Description of Salsa BEARGREASE CARBON Fatbike 26" MTB Frame Set 2015 - blaze orange fade
Salsa's lightest fatbike!
Salsa's premium Beargrease offering, the Beargrease Carbon XX1 is pointed in the pursuit of speed. The high-modulus carbon fiber frame and Makwa carbon fork are kept free of extraneous features. Front and rear thru-axles and precise tube shaping boost stiffness, drivetrain efficiency and tracking in rough terrain.
Beargrease - Endure Geometry
Designed as a racing fatbike with race agility. Features new geometry with a compact rear end that meets the demands of even the most aggressive racer, while still maintaining the proper weight distribution and stability required for navigating varied and difficult surface conditions. Maximized standover clearance aids dabbing, stopping, and restarting in tough trail conditions.
Full Carbon Layup
Fatbike appropriate tube sizing and shaping. Large cross-sections for aesthetic but also frame stiffness and efficiency; results in precise handing, and efficient power transfer. Excellent corrosion resistance.
Versatile Fork Compatibility
Designed around Salsa’s 51 mm-offset Makwa and Bearpaw fork models. Beargrease is also fully compatible with RockShox Bluto suspension fork set at 100 mm travel.
Allows use of tapered and standard 1-1/8” forks
12x177 mm Symmetrical Thru-Axle Rear Spacing
Equivalent to 170 mm rear spacing, but thru-axle design adds convenient hub catches that make wheel removal/installation easier and tool-free; results in a stiffer wheel-frame connection optimizing power transfer; maintains proper chainline with the crankset. DT Swiss axle included.
Rear Tire Clearance
Designed for 26 x 4.0" tires on 82 mm rims with full drivetrain. Compatible with 29+ tires on 50 mm rims with full drivetrain. Compatible with 26 x 4.0” tires on 90/100 mm rims. Tires measuring an actual 4.3 - 4.6” (regardless of rim width) will fit but will require drivetrain modification. Not compatible with tires larger than 26 x 4.6”.
Shaped Chainstays & Seatstays
Double bend design provides maximum heel clearance in winter boots.
PressFit 41 121 mm Bottom Bracket
The PressFit equivalent of a 100 mm bottom bracket shell. This size is compatible with all 66 mm chainline fatbike cranks (example: SRAM XX1, X9, X5, RaceFace Next SL, Turbine…). Paired with the 170 mm spaced rear end this results in a drivetrain with proper alignment and performance.
Direct Mount Front Derailleur Adaptor
The optional Salsa Offset Direct Mount Adaptor adds flexibility to drivetrain setup, and allows clean 1x build.
27.2 mm Seatpost
For rider comfort.
Full Length Cable Routing
Improved performance in poor conditions.
Frame accepts 2 bottle cages (1 on SM)
Salsa Makwa Carbon Fork Included
Ultra light Carbon monocoque fork. Full-carbon tapered steerer tube. Oversized fatbike-appropriate blades. 15 mm thru-axle. 74 mm post mount.
142 mm x 15 mm Thru-Axle Fork Spacing
Equivalent to 135 mm front spacing, but with convenient hub catches that make wheel removal/installation & tool-free; Improved front end stiffness, precise handling.
Fork Tire Clearance
26 x 4.8" on 100 mm rims. Compatible with all 26 x 4.0 - 5.0” tires and 29+ tires.
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Fact Sheet of Salsa BEARGREASE CARBON Fatbike 26" MTB Frame Set 2015 - blaze orange fade