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    Salsa Cycles BUCKSAW FS Fat Bike

    Salsa Cycles introduces there New Full-Suspension Fat Bike at Sea Otter Classic!

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    My wife is going to kill me. I thought I wanted the Blizzard. Nope.

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    Well blow me down! (in my best popeye voice)

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    Nicely executed, IMO.

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    full squish fat bike? so not really necessary in snow or sand..

    on the trail, will the fat tires provide meaningful benefit over a traditional tyred FS bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    full squish fat bike? so not really necessary in snow or sand..

    on the trail, will the fat tires provide meaningful benefit over a traditional tyred FS bike?
    yes necessary and looooooong over due.

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    Salsa Cycles BUCKSAW FS Fat Bike

    I'm all in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmattcor View Post
    I'm all in!
    dammit i wanted to raise!!

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    I think we're past that point now....

    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    full squish fat bike? so not really necessary in snow or sand..

    on the trail, will the fat tires provide meaningful benefit over a traditional tyred FS bike?

    Sweetness, bit surprised they didn't go for more tire clearance, wonder if they are offering frame-only?

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    I think its great news they designed the bike around 4" tires. Their intended purpose looks to be more all purpose trail (off trail?) than powder (as with the other front suspension bikes released today). This tells me a major fatbike manufacturer is staying committed to 170/7mm rear spacing so they'll keep making hubs that size and more 4" tires. My new mukluk is not obsolete!

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    This could be a super fun bike set up as a 29+ also I imagine.
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    now i do not know, what i want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    This could be a super fun bike set up as a 29+ also I imagine.
    it opens up pandoras box so to speak with all sorts of options soon to blossom.

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    The gold rush color is quite sexy....

    In case anyone scrolled right past the other cool link in there:

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    full squish fat bike? so not really necessary in snow or sand..

    on the trail, will the fat tires provide meaningful benefit over a traditional tyred FS bike?
    On packed dirt/rock trails I typically ride at home and on my travels to Sedona/Moab I'd say no.

    I can see it being useful for folks who encounter a bunch of varied conditions like soft sand....loose gravel and then proper techy MTBing.

    and for folks that want to ride a fat bike just because.

    A big chunk of the "bike thing" is not about need or optimization it's about being stoked about something.

    With a FS fatty I could ride a bunch of terrain on a fatbike that in the past I would have been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

    Like a lot of bike innovations time will tell what works and what doesn't. There may be a role for the FS fatty we haven't really thought of yet.

    I'm glad to see the FS fatty come to realization in a production package from a major brand.

    Let 'em roll and let's see what happens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    now i do not know, what i want.
    Ha, neither do I and I am totally confused. I thought I wanted a cheap simple fat bike for dorking around on, and now I'm lusting after full suspension fatties and all sorts of swanky new parts.

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    So what's the guess on weight of bucksaw 1...37 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    This could be a super fun bike set up as a 29+ also I imagine.
    I wonder if Rockshox took that into account when designing the fork. 4" fatbike tires are a hair under 29" while 29+ tires are considerably larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    I wonder if Rockshox took that into account when designing the fork. 4" fatbike tires are a hair under 29" while 29+ tires are considerably larger.
    Aren't the borealis and RM front suspension bikes specd for 5" tires? If they fit, a 29+ should fit too right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    I wonder if Rockshox took that into account when designing the fork. 4" fatbike tires are a hair under 29" while 29+ tires are considerably larger.
    Good point, I sure hope so
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    So much going on today i don't know what to read i don't know what to read i don't know what to read!!!!!
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    Recently I have been trying to decide if I wanted a fatbike or a new full suspension bike. I guess I can have both.

    This would probably be great where I do most of my riding with the variety of terrain I encounter.
    Flotilla or Buffet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakkoTDI View Post
    Recently I have been trying to decide if I wanted a fatbike or a new full suspension bike. I guess I can have both.

