is a Surly Karate Monkey that I bought earlier this year. It has
a TruVativ Stylo crankset, Avid disc brakes, and Surly disc hubset
with WTB Dual Duty rims. I rode it for about a week on a generic
headset and it already began to creak and pop. I decided to put
out more money and go with the Chris King that I was too cheap to
buy in the first place. I haven't had any problems since.
currently have it geared for the trails (32x17). It handles them
nicely and is pretty strong.
I can't believe how many compliments I receive from other bikers,
many of whom are riding 2-4 thousand dollar full-suspension bicycles.
It's a great bike.