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    Aluminum 29+ Prototype????

    More info to come this week, made in USA!
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    Sweet...

    I'm in.
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    Nifty. Tire to fork clearance looks very tight though.

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    We just did a 3-day beach ride here in alaska w/ 12 fatbikes, one of which was wearing 29+ rubber. We were all impressed with how well it rode. Check out the video to see the conditions we encountered:

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    So it's the Salsa Krampus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    So it's the Salsa Krampus?
    Kinda what I was thinking, it is made in the USA though!
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    I wonder how they made enough tyre clearance for rear tyre (as Krampus has flattened yokes etc in the bb/chain stay area), if this uses the same 73 mm bb shell as Krampus.

    Anyway, I'm hoping/fearing for a "Salsa Krampus" with sliding/alternator dropouts for easy ss conversion...

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    Mukluks with Alternator dropouts will take 3.0 Knards, so SS is possible. There is a pretty significant difference in how the Mukluk rides set up like this vs. a Krampus though.

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    How much does it weigh?
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    Maybe it's like the Ragley frames?


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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Mukluks with Alternator dropouts will take 3.0 Knards, so SS is possible. There is a pretty significant difference in how the Mukluk rides set up like this vs. a Krampus though.
    Yeah, and so would Pugsley. In theory, I could build Krampus wheels to it, but it would no be the same as a brand spanking new aluminum 29+ missile

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    NOT A SALSA, made in USA....it will be released wed-thurs with full write up, 73mm bb also.

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    So this likely means another $700 or so aluminum frame with what looks like no way to singlespeed it. :-/

    Will wait to hear more info before completely writing this off.

    Stoked to see more options, but likely won't spring the $$ for this one.
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    Hide jor wife, hide jor children, hide jor fatbike and 29er....dey rapin' erybody up in hers.

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    That looks promising; I could care less whether it had horizontal dropouts
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    Looks kind of like a skinny Fatback...

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    Is this a Schlick?

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    If they make it into a fully I'm in! Seems like Salsa could easily stretch the chainstays on the Spearfish/Horsethief platform to fit a Knard and make a full-suspension 29+er.

    The argument against full-suspension fatties has always been the lack of an affordable and reliable mass-production production fork. With Fox already building forks that fit a Knard (albeit with some clearance issues at full compression) this problem is already solved for 29+.

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    fat-bike.com has full review of the new 38Frameworks Mastadon 29+

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    Wow, that's pretty a impressive weight for a 29+ bike, but I'm just gonna go ahead and say what everyone is thinking... That top tube is fugly!

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    Been riding the prototype for a full week here. Once you ride it you will appreciate the top tube for standover comfort, and the ride is Amazing. softtail on steroids with 12psi in tires. Rear end is amazingly stiff, bike just rails the corners. Hope you all get a chance to ride one!

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