The Mukluk Ti is our fatbike, designed to provide extreme tire floatation in soft conditions. It rides where other bikes can’t, while also offering geared or singlespeed setup through our proven Alternator rear dropout. Titanium tubing provides the finest ride quality, and is extremely corrosion resistant. Melting snow or adventures beneath the high tide line won’t cause the frame to rust. Alternator dropouts let you run singlespeed for true bushwhack adventures.
Strengths: Riding on snow, sand, tEchnical climbs, smooth surfaces and long distances
Weaknesses: Low bottom bracket means padals will sometimes clip rocks. No rear rack braze-ons and no provision for internal gear hubs.
I bought this bike when i was having trouble making my Pugsley fit me. My prime criteria was a taller head tube to fit my very long legs without having to reach down so far to get to the handlebars.
I also wanted to fit big fat larry tires on 100mm rims and I wanted a ti frame for corrosion resistance.
The ride on the mukluk is substantially different than the Pugsley. The Pugsley handles much more like a traditional cross country mountain bike while the Mukluk is closer to an adventure touring bike. In spite of similar effective top tube lengths, the Mukluk has a much shorter reach due to a 2 inch higher front end. The Mukluk steering is lighter at low speeds and helps avoid dabbing in the snow or on technical climbs. My Mukluk is also about 6 pounds lighter than my Pugsley.
This bike is a great choice for those with long to average leg length and those who ride mostly on snow or sand or who ride long distances. Riders who like a very low handlebar height might find it difficult to put the bars where they want them.
I put this in the FAQ, but it seems to me that the FAQ needs some serious editing and that there are a few people looking to run Bud and Lou in Ti Mukluks.
They fit, and in my case, they fit with fenders.
There are serious drive train limitations. I can reach 7 gears of a 9 speed cassette at 9 ps ... Read More »
I built up a ’11 Mukluk frame about 4 months ago mostly for fun. I did not realize just how fun it was going to be. The more I rode it, the more I started to entertain the ridiculous idea of selecting the Mukluk over my 29 inch Ti hardtail bike for the Colorado Trail Race (CTR) this year.
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