Salsa Cycles Beargrease Fat Bikes

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

The Beargrease Carbon is THE racing fatbike…simple as that. Think of all the terrain you can ride on a fatbike. Now think of riding it fast! The frame’s massive carbon ‘tubes’ combine with front and rear thru-axles they dramatically increase the stiffness and efficiency of the chassis. The Beargrease Carbon is agile and elegant, with internal cable routing, all excesses removed, and new geometry that will have you forgetting you are on a fatbike.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Kelly

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2014

Strengths:    Light, stiff, geometry is dialed for snow, sand, or general trail riding
Good component spec on all models
Great looking bike


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Favorite bike in the stable. Super predictable handling in all conditions (snow, ice, mud, singletrack). It's a fat tire mountain bike and that's exactly what it feels like. Every bit of power to the pedals goes to the back end. Even though it's designed as a race bike it has good low speed handling as well, thanks to the slack HT angle.
Salsa sets this bike up around 80-82mm rims with 4 inch tires with a 170mm rear spacing (which equates to 178 as it has a thru-axle, and honestly that width of rear end is more than enough for the majority of fatbiking). Bike comes stock with Dillingers but once you stud them up, you don't want to run them in the summer. Specialized Ground Control 4.6 has plenty of room on both 1X11 and 2X10 drivetrains without any adjustment, and gobs of clearance with Husker Dus or Nates.
Would absolutely get this bike again - in any configuration.

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Beargrease BB size

Hi im just wondering what the BB size (width) is on the beargrease carbon i have orderd a 2015 model for MRs IP and I can't find how wide the BB is on the salsa geo chart i ask my LBS what the size was and he said he thought it was 120mm (he has never seen one as they are getting mine in special or ... Read More »

My Beargrease Carbon Bluto XC Setup

When I went to fat bike front suspension I also changed my Dillanger tires to faster rolling Knard 3.8s. I setup the fork with 75 psi and stock (2) buttons in the left leg to match my 150 pound riding weight. Tires were set at 9 front and 10 rear. The fork was fun but I wasn't getting full travel an ... Read More »

1st fatbike: Beargrease or Bucksaw?

I'm thinking of getting a fat bike for the first time mostly I think for winter snow riding. Which way would you go? I already have a full rigid bike with 2.4 tires 5 that is my main ride as well as a fs bike. Both are 29ers. The Beargrease looks simple and fast. The Bucksaw just looks fun. What wor ... Read More »

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