Will’s Karate Monkey is ready for anything!

Will came to us about four years ago looking for a bike to tackle the Tour D’afrique, a 4,000km supported trek across the African continent. We built him a Surly Ogre, which it turns out has since traversed almost every continent on the planet. Will has spent most of the past four years guiding cross continental expeditions for TDA Global cycling who run Tour D’Afrique.

Now that he’s back on home turf and running out of continents to ride across, he has decided to trade in the Ogre for something at bit more capable for everyday trail riding. This custom built Karate Monkey should be tough enough to take on the burliest of trails in his home state of Tasmania.

The day he came to collect it we headed straight out on the Yarra trails to give it a shake down, the next few hours were spent hearing Will giggling with excitement every time he rolled over obstacles with ease! 

This build comes equipped with a Rock Shox Revelation RCT3 140mm boost fork, KS Lev 150mm dropper post, Deore XT groupset and a Handbuilt DT Swiss x WTB wheelset.

We’ve currently got good stock of complete bikes so get in touch to organise your party hardtail.

Sit back and enjoy the slide show:

We customized the build with a white sticker kit as opposed to the stock black stickers.
Rock Shox Revelation 140mm fork takes care of the rough stuff!
DT350 hubs laced to WTB i45 650+ rims
It will be tough work trying to get the Teravail Coronado 27.5×3 tyres unstuck even in the roughest of terrain.
Plenty of room for 650+ in the Rock Shox Revelation 29er boost fork.
Cable detail
Dt 350 Boost Hub
This bike is ready to PARTY!


  1. I want one

  2. We can make it happen! 🙂

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