the video and let Surly tell you themselves.

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Surly Bikes 2013 Preview @ Saddle Drive ’12

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Surly, purveyor of the WTF bicycle, has done it again. Since releasing the market’s first complete, ready-to-ride fat bike in 1998, Surly has now taken a step back, introducing a new platform that the brand calls 29+.

tf-img_2034 Meet the Krampus. Carving its own path somewhere between fat bike and mountain bike worlds, the Krampus rolls on 50mm rims called Rabbit Holes, spreading out the 29x3”, tight-tread tires Surly has dubbed Knards. The frame was designed to max out tire clearance on the front and rear while working within mountain bike standards; the Krampus frame has a 73mm bottom bracket and 100/135mm hub spacing. (more…)