Friday, November 16, 2012

Greased Lightning! Salsa Cycles Beargrease

Large sized Beargrease
Europa Cycle and Ski now has in stock a Beargrease in size Large. This is Salsa Cycles premier fat bike offering for 2013.

The Beargrease differs significantly from Salsa's other fat bikes- the Mukluks. For instance, the Beargrease features a hydroformed aluminum frame with main tubes borrowed from Salsa's XC hard tail weapon, the Mamasita. A tapered head tube holds a Beargrease fork, which is a tapered, 1 1/8th- 1 1/2" steer tube aluminum constructed fork. This fork does not feature the braze ons seen on Salsa's Enabler fork used on the Mukluk. The Beargrease fork is also anodized to save even more weight. In fact, the uncut fork with a crown race mounted weighed 760 grams for this bike. Pretty awesome.

The frame is also anodized, again saving weight over a painted frame. The frame does not feature rack braze ons, but it does have two water bottle mounting positions, one on the down tube, one on the seat tube.

The components are worthy of such a light, high tech frame. SRAM provides the derailleurs, shifters, and Avid Elixir hydraulic brakes with a 160mm frt and 140mm rear rotor. The crank set is a special, exclusive to Salsa Cycles model from e-13 which has a fat bike optimized chain line and improved seals on the outboard bearing cups. Husker Du 26 X 4.0 tires are mounted on specially colored Rolling Darryl rims with cut outs for lightening the ride even further. Salsa stem, seat post, and a WTB saddle with some Salsa lock on grips steering a Salsa bar round out the components here.

The Beargrease isn't a cheap bike, but it is the lightest production series fat bike out now, and our size Large example tips the scales at well under 30lbs. This is far lighter than most any other fat bike currently offered as a complete bike. Salsa Cycles sold out their entire production of this bike to dealers and many of those bikes will be out on trails by the time you read this. Get this while you can, because their won't be many available, and none from Salsa until they introduce 2014 product next summer.

Tires: We also have fat bike tires and tubes in stock including Big Fat Larrys and  the Husker Du. Don't forget our size large Muk 2 and Medium Muk 3 as well. See ya soon.

We've got the coffee on waiting for ya!

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