The Surly Krampus: Bikepacking Build Details

“… it’s like being a big kid on a grown up BMX bike… that can plow over anything.” – D-Molasses

After being smitten by the 29+ platform while riding across Africa, I thought I’d make the Surly Krampus my go-to trail bike and bikepacking rig. I’ve said it all before here and here, so I’ll just get straight to the photos and build details:

Surly Krampus Bikepacking setup
The Krampus kitted out for a Pisgah trip with a Revelate Harness, a DIY Framebag, and a Revelate Viscacha Seat Bag.
  • Surly Krampus Bikepacking Frame Bag
  • Surly Krampus Revelate Bags
  • Bikepacking the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail - VMBT
Surly Krampus Bikepacking setup

The Build

  • Frame: 20″ Surly Krampus (Large – I am about 6′ even)
  • Rear Hub: Shimano FH-M529, 32h. Disc. Black
  • Front Hub: Surly Ultra New Disc, 32h
  • Rims: Surly Rabbit Hole 29+ laced with DT Swiss 14g
  • Cranks: Surly O.D. 33
  • Rings: Surly 22 / Srly 36
  • Chain: KMC x10
  • Shifters: Shimano Xt M780 10 Speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX/Shadow+ RD-M675
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX M676-D
  • Cassette: SRAM GG-1070, 10-speed. 11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36t
  • Tires: Surly Knard 27TPI
  • Bottom Bracket: Surly O.D. 33
  • Brakes: Avid BB7, 180/160 / Avid Ultimate levers
  • Levers: Avid FR-5
  • Headset: Cane Creek, 40 series for 44mm
  • Handlebar: Crankbrothers Opium 3 (780mm / 30mm rise)
  • Stem: Race Face Ride (6-Degree, 70-mm)
  • Spacers: Hope Space Doctor
  • Saddle: WTB Pro V
  • Seatpost: Easton Havoc
  • Seatpost Clamp: Salsa Lip-Lock
  • Pedals: Crank Bros Candy 3
  • Front Rack: Salsa Minimalist
  • Rear Rack: Tubus Vega
Surly Krampus Bikepacking - OD Crank
The O.D. Crankset… shown with a 39/26t ring combo, but I switched it to 22/36t for bikepacking.

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Surly Krampus Bikepacking setup


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