FATBIKING / BUSHWACKING / SINGLESPEED - Salsa MUKLUK
Mukluk is Salsa's exploration fatbike. All Mukluks feature Alternator dropouts, making singlespeed or geared setups possible. Rigid models feature Bearpaw forks with Three-Pack braze-ons for added carrying capacity. Mukluk is only limited by your imagination. Free your mind, and the experiences shall follow.
Salsa Fatbike Geometry
The geometry used across Salsa's entire fatbike line has remained basically unchanged since developing the Beargrease Carbon back in 2012. Salsa has adapted it to all their fatbike models because it works extremely well in all conditions and use cases whether it be riding groomed singletrack at your local trail, exploring a deserted beach, or embarking across the wild frozen expanses of Alaska in the ITI race. At its core, Salsa use the shortest chainstay possible in conjunction with a headtube angle and fork offset that place the rider’s center of gravity further over the rear wheel. This location and combination of front and rear center is key to getting a fatbike that is stable, steers well in loose conditions, and still also feels nimble and agile despite the massive wheels and tires. A low bottom bracket height is also key, to keep the rider’s center of gravity low, and to make dabbing and dismounting easier.
Details of Salsa BLACKBOROW Fatbike 26"
Aluminum 6066-T6 Tubeset
Top-shelf, double and triple-butted, heat-treated AL-6066-T6 tubing is used throughout the frame. This 6000-series aluminum has better strength and fatigue characteristics than 6061 and 7000-series aluminums, allowing for a stronger and lighter overall frame. Additionally, the tubing is strategically shaped and formed for additional stiffness and strength optimization in key stress areas.
Full-Length Housing Cable Routing
Full-length housing improves shifting performance in poor conditions and increases use time between maintenance intervals.
Multiple Bottle Cages
All frame sizes, except XS and SM, accept 3 bottle cages. XS and SM accept 2 bottle cages.
170 x 10mm Symmetrical Rear Spacing
Results in a strong rear wheel and frame; maintains proper chainline with crankset.
PressFit 41 x 121mm Bottom Bracket
Compatible with all 1x and 2x fatbike-specific cranks in both GXP and 24mm spindle types, that matches up to 170/177mm rear spacing.
Alternator Dropout Versatility
The Alternator dropout delivers incredible drivetrain versatility. Run singlespeed or geared, QR or thru-axle, freehub or Rohloff. Set the Alternator dropouts all the way forward for a shorter wheelbase that results in quick and nimble handling, or set back for more stability – the power is yours. See our Alternator Page for more info.
The modern standard for mountain bikes increases front-end frame and fork stiffness without adding significant weight.
Wheel & Tire Options
Mukluk Aluminum is designed for use with 26 x 4” fatbike wheels on rims up to 100mm wide. The frame is also compatible with the following wheel and tire combinations:
Bike24 would like to assist you thoroughly regarding frame size as well as possible configuration when buying premium quality bike frames.
You will be contacted by our specially trained bike consultants via e-mail after the order process has been completed. We take into account your requests and wishes, devise the fitting and optimal set up.
- 26 x 3.8-4.6” on up to 100mm rim (1x drivetrain only)
- 29 x 2.25–3" (including 29+)
- 27.5 x 3.0–3.25" (aka 27.5+)
- NOT COMPATIBLE WITH TIRES LARGER THAN 26 x 4.6"