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    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!

    So many Salsa Beargrease -threads going on so lets try to get all info and pics under this one!

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    What kind of wheels are those?

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    Just picked it up

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    Picked mine up last week. Oh the fun I have been having! I am thinking the Trek X-Caliber will be up for sale in the spring and the Beargrease 2 is the spring, summer, fall and winter ride with a goofy grin on my face bike

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    Just picked it up
    Nice lightweight bike- Defies gravity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
    Nice lightweight bike- Defies gravity!
    haha yes it is. i love how this frame acts when your standing on the pedals, just like a road bike

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    Bike Thief's sux, just posting for a fella Alaskan that lost his John Beargrease.
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/bik/5354443663.html

    $500 for return of bike and $1000 reward for information leading directly to the arrest of the thief that stole this bike. Bike has 45 N handwarmers studded Dillingers and WtB saddle with 1x11 sram drive chain. Stolen from my shed in midtown after lock was cut. serial 22014030510160. There were less than 5 of these sold in Anchorage. The high original price of this bike will result in felony theft charges for the thief, and felony theft by receiving for the person who buys it if they are prosecuted and therefore I am serious about the reward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    Bike Thief's sux, just posting for a fella Alaskan that lost his John Beargrease.
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/bik/5354443663.html
    damn so sad to hear.

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    Sweet pic and build^

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    One more Beargrease from Finland, but not so great photos.

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    No love for the Beargrease...

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    Love this rig.

    27+ for Summer:






    Studded D4 for Winter:


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    Quote Originally Posted by tedo View Post
    Love this rig.

    27+ for Summer:






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    Did you put the studs on yourself or bought tires with studs?

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    This past weekend

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    Any pics at Beargrease with 29" wheels and tires? Or other info...? Thinking to get 29" wheelset for my Beargrease.

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    Metal Chainsuck Plate?

    After a practically Muddy 24 hour race in Scotland I was gutted to see I had lost the metal chainsuck plate off my Beargrease
    I thought this would be nothing more than a quick email to Salsa to get the part number and order a new one from the UK distributor, how wrong I was
    Sure enough email was written and replied to the following day, to be told it wasn't a spare part that they carry, they would look around and see if there was one kicking around but I've heard nothing since....
    I can't believe a carbon frame at this price point has no support for what I would imagine is a easily damaged or lost part?

    Anyone had the same problem?

    Do I just get the beer can and double sided tape out?

    I can't be the only person this has happened to?

    Thoughts?

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    Is anyone rocking a 27plus wheelset. If so what rims and hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShamusWave View Post
    Any pics at Beargrease with 29" wheels and tires? Or other info...? Thinking to get 29" wheelset for my Beargrease.
    Terse

    I hope you mined 29+.
    Pictures not mine borrowed from other forum

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    Here are some pics of mine in 29+ mode. First pics are with the original frame, then with the replacement orange fade frame after mine cracked at the bottom bracket.

    I had the wheels built by Mikesee, and they are hands down the stiffest wheels I have ever ridden, including 50+ deep road wheels. Sometimes I wish for a front fork, as it can be a little punishing on rockier trails, but overall they monster truck over most anything. I have been surprised at what is an appropriate pressure. I usually run something like 7-8 front, 10-12 rear. Based on the number of pumps, I think that the 29+ setup actually has more air volume than the 26 fat. In part, I attribute this to massively deep rim channel on the Nextie's. This can make them a bear to get inflated initially, but they have been bomber since. I found that lifting the bead partially onto the shelf with a tire lever did the trick.

    The low BB on the Beargrease is great for snow, balance, etc, but I always struggled with pedal strikes on our cupped out singletrack. The 29+ gives just enough lift. For the riding I do here, I would definitely not go 27.5+.

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    Nice bike I have the same frame . How wide are the rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfatkid1 View Post
    Nice bike I have the same frame . How wide are the rims

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    50mm.

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    Good day, does anyone have the Salsa pink carbon forks (ShamusWav pics) they don't want and would like to sell??
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedo View Post
    Love this rig.

