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If you see a video camera –pause, turn right, and then continue on your way.

Fatbikes are part of a mythical group of woodland creatures –you see tracks, and you may even spot one going around a corner, but you rarely see one for long enough to be sure what it is, let alone take pictures to send to the local news. Salsa weren’t content with letting Bigfoot have all the fun, so they’ve unleashed the mighty Mukluk –a snowbike whose use isn’t limited to the four months each year when the ground is actually covered in snow. When summer rolls around –and it will, if you ride enough –swap the Mukluk’s super-fat 26-inch rims for standard 29-inchers and continue your forest fun. If that kind of tinkering isn't your style, run it fat all year-round —the Surly Larry tires roll just as smooth on rock and sand.

  • Massive 170-millimeter rear spacing, 135-millimeter front spacing, and a 100-millimeter bottom bracket spindle optimize the Mukluk for super floaty winter travel
  • Dual Rear Spacing allows you to run the 170-millimeter standard rear hub, or build a 17.5-millimeter offset rear wheel with 135-millimeter spacing
  • Salsa Enabler has fork-leg water bottle bosses, double eyelets for rack and fender mounting, and mid-blade eyelets for lowrider-style racks
  • SRAM X.7 Twist shifters are ideal for use with winter gloves
  • Low standover height makes on-snow dismounts a little less perilous
  • Avid BB7 brakes offer disc brake stopping power with cable reliability, and no risk of hydraulic freezes
  • Moon Shadow Blue Color helps you camouflage yourself from paranormal detectives

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
6061 double-butted aluminum
1.125 in
Rear Axle:
170 x 10 mm, 135 x 10 mm
Salsa Enabler
Graceful Fat Sheba Vicious Cycles
Front Derailleur:
Shimano SLX direct-mount
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM X.7 long cage
SRAM X.7 Twist shifters
FSA ISIS drive crank
Bottom Bracket:
FSA ISIS (100mm)
Brake Levers:
Avid FR5
Brake Calipers:
Avid BB7 mountain
Salsa Pro Moto Flat Bar (31.8mm clamp)
Handlebar Width:
710 mm
Handlebar Rise:
Salsa Pro Moto S.U.L.
Stem Length:
80 mm
Stem Angle:
95 deg
HG-50 Shimano
Surly Larry
Tire Size:
26 X 3.8 in
FSA SL-280
Seatpost Diameter:
27.2 mm
Salsa by Velo
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 year

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Switch to inches X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
A.Seat Tube Length 330.2 mm 381 mm 431.8 mm 482.6 mm 533.4 mm
B.Top Tube Effective 565 mm 580 mm 600 mm 620 mm 635 mm
C.Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 70° 70° 70°
D.Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73° 73° 73° 73°
E.BB Drop 63 mm 63 mm 63 mm 63 mm 63 mm
F.Chainstay Length 455 mm 455 mm 455 mm 455 mm 455 mm
G.Head Tube Length 110 mm 120 mm 140 mm 160 mm 170 mm
H.Fork Length 468 mm 468 mm 468 mm 468 mm 468 mm
J.Fork Offset 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm
K.Wheel Base 1086.6 mm 1102.3 mm 1112.2 mm 1133.3 mm 1148.9 mm
M.Stack 598.8 mm 608.1 mm 629.1 mm 647.9 mm 657.3 mm
N.Reach 387.6 mm 399.9 mm 407.7 mm 421.9 mm 434.0 mm
P.Stand Over 667.4 mm 709.8 mm 747.8 mm 788.9 mm 827.2 mm
Salsa Enabler fork is included (468mm axle to crown)
Standover (P) is measured vertically to top of toptube from a position 50mm forward of BB center
Standover based on a 26 x 4.0" tire measuring 740mm in diameter

5 5

Free shipping is not available

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Shipping is $99, not free, unless you sleep on a loading dock.

Responded on

I had my bike shipped to the building where I work - "commercial" and it was free. The guy who delivered it called me on my cell phone when he was on his way and I met him there, pulled the box out of his truck, opened it, and slid the fully assembled bike right into the back of my car. Much better than spending the $100 to get it shipped to my house. I'm sure it costs at least that much to ship these bikes fully assembled - the box was huge!

FatBike In sand

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Well that seems to answer my question about how they do in sand.

I would love to see one getting stuck in very loose sand.

They seem to go through the loose stuff at the start of the video fine.

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The guy with the regular bike didn't seem to have any trouble. I don't get it. This bike is advertised as being a go anywhere bike, but the only videos I've seen are of these bikes going on hard packed snow trails and compressed sand, which any regular MTB with 3.5's has no trouble whatsoever. The fact is, in loose snow and slush, the grip is lost when the contacted surface shifts under the lateral forces of turning. Once that front wheel slides away from the apex of your turn, you loose your forward momentum that's need to carry you through the muck. Anyway, that still isn't going to keep me from getting this kick ass bike. I just really dig the idea of having tires acting as the suspension and cutting down on maintenance.

4 5

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This seems a very good price. Ive seen folks compare the build to the fatback Al frame bikes which tend to be $1k more. If the thing rides halfway decent it should be a very good deal.

I would love to get out on the sand this summer...

Any idea how long this build will last in...

Any idea how long this build will last in sand? I guess I will have to clean the chain often and wash off the sand/salt probably each ride.

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it works in the sand. there is a video riding in the sand now on this page

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