Salsa Mukluk Fat Bike Review

4.67 out of 5
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April 29, 2016
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Heavy Duty
Rolls easy
Gearset is awesome SRAM X7
Hydro Sram DB1 brakes

Cons: Stock Tires just ok on rocky decents

Recommendation: I may not ride my 29'er again after using this bike.

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March 16, 2016
Model/Year: 2015 Salsa Mukluk

Pros: - indestructible
- solid spec and virtually unstoppable on all types of terrain and conditions
- accelerator of fun
- balanced geometry

Cons: - the required conversation with your significant other when justifying why you need this bike

Recommendation: If you live in an area that offers beaches or snow, the Salsa Mukluk is a very capable fat bike built for adventure. And don't sell it short, it's just as capable on normal riding conditions.

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August 24, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: fun, light, components

Cons: price

Recommendation: Tthe one I road had front suspension, and oh baby Jesus was it fun! I have to admit I was a bit of a skeptic about fat tires, especially for when there is no snow on the ground. The Mukluk has changed my opinion, it was a lot of fun, it was surprising fast, and those tires just give a slight floating sensation. If you are going over smaller roots and rocks or to drop downs and jumping over rollers. It's like you are not touching the ground it's like you are skimming it.

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June 4, 2015
Pros: Great components, well built frame and paint, good geometry. Fair price if bought on sale or at a discount.

Cons: Pricey at retail cost. No complaint yet.

Recommendation: Mukluck (2015) - Small (15") True to its size. I am 5'-2" and find that it fits well. Awesome to ride. It's a perfect 2nd bike to my full suspension xc. I'm finding that tuning tire pressure is the key to really experiencing its full potential. I started with 15psi and have aired down to 8psi. Its great getting to adjust the air to your conditions. Its really a well versatile bike capable of so much while still being a pure and basic bike that can take a beating. Also there are many accessories available.

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February 19, 2015
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Comfortable geometry, goes through anything, will accept multiple wheel sizes and configurations.

Cons: A little heavy, but what do you expect from a fat bike.

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September 3, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Solid, versatile frame. Good overall component spec. Great handling all a rounder.

Cons: Stock tires/tubes are heavy.

Recommendation: I bought this bike used recently to replace an old hardtail and try the whole fat bike thing. I love it more than I anticipated. It just works great everywhere. Fun, fun, fun. It brings one back to why you started mtn biking!

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April 12, 2014
Pros: Nice big light weight frame. Mine is blue powder coated and I have beat the crap out of it but there are virtually no scratches.

Cons: Vertical dropouts make single speed life difficult. I don't have the alternating dropouts either this model is from 2012.

Recommendation: I love it. Just a big bad ass bike!

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December 22, 2013
Model/Year: 2014 Muk 2

Pros: FAT
120 tpi Nates
x9 clutch derailleur

Cons: sram shifters are very stiff

Recommendation: awesome bike! I have yet to do much upgrading, other than installing an MRP bashguard when I built it up. I will be going tubeless soon. It took a little getting used to the stiff shifting, but it always shifts, even at -10f. The clutch in the X9 is a really nice touch. I got to do a lot of the buildup at my bike shop, and was very impressed with the quality of the parts. especially all the enduro bearings. stock build plus basic spd pedals and the MRP bashguard was 32lb, 10oz. Definitely worth the extra money over the Muk3 when you get the drilled rims, more supple tires, and better shifting. I love my fatty

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December 21, 2011
Model/Year: 2011 Salsa Mukluk

Pros: Plows over everything, light for what it is, good component selection

Cons: SRAM X7 grip shifters (upgraded to X9 triggers)

Recommendation: This is my primary ride now. Once you go fat, you never go back!

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Salsa Mukluk 4.67 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.