    27+ for Summer:






    Studded D4 for Winter:


    I see that you also roll a 27+ Sergeant as well. How much crossover is there between the two rides in 27+ mode? I'm moving out west and trying to decide if I should build up a + wheelset or go with a plus mountain geo HT. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    I see that you also roll a 27+ Sergeant as well. How much crossover is there between the two rides in 27+ mode? I'm moving out west and trying to decide if I should build up a + wheelset or go with a plus mountain geo HT. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks!
    The Beargrease in 27+ mode is great. Its a super agile bike. I was going to put a 120mm Bluto on it this summer, to be a little more aggressive, but decided on the RSD instead.

    I only have 3 rides on the Sergeant, due to this shitty weather in Vermont, but it is a completely different bike in handling characteristics... The RSD is crazy playful. Jumping off of everything (single-speed too!). The Beargrease is just a great singletrack bike. I never really got to "rad" on it, because thats not how I wanted to ride it... Maybe with a 120 bluto upfront, it may have changed my mind.

    Don't get me wrong, the Beargrease is awesome, and I put my winter set-up back on.

    They are just two different bikes. I like the Sergeant right now, because its "new". BTW, those 27+ wheels are for sale.

    The BG in plus form was a rock crawler. Could climb or ride through anything on it. It really excels at slow tech riding. With the rigid fork, I was right around 25lbs..

    Hope this helps. PM with any further questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    I see that you also roll a 27+ Sergeant as well. How much crossover is there between the two rides in 27+ mode? I'm moving out west and trying to decide if I should build up a + wheelset or go with a plus mountain geo HT. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks!
    What tedo said! There's simply no comparison between the Sergeant and a Beargrease. They are two vastly different geometries. The Sergeant is an exceptionally playful bike that can be mild mannered enough to serve a light bikepacking role as well. The ability to roll the most comfortable endless wheelies and still be able to climb with ease is a rare find in any bike.
    I ride a 9:Zero:7 as well as the Sergeant and I love em both. Sarge doesn't have a pedal strike problem like the 907, which is a blessing. Definitely two different personalities between the two bikes and both perform well.
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    Has anyone put a Dillinger 5 on the rear of their Beargrease? Salsa specs say 1x setups will take up to a 4.8, but it seems close. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceCX View Post
    Has anyone put a Dillinger 5 on the rear of their Beargrease? Salsa specs say 1x setups will take up to a 4.8, but it seems close. Thanks!
    Depends...

    D5 on 90mm rim with tube will yield approx 3-4 mm of chain clearance in largest rear cog..

    Tubeless will slighly rub the sidewall of the tire in same cog..

    but, of course each tire expands differently..

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    Thanks-I should've said 80mm tubeless. Will just need to put it on and give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceCX View Post
    Thanks-I should've said 80mm tubeless. Will just need to put it on and give it a try.
    I ran studded D5's on 85's tubeless with no problems, you should be fine!

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    I demo'd a Beargrease at one of Salsa's Demo days. You can read about my experience here. It was my first time riding a fatbike.

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    I couldn't afford a carbon beargrease, but two months later I bought a Surly Pugsley, and now it's my only mountain bike, and 95% of my cycling as a whole. Thanks, Beargrease, for turning me on to fatbikes!
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    Thanks for the info! Looking forward to the season now.

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    I finally have a decent amount of rides on my 27+ setup and I'm still not sure I like it more then full fat for summer singletrack. For reference I've been running HED/I9 85mm with JJ 4.0's for two summers and just started running Nextie JFII's/Onyx on NN/RR. The HED wheelset is surprisingly a 1/2lb lighter then the plus setup. My motivation for this change was:
    1.) I was bored and to try something new!
    2.) I wanted more rim protection then a 4" tire on 85mm carbon for gnarly trails
    3.) I was sick on my loud I9's when riding with my family or trying not to wake the whole campsite up at night!
    4.) Worst case I could try them on my wife's Farley

    Initially, I was really worried about loosing some BB height, but the 1/4" hasn't added any additional pedal strikes. However, the slight height difference combined with less volume has really decreased the roll over efficiency. It has taken a couple rides to adjust to picking smoother lines once again. The plus wheels definitely roll faster with less rolling resistance and respond quicker to steering/cornering inputs. With that being said, I have had my front end wash out more in the last month then all my summer rides full fat. I started with a Rocket Ron up front and now run a Nobby Nic which is a huge improvement, but still not as inspiring and constant as a 4.0. According to Strava they are slightly faster then my full fat on the majority of the segments, but I can say they allow me to sustain higher speeds for a longer duration.

