- Salsa Beargrease carbon fattie ready for winter!!
I’ve been umming and ahhing about one of these since the original aluminium Beargrease came out last year… Now I’ve bitten the bullet and gone for one.
It’s at 28lbs as it is, the tyres are going to be tubelessed once I’ve figured out exactly what’s involved and so that should drop another chunk of weight.
The sheer scale of the frame is hilarious – the downtube is the width of a crud catcher. It looks fantastic!
The standard spec is good, but I’ve tweaked with USE carbon bars and seatpost, 1×10 with a RaceFace narrow/wide ring and some bargaintastic Deore discs from Merlin. These must be the bargain of the decade – they are the same as XT (without the adjustment dial that I don’t use anyway) but only £80 the pair.
Posted 4 years ago
Haha that’s my neighbour’s car.
The basic bike is £2800, I already had most of the other bits as spares. The super posh XX1 build is 27lbs with pedals, but is £4200. Mine is only 1lb heavier and most of that is in the super-light tyres, chainset and cassette on the XX1. But a £400 cassette on a winter bike??!! No thanks.
There are some pics floating around of one of these where someone fitted the blue wheels from the 2013 aluminium Beargrease, that looked pretty cool.
It also takes 29×3″ wheels as on a Krampus so it’s 2 bikes for the price of one really.
GBPosted 4 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Looks lovely, gee – much purtier than my Mukluk. In particular I’ve always thought he head tube to fork area out of proportion – fatter forks would help.
How brittle is plastic below 0?? 😉
I once asked someone who has done a few Iditarod type races on a fatbike and they were advised not to use plastic bottle cages on the bike – for that reason!Posted 4 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriber
I’ve not tooblessed a Dillinger but the Hu Du’s work no problem on taped up Rolling D’s.(two layers of Gorilla Tape)Posted 4 years ago
Use a tube to get it seated then break the bead on one side and remove the tube.
Fit your valve then lay the wheel down flat with the unseated side facing down and coverd in soap suds.
Now try inflating it.
Works a treat for me on Hu Du’s, Nates, Buds, Knards and Larrys.Gee wrote:
Scotroutes – the weight is actual weight on digital scales – is your 30lbs on accurate scales?
Yep – and my bike weights seem pretty conservative compared to many I see on here.
The cassette is the only remaining really heavy part. Even an XT would cut off 150g or so.
Could be that. I’m also running 120tpi HuDus with Specialized DH inner tubes. I suspect there’s a decent bit of weight loss there too.
Or – your scales are pessimistic 🙂Posted 4 years ago
If you decide to keep tubes for the moment Schwalbe do a 26 free ride tube at 180 grams. I use these one my 4 inch one one tyres with no problems ( at 10 psi )
Cheap easy weight saving when the one one tubes are over 600 each and the specialized tubes are 400 ish.Posted 4 years ago
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