    This would probably be great where I do most of my riding with the variety of terrain I encounter.
    having a 2nd wheelset would answer this.

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    man, these are so rad!

    but will anybody buy the BS2 when the BS1 comes with SO MUCH better components for $1000 more? Reverb, xx1, etc?

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    wow, that bikes looks like so much fun!

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    I can see everyone owning two fat bikes one 5" for float full rigid and this thing for everything else.

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    Re: Salsa Cycles BUCKSAW FS Fat Bike

    I'm glad they went with a reasonable tire/rim size instead of taking the size queen route. Nates on Marge Lites are great for the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    I'm glad they went with a reasonable tire/rim size instead of taking the size queen route. Nates on Marge Lites are great for the trail.
    Agreed, for this bike the 3.8's seem like the way to go. Lots of fun, still fat, but fast. Dannngit I really want to ride one of these but will probably never get the chance. Maybe at a group ride, but too rich for my blood. This thing is seriously a stable-killer... and with all the tire options available now. Bike porn right here.
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    If this could be run 29+ ... wowzer.

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    How many new bikes in 3 years is too many? I don't know that my wife would have the same answer I would. I bet if I painted it the same color as a previous bike she would never know.

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    the great thing is that it's a great suspension design, too. Not only are they one of the first, they didn't half-ass it either.

    Not sure I'm in the market for such a beast, but they really couldn't have done a better job for this niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    How many new bikes in 3 years is too many? I don't know that my wife would have the same answer I would. I bet if I painted it the same color as a previous bike she would never know.
    Rent a storage shed and HIDE IT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Rent a storage shed and HIDE IT!
    i possess such a shed

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    lol classic
    I have specifically not upgraded anything major (aside from forks) on the bike since I bought it....just for this opportunity.
    Who-ever has a frame-only option first is going to get my cash Salsa, 11nine, or...?....

    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    How many new bikes in 3 years is too many? I don't know that my wife would have the same answer I would. I bet if I painted it the same color as a previous bike she would never know.

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    Man I am missing my nap time, this is all just to exciting!!

    What is really cool is the lack of bickering!!

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    Salsa Cycles BUCKSAW FS Fat Bike

    Will the proto be at sea otter? If so, can someone weight it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Man I am missing my nap time, this is all just to exciting!!

    What is really cool is the lack of bickering!!
    Just wait, the WalGoose-steppers will be over to complain about the price any minute.
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    It looks great and I know I am in the minority but I will wait till next year when they widen out the stays.

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    Total weight?
    Geometry chart?
    Frame only option? Price?
    Frame weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Man I am missing my nap time, this is all just to exciting!!

    What is really cool is the lack of bickering!!
    Amen to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    It looks great and I know I am in the minority but I will wait till next year when they widen out the stays.
    Look what happens in gcappy's kitchen!!


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    I really happy Salsa came out with this bike and I hope it sells well. I have had a 6" travel FS fatty for over 3 years and it is really great in the dirt or when there is wet rocks and roots out here on the east coast. Not the best at everything but the best all around bike I own for every condition. Plus it is a blast on the down hills, it just eats up everything.

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    bravo bravo bravo, well done Salsa. Should be able to run the bigger tire in front maby. 27.5+ would be an awesome summer option too.
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    Fat bike suspension to bring peace to the forums.....who'da thunk it?



    Today is a good day! I am taking the fatty out for a ride to celebrate!

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    Man I am missing my nap time, this is all just to exciting!!

    What is really cool is the lack of bickering!!

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    That frame would look nice with a set of 50mm carbon hoops wrapped in 27.5 x 3.25 rubber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    the great thing is that it's a great suspension design, too. Not only are they one of the first, they didn't half-ass it either.

    Not sure I'm in the market for such a beast, but they really couldn't have done a better job for this niche.
    exactly, spot on as the brits say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    How did you get past my dogs for that picture?
    fed them the cat

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