    I'm thinking about trying some 27.5 x 3.8 tire's once some new offering are available come fall. 27 x 3.8 should provide more traction then Nobby Nic, more roll over then 27x3 and 26x4, and have a nice combination of plushness and a nice summer tire profile. The main drawback is now that 1/2 weight difference has grown up to 1 1/2lbs! So all in all, 27x4 is gaining me a slight height increase, a little less rolling resistance, and a more bombproof summer wheelset. I'm thinking 29+ may be the better option to explore come next spring!

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    Need some guidance on getting correct BB for a Next SL crank on a Beargrease. I think I need the Raceface Cinch pressfit 41mmx92mm and then the spacer kit (BB124-30). Anything else I need to think about. Also any real difference between the last year Next SL and the G4?

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    Just curious if any of you fellow Beargreasers have fit anything bigger then a 32T on your frames? Running direct mount on Race Face Next Sl. Possible to run a spider and run a bigger gear? Working on my build and waiting for parts just want to see options and haven't found anything reading through post here. Thanks

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    Mounted a Bluto on a BG carbon for a lady friend of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapperdan View Post
    Just curious if any of you fellow Beargreasers have fit anything bigger then a 32T on your frames? Running direct mount on Race Face Next Sl. Possible to run a spider and run a bigger gear? Working on my build and waiting for parts just want to see options and haven't found anything reading through post here. Thanks
    Post this question on the Salsa Beargrease Facebook group, I'm sure those folks can help.


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    I just picked up my first fat bike after taking a break from riding for 5 years & wow! This thing is freaking awesome! Originally I figured I'd add a Bluto but I'm really liking it with a rigid fork, maybe I'll try to find a carbon Salsa fork or even the Lauf if I can justify the cost. At my age & shape (literally & figuratively) the reality is that I'm not bombing down the trail like I used too.....but I'm having a great time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwater View Post
    I just picked up my first fat bike after taking a break from riding for 5 years & wow! This thing is freaking awesome! Originally I figured I'd add a Bluto but I'm really liking it with a rigid fork, maybe I'll try to find a carbon Salsa fork or even the Lauf if I can justify the cost. At my age & shape (literally & figuratively) the reality is that I'm not bombing down the trail like I used too.....but I'm having a great time!
    I have your bike with a Lauf! It does help take the edge off of small bumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ettanfinland View Post


    gorgeous. love the reverse-mount BFL rear. sneaky.

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    My BG has gone through a few different phases, overall a great platform for summer and winter months alike..

    Bikepacking mode:


    120mm Bluto and 4.0 JPro's for summer:


    Bluto and studded D5's for winter:

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    Nice! What cassette is that?

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    Sunrace 11-42 ten speed, works perfect with the 30t Raceface chain ring up front

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    I've got a fresh 2016 Beargrease frameset, size Large, purple fade, mounts on the fork, dropper, headset. She's a beauty, needs a loving home...

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    Thanks for the info on the cassette

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    Lauf-edition...






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    ShamusWave, nicely done! What your thoughts on the Lauf so far?

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    Shamus, I pilfered a couple photos and dropped them here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419658368230224/


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    Interesting plus size conversions on the Beargrease. I have carbon Beargrease and 27.5+ Fuse HT. Been thinking about doing some Endurance races this summer.

    I would like to use my Beargrease, but the question is 27.5+ or 29+? I have demoed the Trek 29+ Stache and had fun and thought it was fast. Ride in Bend Oregon...smooth and fast trails.

