Friday, May 08, 2015

It Lives

It's been almost three years since I first laid eyes on the monster that is the Surly Krampus, and I finally have mine.

All the parts have been collected over the past few months, and I have now started the build. Here's the little I have assembled so far.

I am setting it up as a 1x10. Except for the King headset, nothing terribly exotic: Shimano Zee rear derailleur and shifter, XT hubs and cassette, SLX cranks. I went with Velocity rims and Maxxis tires over the Surly Rabbit Hole/Knard combo. It was a money saving move on the rims, and I wanted a more aggressive tire. I'm not a huge fan of the obnoxious tire graphics, though.

Hopefully I will get some time here and there to finish it up soon.


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