The Salsa Mukluk was one of the game changing fat bikes when it was introduced moving from wheels that used an offset build to a symmetrical built rear wheel with a wider hub that a traditional mountain bike. The 2017 Mukluk Fat Bike marks the next evolution of the fat bike building on the technology and feedback from previous versions of the Mukluk, Beargrease and Blackborow.
Keeping with current tire trends the Salsa Mukluk now has the ability to run and comes stock with 5" tires. To accomplish this the Mukluk for the first time moves from a 170/177mm rear end to a wider 190/197mm rear end. While moving to a wider rear end isn't revolutionary the geometry is. On previous bikes you had to either pick wide tires and a long wheelbase or smaller (relatively) 4.0" tires to get quicker handling. The new 2017 Mukluk is capable of running a 4.7" tire on a 70mm rim with 432mm chainstays, the shortest Fat Bike stays in the industry while giving you the option to pull the Alternator dropouts back and run wider tires on wider rims. Keeping with current trail bike trends the Mukluk has a longer top tube paired with a shorter stem (50-70mm) and a wide handlebar.
Mukluk frames are compatible with 190mm versions of the Alternator Rack when paired with the Salsa Rack-Lock seatpost collar. The top tube of the Mukluk has braze-ons to accommodate Salsa''s new EXP bag line. The fork legs continue to be offered with provisions for use with Anything Cages for additional gear storage.
The build kit for the Mukluk NX1 Fat Bike includes a Bearpaw Carbon fork, SRAM NX1 1x11 drivetrain, Race Face Aeffect cranks, Hayes MX Comp disc brakes, Salsa Rustler 3 handlebar and 45NRTH Dillinger 5 60tpi tires.
Mukluk Alloy Frame
Salsa Bearpaw Carbon Fork
SRAM NX1 Drivetrain with Race Face Aeffect crank
45NRTH Dillinger 5 tires, 60tpi
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