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    I'd like to do 29+ myself at some point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter700 View Post
    ShamusWave, nicely done! What your thoughts on the Lauf so far?
    Iv now done about 20h with Lauf and like it a lot.
    It is not a suspension fork, it absorbs small rocks and roots from the trail.
    It doest flex and adds only 250gr compared to original fork.

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    Hey carbon Beargrease owners: What bigger tires (+deeper thread) have you fit on your BG?

    Have the stock 5NRTH Husker Du (26x4") on the stock Mulefat 80mm rims. I will keep the 2x drivetrain for now.

    Any ideas, need bigger beefy tires for the snow we are having.

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    Anyone with a 2017 NX1 build? I've almost got my blackborow sold and think I'm gonna pick one up, seems like a great deal for the price. Also anyone with an older carbon frame, how is it holding up over time? Thanks in advance.

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    I have a 2016 Large Beargrease Frameset, purple fade, matching carbon fork has factory rack mounts, includes headset, dropper, and fixed post. Frame is two months old, excellent condition, $1250/obo.
    Last edited by Nurse Ben; 01-01-2017 at 08:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Hey carbon Beargrease owners: What bigger tires (+deeper thread) have you fit on your BG?

    Have the stock 5NRTH Husker Du (26x4") on the stock Mulefat 80mm rims. I will keep the 2x drivetrain for now.

    Any ideas, need bigger beefy tires for the snow we are having.
    If you want to keep your 2x drivetrain, your best bet will be Vanhelga. If you want to go 1x, that opens other options, like 4.6 Wazia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Interesting plus size conversions on the Beargrease. I have carbon Beargrease and 27.5+ Fuse HT. Been thinking about doing some Endurance races this summer.

    I would like to use my Beargrease, but the question is 27.5+ or 29+? I have demoed the Trek 29+ Stache and had fun and thought it was fast. Ride in Bend Oregon...smooth and fast trails.
    I rode with 29+, it's a nice ride, a bit stiff, handled fine but the bb was very tall. I'd lean toward 27+ if you were riding fast and flowy stuff.

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    Upgraded my 2013 Mukluk to this 2017 Beargrease GX!Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!-image.jpg

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    Congrats!!

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    Longest I've ever own a bike

    I've had my 2014 bear grease since November 2013. Longest I've ever own a bike.
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    Aw, snap. Look what Brown Santa brought today!

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    Thanks Dusty! I came from a Mukluk, looking forward to building this puppy up. I'll soon have the below Muk frame up for adoption if anyone needs one...

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    Has anyone here run a 120mm suspension fork on their Beargrease? Thinking about picking up the new manitou mastodon, and debating between 100mm and 120mm. It's super rocky around here, and this is my only bike atm, so it's gotta be a "quiver killer" (already is ).

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    New wheelset and tires getting their first ride

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    What to buy. 2015 blue aluminum frame beargrease with bluto fork, dt swiss wheels and industry 9 hubs ........or 2016 carbon beargrease x7 (purple two tone) rigid frame . The older aluminum one is $400 more. Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kporta87 View Post
    What to buy. 2015 blue aluminum frame beargrease with bluto fork, dt swiss wheels and industry 9 hubs ........or 2016 carbon beargrease x7 (purple two tone) rigid frame . The older aluminum one is $400 more. Any recommendations?
    I'd say get the Carbon version, you'll appreciate the weight a lot more and all that it will be able to do. Depending on the size, they can be hard to find, but there's still a few out there. Saw one on Facebook recently brand new.

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    I have the purple Carbon Beargrease and its a great all around bike. Put some ESI Extra chunky grips on and maybe a carbon bar and have fun.


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    Here is a pic from our last late snowfall in MN back in April.Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!-bg2018-2-.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    Has anyone here run a 120mm suspension fork on their Beargrease? Thinking about picking up the new manitou mastodon, and debating between 100mm and 120mm. It's super rocky around here, and this is my only bike atm, so it's gotta be a "quiver killer" (already is ).
    Did you end up going with a mastodon? If so, what length did you go with, and how is it?

