Frequently I get asked what’s the best kind of Xtracycle to build, with or without Stokemonkey. I hesitate, because there are many right answers, and I don’t want to suggest that my personal preferences have such universal validity. Least of all do I want to suggest that you need to spend a lot of money chasing down some ideal uninformed by your own experience. Nevertheless, I’ve put between 100 and 10,000 miles each on a total of nine different Xtracycles over the last five years, and I can’t help but have developed some strong opinions.
I’ll edit this post later to tell you why I think this Surly Karate Monkey with ISO 559 wheels, Xtracycle, Stokemonkey is the best I’ve built yet. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures.