Wednesday, 11 August 2010

New Salsa Fatbike

This is big news...a production complete fatbike...from Salsa
called the Mukluk it will be sold complete or frameset...RRP is $1499 US dollars...
at our exchange rate that is £1000 plus import duty which is real cheap undercuts a pugsley complete build by at least £500...
it has a cool rear drop out spacer allowing you to fit offset wheels so you could run a internal hub gear or inline (regular) 29ers so if you have a pugsley you could upgrade to one bike with a 2nd 29er also has fork bottle mounts...i still say they stole my idea on them!, Salsa are really big in the UK,and unlike Surly who dont seem that interested in promoting there pugsley fatbike salsa has a bike here with the additional 29er appeal which may interest people this side of the pond,i wish them all the best and consider one of them in my stable instead of 2 bikes
heres some pics...

here it is with 29er wheels...plenty tyre clearance for UK mud!

the complete bike specs...looks good...
Frame Salsa Mukluk, 6061-T6 Double-Butted Aluminum Snow Bike
Color Moon Shadow Blue
Weight 34.2lbs for size Large
Fork Salsa Enabler, Painted-To-Match
Crankset FSA 22-32-44 ISIS Drive Crank
Chainring FSA 22-32-44
Bottom Bracket 100mm Wide FSA ISIS
Chain SRAM PC-951
Cassette Shimano HG-50 12-36
Rear Derailleur SRAM X.7 9-Speed, Long Cage, Black
Shifters SRAM X.7 9-Speed Twist Shifters
Headset Cane Creek S1, 1-1/8th", Black
Handlebar Salsa Pro Moto Flat Bar, 17-Degree, 710mm, 31.8mm, Black
Stem Salsa Pro Moto S.U.L. 31.8mm, 1-1/8", Black, 95-Degree, 14" = 80mm, 16"=90mm, 18"=100mm, 20"=110mm, 22"=120mm
Grips SRAM
Front Brake Avid BB7 Mountain with 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake Avid BB7 Mountain with 160mm Rotor
Brake Levers Avid FR5
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX D-type Direct Mount
Seatpost Salsa Shaft
Seatpost Clamp Salsa Lip-Lock
Saddle Salsa by Velo, Black
Front Hub Surly New Disc Hub, 135mm, 32H
Rear Hub Salsa Mukluk 170mm Rear Disc Hub by Formula, 32H
Quick Release Salsa Flip-Offs
Spokes DT Swiss Competition, Double-Butted, 2.0/1.8mm, Black
Nipples DT Swiss Brass
Rims Vicious Cycles Graceful Fat Sheba, 32H
Tires Surly Larry 26 x 3.8"


* 26" hardtail snowbike frameset
* 6061-T6 Aluminum heat-treated, double-butted frame tubing
* Painted-to-match Salsa Enabler 29'er fork (please see Enabler Fork product page for fork details)
* Adapted Salsa geometry for stability and performance on snow-covered singletrack and trails, featuring tall headtube, long chainstays, low bottom bracket, and low standover height
* Shaped chainstays and seatstays for maximum heel clearance in winter boots
* Fits up to 26 x 4.0" tire on 100mm width rim
* Dual Rear Spacing: 170mm non-offset rear spacing or 135mm offset (17.5mm-offset) option
* 135mm-to170mm adapter for retrofitting 135mm offset rear wheels sold seperately
* Front Derailleur Compatability: Shimano Direct Mount via removable adapter clamp, clamp included
* Direct Mount Adaptor for flexibility in chainring/drivetrain setup
* Headset: Standard 1-1/8"
* Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
* Seatpost clamp: 32.0mm Salsa Lip-Lock included
* Bottom bracket shell: 100mm
* Brakes: Disc brake only, ISO 51mm disc brake mounts
* Rear brake requires tandem length brake cable
* Downtube cable routing for full-length housing
* Replaceable derailleur hanger
* One under downtube H2O bottle mount (all sizes)
* Front triangle downtube triple Anything Cage bottle mount (M, L, XL only)
* Front triangle downtube H2O bottle mount (XS & S only)
* Front triangle seattube H2O bottle mount (all sizes)
* Rear rack braze-ons (rack will require modification)
* Reflective frame and fork decals so you don't get run'd over
* Frame weight: XS (4 lbs 2 oz), S (4 lbs 4 oz), M (4 lbs 8 oz), L (4 lbs 10 oz), XL (4 lbs 13 oz) - not including 135mm-offset wheel adaptor
* Color: Moonshadow Blue


  1. That looks like a nice bike - and a good price too. Maybe something useful for the winter weather if it gets bad? Cant see a UK distributor though which is a shame

  2. most shops deal with ISIN, the Salsa (and Surly) distributer so can get them here in the UK!,
    Bike Chain Edinburgh is already on the case for a friend so should get a reatail price and avaiability date here soon!

  3. Awesome! - I'll have to check into this in the states. Looks like a descent ride, and the price is a little more in line as well. Thanks for the info.

  4. guessing at the price craigers it is about $500 cheaper than building a pugsley,that $1500 complete price will proberly be closer to £1500 UK price despite the exchange rate,thats still cheap here too!

  5. going to check out the Salsa website and see about that rear wheel spacer. sounds like it's usable on the Pugs.

  6. gnarlees; offset pugs wheels can be used!