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    Anyone see the 2019 Salsa Beargrease yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    I wonder why Salsa has opted to use 80 mm rims with 3.8" tires, as I've found that it means self steering in low pressures. Also there is a possiblility for rim strikes . I'd rather use 65 mm rims w/≈4" tyres (ala Suzi Q) or even narrower rims.

    The new fork looks interesting though

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    just took mine out for some summer singletrack. This is surprisingly nimble bike for as big as it is, and although I was running 10psi in the tires it was pretty smooth for a fully rigid bike. Not a ton of rocks and roots but some pretty tight switchbacks and it handled great. I see now why they arent just a winter bike after all
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    I have been riding a carbon beargrease for over 3 years now and I just received new BG frame and fork. It will need new rear hub, which is a good time to try 27.5.....so Is it worth it?
    Or is there anyone who went to 27.5 & then back to 26 fat?
    I know everyone has there own opinions that are different, which I'd like to hear. I did search but seemed like older threads were from when 27.5 fat was starting out.
    I like to get as much volume in the tires to smooth out the ride.
    Where I live there are no fatbikes to even try at lbs.
    Thanks in advance.


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    Hey beargrease ppl! I am about to purchase a frameset of the new model, wondering if anyone has pics (the non salsa website photos) of that black and grey frame? Anyone?

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    Let's try here as well.

    Does anyone know if XL carbon Beargrease (177 rear) will clear Mastodon?

    If not, what spacers are needed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by manhattanprjkt83 View Post
    Hey beargrease ppl! I am about to purchase a frameset of the new model, wondering if anyone has pics (the non salsa website photos) of that black and grey frame? Anyone?
    Here's a pic outside of a shop, hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edu2 View Post
    Let's try here as well.

    Does anyone know if XL carbon Beargrease (177 rear) will clear Mastodon?

    If not, what spacers are needed?


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    Hi edu2,

    When you say, "will it clear a mastodon" are you referring to the fork? If so, it should work just fine, I don't think you need any spacers, but I haven't messed much with that fork, just going based on the info I found on the fork and remembering my beargrease setup. Now if you are referring to something different, please share so that we can try to assist you as best as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    Here's a pic outside of a shop, hope this helps.

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    Thats a nice bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    Thats a nice bike!
    It's beautiful, I'm. Just not a fan of the 1x10 drive train the decided to put on it, but the money saved means upgrade time lol

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    Took one out for a spin last week. Overall, not impressed. It was the $2900 orange and blue one. Compared to my 2015 Trek Farley 6, it felt slower and was less nimble. While the 27.5 wheelset it came with (Sun Ringle wheels and hubs) felt nice, I am not sure if it was the geo or the 27.5 platform, or a combo of the two, but I did not love riding the bike. My two cents, from a known and confirmed ********.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    Hi edu2,

    When you say, "will it clear a mastodon" are you referring to the fork? If so, it should work just fine, I don't think you need any spacers, but I haven't messed much with that fork, just going based on the info I found on the fork and remembering my beargrease setup. Now if you are referring to something different, please share so that we can try to assist you as best as possible.

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    Yes I mean the fork. And situation where handlebars are rotating nearly 90 degrees (because of crash).
    Is the crown of the fork going to smash on the downtube of the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    It's beautiful, I'm. Just not a fan of the 1x10 drive train the decided to put on it, but the money saved means upgrade time lol

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    Yep. I think a 32T chainring is the max it can take. I would prefer something larger.
    We dont have big hills here. A nice looking bike nonetheless.
    I am not looking for a fat bike, but I enjoy the pictures. They definitely look cool and have a purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    Yep. I think a 32T chainring is the max it can take. I would prefer something larger.
    We dont have big hills here. A nice looking bike nonetheless.
    I am not looking for a fat bike, but I enjoy the pictures. They definitely look cool and have a purpose.
    If you plan to ride in snow and want a light carbon bike, you can't go wrong with the beargrease. If weight is not a concern, there's lots of sweet options out there, surly being one of them

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    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    If you plan to ride in snow and want a light carbon bike, you can't go wrong with the beargrease. If weight is not a concern, there's lots of sweet options out there, surly being one of them

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    Yes, its a great choice. There are many reasons and situations where a fat bike is ideal, I just dont have a need for one now or have other priorities. No snow down here in FL.
    They definitely look nice and Im sure are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    Yes, its a great choice. There are many reasons and situations where a fat bike is ideal, I just dont have a need for one now or have other priorities. No snow down here in FL.
    They definitely look nice and Im sure are fun.
    Very fun, but yeah, unless you're riding on the beach, probably not a "need", I know FL is flat and you'd probably get bored with it so I hear you on the "need" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vto2.0 View Post
    Very fun, but yeah, unless you're riding on the beach, probably not a "need", I know FL is flat and you'd probably get bored with it so I hear you on the "need" part.

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    Yep. Glad you are enjoying yours.

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    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

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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.
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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.
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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)
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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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    I did holes on bottom and plate inside. Fits well and stays without straps.

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    I just picked up a 2019 Beargrease. I was wondering before would Terrene 27.54.5 cake eaters fit without an issues??

    Thanks

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    these Beargrease paint schemes are hand downs the best in the fat bike world
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    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!

    Quote Originally Posted by sourDz View Post
    I just picked up a 2019 Beargrease. I was wondering before would Terrene 27.54.5 cake eaters fit without an issues??

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    Not a chance. It will just fit a barbergazi that is 4.2 wide. The CE is 4.5, its huge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Not a chance. It will just fit a barbergazi that is 4.2 wide. The CE is 4.5, its huge.


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    Thanks, so you're running Barbergazi 4.5? How are they and any rubbing issues??

    Thanks

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    Official Salsa Beargrease - thread. Pics and tech!-img_20190217_143351_007.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheConsul View Post
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    How mutch does that weight?


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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobydoo666 View Post
    How mutch does that weight?
    With Jumbo Jim on front just over 10kg, 22lbs. With Bud maybe 10,5kg? Those are Onyx hubs, so with lighter hubs and without the dropper post easily near 9kg.

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    Im thinking of going something similar to ShamusWave with 50mm light bicycle rims. With Dillinger back van helga front. How do you like this 52 mm wheel set up compared to the 27.5x4.5 gnarwal set up? ShamusWave Have you ridden this set up in snow? Also Thinking of second fat wheelset with 27.5 x4.5 babegazibrear and Gnarwhal 4.5 front. I figured Id ask someone who has ridden similiar set ups before buying stuff

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    put my bags back on, Anything cages, anything bags, frame pack and seat pack. I can hold a whole lot of now
    Enjoy the ride...

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    My 2015 Salsa Beargrease 2 with the following mods:

    Split tube tubeless setup, using QBP shredder valve 24" tubes and stans sealant (works amazingly, been running this setup for 2 years with no flats).

    Carbon Santa Cruz bars (takeoffs from a bike at the shop I used to work at).

    Brand X 150mm integral dropper. Drilled the seattube to fit it.

    Manitou Mastodon Pro STD 120mm fork. Fits the frame with ease, plenty of downtube clearance.


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    Stock, for now. But love the upgrade from my 2016 alum BG. (sorry about the rotation)

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    EXP Series Fat Framebag on Beargrease

    How do you like the EXP Series Fat framebag on your BG? Would you go custom or is it good enough?

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    put my bags back on, Anything cages, anything bags, frame pack and seat pack. I can hold a whole lot of now

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfotsch View Post
    How do you like the EXP Series Fat framebag on your BG? Would you go custom or is it good enough?
    Its good enough for me
    Enjoy the ride...

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    How much clearance is there with the 27.5 vanhelga. Enough for playing in mud and dirt?

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    Hey, does anyone have the 100mm ext Masatdon on the the new beargrease frame?
    I want to up grade from Bluto and run my 29+ wheels without throwing off the way it feels. Salsa says not to use suspension fork longer than the Bluto, the Masatdon ext is longer.
    Or has anyone fit 29+ in the standard Masatdon. Stick with Bluto....
    Thanks a lot.


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