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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    Where did you get the purple salsa decal from, it's simply

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    Been demoing and riding friends' fat bikes for a while now. Finally bit the bullet

    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!-salsa_2.jpg

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    New beargrease with 197 hub can fit 4.6 tires on 100mm rims.

    Wonder if it can fit barbergazis or 4.5 cake eaters.


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    2017 Beagrease

    2017 Beargrease. Stock except for Wheels Mfg threaded BB and Ergon grips. RaceFace Chester flats. Salsa EXP Anything cradle and drybag, Revelate Frame pack, Pika seat pack, Gas Tank and Jerry Can packs.

    Recently rode 165 miles of the NC Outer Banks and on into VA False Cape State Park. Longest single ride was N. Corolla to Nags Head and back. About 80% of the riding was done on the beach, with a fully-loaded bike for bike camping. Not a single mechanical, unless you count the rotors rusting in spots from salty air! With 5PSI in the tires, I could ride any dune a 4 x 4 vehicle could do, and some places they couldn't! Aired up to 10 PSI for occasional bike paths to make up time or avoid high tides. Snow or sand, The Beargrease is unstoppable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bknopp View Post
    2017 Beargrease. Stock except for Wheels Mfg threaded BB and Ergon grips. RaceFace Chester flats. Salsa EXP Anything cradle and drybag, Revelate Frame pack, Pika seat pack, Gas Tank and Jerry Can packs.

    Recently rode 165 miles of the NC Outer Banks and on into VA False Cape State Park. Longest single ride was N. Corolla to Nags Head and back. About 80% of the riding was done on the beach, with a fully-loaded bike for bike camping. Not a single mechanical, unless you count the rotors rusting in spots from salty air! With 5PSI in the tires, I could ride any dune a 4 x 4 vehicle could do, and some places they couldn't! Aired up to 10 PSI for occasional bike paths to make up time or avoid high tides. Snow or sand, The Beargrease is unstoppable!

    Awesome journey!,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by drbob20 View Post
    Awesome journey!,,,
    Absolutely. Off-season, there are only a handful of people on the beach, most of them locals. In the 4x4 access area north of Corolla, you run into wild horses on the beach! Once you cross the NC/VA border and ride in False Cape SP, there is _nobody_there, no vehicle tracks. Headwinds and high tides are your only concerns.

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    Ive been rocking different BGs since 2014 and am finally considering a different frame just because my ive moved to a more aggressive trail area. The Kona WOZO fits the bill, but I just cant justify it because of the added weight. These beasts weight over 32lbs without a dropper. My BG currently weighs 24 even with pedals and a dropper.

    Has anyone ran a angleset on their BG? Im considering doing that and adding a 120 Bluto, any experience with this out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    Ive been rocking different BGs since 2014 and am finally considering a different frame just because my ive moved to a more aggressive trail area. The Kona WOZO fits the bill, but I just cant justify it because of the added weight. These beasts weight over 32lbs without a dropper. My BG currently weighs 24 even with pedals and a dropper.

    Has anyone ran a angleset on their BG? Im considering doing that and adding a 120 Bluto, any experience with this out there?
    I'm weighing in at 135 lbs. and the Wozo's weight is of no concern for me. I ride hard and lots of vertical, and unless I had to carry it for long stretches, I wouldn't ever worry about the weight.
    Dash Pt. State Park (Tacoma), Big Sky Montana during Snowboard Season, Duluth Mn, a couple of times of year incl. Xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    I'm weighing in at 135 lbs. and the Wozo's weight is of no concern for me. I ride hard and lots of vertical, and unless I had to carry it for long stretches, I wouldn't ever worry about the weight.
    Im jealous!!! If I could ride 10+ miles w/ 2000+ climbing without noticing 7+ pounds of bike weight Id be rocking the gnarliest bike available!

    If it was only a couple pounds and obviously more capable and fun then Id be all over it. Im just afraid the juice aint worth the squeeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    Im jealous!!! If I could ride 10+ miles w/ 2000+ climbing without noticing 7+ pounds of bike weight Id be rocking the gnarliest bike available!

    If it was only a couple pounds and obviously more capable and fun then Id be all over it. Im just afraid the juice aint worth the squeeze.
    It is a really fun bike and really worth a couple of extra pounds but if you're doing 20K, you probably wouldn't want that much weight. You can drop the Bluto, save a couple of pounds there with a carbon fork and you're getting closer, still have a fun bike and probably save $300 by selling it as a new take-off. I've put on a couple of Chinese Carbon Forks on Fatties. Haven't had any problems at all with them.
    Dash Pt. State Park (Tacoma), Big Sky Montana during Snowboard Season, Duluth Mn, a couple of times of year incl. Xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    It is a really fun bike and really worth a couple of extra pounds but if you're doing 20K, you probably wouldn't want that much weight. You can drop the Bluto, save a couple of pounds there with a carbon fork and you're getting closer, still have a fun bike and probably save $300 by selling it as a new take-off. I've put on a couple of Chinese Carbon Forks on Fatties. Haven't had any problems at all with them.
    Suggestions (link) for a good Chinese carbon Fat fork for the Beargrease? Any limitations on axle-to-crown length?


