Friday, October 19, 2012

Mukluk 2 Frame Fork!

Mukluk 2 in Medium
The shop just took delivery of this awesome Mukluk 2 frame and fork today. The complete Mukluk 2 is White/Green, but Salsa Cycles decided the frame only option would be this awesome black with Purple decals and seat collar.

Dubbed "Grape Ape", this frame and fork are a Medium/17" in size and would make a great upgrade from an older Salsa Mukluk, or something to base your special build on.

The frame is the same as all the other Mukluks for 2013- Slightly higher bottom bracket, shorter chain stay length, and a different head tube from previous years. The frame takes a 44mm compatible head set and can accept tapered steer tube forks as well as straight 1 1/8th inch.

Close up of the deacal
The fork provided with the frame is color matched and is the Enabler model from Salsa that has braze ons for a front rack and water bottles on each fork leg. Or you can also get two "Anything Cages" and use the triple braze on mount. These cages are larger and are meant to hold things like Nalgene bottles, sleeping bag rolls, or whatever object you can think of that fits the cage.

The fork also has fender mounts, and the forward facing drop outs help prevent wheel ejection under hard disc brake use. The fork is disc brake only.

Alternator Drop Outs
The big difference with the 2013 frames is the Alternator rear drop outs. These are "swinger" type rear modular drop outs that allow for a rider to adjust the wheel base, or to set up the bike as a single speed.

These drop outs are burly and a proven design, having been ridden to finishes by several riders on the grueling Tour Divide, a 2500-plus mile off road event in the Rocky Mountains.

Other features include improved full run cable housing runs for brakes and derailleurs. An included Direct Mount front derailleur perch that attaches to the seat tube, if a front derailleur is used is also included.

The Mukluk 2 frame set has a 170mm rear drop out spacing and uses a 135mm spaced front fork for the best strength and for maximum clearances around tires while retaining the possibility to run a full 3 X 9 or 3 X 10 mtb drive train.

So, come on in and check this out, or the Muk 2 complete we have along with the Mukluk 3 we just got built up. Good times are waiting for you on a fat bike!

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