Salsa Cycles Bucksaw FS Fat Bikes

Salsa Cycles Bucksaw FS Fat Bikes 

DESCRIPTION

  • 6066-T6 Aluminum Front Triangle & Chainstays: Top-shelf, double and triple-butted, heat-treated 6066 Aluminum tubing; Formed and shaped for optimized and appropriate stiffness, strength, and weight
  • Carbon Seatstays: Increased stiffness and lighter frame weight than aluminum
  • Split Pivot™ Rear Suspension: Ground-up application of the Split Pivot suspension design to solve fatbike design challenges/opportunities
  • 100mm of Rear Wheel Travel: 100mm of rear wheel travel, combined with 3.8” fatbike tires, makes the Bucksaw capable of taking on incredibly diverse and challenging terrain
  • RockShox Monarch™ RT3 Rear Shock: Custom-tuned for Bucksaw

USER REVIEWS

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[May 20, 2018]
steveolyo


Strength:

I have 5 bikes, Niner Jet, Niner SIR, Surly Moonlander, Fuji Road and the Bucksaw Salsa. 95% of my rides are on the bucksaw. Its a little slower, but so fun and comfy. I've raced on it, taken super long rides (RAWROD, Ride around white rim in one day) and my regular rides. I love the bike. I have the 2015 Red Carbon 30.0 lbs. Traction is outstanding

Weakness:

Price, and some self steer.

Price Paid:
$5000
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2015
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Mar 15, 2018]
boardguru


Price Paid:
3000
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2016
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Apr 13, 2015]
Jisch

Strength:

Smooth, quiet, all systems (drivetrain, brakes, suspension) work flawlessly

Weakness:

weight, cost

I've only owned this bike for a few months and have had it out on a few snow rides and a few dirt rides. I have a Specialized Fatboy, so this will not be a snow bike for me. In the snow I couldn't help but wish for my wider tires, but the suspension was welcomed on the chattery, icy packed in trails.

On the dirt this bike really comes alive. I was really concerned about the Nates and the overall weight of the bike. Neither have been an issue. Yeah it's not a lightweight bike, but it's not hard to move it around. The rear suspension works beautifully and by that I mean that when you're riding along you don't notice it. I'm still tuning the PSI in the tires against the way the suspension works, as you get the two matched you start to get to a place where the tires take care of the small bumps and the suspension picks up the rest - it feels much different than a regular full suspension bike - so far I love it!

I bought this bike without having ridden one, in fact until I had my bike in hand I had only seen one pass quickly by me in the opposite direction. I was nervous about dropping this kind of cash. I will admit that my first ride or two were just ok, not bad, but not great either, after figuring out the suspension/tire interaction and getting used to how it rides, I'm really happy.

I went split-tube tubeless, which worked great. I will likely put some carbon rims on eventually, which would save about a pound overall.

I can't, in conscience, give five stars for value when I spent $5K on a bike, but it is an awesome bike, I have no regrets. I look forward to years of fun with this bike, though I'll probably stick with the Fatboy when there's snow on the ground.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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