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    New wheels for my Bergrease... and 27.5 Vanhelgas.

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    Looks sweet! Do you happen to have a weight for those Helgas?

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    4.5x27.5 barbergazi on a 80mm mulefut on 2019 small frame bear with 197 hub. Year old stretch and 6psi.




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    First ride today. While I wish there was more snow it was nice to get the feel of the bike on some moist dirt.
    Im coming from a RM Blizzard (alloy).
    So far Im loving the Bear. 26.5lbs without pedals
    Very responsive to steering inputs and easy to maneuver.
    Ill post more when I get a longer ride.


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    nice looking new Beargrease, what are the new wheels in this photo?

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    First tracks for 12miles



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    You guys are killing me, my frame is sitting in the rack waiting on my wheels. Picked up a set of i70 carbons built onto some onyx fully silent hubs...can't wait for them to get here.

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    Just finished her up today, first ride in the AM. Will take some better pics and post em up.
    2019 Beargrease on 27.5 x 4's (i70)
    Onxy Hubs on carbon rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by manhattanprjkt83 View Post
    Just finished her up today, first ride in the AM. Will take some better pics and post em up.
    2019 Beargrease on 27.5 x 4's (i70)
    Onxy Hubs on carbon rims
    XTR/XT except the cranks

    Thats going to fn rip.

    Man i want carbon hoops for my farley.


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    Couple from my first ride on her this weekend.







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    How do you like the VH for front and rear? Mine came stock with Maxxis.


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    The VH front and rear was really good the first ride. Conditions were frozen dirt w/ a light dusting of snow. Cornered and climbed really well. This was my first ride on 27.5" fat so I still need to get some time in to really know what is what. One thing I can tell you is these things were carrying more speed than I am used to. For reference I am coming off of 26 x 5 Dillinger's on my old bike.

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    Thanks.
    I ride mine almost year round in all conditions. I came from 26x4. Youre right the speed is definitely noticeable.


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    You went to a larger wheel as well? I kept rolling up on my riding buds faster than I anticipated can't wait to get out on ride 2 this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
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    nice looking new Beargrease, what are the new wheels in this photo?
    27.5" wheels are FCF Carbon 52mm with Vanhelgas, Hope hubs.


    26" wheels are FCF Carbon 85mm with 4.8" Husker Dus, Hope hubs.


    I do have Terrene Wazias 26 x 4.6" studded tires, but like 27.5":s sp much that maybe I need studded tires for those.

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    Mine's a few years old (new to me this winter), mostly stock, & very fun! Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!-fat-bike-above-pc-copy.jpeg

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    Nice shot, which mtn in the background? Lovin' the BG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhattanprjkt83 View Post
    Nice shot, which mtn in the background? Lovin' the BG.
    Mine's facing toward Park City & Deer Valley ski areas, where we have a good start to the ski season

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    Solarplex, Any thoughts/comments on the ride characteristics of the 27.5 X 4.5 versus the stock 3.8 inchers? Do you notice much difference in deeper or loose snow?

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    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!

    Mastodon Pro 120 STD on 2014 Beargrease carbon (size XL).
    No issues on fit. 4.4" Jumbo Jim looks skinny on that fork

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    I need to get out tomorrow on the fresh snow(snowing now) and get some miles in
    Enjoy the ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flathead View Post
    Solarplex, Any thoughts/comments on the ride characteristics of the 27.5 X 4.5 versus the stock 3.8 inchers? Do you notice much difference in deeper or loose snow?
    Not my bike but the guy i fitted them for said this:

    Put the barbegazis back on the other day, really loving them in the snow now. The bigger volume and supple sidewalls feel like a mini suspension over the stock tires




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    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!

    Can one safely run 29x2.3 or 29x2.4 tires on the Beargrease? Does it make sense for regular trail riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    Can one safely run 29x2.3 or 29x2.4 tires on the Beargrease? Does it make sense for regular trail riding?
    As someone who ran 29x3 I would say u s you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    As someone who ran 29x3 I would say u s you can

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    Thanks. Did you mean 29x2.3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    Thanks. Did you mean 29x2.3?
    No sir, I rode it as 29+ with a set of Maxxis Chronicle tires that were awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    No sir, I rode it as 29+ with a set of Maxxis Chronicle tires that were awesome.

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    Ok. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave View Post
    My new Beargrease...





    This bike looks light! How mutch?


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    10.9kg at this setup...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave View Post
    10.9kg at this setup...

    What bag is that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6280 View Post
    What bag is that?


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    Revelate Design, my own modification.
    I did holes on bottom and plate inside. Fits well and stays without straps.

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